UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. They have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. They believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
Young child survival and development
The interventions needed to save these children are, for the most part, known. Existing high-impact, low-cost interventions such as vaccines, antibiotics, micronutrient supplementation, insecticide-treated bed nets, improved breastfeeding practices and safe hygiene practices have already saved millions of lives.
And in recent years, the global community has learned a great deal about how to best provide mothers and children with quality health care. This knowledge presents an unprecedented opportunity to save many more children.
Basic education and gender quality
These varied and multilayered disadvantages that girls face in education highlight the complex interrelatedness between gender and other disparities, along with the deep-rooted nature of these inequalities. Girls’ access to education alone cannot address these structural barriers, which require transformative approaches and strategies that tackle discrimination and power relations between males and females in schools and society at large. In line with the Operational Guidance on Promoting Gender Equality through UNICEF-Supported Programming in Basic Education, UNICEF has shifted towards a more comprehensive understanding of gender equality. This has resulted in an increasingly holistic approach to education that recognizes the importance of power in the inter-dependent relations among families, schools, communities and national governments.
Bringing children’s rights to the Centre of public policy
Policy analysis is an essential aspect of UNICEF’s work with governments, law-makers, the media, civil society and international organizations on behalf of children and women. By analyzing economic, social and legal policies, the circumstances and forces that affect the well-being of children and women around the world can be understood. From this analysis, determining whether, for example, poverty, poor health or the absence of legal protection are being adequately addressed, and in turn develop new policy approaches and actions to improve the results of economic, social and democratic governance programmes for children and women.
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