UNICEF in Ireland


Working for children since 1946

UNICEF Ireland is one of 36 UNICEF National Committees and was founded in 1962. National Committees raise funds for UNICEF’s worldwide emergency and development work.

In 2015, UNICEF Ireland raised €7.1 million from fundraising and the Irish Government contributed $16.4 million to UNICEF through Irish Aid.

UNICEF is not funded by the UN. Instead, we rely on voluntary donations from individuals, governments and corporations to fund our work for children worldwide. UNICEF Ireland is a registered Irish charity No. 5616 and a registered company No. 371124.

UNICEF Ireland is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages. By signing the code, UNICEF Ireland commits to choosing images and messages that represent the full complexity of the situations in which we work, and to seek the permission of the people portrayed in our photos. If you would like to give us feedback on how we are adhering to the Code please feel free to email us on info@unicef.ie