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Several children stand next to one another in an informal settlement, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Photograph by Sara, 9, a Syrian refugee, who lives in the settlement and wanted to show the conditions in which residents live.
“The next steps of our journey will depend on our willingness to adapt to the changing world around us… to infuse equity throughout our programmes… and to find new ways to realize the rights – and brighten the futures – of the most disadvantaged children around the world”. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories 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.
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 was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children. We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.
We involve everyone in creating protective environments for children. We are present to relieve suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.
UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. We work for the Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter. We strive for peace and security. We work to hold everyone accountable to the promises made for children.
We are part of the Global Movement for Children – a broad coalition dedicated to improving the life of every child. Through this movement, and events such as the United Nations Special Session on Children, we encourage young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.
We are active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees. We are UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.
How to partner with UNICEF
UNICEF’s Corporate Alliances team has extensive experience working with some of the world’s biggest brands. Each corporate partner is provided with a dedicated international account manager from the Corporate Alliance team located in New York and Geneva. The account managers have backgrounds in corporate marketing, public relations, web marketing, advertising, media, market research, packaged-goods marketing, corporate philanthropy and/or product donations. UNICEF’s international account managers liaise with UNICEF’s National Committees in the country where the corporate partner is headquartered to build and leverage the alliance for highest impact
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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
Approximately 85 percent of the organization’s posts are located in the field. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 24 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen and offices in Tokyo and Brussels and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.
We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF’s presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response. Apply Here
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Join UNICEF in doing whatever it takes to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. With your donation, you’re working together with UNICEF for the survival, protection and development of children in more than 190 countries around the world.
Your donation puts you in good company:
- UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization – 90 million since 1990.
- UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of ready-to-use therapeutic food, a high-protein paste that can bring a malnourished child back to health within weeks.
- UNICEF immunizes nearly 40% of the world’s children.
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