UNICEF is the United Nations children's fund for the protection of children's rights and interests.
Protection and support of children from the moment of their birth until the beginning of adult life is the main goal of the foundation.
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories around the world, involving the widest range of actors in solving children's problems: governments and scientific institutions, business and community organizations, hospitals and educational institutions, to reach the most vulnerable children and young people who need help the most. We are working to save their lives. Protect their rights. Protect them from harm. To give them a childhood in which they will be protected, healthy and educated. To give them equal opportunities to realize their potential so that one day they can make the world a better place.
UNICEF is the world's leading voice for children and youth, and the voice of children themselves. In everything we do, we engage and support young people to influence the decisions that shape their lives.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) opened its Representative Office in Kyiv in 1997. During this time, the Foundation provided the Government of Ukraine with assistance in the total amount of 130 million US dollars, which allowed to develop and implement a number of programs in the field of health care, water and sanitation, education and protection of children's rights.
Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF has been working to implement key commitments to meet the humanitarian needs of children, including access to education, psychosocial assistance, water and sanitation, mine-safety training, maternal and child health care, and services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The main goal of the UNICEF program for Ukraine for 2018-2022 is to contribute to the progressive realization of the rights of all children in Ukraine and to reduce the gaps in children's access to the most necessary services, while maintaining a balance between humanitarian activities, development activities and supporting the inclusion of priorities related to with peace building and overcoming the consequences of the conflict, to the main foundations of the current key reforms in the social sphere and decentralization.
Aid to children of developing countries is a priority area of the fund's activities.
Over the years of cooperation with Ukraine, the Foundation has developed and implemented a number of programs in the field of health care, water and sanitation, education and protection of children's rights.
Since the beginning of the aggression by the Russian Federation, UNICEF has been working to protect Ukrainian children and youth, who are most in need of help, to save their lives and protect their rights.
The foundation is currently working on implementing key commitments to meet children's humanitarian needs, including access to education, psychosocial care, water and sanitation, mine-safety training, and maternal and child health care.