What we do
UNICEF works to guarantee compliance with the rights of children and adolescents in Venezuela, and to promote their well-being.
UNICEF is the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. Its work is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and its aim is to ensure that children and adolescents’ rights are respected in Venezuela and worldwide.
UNICEF has been in Venezuela since 1967, but it was not until 1991 that the first Country Programme, the framework document for its cooperation with national stakeholders, was signed so as to improve the situation for children and adolescents and to make progress regarding compliance with their rights.
The complex economic and social situation in Venezuela over the past few years has led to great difficulties for children and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable ones, in terms of having their rights to education, health care, nutrition, participation, and all-round protection recognized.
As a result, UNICEF has intensified its presence and support for young people in Venezuela in order to meet the rising demands in terms of health care, nutrition, education, protection and access to water, hygiene, and sanitation.
Today, UNICEF is the United Nations agency with the greatest operational presence in this region, with facilities in Caracas, Zulia, Bolívar, and Táchira.
Find out more about what UNICEF does for every child in Venezuela: