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UNICEF Australia

UNICEF Australia

Sydney (NSW), Australia

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About UNICEF Australia works for the survival, protection and development of every child.
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Mission UNICEF's mandate is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is an international human rights instrument that sets out the basic rights of children and the obligations of governments to fulfill those rights. It has been ratified – a formal term for governments signing up – by all but two governments in the world. Australia signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. The Convention is the foundation of UNICEF’s work and sets out rights for the survival, development, protection and participation of children.
Description UNICEF works to uphold children’s rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and around the world this work takes shape in a number of ways:
- We deliver long-term international development programs, and partner with local organisations who are doing the same
- We respond to humanitarian emergencies, delivering both short- and long-term support and protection for children in crisis situations
- We advocate for children by influencing policy and guiding decision makers in prioritising children’s best interests at all times

At UNICEF Australia we work to protect and promote children’s rights by advocating for the rights of children in Australia and overseas, and engaging children in Australia in the concept of rights and how they can promote and respect the rights of other children. We also fundraise for and deliver international development programs in the following key areas:

- Education
- Child protection
- Child survival
- Nutrition
- Humanitarian emergencies

UNICEF’s work is funded by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments – not by the United Nations.
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