United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, UNICEF does whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
UNICEF mobilises political will and material resources to help countries – developing countries in particular –ensure a "first call for children" and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and those who provide their care.
... and why
UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior towards children. UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
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At UNICEF, you will work with dedicated and passionate colleagues. Promoting the rights of every child isn’t just a job – it’s a calling. Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive compensation and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive, and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you develop a fulfilling career. UNICEF works to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential.
And we never give up.
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"Our capacity to adapt and innovate despite all the challenges makes us go forward."
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