UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advance the human rights of children as enduring ethical principles and standards, and ensure a “first call for children” in their societies. UNICEF Canada delivers UNICEF’s mission for children in Canada and worldwide through policy dialogue and advocacy. The global scale of UNICEF’s work provides a unique context for learning from experience; producing evidence and data as a public good; shifting public attitudes about children; and increasing the priority afforded children in policy, resource allocation and other actions that influence child well-being.
How? We bring the issues and concerns of children in Canada and worldwide to the attention of governments and others who influence and develop policy, law and practice. We share practical information, tools, data and evidence with civil society organizations, government and the private sector to help them place children at the centre of decisions and action. We spark innovative approaches to advance the well-being of children by collaborating with a broad and diverse range of Canadians and taking a comprehensive view of children’s lives.
Why? Because no child is too far.