UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund
, working in 190 countries for the survival, protection and development of every child, with a focus on the lives of children who are the most disadvantaged and excluded.
What does UNICEF do?
UNICEF works to uphold children’s rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and around the world this work takes shape in a number of ways:
- UNICEF delivers long-term international development programs, and partners with local organisations who are doing the same
- UNICEF responds to humanitarian emergencies, delivering both short- and long-term support and protection for children in crisis situations
- UNICEF advocates for children by influencing policy and guiding decision makers in prioritising children’s best interests at all times
You can find out more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child here.
What does UNICEF Australia do?
At UNICEF Australia we work to protect and promote children’s rights by advocating for the rights of children in Australia and overseas, and engaging children in Australia in the concept of rights and how they can promote and respect the rights of other children.
We also fundraise for and support international development programs focusing on education, child protection, child survival, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, and humanitarian emergencies.