United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Institutional Support 2014

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 16,200,000
Timeframe: March 31, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 9,995,400.00 (61.70%)

North Africa - $ 1,344,600.00 (8.30%)

Southeast Asia - $ 1,296,000.00 (8.00%)

South Asia - $ 1,059,480.00 (6.54%)

East Asia - $ 942,840.00 (5.82%)

Central Asia - $ 589,680.00 (3.64%)

Europe - $ 486,000.00 (3.00%)

South America - $ 338,580.00 (2.09%)

Central America - $ 147,420.00 (0.91%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (11.5 %)

Health Promotion & Education (5.75 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (5.75 %)

Nutrition (5.75 %)

Primary Health Care (5.75 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (5.25 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (25 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (18.75 %)

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This grant represents Canada’s institutional support to UNICEF. UNICEF uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. Guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF’s mandate is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF works to improve the social and economic conditions of children by seeking to ensure that all the children in the world have access to health care, clean water, food and education, are protected from violence and abuse, and receive relief in disasters. UNICEF works in over 155 countries and territories where it has acquired the respect and confidence of national authorities and partners. UNICEF’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan focuses on seven key priority areas: health; HIV/AIDS; water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; education; child protection; and, social inclusion. Cross-cutting themes include results-based management, gender equality, evaluation, human resources, humanitarian capacities and UN reform. UNICEF is a long-standing and trusted partner of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and is governed by an Executive Board of 36 member states, of which Canada is a rotational member. UNICEF’s global presence and its capacity to provide leadership on child-related priorities, including during the sudden onset of emergencies, largely depends on a strong and reliable core income base.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes as stated by UNICEF include: (1) health – improved and equitable use of high-impact maternal and child health interventions from pregnancy to adolescence; (2) HIV and AIDS – improved and equitable use of HIV prevention and treatment interventions by children, pregnant women and adolescents; (3) water, sanitation and hygiene – improved and equitable access to and use of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and healthy environments, and improved hygiene practices; (4) nutrition – improved and equitable use of nutritional support and nutrition and care practices; (5) education – improved learning outcomes, and equitable and inclusive education; (6) child protection – improved and equitable prevention of, and response to, violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children; and (7) social inclusion – improved policy environment and systems for disadvantaged and excluded children.

Achieved Results

Results achieved by UNICEF through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors include: (1) supported measles elimination and rubella control in 15 countries covering more than 160 million children; (2) procured 2.71 billion doses of vaccines for children in 100 countries; (3) supported 26 countries develop high-impact national HIV/AIDS strategies; (4) helped 13.8 million people access improved drinking water; (5) provided 18 million people in humanitarian situations access safe water; (6) helped 10,500 schools get new or upgraded WASH facilities; (7) supported 80 countries’ infant and young child feeding programmes; (8) increased the number of countries committed to the Scaling Up Nutrition movement by 10 countries for a total of 57; (9) helped 89 countries implement child-friendly education quality standards; (10) helped 8.6 million children in humanitarian situations have access to education; (11) supported 100 countries to provide free and universal birth registration services; (12) helped 4.5 million children out of child labour; and (13) assisted 101 countries integrate the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child into domestic legislation.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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