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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“For almost 45 years, Zonta International has partnered with the UNICEF USA to address the most urgent issues facing women and girls around the globe. Together, we have worked to bring medical care to rural women and girls, provide safe drinking water, eliminate FGM/C and maternal and neonatal tetanus, and prevent the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child."

We are pleased to embark on a new stage of partnership with the UNICEF USA to create opportunities for vulnerable and excluded girls in Madagascar to realize their rights to education in a secure and protective environment. A quality education is key to development!”

— Sonja Hönig Schough, Zonta International/Zonta International Foundation President 2016-2018


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.

UNICEF USA 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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UNICEF USA 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 UNICEF USA 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 UNICEF USA’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.