International and national partners include the NBA, Major League Soccer, international soccer clubs (such as FC Barcelona), the International Cricket Council and Special Olympics. UNICEF counts many athletes among its Goodwill Ambassadors, including soccer great David Beckham. These athletes—and many others—help bring attention to the needs of children both in their own countries and abroad, by visiting field projects and supporting emergency relief efforts.
UNICEF's leading US-based sports partners
- The National Basketball Association—NBA Cares
- Major League Soccer—MLS W.O.R.K.S.
- Major League Baseball