21,000 children die every day from preventable causes. We believe that number should be Zero.
This statement is the driving force, the essence of all our work. It’s the reason we strive to be agents of change trying to alleviate children’s suffering. Our resources aren’t unlimited. Making the absolute most effective use them is essential.
At UNICEF, it’s about measuring what works â€” innovating to find the simplest and most affordable solutions, partnering with governments, leveraging free market forces to the children’s advantage, doing whatever is most effective. It’s about working harder and smarter â€” for a day when zero children die from a preventable cause.
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake recently shared his thoughts with the Financial Times about the “evidence-based revolution” in humanitarian aid, what makes aid effective, and what makes UNICEF unique in its ability to help children.
At UNICEF we see, think, and act with our hearts and our minds.