UNICEF USA

For Every Child

aka United States Fund for UNICEF   |   New York, NY   |  www.unicefusa.org

Mission

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

Ruling year info

1949

Chief Executive Officer & President

Michael Nyenhuis

Main address

125 Maiden Lane

New York, NY 10038 USA

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Formerly known as

United States Fund for UNICEF

EIN

13-1760110

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

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Our programs

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Health & Immunization

UNICEF gives children brighter futures by supporting healthy lives around the world. Low-cost, proven solutions, including oral rehydration salts to treat life-threatening diarrhea and insecticide-treated mosquito nets to help prevent malaria, are helping kids get a healthy start. As one of the world’s largest buyers of lifesaving supplies, UNICEF has unique leverage to negotiate the lowest prices– and thus, to save more lives. Immunizations are one of the most effective and cost-effective ways to protect children’s health, but more than half of the world’s most vulnerable children still miss out on the essential vaccines they need to protect them from diseases like polio, measles and tetanus. UNICEF reaches nearly half of the world’s children through immunization, saving up to 3 million children from life-threatening diseases each year.

Population(s) Served

Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival and development. Well-nourished children are better able to grow and learn, participate in their communities and remain resilient to disease or disaster. Yet, 1 in 4 children around the world is malnourished, and malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths under age 5. UNICEF helps children survive and thrive by procuring and distributing 80 percent of the world’s supply of a “miracle” treatment known as Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). UNICEF treats children with the lifesaving paste that enables them to grow and thrive, while also working with manufacturers to increase supplies and keep prices down. In 2017, UNICEF and partners treated 4 million children for severe acute malnutrition.

Population(s) Served

More than 800 children die every day — about 1 every 2 minutes — due to unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation and hygiene. UNICEF is working in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities, using innovative technologies, including solar powered water pumps to provide sustainable access to water. In 2017, UNICEF helped 45 million people gain access to safe drinking water around the world. Improving access to safe water and sanitation also supports overall childhood development – from fewer infections to reduction in the time spent carting water from distant sources, freeing them up for school and play.

Population(s) Served

When children get an education, they’re empowered with opportunities for a brighter future. UNICEF has one of the largest global education footprints, with programs in 155 countries that provides education materials to more than 13 million children each year. Whether it means setting up temporary classrooms for child refugees, building child-friendly schools, distributing books and other learning materials, training teachers or even rebuilding an entire educational system, UNICEF is committed to support education above all — whatever it takes.

Population(s) Served

Around the world, natural disasters, refugee crises, conflict and famine threaten children’s futures. With over 70 years of established expertise helping the world’s most vulnerable, UNICEF is on the ground before, during and after emergencies, in some of the toughest, most remote places in the world. UNICEF provides lifesaving emergency support, including safe water, hygiene supplies, blankets, protection, shelter and health care to keep children alive, healthy and safe. UNICEF can ship emergency supplies anywhere in the world within 48 to 72 hours from its warehouse in Copenhagen, the world’s largest humanitarian warehouse. After an emergency, UNICEF stays and supports recovery efforts – recognizing that how the organization responds in crises lays the foundation for long-term development.

Population(s) Served

Worldwide, children face a number of dangers, including war, violence, child labor, trafficking, exploitations and more. UNICEF protects children through interventions in more than 120 countries, including returning child soldiers to civilian life; supporting safe shelters for children on the move; training and funding child protection teams to patrol areas where children are trafficked; and helping to ensure children have their births registered. UNICEF is also harnessing innovative tools to empower youth to be agents of change, illuminate the drivers of violence and inform effective policies and programs.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. By providing access to health care, nutrition, clean water, education, protection and more, UNICEF empowers every child to have a brighter future. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes, and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

− UNICEF works day-in and day-out in some of the world's toughest places. We've been there for decades, working in communities to do what's best for children.

− UNICEF has unequalled experience and expertise in saving and improving children's lives.

− UNICEF is globally recognized for instituting long-term, sustainable solutions.

− Innovation has always been at the heart of UNICEF's ability to achieve results for children, from negotiating drug prices, to establishing new delivery methods, to utilizing new technologies.

− UNICEF's vast network means it can take successful approaches from one place and adapt them to meet challenges elsewhere, helping drive results for children on a global scale.

− In all UNICEF does, it works to engage and empower young people to have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives and support their peers.

