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Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
BASF Food Fortification initiative

The BASF Food Fortification initiative seeks to reduce micronutrient deficiency of low-income population groups in developing countries. In order to achieve this objective BASF trains local food producers and provides them with technical expertise they need to fortify staple food with vitamin A.

Partners
GIZ, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, local authorities, Project Healthy Children, UNICEF, UN Global Compact
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Community & School Based Dating/ Relationship Violence and Sanitation Intervention

The Daniel Iroegbu Global Dental Health Care Foundation (DIGDHEF) will, together with its partners, mobilise and engage communities and schools to improve health, water, sanitation, and environmental hygiene, as well as to create awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) in schools & communities and engage young people to become agents of GBV change in their broader communities.

Partners
Daniel Iroegbu Global Dental Health Care Foundation, UK Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Federal Ministry of Gender Affairs of Nigeria
Sustainable Development Goals
Community- School Led Sanitation

The initiative seek to improve sanitation and hygiene for people of age group especially among women and girls. Reduce open defecation especially among women and girls and the vulnerable groups. Improve water quality use, reduce water pollution and dumping by mobilizing communities to clear community rivers/ water ways thereby mitigating against preventable water borne, sanitation and hygiene associated diseases and deaths.

Partners
UNICEF, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Global Water Partnership
Sustainable Development Goals
Food and nutrition security of the department of San Marcos

Affected by the problem of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in the country, the Guatemalan population faces limitations in being able to fully exercise their rights to food and nutrition, health, water, and sanitation, while perpetuating the cycle of poverty. Guatemala has one of the highest rates of children under nutrition in Latin America. An estimated 66% consists of indigenous children. The SDG-F works in the four municipalities of San Marcos to address this problem with a multidimensional approach based on a higher participation of children, youth, women and men in food securi...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WHO, FAO, UNICEF and WFP National partners: Ministry of Health and Public Assistance, Ministry of Agriculture, Secretariat of Food Security and Nutrition and Local Government
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Food security and nutrition for children and Salvadoran households (SANNHOS)

National level statistics in El Salvador show that chronic child malnutrition is prevalent and that it begins with limited healthy eating practices for pregnant women and less exclusive breastfeeding.El Salvador’s government has been developing new plans and regulations to tackle food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable Salvadorians. By reconsidering the role of women, the programme aims to increase access to health services and promote women-owned nutrition micro business able to reduce the country high rates of prevalence of under nutrition and obesity.

Partners
UN agencies: FAO, UNICEF, WHO and WFP National partners: National and Local Government and Private Sector organizations. Higher Education institutions and Non Profit Organizations
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility

This partnership is designed to build a coalition of country and donor support for the objective of a safe and healthy journey to school for all children by 2030. The Global Initiative focuses on three key rights of the child:• Safe, accessible mobility to promote equity and combat poverty;• Clean air and a healthy environment for all children;• The role of safe and healthy mobility in enabling the right to an education.It is designed to fill a gap in the global development and environment agendas, addressing the specific needs and rights of children in relation to mobility.

Partners
FIA Foundation, United Nations Environment Program, UNICEF, World Resources Institute, Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is acc...[more]

Partners
Abia State, Nigeria, Accur8Africa, Africa Gathering, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), African Development Bank (ADB), African Development Fund, African Union Commission, Agora, AidData, Asian Development Bank, Barclays, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) HUB, Bretton Woods II, Brookings Institution, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogota Chamber of Commerce), Canada (Government of), CARE Interna...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

In 2015, world leaders made a commitment to end all forms of violence against children by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This moment presents an historic opportunity to unite the world behind a global, national and local movement to protect the world’s most precious asset – its children. The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated fund were created to help achieve this ambitious undertaking – in every country, every community and every family.

Partners
* UNICEF * World Health Organization (WHO) * UN Women * United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * ChildFund Alliance * Plan International * Save the Children * SOS Children's Villages * World Vision * Elevate Children Fund * Various foundations, private sector, leaders of faith, children and young people
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.

Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainab...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Human Resources for Maternal Health

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson was the first private sector partner to join the Health 4+ (H4+) UN multi-agency collaboration. Together, J&J partnered with the H4+ to strengthen human resources to improve maternal and newborn survival in Ethiopia and Tanzania, two high burden, high priority countries. The program has been in operation for five years, focusing on three priority areas: Pre-service and in-service training for health workers, as well as targeted systems strengthening. Together with H4+ partners, we aim to create lasting improvements in maternal and newborn survival through training, t...[more]

Partners
Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with the Health 4+ (H4+): a joint UN initiative including the World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, Governments, and National Universities and training centers in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Sustainable Development Goals
Improving the nutritional status of children via the strengthening of local production systems

In Bolivia, where one out of three children suffers from chronic malnutrition, the SDG-F has supported four municipalities in the adoption of diversified and sustainable agricultural production systems with high nutritional value. This will increase the incomes of the poorest families and improve the nutritional conditions of boys, girls and mothers. The government has committed to scale-up the initiative.

