75 years of promoting and protecting child rights
For every child, every right
Seventy five years ago, UNICEF was founded to bring hope and life-saving support to children affected by crises and conflict. In Uganda, UNICEF started its operations in the early 1960s and continues to be at the frontlines, promoting, advocating, and protecting child rights.
Through the years, UNICEF programmes have ensured more children go to school, less children die from preventable diseases, more children vaccinated against killer diseases, thousands are protected from abuse and violence while many are lifted out of poverty. In humanitarian crises, armed conflict and natural disasters, UNICEF and partners remain on the ground to address urgent and long-term needs of people especially children and women. Our work has never been more relevant and urgent.
Here is our journey.
“First, we have finally recognized that we have one common fate and that solutions to problems must be commonly worked out; secondly, we have realized that meaningful development must begin with the human being, especially the child. In this gigantic task, we are singularly fortunate in having UNICEF as one of our closest allies.”
Our journey continues......
“The persistent challenge is to transform new and renewed commitments into action-for the children-and the future-of this noble continent,”