Where we work

Where we work


Where we work


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UNICEF has been working continuously in Afghanistan since 1949, making the organization one of the longest-serving international supporters to the country. Over the past 60 years UNICEF has promoted the rights of children and women throughout Afghanistan and worked to bring basic services, including education, health, protection, water and sanitation to those who are most in need. By equipping and empowering communities to develop the inherent potential and resources of the country, the international community has an opportunity to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan. UNICEF’s programmes are central to this effort....

For more, go to UNICEF/Afghanistan website. 


UNICEF works in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, development partners and civil society to ensure the survival and development of children with specific focus on the poorest children to achieve global and national targets for child rights. UNICEF has field office in every division of Bangladesh, providing services to millions of children including those living in the hard to reach areas...

For more, go to UNICEF/Bangladesh website. 


For more, go to UNICEF/Bhutan 


UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. The overall goal of the 2013-2017 CPAP between the Government of India and UNICEF is to advance the rights of children, adolescents and women to survival, growth, development, participation and protection by reducing inequities based on caste, ethnicity,gender, poverty, region or religion. Building on over sixty years of collaboration, UNICEF will continue to be an active partner of the Government in striving to achieve children’s rights in India. 

For more, go to UNICEF/India website. 


UNICEF works with the Government and civil society groups to protect the wellbeing and safety of all children in the country through the following major components of the country programme 2011-2015:Policy, advocacy and research and Strategic partnerships for capacity development. The 2011-2015 Country Programme’s overall goal is to promote progressive and equitable realization of the rights of children and women, with a focus on their survival, development, protection and participation in the society. The programme is designed to respond to the graduation of the country to middle-income status in 2011 and the necessary shift in UNICEF engagement towards more upstream policy support, development of strategic partnerships for children. The programme also facilitates the acceleration of efforts towards achievement of unmet Millennium Development Goals targets. 

For more, go to  UNICEF/Maldives website. 


The focus of UNICEF’s programme in Nepal has continuously changed over the years to meet the changing needs of Nepali  children, adolescents and women. UNICEF mainly focuses in the 15 lowest performing districts of Nepal but our impact is nationwide especially with our advocacy work with the Government of Nepal in developing legislations, plans, budgets, coordination and monitoring mechanisms that enable the survival, development, protection and participation of children, adolescents and women. The current five-year programme (2013-2017) focuses on addressing the three main sets of inequity factors (policy, system and societal) so that all children, adolescents and women have access to basic and other services necessary to fulfil their rights to survival, development, protection and participation.

For more, go to UNICEF/Nepal website. 


Through its country office in Islamabad, UNICEF manages a regular country programme in all of Pakistan’s provinces, including Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, along with a countrywide humanitarian response programme. UNICEF works with the Government of Pakistan, international development partners, other UN agencies, local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and communities so that the best support can be given to millions of vulnerable children and women of Pakistan.

For more, go to UNICEF/Pakistan 

Sri Lanka

UNICEF has been working for the children of Sri Lanka since the early 1950s (through our India Office) and since 1973, through our office in Colombo and field offices in Killinochchi and Batticoloa. For the past decade and more, UNICEF’s assistance in Sri Lanka has been focused on emergency humanitarian relief; but with the country transitioning from a post-conflict humanitarian environment to one of recovery and development, UNICEF’s focus, too has shifted to ensure that the rights of all children and, especially poor children, vulnerable children and children who are at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation are not forgotten.

 For more, go to UNICEF/Sri Lanka website. 



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