The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's and women's rights, and to help meet their basic needs, so that children have the best possible care and develop to their full potential.
UNICEF Headquarters in New York carries out its work through eight regional offices and 125 country offices.
In addition to the UNICEF Jordan Country Office, UNICEF's Regional Office for The Middle East and North Africa (MENARO) is also located in Amman and covers 20 countries, including Jordan, Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, West Bank & Gaza, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain.
UNICEF programmes are carried out in partnership with governments, civil society organisations, private sector, and communities to ensure that children's right to survival, development, protection and participation are met.
UNICEF promotes gender equality and is a smoke free environment.