31 May 2023

For every child, results

UNICEF was established in the aftermath of World War II to help children whose lives and futures were at risk – no matter what country they were from. More than 75 years after UNICEF’s founding, the world faces a variety of momentous crises including armed conflict, the effects of climate change, economic downturn and the fallout from the COVID-19…, 6 ways UNICEF gets results, 1. Local presence, global reach, UNICEF is active in more than  190 countries and territories . Our vast network of skilled and committed staff means we can take successful approaches from one place in the world and adapt them to meet challenges elsewhere, helping drive results for children and young people at a global scale.  Safe births: A mother and her newborn 356 million…, 2. Unlocking greater impact for children, As one of the world’s largest buyers of lifesaving supplies such as vaccines and ready-to-use therapeutic food, UNICEF has unique leverage with suppliers. Our expertise in anticipating demand, a strong knowledge of markets and ability to work with industry enables UNICEF to consider production and supply chain challenges, provide timely access to…, 3. Emergency response and readiness, UNICEF is on the ground before, during and after humanitarian emergencies. Our global supply chain and local presence mean we can get help to where it's needed fast – we can ship lifesaving supplies almost anywhere in the world within 72 hours. Just as important, UNICEF stays and delivers. How we respond in crises lays the foundation for long-term…, 4. New solutions to old problems, Innovation is at the heart of UNICEF’s ability to achieve results for children and young people. Our global innovation centre helps scale up proven solutions, while a dedicated innovation fund provides financial resources to promising early-stage projects. The results? A new wave of technologies and products to help us reach the hardest-to-reach…, 5. Powerful partnerships, Strong partnerships with governments, NGOs, civil society and the private sector make UNICEF’s work for children possible. In turn, our credibility, impartiality and record of achieving results make us a partner of choice. Global brands – from Ikea and Lego to Microsoft – leverage their resources and drive innovation to help children and young…, 6. An influential voice for children, UNICEF is the world’s leading voice for – and with – children. Impartial and non-political, we are never silent about violations of children’s rights. Our research and reports are a leading source of data and information on the situation of children and young people around the world for journalists, researchers, policy makers and advocates. Our…
28 May 2021

Digital UNICEF

There has been increasing recognition of the critical role of digital innovation and technology for development (T4D) to UNICEF programming and accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals. With the global emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, digital development has become a core component of UNICEF’s work as national programmes shifted to distance and remote delivery means. Over the past year, UNICEF intensified its collaborations with partners to rapidly develop and expand data and programme-centred technologies to meet evolving circumstances and needs during an unprecedented year.   Today, UNICEF Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) permeate every aspect UNICEF’s work, helping to deliver results for children faster and at scale through technology and digital innovation. UNICEF helped adapt programmes using digital approaches and solutions across all sectors to ensure a continuity of service delivery to reach children in need despite the global shutdown, while strengthening national systems and capacities.   The initiatives described in this report span UNICEF’s work worldwide and help address children’s health, nutrition, education, protection, access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and inclusion. The achievements reflect that ICTs have become instrumental to how we do business at UNICEF; that our partners are propelling this work in all sectoral areas and across humanitarian and development programmes; and that digital innovations and solutions are fundamental to improving children’s lives across the world.