UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund, the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realised. It works in 190 countries and territories with a focus on improving the lives of the most disadvantaged and excluded children.
Established in 1966, the Australian National Committee for UNICEF's purpose is to support UNICEF's global mission. We do this primarily by raising funds for overseas programs and, secondly, by advocating for children's rights internationally and domestically. We work with government and advocate bodies to defend children's rights and support international development programs.
UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.