UNICEF Around the World


UNICEF works in more than 190 countries around the world, providing healthcare, clean water, nutrition, education, child protection and emergency relief.

UNICEF Ireland supports these global efforts through fundraising, advocacy and education in Ireland.

Our global reach allows us to share knowledge across borders while our local presence – almost 85 per cent of UNICEF staff work in developing countries – means we can deliver assistance where it is needed most. With our worldwide presence, UNICEF is ready to respond rapidly wherever disaster strikes, delivering life-saving help for children. UNICEF upholds the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and works to hold the international community responsible for their promises to children.

UNICEF’s global activities, policy work and fundraising are coordinated by two international UNICEF offices: one in New York and another in Geneva.  UNICEF also has two specialised offices: the Supply Division, based in Copenhagen, who manage our series of supply centres – so essential in emergencies – and the Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, well-known for its authoritative publications on children.