Project profile — United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2013

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2013 - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2013-03-27 - 2014-03-31
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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This grant represents Canada's institutional support to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF uses these funds, along with other donor funding, to achieve its mandate. Guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF works to ensure that children’s basic needs are met and that all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. UNICEF seeks to ensure that children have access to health care, clean water, food, and education; that they are protected from violence and abuse; and that they receive relief in disaster situations. UNICEF is guided in its work by its 2006-2013 Medium-Term Strategic Plan. This plan identifies five inter-related focus areas that reflect UNICEF’s main contributions to international development and to meeting the Millennium Development Goals: (1) child survival and development; (2) basic education and gender equality; (3) children and HIV/AIDS; (4) child protection; and (5) policy, advocacy and partnerships. UNICEF's humanitarian and emergency assistance focuses on addressing children's basic needs, imrpoving access to clean water and saniation for communities and displaced persons, and protecting children's rights. Canada's support to UNICEF helps to advance children's survival, the equal rights of women and girls as well as their full participation in development.

Expected results

The expected outputs for this project include: (1) at least 50 countries have implemented effective nutrition programs (through supplementation and fortification) for young children by the end of 2013; (2) in all program countries, water supply services have increased; (3) the number of new pediatric HIV infections is reduced by at least 40%; (4) in all priority countries, at least 60% of adolescents, in school and out of school, have the necessary information, skills and services to reduce their risk and vulnerability to HIV; and (5) there are more countries with improved systems of justice for children.

Results achieved

Results achieved by UNICEF through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors include: (1) helped 105 countries to implement strategies to reduce stunting; (2) added 13 countries committed to the Scaling Up Nutrition movement to reach a total of 47 countries; (3) helped bring improved drinking water source to 4.3 million households; (4) conducted the first global estimation of the number of adolescents (aged 10-19) living with HIV; (5) launched the Double Dividend to align child survival and paediatric HIV efforts in sub-Saharan Africa; (6) supported 89 national development plans for scaling up family and community care practices for mothers and children; (7) provided 35.9 million children vaccination against measles; (8) provided 2.5 million children in emergency situations with access to safe community spaces, learning spaces and psychosocial support; (9) helped 787,000 children in humanitarian situations to access education; (10) supported 104 countries’ social protection systems to become more child-sensitive; and (11) supported 30 countries rolled out community infant and young child feeding counselling packages.



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