UNICEF's objective is clear: to ensure that children reach their full potential. Not just one child, but every child. Not just today, but every day.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund. We are a highly recognised global organisation that deals with the rights and wellbeing of children. Active since 11 December 1946, we are present in more than 190 countries and territories. Through everything we do, we promote the rights and wellbeing of children, especially those who are the most vulnerable and excluded. UNICEF is completely financed by voluntary contributions from individuals, states and governments, foundations and companies.
UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has been signed and ratified by almost all United Nations member states in order to establish child rights as permanent ethical principles and international standards.
We cooperate with all countries and governments; build strategic partnerships with the corporate sector and the media; and cooperate with local communities, civil society organisations, and independent institutions in order to provide systematic support to children.