Sports play an important role in the work of UNICEF—from UNICEF’s work in the field, to our partnerships with leading international sports organizations and athletes who raise funds and awareness.

International and national partners include the NBA, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball. UNICEF counts many athletes among its supporters, including UNICEF Ambassador and NY Knicks forward Tyson Chandler. 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.