Biniyam Tesfaye carries his school books (protected by a newspaper jacket cover) as he walks through a yellow meskel flower field near Nibala School located in rural Wedi Keshi, in the region Adwa of Ethiopia.


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Together, we can transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. With our global footprint, you can take the first steps to make your mark on the world.

Every child has the right to be healthy, educated and most importantly to be safe. UNICEF has 77 years of using our expertise and global reach to maximise every donor dollar to be there for kids in need.

As the world's leading children's organisation that spans across 192 countries and territories, we can do whatever it takes to help kids lead happy, healthy lives filled with hope.

How we can work together

There is no better team than UNICEF Aotearoa and philanthropists. It's this amazing combination that enables us to reach children with life-saving help.

Working together has never been as powerful than in this moment. The importance of team work leads to innovative solutions for long lasting, sustainable change for children and their communities.

That's where you come in! We need the support of generous philanthropists who can make it possible to reach vulnerable children all around the world. From Afghanistan to Vanuatu, there is no country, no community that is too far and with your help we can be there for kids when they need us most.

A Rohingya refugee child smiles in Balukhali camp, Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh


What are you waiting for? Join us on an unforgettable journey!

Donate to the Children of Gaza Crisis


Kids continue to pay the highest price while the violence and fighting continues, please help us protect them.

Please donate to help send urgent aid to children in Gaza and the wider State of Palestine.

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Become a Philanthropist

Speak to our dedicated Philanthropy team to learn more about how you can make an impact.

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Our 2022 Annual Report

Learn more about programs in the Pacific, support for international emergencies, and domestic advocacy.

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Find out about the work we do around Aotearoa, and we can be focused on the areas of greatest need across our programs, which we can do around the world.

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Our hard mahi

Water & Sanitation

We run developmental programmes in over 100 countries that provide kids with sustainable access to safe water, toilets and hand-washing facilities.

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Despite the impact of poverty, climate change, conflict and disasters - the generosity of donors is helping us close the nutrition gap for kids everywhere.

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Health & Medicine

Together, we're making sure quality health care is community-centred, affordable and accessible – to give all kids the best start in life, and to make sure they grow up happy and healthy!

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Your Philanthropy Journey

It's time to start your exicting journey with us. First, understanding why you want to give will define how you want to give, including how engaged you want to be on your philanthropy journey with UNICEF Aotearoa.

To make a difference on a worldwide scale, philanthropists partner with UNICEF to help provide vaccines in hard to reach communities, establish sustainable solar powered water towers to drought stricken areas and enable online learning in remote regions.

Philanthropic leaders are essential in strategising and accelerating new innovative solutions that will make long lasting and life changing impact for kids. Muhammed Aziz Khan who is a Member of the UNICEF International Council had a shared vision: to provide quality education to out-of-school children aged 8-14. Ability Based Accelerated Learning (ABAL) was born! This personalised learning environment in Bangladesh empowers kids to discover their unique learning style.

Kids reading learning material in the UNICEF-supported ABAL(ability-based accelerated learning) centre in Jhawpara, Kamrangirchar, Dhaka.


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Girls pose at the entrance to a UNICEF-supported community-based education centre in Hijrat Mina in Bagrami District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan.


Why Partner with UNICEF Aotearoa?

Our position within the United Nations gives us a unique power with governments, non for profit organisations and community partners to influence continuous change for children.

With 77 years of experience working in 192 countries around the world, we have the expertise and global reach to provide high-impact and low-cost solutions that tackle all the challenges that kids face. This means that the programmes we support are sustainable long-term.

When you partner with us, your contribution will make an impact right now but will also continue to grow for years to come.

A range of opportunities exist for UNICEF donors to deepening their understanding on where their donation goes and all the hard mahi that is happening around the globe.

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Bespoke Services

Your dedicated relationship manager will get to know you so they can understand your values and vision for your philanthropy journey. We can build a strategy for support around the UNICEF programs that will achieve the biggest impact.

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Platforms to publicly communicate a partnership and inspire others to join UNICEF in creating a change.

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Events to engage

Invitations to UNICEF Aotearoa events, private briefings with program specialists, and opportunities to involve family members in UNICEF Aotearoa initiatives.

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Tailored Reporting

See how your donation has supported outcomes for children through timely, tailored reporting.

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Donor Experience

Invitation to a different Virtual Donor Experience and briefings, both locally and globally.

Our global community of philanthropists

Become a Philanthropist

Understanding the different opportunities available can help you. What personal experiences or values do you connect with in areas of philanthropic giving?

Get in touch with our dedicated and Philanthropy team to learn more about how you can make an impact. We would love to connect with you!

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Get in touch with the best

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Meet Fran:

Frances (Coyle) Wells
Head of Strategic Partnerships at UNICEF Aotearoa

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Meet Paola:

Paola Trujillo-Bell
Philanthropy Manager

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Meet Jungyon:

Jungyon Kim
Philanthropy Specialist

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Will my money change anything substantially and make a long-term difference?

Read all about our global impact!

The installation of water point such as these (shower and tap), supported by the European Union and implemented by ADRA,  means that school children at Kasuka community in Nawaeb District, Morobe Province no longer have to go far for their water needs.
Water from above

Supported by the European Union and implemented by UNICEF, we’ve brought safe water to over 10,000 people using gravity-fed systems to transport water from the source to the community!

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Oumou Bah, 2, eating ready-to-use therapeutic food
This Peanut Paste Has Changed The World

It’s not your ordinary peanut butter from the supermarket. It’s called Plumpy’nut®, also known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food. What's inside this plastic packet has brought millions of kids back from the brink.

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No Wi-Fi? No Worries!

The Learning Passport is a digital learning platform that gives young kids app or browser-based school classes without always having to be connected to the internet.

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