UNICEF actions pour les enfants
BRIEFLY ABOUT UNICEF
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is the main world organization which promotes protection and improvement of children‘s life conditions, as well as their versatile development. We cooperate with local communities and governments in 157 countries in order to provide immediate humanitarian aid and long-term development in health, education and child protection. Our worldwide activities enable us to make wide use of knowledge and experience related to the child aid. At the same time, our permanent presence in the aid locations means that we are ready to immediately intervene in case of need (85% of all UNICEF staff works right in the areas where aid is directed).
Our child aid programmes are not funded form the UN budget but solely from voluntary contributions and sales of postcards and gift goods with the UNICEF logo. All UNICEF activities are carried out with the conviction that child care and child healthy development (nutrition, access to safe water, vaccination, child protection against any kind of exploitation) are the fundamental conditions for human development. UNICEF’s goal is to help to eradicate obstructions created by poverty, violence, diseases and discrimination in the life of a child. We are convinced that together we can contribute to spreading humanity.
UNICEF promotes measures which enable children to start their life in the best possible way since good care in early age is the most important element for the future of a man.
UNICEF promotes education of girls. It ensures that girls, equally to boys, get at least full elementary education.
UNICEF promotes that all children are vaccinated against basic children diseases and receive proper nutrition, as it’s unacceptable that children suffer or die for reasons that can be prevented.
UNICEF is active in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is possible to protect them against this risk. UNICEF helps children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live life in dignity.
UNICEF involves everyone in creating a safe environment of children.
UNICEF helps and is ready to help in crisis situations and anywhere where children are in danger because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation.
UNICEF promotes Convention on the Rights of the Child. The goal of UNICEF is to ensure equality for all who are discriminated, namely girls and women. It attempts to accomplish Millennium Development Goals, as well as the progress outlined in the Charter of the United Nations. It promotes peace and security and attempts that the promises given to children are fulfilled and that everyone is called for responsibility for their fulfilment.
UNICEF means more than 7,000 people working in 157 countries around the world.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund.