Paola Baldizon, Communication Consultant at UNICEF Guatemala, with Herson, 4, in San Cristobal, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala on Feb. 27, 2022.

Our Mission: To relentlessly pursue a more equitable world for every child


UNICEF won't stop until every child is healthy, educated, protected and respected.

What UNICEF is doing

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories, delivering impact for children through programs in:

CHILD PROTECTION — saving and protecting children in conflict, preventing violence against children, ending child trafficking and protecting children from the impacts of climate change

CHILD SURVIVAL  — immunizations, disease outbreak response, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

EDUCATION — supporting students and schools

EMERGENCY RESPONSE — protecting the rights of child refugees and migrants, addressing food crises, meeting the urgent needs of those affected by extreme weather and other disasters

GENDER EQUALITY, EMPOWERMENT and INCLUSION —  including advocating for children with disabilities

INNOVATION — accelerating efforts to develop, deploy and scale innovative solutions in humanitarian work

Visit the UNICEF data hub for details on UNICEF program activities and impact by country.

What UNICEF USA is doing

UNICEF USA achieves impact through advocacy, education and fundraising in the United States.

UNICEF USA's Impact Fund for Children provides opportunities for social impact investors seeking to make a difference in the survival and development of children.

UNICEF USA's Advocacy team, based in Washington, DC, speaks up on behalf of the world's children — urging decision-makers in government and other sectors to implement policies and budgets that support and empower them.

Visit the UNICEF USA Action Center to join active advocacy campaigns. When you speak up for children, legislators will listen. 

UNICEF USA Child Friendly Cities Initiative provides a framework to help local government officials prioritize the needs of young people and to elevate their voices in local governance.

Supporters can contribute to UNICEF programs by shopping online for unusual, handcrafted goods at the UNICEF Market or by sending lifesaving supplies to kids in need with a UNICEF Inspired Gift.

Visit the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF homepage to connect with others and participate in this legacy event.