We mobilise political will and material resources for the survival, protection and development of children.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of all our advocacy work as is the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
WE CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE
As well as working with governments and key decision makers to bring about change, we offer ways for New Zealanders to Campaign for Change to shape better policies and practices for children.
UNICEF NZ's key advocacy priorities include:
- Children in the Pacific
- Youth Voices
- Climate Change
- HIV and AIDS
- UNICEF is also a coordinating member of WRAP (Women’s Rights and Advocacy in the Pacific), which is an Aotearoa-based group made up of New Zealand organisations which promote the rights of women and girls in the Pacific.
SHAPE BETTER POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR CHILDREN
With over 60 years of experience, and a presence in 191 countries, areas and territories, UNICEF is uniquely able to speak about the reality of life for children worldwide.
UNICEF publishes findings from its emergency and development work and conducts research into the situation of children worldwide. We seek to influence and work with decision makers to shape better policies and practices for children. We are active members of civil society and work in partnership with government, NGOs and community organisations.
Children and young people however do not only want to be talked about, they have ideas and valuable recommendations to make themselves. UNICEF believes in children’s right to be heard and we actively seek to give children and young people a voice in public debates.
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