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Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya – Representative


A warm welcome to the UNICEF Zimbabwe website.

On this site, you will find information about UNICEF’s programmes in Zimbabwe and the vital partnerships that enable us to deliver improvements to the lives of marginalized women and children. I am proud of the achievements we have recorded in the last few years, none of which would have been possible without the leadership of the Government, the funding support of the development partners, the tireless efforts of our implementing partners, and the indefatigable spirit of the Zimbabwean people. 

Let me reflect a bit on some of these achievements. It is common knowledge that Zimbabwe’s economy in the last two decades has undergone severe contraction, which has been exacerbated by the AIDS pandemic and recurrent adverse weather conditions. The country’s social service systems, among the very best in the 1980s, have under- performed due to multiple reasons, chief among them chronic under-funding and loss of skilled manpower.

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PUBLIC NOTICE : It has been brought to UNICEF’s attention that there are individuals circulating messages in the media and on social media inviting the public to apply for vacancies at UNICEF and requesting for an application fee.

Latest publication

“What drives violence affecting children and what can be done to address it? By identifying how social norms interact with structural determinants to affect violence against children helps identify causal pathways to better tackle the problem. This document describes social norms across four areas: child marriages; intersection of violence and adolescent sexual reproductive health; adolescent relationship violence and violence in the educational settings.”

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