UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

UNICEF profile

  • Overview

    UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments..

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    UNICEF strongly believes in the power of partnerships and collaborative efforts and has rich history of working with the corporate sector. We work closely with multi-national corporations, national companies and small- to medium-sized businesses to identify, design and implement alliances that leverage the strengths of the corporate sector on behalf of the world’s children. In turn, UNICEF supports companies that aim to strengthen their commitment towards a positive contribution to the world’s communities and environment and provide support to achieve their CSR and business objectives.

    Opportunities include efforts driven by long-term, integrated and multi-faceted partnerships which include both traditional and innovative approaches, such as:

    strategic philanthropy through cash & in-kind contributions employee-giving programmes humanitarian relief & support of emergency appeals cause-marketing initiatives events & sponsorship innovations & program solutions for children policy & advocacy for child rights promoting corporate responsibility training & capacity building

    UNICEF is proud that its main corporate partners continue to make sound long-term investments in the next generation despite the recent economic downturn, through strengthened support towards child priorities such as basic healthcare, nutrition, social protection, clean water, and education. After all, the corporate sector thrives on what successful development work brings – access to a healthy educated workforce and consumers, as well as societal stability and peace.

    By working together, companies help support UNICEF programmes, emergency relief efforts and help advance issues vital to children.

    Further guidelines
    1. http://www.unicef.org/corporate_partners
    2. UNICEF’s Guidelines and Manual for Working with the Business Community
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Child Labour; Children's Rights; Education; Food and Agriculture; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Rule of Law; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 47 countries (click to show)
    Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Americas: 39 countries (click to show)
    Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Easter Island (Chile); Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands (Ecuador); Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (British)
    Asia: 32 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region); Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 39 countries (click to show)
    Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ukraine; United Kingdom
    Middle East: 19 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; State of Palestine; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Oceania: 17 countries (click to show)
    American Samoa; Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Nauru; New Zealand; Niue; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Insurance; Media; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure; Utilities