We believe that sport has the power to change children’s lives. We're working to ensure that every child has the right to play.
Sport and play are a crucial part of every child’s life. Children learn to develop self-confidence, motivate themselves and lead active lifestyles. Sport also allows children to engage with their peers outside the classroom, and understand the benefits of team work and motivation.
But sport can have an even deeper impact in developing communities – it can be used to educate children about HIV and AIDS, promote inclusion of marginalised children, increase school attendance or serve as a safe forum for children to discuss issues that affect them.
With the help of our UK sports teams and ambassadors, Manchester United, Glasgow Rangers, David Beckham, Matt Dawson and Lewis Hamilton, we also use sport as a tool to shine a spotlight on the issue of children’s rights.
You can be part of Team UNICEF and do something sporty to fundraise for children around the world. From 5k runs to marathons and triathlons, there are lots of ways to get active and raise money for UNICEF.