Partners
UN Agencies: FAO, UNICEF and UNIDO National partners: Ministries of Rural Development, Health and Education, autonomous government departments and municipalities, indigenous and economic organizations
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Maternal and Child Micronutrient Nutrition Program

The Initiative seek to promote and ensure healthy lives and well being of pregnant women, lactating mothers and under five children by distributing micronutrients such as Multivitamins, Vitamin A, and Albendazole (deworming tablet) in urban slums, among vulnerable groups and hard to reach rural population group and reduce the incidence of maternal and child malnutrition and preventable dietary diseases associated mortality in the Nigeria and African region.

Partners
Vitamin Angels, Ministries of Health - Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi States, UNICEF, Presbyterian Church of Nigeria
Sustainable Development Goals
MY WORLD 2030

The UN MY World survey has shown that it is both possible and useful to bring peoples’ voices directly into policy making at a global level, almost ten million people have responded to the survey.We see the next phase of the initiative, MY World 2030 as having two clear objectives: 1 To contribute to efforts to report back on progress. 2. to build dialogue between decision makers such as parliamentarians, local governments, mayors and citizens, in particular young people in order to contribute a “people’s perspective” on how to implement the new agenda at different levels and build accountabil...[more]

Partners
UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN, ODI, DPI, UN GLOBAL PULSE, UNICEF, UN FOUNDATION, MICROSOFT, SG's Youth Envoy's Office
Sustainable Development Goals
National Task Group on Sanitation

National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS) is a stakeholders forum that is concerned with the coordination of water and sanitation activities Nationally in Nigeria. The Task group will focus on the attainment the SDG:-6 to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. Through the adoption of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)to improve and increased access to water and sanitation and enhance behaviourial change to stop Open Defecation in Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural areas to achieve the result at States and Local Government levels.

Partners
FEDERAL MINISTERY OF WATER RESOURCE, SOCIETY FOR WATER AND SANITATION(NEWSAN), FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION,FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH,FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LAND, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HOUSING, WORKS AND POWER, UNICEF, NATIONAL ORIENTATION AGENCY, EUROPEAN UNION, WATERAID, NATIONAL ORIENTATION AGENCY WASH MEDIA, FEDERAL MINISTRY ...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Partnership for Action on Safe Water and Sanitation

The partnership would provide an important platform and forum for exchange and experiences in the region on addressing the significant lack of progress towards the water and sanitation targets of the MDGs, as well as looking forward to the post-2015 SDG framework. Most importantly, the partnership would enable improved advocacy across various platforms for SIDS-specific issues and solutions

Partners
Proposed Partners: Governments: Pacific island countries and territories Intergovernmental Organisations: e.g. CROP Associations: e.g. Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA) etc. Development Partners: e.g. NZAID, European Union (EU), Global Environment Facility (GEF) Australian Aid, Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank etc. Regional and Global Partners: e.g. UNICEF, ...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Partnership for Atoll Water Security

The partnership will facilitate improved knowledge sharing and advocacy between drought-affected Pacific SIDS, relevant development partners, regional and international organisations. It will facilitate the practical sharing of information on water security and drought resilience/preparedness activities undertaken in drought-affected countries, and enable an effective voice of drought-affected atoll nations in international and regional forums.The partnership will support Pacific governments and communities to build the skills, systems and basic infrastructure to better anticipate, respond t...[more]

Partners
SPC; Governments of five Pacific SIDS: the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu; New Zealand Aid Programme; IFRC; UNICEF; NIWA; Australian Bureau of Meteorology; NOAA; SPREP; WHO; UNOCHA
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Regional Council for Early Childhood Care and Education (PRC4ECCE)

PRC4ECCE's primary purpose is to contribute to and support the Pacific Education Development Framework's objectives of enhancing alignment between national priorities and ECCE initiatives by developing a regional information management platform that will integrate and synthesize existing information, as well as providing direction for future research and programme activities. Activities of the PRC4ECCE will respond to national-level priorities through representation on the Council. PRC4ECCE will be guided by the following Vision and Mission statements: Vision: Children across the Pacific reach...[more]

Partners
Forum Education Ministers (FEdM), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Pacific Island Countries and their Directors of ECCE (Cook Islands, Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), Fiji National University, University of the South Pacific, Australia Pacific Technical College, Save the Children -Australia and -Fiji, World Vision, Asia-Pacifi...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Youth Development Framework Partnership (PYDF Partnership)

The Pacific Youth Development Framework (PYDF) is about how regional organisations, governments, community organisations, and society support young people in the Pacific (22 countries and territories) towards safe and healthy lives and sustainable environments, as active social and economic participants in their communities. The framework works towards a vision which is, a sustainable Pacific where all young people are safe, respected, empowered and resilient. Four high-level development outcomes for youth have been determined as regional priorities.These are:1.More young people secure decent...[more]

