Project profile — United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2014

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2014 - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2014-03-31 - 2015-03-31
Country / region • Africa, regional (70.00%)
• America, regional (3.00%)
• Asia, regional (24.00%)
• Europe, regional (3.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (5.50%)
• Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (5.50%)
• Basic Education
Early childhood education (11240) (5.50%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (5.75%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (5.75%)
• Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (5.75%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (5.75%)
• Basic Health
Malaria control (12262) (5.75%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (5.75%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.25%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (18.75%)
• Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (8.33%)
• Emergency Response
Emergency food aid (72040) (8.34%)
• Emergency Response
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (8.33%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This grant represents Canada’s institutional support to UNICEF. UNICEF uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. Guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF's mandate is to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF works to improve the social and economic conditions of children by seeking to ensure that all the children in the world have access to health care, clean water, food and education, are protected from violence and abuse, and receive relief in disasters. UNICEF works in over 155 countries and territories where it has acquired the respect and confidence of national authorities and partners. UNICEF's 2014-2017 Strategic Plan focuses on seven key priority areas: health; HIV/AIDS; water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; education; child protection; and, social inclusion. Cross-cutting themes include results-based management, gender equality, evaluation, human resources, humanitarian capacities and UN reform. UNICEF is a long-standing and trusted partner of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and is governed by an Executive Board of 36 member states, of which Canada is a rotational member. UNICEF's global presence and its capacity to provide leadership on child-related priorities, including during the sudden onset of emergencies, largely depends on a strong and reliable core income base.

Expected results

The expected outcomes as stated by UNICEF include: (1) health - improved and equitable use of high-impact maternal and child health interventions from pregnancy to adolescence; (2) HIV and AIDS - improved and equitable use of HIV prevention and treatment interventions by children, pregnant women and adolescents; (3) water, sanitation and hygiene - improved and equitable access to and use of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and healthy environments, and improved hygiene practices; (4) nutrition - improved and equitable use of nutritional support and nutrition and care practices; (5) education - improved learning outcomes, and equitable and inclusive education; (6) child protection - improved and equitable prevention of, and response to, violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children; and (7) social inclusion - improved policy environment and systems for disadvantaged and excluded children.

Results achieved

Results achieved by UNICEF through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors include: (1) supported measles elimination and rubella control in 15 countries covering more than 160 million children; (2) procured 2.71 billion doses of vaccines for children in 100 countries; (3) supported 26 countries develop high-impact national HIV/AIDS strategies; (4) helped 13.8 million people access improved drinking water; (5) provided 18 million people in humanitarian situations access safe water; (6) helped 10,500 schools get new or upgraded WASH facilities; (7) supported 80 countries’ infant and young child feeding programmes; (8) increased the number of countries committed to the Scaling Up Nutrition movement by 10 countries for a total of 57; (9) helped 89 countries implement child-friendly education quality standards; (10) helped 8.6 million children in humanitarian situations have access to education; (11) supported 100 countries to provide free and universal birth registration services; (12) helped 4.5 million children out of child labour; and (13) assisted 101 countries integrate the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child into domestic legislation.



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