UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. We work with local communities, partners and governments in more than 150 countries to help every child realise their full potential.

We support children by providing health care, nutrition and education. We protect children affected by crises including war, natural disasters and HIV.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which protects the rights of all children everywhere and has been adopted by almost every country in the world, underpins all of our work.

UNICEF receives no money from the UN. We rely entirely on voluntary donations from individuals, governments, institutions and corporations.

UNICEF campaign for Children affected by AIDS

UNICEF is currently running a five-year campaign, Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS. The campaign highlights the fact that HIV is having a devastating effect upon the world’s children.

More than 16 million children have been orphaned by AIDS. In 2005, more than 500,000 children became infected with HIV, mostly transmitted via their mother in labour, delivery or through breastfeeding. These infections can and should be prevented. Further, most children living with HIV don’t have access to medicine. This has to stop. If you’d like to find out more and sign up to our campaign, please visit UNICEF UK’s website

For a quick introduction to the campaign, you can also view a short video featuring UNICEF Ambassadors Robbie Williams and David Beckham.

Find out more about the campaign at www.unicef.org.uk/aids.

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