The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) operates in 190 countries and territories. UNICEF has the mandate to save the lives of children, to defend their rights, and to promote the development of abilities and well-being of each child.
In February 1992, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) organized its first mission to a young independent country to assess the situation of children in Kazakhstan. The subsequent project to immunize all children against measles and polio was the first for UNICEF in Kazakhstan.
For more than 20 years of its activity in Kazakhstan, the UNICEF mandate has changed significantly: from the supply of vaccines, drugs and other material assistance, we have moved to strengthening the capacity of society and introducing advanced social technologies in the best interests of children and families.
UNICEF works closely with the Government, local governments and civil society to improve the situation of children in Kazakhstan.
Currently, the next five-year program of cooperation between the Government of Kazakhstan and UNICEF for 2016-2020 is being implemented, which is based on national priorities and strategies. The country's international commitments are also fully considered, including the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The establishment of the Children's Ombudsman in the Republic of Kazakhstan also opened up new opportunities for coordinating the activities of all organizations dealing with childhood issues.