About us

UNICEF is the global leader promoting and protecting children’s rights in 190 countries, including Tajikistan.

UNICEF believes

All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Our mission

  • UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
  • UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.
  • UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress.
  • UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families.
  • UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children - victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation and those with disabilities.
  • UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and those who provide their care.
  • UNICEF is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination. In everything it does, the most disadvantaged children and the countries in greatest need have priority.
  • UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities.
  • UNICEF works with all its partners towards the attainment of the sustainable human development goals adopted by the world community and the realization of the vision of peace and social progress enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
On 11 June 2019 at UNICEF House, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore speaks at the opening of the "Youth Lens: Dreams of the Future" exhibition in New York.

The message is clear. We must do more to help every child and every young person enjoy her rights to health, education, and protection.

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore

Who we are

Since 1993, UNICEF’s Office in the Republic of Tajikistan has been working with civil society organizations to help the Government fulfill its obligation to empower children to fully claim and enjoy their rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The 2016-2020 Country Programme for UNICEF Tajikistan aligned with and supported key Tajikistani government policies, strategies, and initiatives. The programme results are also aligned with the UNICEF Strategic Plan and Gender Action Plan and will contribute to eight out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Goals 1 to 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17). The country programme aims to accelerate progress towards the realization of the rights of all children, with special attention given to closing equity gaps through four components at different stages of their life cycle. 

UNICEF country office continues to apply a mix of mutually reinforcing programme strategies: communication for social change; advocacy and communication for child rights and equity; strengthening national capacity and systems for data collection, analysis and child rights monitoring; innovation; sustained, system-wide capacity-building for the equitable delivery of services; youth participation; and disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness.