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Policy Advocacy for Children

UNICEF is the global children’s agency, mandated by the United Nations General Assembly. We are guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child as we strive to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and standards for the survival, protection and development of all children.

UNICEF Canada advocates for policies and practices that contribute to the fulfilment of children’s rights in Canada and around the world. We work with policymakers and a range of institutions and organizations in Canada, as we do worldwide, to promote public policy in the best interests of children, informed by international standards and commitments and by the best research evidence.

"The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born." UNICEF Report Card 7, 2007

An Overview of UNICEF Canada's Domestic Policy Work

UNICEF Canada's Advocacy Submissions and Briefs 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about UNICEF Canada's Mandate in Canada

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