Project profile — United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2016

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2016 - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2016-05-12 - 2017-02-17
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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The grant represents Canada’s institutional support to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF uses these funds, along with other donors' funding, to achieve its mandate. Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF supports the rights of children to help meet their basic needs and expand opportunities for children to reach their full potential. UNICEF seeks to improve the social and economic conditions of children by ensuring that they have access to health care, clean water, food, and education. UNICEF also works to ensure that children are protected from violence and abuse and receive relief in disasters. Canada's support to UNICEF helps to advance children's survival and the equal rights of women and girls as well as their full participation in development.

Expected results

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

Results achieved

Key results achieved by UNICEF in 2016 through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors include: (1) 85 million children were immunized against measles; (2) 429 million children received vitamin A supplements preventing blindness; (3) 3 million children were treated for severe acute hunger; (4) 8.3 million children received micronutrient powders; (5) 29 million people were reached with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in humanitarian settings; (6) 15.7 million children received learning materials; (7) 22 million children were registered at birth; (8) 22 countries adopted national plans to end the practice of child, early and forced marriage; (9) 11.7 million children in humanitarian situations were reached with educational support; (10) 21,000 unaccompanied and separated children were reunited with their families; (11) 13 million people were reached through awareness campaigns about protecting children against online sexual exploitation; and, (12) 179 million children benefited from a government social protection cash transfer program.



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