Our Mission | UNICEF USA

Helping every child thrive, all over the world

Over eight decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has built an unprecedented global support system for the world’s children. UNICEF relentlessly works day in and day out to deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life: health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we have helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.

What UNICEF USA Is Doing

UNICEF USA supports UNICEF, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

UNICEF USA's initiatives include:

Where UNICEF Works

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories all over the world to save and protect vulnerable children and families. Here are some of the places where UNICEF has been focusing its work recently:

What UNICEF Is Doing

Saving Children's Lives

UNICEF works to ensure that children's basic needs are met, to protect their rights and address major threats to their health, safety and well being. Areas of focus include:

Building Children's Futures

UNICEF believes every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, working with partners to: 

Emergency Relief

UNICEF responds to hundreds of emergencies every year, focusing on: