The United States of America
UNICEF public sector partner
UNICEF's enduring and multifaceted partnership with the United States Government (USG) shines brightly as a model of shared commitment and collective action. As UNICEF's largest donor in 2022, contributing a substantial total of $1,286 billion (and $1,840 million in revenue), the USG has steadfastly supported our humanitarian and development initiatives. These initiatives span across an array of critical areas including health, education, child protection, and gender equality, to name a few.
This partnership is fortified by our collaboration with several US government agencies, such as the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The USG has consistently been UNICEF's most substantial supporter. In 2022, through the US Department of State and USAID, the United States solidified its position as UNICEF's preeminent resource partner in humanitarian response. This vital partnership ensures access to essential services for the most vulnerable children in crisis situations worldwide, including crucial COVID-19 funding and support for countries that have not typically received US assistance.
The Government of the United States continued to be UNICEF’s largest supporter in 2022, providing US$1,286 billion in funding.
The USG's support extends beyond financial contributions, reaching into strategic areas of UNICEF's mission. Through enduring multi-year agreements with USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, UNICEF has been able to bolster maternal and child health and immunization programs. These partnerships have empowered us to distribute 2 billion doses of vaccines annually across 100 countries, reaching 45% of the world’s children. In response to the ongoing pandemic, these agreements have been expanded to encompass emergency USG COVID-19 funds for readiness and response, including the critical vaccine rollout.
Another cornerstone of our partnership with the USG is its remarkable support for UNICEF's Regular Resources. In 2022, the USG was the largest contributor to these flexible funds, providing $134 million. Regular Resources are critical to UNICEF's mission as they allow for the allocation of funds wherever and whenever the need is greatest. They offer the flexibility to respond to children's needs promptly in emergencies and sustain our long-term development programs. This unrestricted funding from the USG helps us maintain our readiness to respond to sudden crises and invest in innovative solutions for children. It is a testament to the USG's faith in our ability to effectively and efficiently serve the world's children, particularly those in the most vulnerable situations. It is through such unwavering support that we can continue our mission to uphold the rights of every child and work towards a world where no child is left behind.
The UNICEF-USG partnership stands as a powerful testament to the immense potential of collective action in tackling global challenges. It serves as a shining example of how international cooperation can catalyze significant change, particularly for the most vulnerable. As we continue our shared mission, we are confident that this partnership will keep driving progress towards our common goal - a better world for every child.
2022 contributions to UNICEF
Regular Resources: US$134 million
Other Resources (regular): US$167 million
Other Resources (emergency): US$985 million
Total: US$1,286 billion