Join our campaign: #SurvivePastFive
Too many times, a child’s potential is cut short.
Shockingly, every year, more than 5 million children around the world never see their fifth birthday.
Most die from preventable diseases like pneumonia, measles or malnutrition. This is unacceptable.
The new Prime Minister has the power to help change this.
Find out more about our #SurvivePastFive campaign.
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children do not make it to their fifth birthday each year. Most of these deaths are preventable.Urge the PM to help change this
Campaigning for children
We campaign to stand up for children’s rights. In fact, we’ve done more to influence laws and policies to protect children than anyone else.
We know that campaigning can make a difference, but we can only do it with your support. Whether it’s signing petitions, telling your MP to act, sharing our stories with your friends or raising awareness locally, these are the actions that win campaigns and help children.
Our role in defending children’s rights
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status. These rights are set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which is the basis for all of our work, including our campaigning.
The UNCRC is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. Unicef is the only organisation working for children recognised by the Convention.
This year, on the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC, we are urging the Prime Minister to help end the preventable deaths of children under 5.