What we do

Find out how UNICEF drives change for children and young people every day, across the globe.

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UNICEF’s work

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.

Child protection and inclusion

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Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment

UNICEF works with partners around the world to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children.

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Child survival

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Every child has the right to survive and thrive

UNICEF has helped reduce child mortality all over the world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere.

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Every child has the right to learn

UNICEF works around the world to support quality learning for every girl and boy, especially those in greatest danger of being left behind.

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UNICEF in emergencies

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Reaching every child in emergencies

UNICEF is on the ground before, during, and after emergencies, working to reach children and families with lifesaving aid and long-term assistance.

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Every girl has the right to fulfil her potential

UNICEF works all over the world to empower girls and women, and to ensure their full participation in political, social, and economic systems.

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Innovation for children

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Innovating to drive results for every child

UNICEF works with partners in every sector to co-create innovative solutions that accelerate progress for children and young people.

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Supply and logistics

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Delivering solutions to reach every child at risk

UNICEF delivers sustainable access to lifesaving supplies where they are most needed, accelerating results for the most vulnerable children.

Explore our global supply network



Research and analysis

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Using data to drive results

UNICEF’s global programmes and initiatives are grounded in rigorous research and thoughtful analysis about the situation of children.

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