− UNICEF USA invites all Americans to join us. Whether it's by giving time or money, through education, awareness-raising or advocacy, everyone has something to contribute to make this world a better place for all children.

− In the United States, UNICEF USA has a long history of instilling global citizenship in students. In 2016, over a million kids participated in UNICEF USA programs, including Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and UNICEF Kid Power.

− UNICEF works in more than 190 countries — more than any other children's organization. This includes nearly 13,000 staff in 157 field offices carrying out programs on the ground and 34 national committees that conduct fundraising, advocacy and education in support of UNICEF's mission.

− With a global innovation center to help scale up proven solutions, UNICEF is helping lead the development of a new wave of technologies and products to help reach the hardest-to-reach children and communities.

− As one of the world's largest buyers of lifesaving supplies such as vaccines, mosquito nets and Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), UNICEF has unique leverage to negotiate the lowest prices.

− UNICEF's global network of staff and volunteers is on the ground before, during and after humanitarian emergencies, in some of the toughest, most remote places in the world. Activating at a moment's notice, UNICEF can ship emergency supplies anywhere in the world within 48 to 72 hours from its warehouse in Copenhagen, which is the world's largest humanitarian warehouse.

− UNICEF USA has communities of supporters all over the United States that work together to fundraise and advocate for the world's most vulnerable children.

− The organization's nine regional offices work to highlight UNICEF's work from coast to coast and engage people in their communities in support of our mission. Each office hosts a number of events, educational speaker series, and family-friendly activities throughout the year that allow people to take action locally, knowing that their impact will be felt around the globe.

− Students can join UNICEF high school and college campus clubs, which participate in campaigns, host international dinners, organize concerts, advocate on Capitol Hill, collaborate on regional webinars, and much more.

− UNICEF USA has a long history of promoting global citizenship among children and young people. More than 66 years ago, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF — the original Kids-Helping-Kids campaign — was introduced as a way for kids in the U.S. to help their peers around the world. In 2014, building on the success of the original Kids-Helping-Kids campaign, UNICEF USA launched UNICEF Kid Power, which activates kids' inner heroes, giving them the power to end global malnutrition and save lives, one step at a time.

There have been tremendous advances made for children around the world, especially in the past 30 years ...

− Since its inception over 70 years ago, UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization.

− Overall, UNICEF's programs have helped reduce the number of child deaths by more than 56% since 1990.

− UNICEF is the world's largest purchaser and distributor of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) — procuring 80% of the lifesaving malnutrition treatment. In 2016, UNICEF and its partners treated 3.4 million children for severe acute malnutrition.

− UNICEF reaches nearly half of the world's children through immunization, making UNICEF the largest buyer of vaccines for children, and saving up to 3 million children from life-threatening diseases each year.

− UNICEF works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe, clean water and sanitation facilities, and uses innovative technologies, like solar-powered water pumps, to provide sustainable access to water. UNICEF and partners have helped 2.6 billion people gain access to clean water since 1990.

− UNICEF has one of the largest global child education footprints, with programs in 155 countries that provide education materials to more than 15 million children. In 2016, UNICEF provided 15.7 million children with learning materials through nearly 331,000 classrooms.

... but millions of children are still left behind

− Every day, about 15,000 children die from things we can prevent.

− More than half of the world's most vulnerable children still miss out on the essential vaccines they need to survive and live healthy lives.

− One in four children worldwide suffer from chronic malnutrition.

− Over 800 children die every day — about one every two minutes — due to unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation or poor hygiene.

− Worldwide, at least 264 million children and teens have no chance to go to school.

− Fifty million children have been forced from their homes or countries — many fleeing violence, war, poverty and climate change.

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UNICEF USA

Board of directors
as of 6/26/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ewout Steenbergen


Board co-chair

Dolores Rice Gahan

Gary Cohen

Dolores Rice Gahan, D.O.

Mindy Grossman

Hilary Gumbel

Franklin Hobbs

Téa Leoni

Dikembe Mutombo

Sherrie Rollins Westin

Henry Schleiff

Robert Brown

Carol Hamilton

Andrew Hohns

David Sable

Elisabeth Smith

John Herrmann, Jr

Kelly Wilson

Shahriar Shahida

John O'Farrell

Ghada Irani

Bernard Taylor

Ewout Steenbergen

Philippe Gilbert

Joaquin Duato