UNICEF in Croatia
UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.
UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.
UNICEF’s work is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Its main task, in cooperation with states and the civil sector, is to help promote, protect and realize the rights of all children, particularly those belonging to the most vulnerable groups.
The work of UNICEF in Croatia is supported by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, which has ensured office space for its work since 1991.