About: UNICEF is mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF mobilises political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a “first call for children” and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children – victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation and those with disabilities. UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children.
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Focus Areas: Child Development and Nutrition; Child Protection; Education, Child Environment; Polio Eradication; Reproductive and Child Health; Children and AIDS; Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Advocacy and Partnership; Behaviour Change Communication; Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Nodal Ministries: Ministry of Women and Child Development
Flagship Publication/s: The State of the World’s Children; Progress for Children