UNICEF Jordan – Introduction 2017

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

In Jordan, UNICEF strives to provide all children the best start to life, a quality education and protection from violence. It also empowers adolescents and youth with life skills and opportunities to engage and contribute positively to society, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable girls and boys in the country.

The UNICEF Jordan Country Programme is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Working closely with the Government of Jordan and the civil society, UNICEF contributes to furthering child rights in Jordan towards achieving national priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals. UNICEF Jordan will continue to work towards ‘No Lost Generation,' ensuring the protection, education and future of children affected by the Syrian crisis.