UNICEF has worked with the Government and people in Malaysia since 1954 to give children the best start in life by supporting programs in health, nutrition, water and sanitation, formal and non-formal education as well as services for deprived children in poor urban areas.
While Malaysia’s achievements in promoting the rights of the child over the last 30 years are impressive, new challenges have emerged in contemporary Malaysia.
In 2008 to 2010, we will continue to work with our partners in Government and civil society to address issues of equity and disparity, the threat of HIV and violence against children and young people.
UNICEF will support efforts to improve the knowledge base for these complex issues. Through collection and analysis of data, support to studies on child development, protection, participation and responsibility, and critical analysis of successful initiatives, programs to strengthen advocacy and raise awareness will be developed.
Engaging Government agencies, religious leadership, the academic community, NGOs, training and research institutions, the media and the private sector is critical to our success.
UNICEF’s global mission is to:
UNICEF is committed to the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals and the creation of A World Fit for Children.
Our commitments are shared by many, including governments, non-governmental and community-based organisations, faith-based groups, child advocates and children themselves.