Who we are?

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees.

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, everywhere in the world.

Together with its partners, UNICEF works to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence.

UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.

UNICEF is present to relieve suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.

UNICEF encourages young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.