Civil Society Organizations

Children sit at the Child Friendly Space (CFS) in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq
Children sit at the Child Friendly Space (CFS) in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq
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“Zonta International and our more than 30,000 members in 67 countries are proud of our long-standing partnership with the US Fund for UNICEF. Together, we will continue addressing the prevention of the root causes of inequality through education. 

While eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Rwanda, we educate and empower women and girls in the One Stop Centers so they themselves can become the main actors, together with their families and local societies, in the eradication of gender-based violence.”

— Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard: Zonta International/Zonta International Foundation President 2014-2016


What is a Civil Society Partner?

Today more than ever, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society partnerships are influencing action for children. UNICEF recognizes the importance of NGO activism for children and places great emphasis on such partnerships in helping to create a world fit for children.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF works with NGOs and civil society organizations that are headquartered in the U.S. and are interested in supporting UNICEF’s work through education, advocacy, and fundraising. These groups recognize that children are the future.  Supporting UNICEF enables them to reach millions of children in need around the world. 


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The U.S. Fund for UNICEF deeply values its partnerships with U.S.-based NGOs and membership organizations. We will work hand in hand with your organization to develop a customized partnership that suits your unique mission and helps us create a better world for children. Current partners include international service-based groups; faith-based organizations; cultural, social, and charitable clubs; professional associations; and unions. If you represent an organization interested in forming a partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF please click here.


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Whether you are a leader of an NGO, volunteer, educator, parent, or lead a group of children, TeachUNICEF will help you inform your community on essential topics, including gender equality, poverty, armed conflict, and the UN Millennium Development Goals. TeachUNICEF is a global education initiative that provides free resources to engage students in world issues. The program also offers workshops that introduce educators to UNICEF and foster discussions on global education.


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Civil society voices are the key to change for children around the world, and writing to your elected officials is one of the most effective ways to support child survival. Raise awareness for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s lifesaving efforts around the world and spread the word by supporting our advocacy efforts. Contacting your elected officials lets them know that their constituents strongly believe global child survival issues should be a priority.