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Koumba, Jean Uriel, Mariam and Yasmine jump for joy before World Children's Day 2020 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Listen to Young Voices on World Children's Day

Donate Now On November 20 — World Children's Day, UNICEF's annual day of action for children, by children — young people around the world will speak out on issues that matter most to kids — the right...

A coordinator for UNICEF’s COVID-19 awareness program on the job in M-East ward-Chembur, Mumbai, India, June 16, 2020.

2020 Recap: UNICEF's Actions for Children in Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged and other emergencies flared, UNICEF and partners were there — working nonstop to save, protect and improve the lives of vulnerable children and families all around the world. A look back at UNICEF's impact this year.

UNICEF is vaccinating children against polio in Gonzagueville, a suburban of Abidjan, in the South of Côte d’Ivoire.

Hampered by COVID-19, Polio Eradication Persists

Like nearly everything else, the fight to free the world of polio has been hobbled by COVID-19. Though Africa's recent certification as wild-polio free is a milestone to celebrate this World Polio Day, severe challenges remain.