UNICEF works with families, communities and governments in more than 190 countries worldwide to protect and promote the rights of all children.
We help governments to build schools, train teachers and provide textbooks so that every child can get an education.
We support families and communities to care for children and protect them against exploitation and abuse, fulfilling their right to a childhood. We work with partners to ensure that every child has the opportunity to take part in sport and play.
We support governments to build and equip health systems, train health workers and provide food and clean water, so every child can be as healthy as possible.
UNICEF is the world's largest distributor of vaccines to the developing world. Right now, we supply vaccines for 36 per cent of the world's children in over 190 countries. In 2010 UNICEF procured over 2.5 billion doses of traditional and new vaccines worth £470 million.
We aim to involve children at every level of decision-making, from school councils to international summits, upholding their right to be heard. Working at the highest levels of government and through local staff and partners on the ground, we work to address poverty and discrimination so that every child is treated fairly.