UNICEF is the leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
In South Asia, UNICEF’s goal is to ensure a comprehensive, sustainable and enabling environment that leaves no child behind. We promote the rights and well being of every child, in everything we do. We translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children to the benefit of all children.
In broad partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector, communities and others, we have made a bold commitment to achieve the six headline results for improved children’s rights in South Asia by 2017.
More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per cent located in the field in 190 countries.
Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.