UNICEF relies on voluntary contributions to uphold our mission of reaching every child.
UNICEF partners closely with other United Nations (UN) entities to help children survive, thrive and fulfil their potential. Together, we coordinate programming and integrate operations to collectively achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pooled funds contributed by multiple donors co-mingled, earmarked or lightly earmarked are used to finance joint UN interventions. These include agency-specific pooled funds, Multi-Partner Trust Funds (MPTF) Central Response Emergency Funds (CERF), and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPF). In partnership with other UN Agencies, UNICEF applies these mechanisms to deliver country programmes that respond to national priorities.
UN partnership arrangements are the third-largest funding stream to UNICEF, after traditional government partners. In 2020, UNICEF received US$523 million for development and humanitarian programming from governments, UN agencies, global funds and the World Bank. Funds administered by UNICEF on behalf of government donors to deliver joint programmes increased by 144 per cent, compared to 2014.
Contributions received through UN inter-organizational arrangements,1 2015–2020
Results for children
1Contributions received in cash and in kind.