United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything the Organization does. Together with its partners, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, to the benefit of all children, everywhere focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.

UNICEF in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the overall goal of the Country Programme 2015 - 2019 is to support the Country’s efforts to accelerate the universal realization of child rights by fostering greater social inclusion, especially of the most vulnerable and excluded children and families: children with disabilities, children of minorities, especially Roma, and children in impoverished communities. This is to be done by reducing disparities and inequities and strengthening social cohesion among groups. Key priorities include child rights monitoring, social protection, and justice for children, early childhood education and young child well-being for all children, including children with disabilities and Roma children.

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.