United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Assistance and protection of children and women

UNICEF has always worked in emergencies, both natural and man-made. Originally called the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, the organisation was created to provide humanitarian assistance to children living in a world shattered by the Second World War. Much has changed since then, but UNICEF's fundamental mission has not. Though emergencies grow increasingly complex, their impacts ever more devastating, UNICEF remains dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to children affected by disasters, and to protecting their rights in any circumstances, no matter how difficult. In health and nutrition, water and sanitation, protection, education and HIV/AIDS, UNICEF's Core Corporate Commitments to Children in Emergencies are more than a mission statement - they are a humanitarian imperative.

Definition is in line with the definition of UNDOCO and UN Peacebuilding Office.

  • Civil Society
  • Civilian Small Arms Control
  • Community Conflict Resolution
  • DDR
  • Financial Transparency and Accountability
  • Gender
  • Good Offices and Peace Support
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Judicial and Legal Reform
  • Law Enforcement Institutions
  • Local Governance
  • Media
  • Mine Action
  • Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction
  • Public Administration and Government Strengthening
  • Social rehabilitation and policies - assistance and protection of women and children
  • Social rehabilitation and policies assistance and protection of women and children.
  • Transitional Justice

Social rehabilitation and policies - assistance and protection of women and children

Social and protection dividends in the peacebuilding strategy formulation and implementation: field presence and program delivery: advocacy and technical / policy support within the compact, peace building frameworks, peace building support offices, implementation at field level - part of the joint steering committee in the field - support provided in New York as well.
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
  • Financial support
  • Policy advice
  • Project support services
  • Research and policy development
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Part of all sectors of interventions, including support - secondments to the UN integrated missions / all including Sierra Leone and Burundi
In all sectors of interventions - social services delivery /all including Sierra Leone and Burundi
Regular resources, other resources including emergency resources / all including Sierra Leone and Burundi
Advice to international community and national and local counterparts including governments, donors, international organizations, NGOs, etc. / all including Sierra Leone and Burundi
Part of all sectors of interventions, including support-secondments to the UN integrated missions / all including Sierra Leone and Burundi
UNICEF part of the PBSO and also part of the steering committees in Sierra Leone etc. Development and advocacy for establishing child friendly social policies, at international, regional and national levels/ all including Sierra Leone and Burundi.
In all sectors of interventions, ie child protection, gender, water and sanitation, child and mother health, HIV and aids, nutrition, primary education, youth participation, etc. / all including Sierra Leone and Burundi.

Humanitarian Protection

UNICEF's mandate to protect children and women in emergencies, post conflict situations etc.
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
  • Financial support
  • Policy advice
  • Project support services
  • Research and policy development
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery- 7 areas of interventions ie water sanitation, health, nutrition, education,HIV AIDS, protection, advocacy / all including PBC countries.
Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery- 7 areas of interventions ie water sanitation, health, nutrition, education, HIV AIDS, protection, advocacy / all including PBC countries.
Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery- 7 areas of interventions ie water sanitation, health, nutrition, education, HIV AIDS, protection, advocacy / all including PBC countries.
Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery- 7 areas of interventions ie water sanitation, health, nutrition, education, HIV AIDS, protection, advocacy / all including PBC countries.
Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery- 7 areas of interventions ie water sanitation, health, nutrition, education, HIV AIDS, protection, advocacy / all including PBC countries.
UNICEF corporate commitments for children in emergency / all including PBC countries.
Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery- 7 areas of interventions ie water sanitation, health, nutrition, education, HIV AIDS, protection, advocacy / all including PBC countries.

Good Offices and Peace Support

UNICEF supports PBSO and have extensive presence and programs in the field.
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
On transition and peacebuilding strategy formulation / all including PBC countries
On transition and peacebuilding strategy formulation / all including PBC countries
On transition and peacebuilding strategy formulation / all including PBC countries

Burundi

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Description: 

Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery; Implementation M&E and advocacy around the CCCs; Transition programming, national social and protection policy development.

Sierra Leone

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Description: 

Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery; Implementation M&E and advocacy around the CCCs; Transition programming, national social and protection policy development .

Burundi

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Description: 

Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery; Implementation M&E and advocacy around the CCCs; Transition programming, national social and protection policy development.

Sierra Leone

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Description: 

Child protection, youth participation, social services, program delivery; Implementation M&E and advocacy around the CCCs; Transition programming, national social and protection policy development .

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Avenue de la Paix 5-7
Geneva
United Nations
More than 10 years
Other
10,000
Avenue de la Paix 5-7
Geneva
Headquarters

Emergency Unit, EMOPS, in charge of inter agency humanitarian policies, early warning preparedness and response including disaster risk reduction.

200
Mr
Dermot Carty
Deputy Director EMOPS Geneva
Jim Rogan
Chief Transition Unit, NY Headquarters
10

Network

Consultative group on PRSP

Type: 
Governments
Description: 

NGO, United Nations, Governments/ in the field and at headquarters.

UN country teams

Type: 
Governments
Description: 

At field level

Partnership

ECPS and ECHA

Description: 

United Nations/in New York

IASC

Description: 

In Geneva and New York

Partner organisations: 
United Nations
NGOs

Peace Building Support Office

Description: 

In New York

Partner organisations: 
United Nations
Government