At UNICEF, we promote the rights and well-being of every child. We work in 190 countries and territories to translate this commitment into practical action, concentrating our efforts to reach especially the most vulnerable and excluded children.
UNICEF was created to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in the way of children. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at a younger age forms the strongest basis for a person's future.
We promote the education of girls and boys, we act to ensure that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases and are well nourished, we work to prevent the spread of HIV / AIDS among young people and mothers to newborns.
For 70 years we have been involved in creating protective environments for children. We are present to alleviate suffering during emergencies and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.
UNICEF defends the Convention on the Rights of the Child . We work to ensure equality for discriminated individuals, girls and women in particular. We work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and for the progress promised in the Charter of the United Nations. We strive for peace and security. We work to make everyone accountable to the promises made by the children.