UNICEF is committed to realizing the rights of all children to help them build a strong foundation and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential. We believe that ensuring a happy and healthy child begins before birth: from ensuring his/her mother has access to good neonatal care and delivering in a clean, safe environment to reaching adulthood as a responsible, healthy and informed parent to the next generation. This journey relies on a child having access to shelter, good nutrition, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education.
Child Survival and Development
Every child has the right to survive and thrive.
Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival, health and development.
Every child has a right to water, sanitation and a safe and clean community.
Every child has a right to accessible quality education.
Every child has a right to be protected from violence, abuse, and exploitation.
Protecting and fulfilling the rights of children require budgets, laws and social policies that promote equity.
Children and families caught in conflict require urgent life-saving assistance.
Every child has a right to reach his or her full potential.
With a strong presence in Nigeria, UNICEF is a leading advocate for children
Nigeria was one of the very first African countries where UNICEF established a programme of cooperation. Today, UNICEF is still working in partnership with many stakeholders, including government, civil society, children and families, to achieve national and international goals instrumental in the fulfillment of children’s rights.