UNICEF publications and reports play a critical role in fulfilling the organisation’s vision and mandate to advocate for the rights of every child, everywhere.


The State of the World’s Children: Children, food and nutrition - Growing well in a changing world (2019)

Beyond Survival: Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh want to learn (2019)

Are the world's richest countries family-friendly? (2019)

A Climate for Change - Young Ambassadors Report (2019)
Full report
Child-friendly version

The Drought Report - In their own words: the hidden impact of drought on children and young people (2019)

The Children’s Report - Australia’s NGO coalition report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2018)
Executive summary
Single page layout
Double page layout

Report Card 15 (2018)

CRC25: Australian Child Rights Progress Report (2016)

Things that Matter Report (2014)

How to make Australia more child-friendly (2013) - Youth-friendly version

Listen to Children Report (2011)


UNICEF Australia annual reports


UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2018In 2018 UNICEF Australia responded to devastating wars and crises around the globe, worked to ensure the most vulnerable children in our region get a fair chance, and through our advocacy efforts raised the voices of marginalised children in Australia with policy makers. Through the support of our donors, millions of children received life-saving support, including nutrition, education, and psychosocial care. UNICEF Australia sent funds and humanitarian support to multiple emergencies and crises, including the recovery from the earthquakes in PNG and Indonesia, the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, the long-term Syrian civil war, conflict and food insecurity in South Sudan and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. We couldn’t do this without our donors — thank you.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2017Our vision is that every child deserves a fair chance. Our new four-year strategy was developed in 2017; a necessary response to the tremendous needs of children around the world. Sadly, 385 million children still live in extreme poverty; 264 million children and young people are out of school and 5.6 million children under the age of five died last year from preventable diseases. Even in Australia, one in six children are still living under the poverty line. So we know that we can do better. UNICEF Australia are able to make a difference with our Directly Supported Programs, thanks to support from the Australian government, our corporate partners and through generous donations received from the Australian public – our Global Parents, generous donors and dedicated fundraisers. We are truly grateful for the ongoing support throughout 2017.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2016It has been a confronting year for the world’s most disadvantaged children. As UNICEF marked 70 years since its founding, we worked harder than ever to promote the rights and well-being of children everywhere. In 2016, Syria entered its fifth year of civil war, where 1 in 3 children are growing up knowing nothing but conflict. The impact of the world’s refugee crisis has been felt in neighbouring countries, Europe and indeed Australia. Around the world our development programs reached children in need with access to clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education and protection. Our regular reviews and evaluations are showing a high standard of implementation, management and most importantly, results. Our Australian supporters play a critical role in helping children, and we are enormously grateful to everyone who has supported us this year.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2015In 2015, millions of children and families were forced from their homes to flee violence, persecution, and hardship, risking their lives in search of safety and a better future. Other climate-related emergencies endangered the wellbeing of hundreds of millions of children living in areas prone to floods, earthquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters. As the headlines remind us daily, these conflicts and disasters are multiplying. Never before have so many emergencies put so many children in danger. UNICEF Australia and our supporters are an important cog in UNICEF’s global response on behalf of the most disadvantaged children.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2014For children impacted by conflict in the Middle East and parts of Africa, 2014 was a tragedy. Ebola too has claimed and changed the lives of children in West Africa. To each and every one of these emergencies UNICEF responded, despite the unprecedented call on resources created. UNICEF Australia supported our colleagues in the field by responding to the extraordinary funding needs.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2013In 2014 we move toward a milestone celebration of the awareness and protection of children’s rights: the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It’s the work we’ve done in Syria and the surrounding region, the Philippines and in more than 200 emergencies over the course of 2013 that reminds us of our ability to innovate and respond, for all children.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 20122012 marked a year of many successful partnerships for UNICEF Australia including the 21st anniversary of the Qantas Change for Good program. Australians donated $20 million to UNICEF's work around the world to improve children's rights, including to health programs in Zimbabwe, child protection programs in Pakistan and education programs across South-East Asia and Pacific.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 20112011 was a year of enormous change. The 7 billionth person on the planet was born. Uprisings across the Middle East demanded an end to politcal and economic oppression. Australians donated over $1 million to UNICEF education and gender equality projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. UNICEF assisted in vaccinating over 7.9 million children affected by the crisis in East Africa.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 20102010 was a year of conflict, natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies including the Haiti earthquake and the Pakistan floods. The 2010 Annual Report highlights a year in which Australians donated $23 million to support UNICEF’s work with vulnerable children around the world. More than 60,000 children were helped to survive the cold and harsh conditions of the winter crisis in Mongolia.

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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2009The 2009 Annual Report charts a remarkable year in which Australians donated more than $12.8 million to fund UNICEF’s vital work with more than 10,000 people making regular monthly donations as UNICEF Global Parents. It was a year in which UNICEF Australia, alongside ambassadors and supporters, helped protect and promote the rights of vulnerable children in Australia and across the globe.

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To request more information on previous annual reports please contact us at unicef@unicef.org.au.


UNICEF Global publications

Please see the following links for publications from the various UNICEF Global divisions:

UNICEF Global reports and publications unicef.org/publications/
UNICEF Supply Division annual reports unicef.org/supply/
UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti unicef-irc.org/publications