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Geneva Green Guide

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF
Regional Office for Europe
UNICEF Regional Office for Europe
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Tel: 
(+41 22) 909 51 11
Fax: 
(+41 22) 909 59 00
Contact: 

Wivina Belmonte, Email: wbelmonte@unicef.org

Description

UNICEF advocates for the health, education, equality and protection of every child. In developing countries, one in five children suffers from severe water deprivation and 4,000 children under age five die each day from diarrhoeal diseases. UNICEF integrates access to improved water supply and hygiene into its overall strategy along with other child rights priorities such as girls’ education, early childhood development and protection against HIV/AIDS.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1946
Staff: 
ove 7000 in nearly 160 countries
Chief/Director: 
Executive Director: Ann M. Veneman
Activities: 

UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world supporting water and sanitation programmes that focus on:

  • providing safe water for children and their families;
  • improving sanitation, thus ensuring privacy and dignity for women and girls and enhanced health for all the family;
  • promoting improved hygiene, especially hand washing;
  • improving school environments with separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls;
  • enhancing children’s participation in water and sanitation activities.
Cooperation: 

UNICEF works with families, schools, communities, NGOs, governments and a wide range of UN agencies.

Publications: 

See the complete list of manuals, reports and publications on the website.

Keywords: 
health
human settlements
freshwater
public awareness
capacity building
poverty
gender
education
population
waste