Welcome to your Global Parent Hub
Thank you for being part of our incredible community of regular donors, Global Parents. From supporting education programs in remote communities to improving maternal health care during conflict, your commitment and kindness enables us to do the work we do, protecting children and giving them a better tomorrow.
Your generous, reliable gifts enable UNICEF’s expert teams to reach the children who need it most. Over mountains, across rivers and through the air; we will do whatever it takes to deliver your gifts to wherever it will have the greatest impact for children.
We work hard to ensure your gifts are used efficiently and appreciate your trust in us to reach every child, no matter what. Together, we can be there for every child, but it truly starts with you.
In 2021, Global Parents helped UNICEF reach millions of children in need - for more information, read the 2021 UNICEF Annual Report.
people with access to safe water and basic sanitation (2018-2021)
children with services to prevent malnutrition
children out-of-school with access to learning materials
Your ongoing support is having a positive impact on the lives of children around the world
Thanks to you, we can tell stories of hope, impact and determination. From the Pacific Islands to Ukraine, and even at home here in Australia, UNICEF is working around the clock to deliver for children in need. No matter what.
Meet Girisha, who received life-saving treatment for malnutrition
At three-years-old, Girisha was diagnosed with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). After receiving treatment at a UNICEF-supported Nutritional Rehabilitation Home in Nepal, Girisha is now full of energy and plays with her cat at her family home in Nepal, thanks to Global Parents like you.
UNICEF Australia Life Cycle Approach
Your unrestricted monthly gifts are very powerful
They allow us to have predictability, flexibility and efficiency in our funding, which results in an even greater impact for children.
It's only because of you that our expert staff can meet the needs of children throughout their entire childhood and adolescence, pioneering as we go and taking our work to scale.
In a crisis, when every moment matters, it's your contribution that enables us to be there before, during and after an emergency. Thank you.
Meet some of UNICEF Australia's Global Parents
Alex has been a Global Parent since 2009
‘Our world needs happy people of all ages. Every adult is shaped by their childhood. Every child depends on parental support. I am proud to be part of a network that steps in when others can't.’
Abas has been a Global Parent since 2021
'I moved to Australia as a refugee from Afghanistan when I was 11. I wanted to give back because I’ve been blessed with so many things in life and so many opportunities, but also because as a Muslim I see helping the less fortunate as one of my duties. I did a fundraiser for people in Afghanistan and after that I wanted to find ways to continue to support people in need and UNICEF came to mind. It’s not a big deal for me to give every month, but for children in need, it could be their lifeline.'
Jatinder has been a Global Parent since 2020
‘Somewhere something embedded in my soul to do something for people who born under tough circumstances and unfavourable conditions and unable to satisfy their basic needs, and it gives me satisfaction and meaning to my life when my small contribution makes a difference in their lives.’
Isabella has been a Global Parent since 2020
‘I first became a supporter when I made a donation to UNICEF’s Yemen appeal in 2020, and when I later heard about the Global Parent initiative I signed up then and there… I love supporting UNICEF Australia because I can see that UNICEF is committed to fighting these injustices for children globally.’
Robert has been a Global Parent since 2020
‘My dad was born into vulnerability, at a young age both his parents died, and he was forced into full time work with no formal education, very little food and surrounded by ethnic tension. I am blessed to live in Australia with a beautiful family who we educate on the fortunes and frailties of the world through our family sponsorship of UNICEF Australia.’
- 82¢last year, 82 cents went directly to program expenditure and community education, including long-term development and emergency response work.
- 12¢last year, 12 cents covered the essential costs of raising public awareness and fundraising to generate more support for UNICEF’s work.
- 6¢last year, 6 cents were spent on UNICEF Australia’s accountability and administration.
How do we use each dollar donated?
More stories on how your monthly support is making a difference
Thank you for always being there for children who need us most.
31 October 2022
Saving children from malnutrition in Sudan
Learn how UNICEF is creating sustainable solutions to the malnutrition crisis.
27 September 2022
Can you imagine bringing your own water to hospital to give birth?
Find out how health care workers are providing safe and sustainable births in Timor-Leste.
27 September 2022
“I refused to give up.”
Meet Joanna, a passionate Child Protection officer, advocating for child-focused systems in Timor-Leste.
20 September 2022
Leading the way in Tennant Creek
These Aboriginal educators are inspiring the next generation of First Nations children
7 September 2022
Redefining how we support new mothers in Laos
A little cash goes a long way to save lives.