UNICEF believes that partnerships and collaborative relationships are critical to deliver results for children and to realise their rights. Since its inception, the organisation has been engaging in a broad range of partnerships (based on a written agreement, which may involve the exchange of resources) and collaborative relationships (based on an informal agreement and not involving the transfer of resources) with a range of both public and non-public stakeholders including Children themselves, Government entities, Civil Society Organizations, Celebrities, Academia, Foundations, Faith based Organizations, among others.
UNICEF mostly partners with:
- with Governments to develop and implement child-focused programmes and policies, as well as leverage resources;
- with civil society organisations (CSOs) to advocate for policy change, children’s rights promotion and to deliver services for children;
- with the private sector to promote child- and women-friendly business and marketing practices, as well as mobilize resources;
- with celebrities (from singers to athletes) that are committed to use their talents and fame to advocate for children’s rights and well-being in support of UNICEF’s mission;
- with the media to raise public awareness and conduct social mobilization on children’s issues;
- with knowledge partners such as universities and think tanks to strengthen the evidence base for programmes and advocacy activities, among others.