United Nations Children's Fund

Marianne Clark-Hattingh, Representative

United Nations Children's Fund
UN House
14 Petros Adamyan St.
Yerevan 0010, Armenia
Tel.: (374 10) 58 01 74
Email: yerevan@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/armeniawww.babycef.am 


Active in more than 190 countries and territories, UNICEF is the world’s leading advocate for children. Our overarching goal is to promote measures to give children the best possible start in life and to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, deprivation of family care, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We view child rights as an essential component of human development as foreseen in the United Nations Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals. All of our work is guided by the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention is an important milestone this year for the world and for Armenia.

UNICEF in Armenia

UNICEF works in Armenia since 1994, so this year we also celebrate our 25th anniversary of working for every child in Armenia! We support the Government of Armenia in the design and implementation of systemic reforms to address gaps in the fulfilment of the rights of Armenian children, with a particular focus on the vulnerable and excluded.

In the past two decades, UNICEF has proudly supported Armenia to:

  • Cut under-5 child mortality by half
  • Protect children from preventable diseases through 90% immunization
  • Eliminate measles, mother to child HIV transmission, and achieve polio-free status
  • Eliminate iodine deficiency through universal salt iodization
  • Expand access to preschool education
  • Advance inclusive education for children with disabilities
  • Integrate emergency preparedness in the national education agenda
  • Establish foster care services for children without parental care, and
  • Decrease the number of children in residential care and correctional facilities by 75 percent.

From 2016-2020, UNICEF works to ensure that:

  • Disadvantaged girls and boys aged 0-6 years and their families have access to quality and inclusive health care and nutrition services,
  • Children with disabilities are included in the society and can exercise their right to quality education and rehabilitation,
  • Out of school children are integrated in the education system,
  • Every child has the opportunity to grow up in a family environment,
  • Schools, families, and communities are resilient against disaster risks,
  • The judicial system safeguards the best interests of the child,
  • There is a child rights monitoring system in the country.

This agenda is built to contribute to Armenia’s Development Strategy 2014-2025, as well as a range of national programmes and strategies on human rights, child rights protection, education, and disaster risk reduction.

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