Partners
SPC (regional coordination), PYC, UNFPA, IPPF, PIFS, WHO, ILO,CYP, FAO, 350 Org, UNICEF, UNDP, SPREP, GIZ
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Paraguay protects, promotes and facilitates effective implementation of the right to food security and nutrition

In recent years, Paraguay has prioritized reducing extreme poverty and child malnutrition. Although extreme poverty has decreased between 1997 and 2013, there has been a significant increase in the levels of inequality in rural areas. Therefore, the SDG-F has been supporting the government of Paraguay in its efforts to identify, at national level, integrated solutions to food security able to ensure a cross-sectoral and inclusive approach in order to engage different actors, such as indigenous and vulnerable rural households, in particularly female- headed families and to produce nutritiou...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WHO, UNICEF, FAO and WFP National partners: National and local Government, Civil Society organizations and Indigenous organizations
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Participation of young people from Puerto Rico towards 2014 SIDS Conference

To secure the engagement and participation of young people from Puerto Rico in the preparation process for developing the outcomes for the SIDS 2014 Conference. We look forward to sending two young representatives from Puerto Rico to the regional youth forum to be held in Kingston, Jamaica, during July 2013.

Partners
UNESCO, UNICEF, SIDS regional organisations, Defensores PROCDN, Foro Juvenil, Defensores Joven
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse and Exploitation in the Pacific

Outcome 1: Child Protection Systems (including Justice and Police, child and family social services, health and education and communities) provide improved quality of and access to services for the prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of children at all times.Outcome 2 Parents, caregivers, and children demonstrate skills, knowledge and behavior enabling children to grow up in caring homes and communities, including schools that are free from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Partners
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia UNICEF Governments of Nauru, Palau, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Tuvalu
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scaling up nutrition through a multi-sector approach

In Sri Lanka, the programme aims to combat food insecurity issues by closely aligning with national policies and using surveys completed on the national level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of investment on food security and nutrition. With the support of the National Nutrition Council, the programme has assisted the government in adopting well-informed decisions on targeting the appropriate recipients and in promoting the right combination of micro-nutrient rich foods. This program has also considered women a target group to empower and influence behavioral changes in children an...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WFP, FAO and UNICEF National partners: Government ministries, research institutes and Save the Children
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scaling up the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme in the Pacific.

The main goal is to contribute to the improvement of the health and nutrition status of women and children in the Pacific in order to support the attainment of the national, regional and global targets. The programme will continue to contribute to accelerated reduction of neonatal, infant and under-five child mortality; improved maternal health with equity; It will address major killers of children (neonatal conditions, pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition) and risks to maternal health through identification of supply bottlenecks and advocacy and support for their removal.

Partners
New Zealand - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UNICEF
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
School Mobilization on Lassa fever Prevention and WASH

The initiative seek to ensure healthy lives and safe drinking water use, sanitation management of people of all age, reduce global maternal mortality and preventable deaths of under five children. Mitigate water and sanitation related diseases, neglected tropical diseases and other communicable diseases such as Lassa fever.

Partners
UNICEF, Post Primary School Management Board - Ministry of Education Enugu State
Sustainable Development Goals
Solvatten solar safe water heaters

A Human Centred Solution - Just add sun. Swedish inventor Petra Wadström created the Solvatten system to bring easy to use water treatment and solar water heating to people in developing countries. The device harnesses the power of the sun to treat and heat water, reducing the need to heat and boil water by burning firewood or charcoal. The units are capable of rendering highly contaminated water drinkable in a few hours, provided there is sufficient sunlight. Solvatten directly addresses poverty-related health issues that are connected to energy scarcity and poor water quality.

Partners
UNICEF, Norwegian Refugee Council, UNFCCC, UN HABITAT, LWF, Act Alliance, Caritas, PLAN International, Lions, Rotary, Soroptimists, SWEA
Sustainable Development Goals
Strengthening local food systems and capacity building aimed at improving the production and access to safe food for families

In Ecuador, the SDG-F has established Imbabura, an integrated approach to tackle three of the most pressing challenges in the country, namely building income opportunities for small farmers-owned production units, overhauling the country local food production for better access to safe, affordable and nutritious food and fighting malnutrition and anemia.

Partners
UN agencies: FAO, WFP, UNICEF and WHO National partners: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Local Government and Private Sector organizations.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Supporting Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the Pacific

To support Ministries of Education and other Institutions to provide quality and comprehensive approaches to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education at primary and secondary school levels.The program will contribute to the development of future Pacific Island leaders who are sensitized to the issues of SRH and gender equality.

Partners
UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, Governments of Samoa, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Toilet Board Coalition

The Toilet Board Coalition is a business led coalition that shares a joint-vision and is committed to providing the necessary leadership, mentorship and investment needed to accelerate the pace of change to achieve universal access to aspirational toilet experiences. We work at the systems level to co-create the necessary ecosystem to support sanitation businesses to scale. And, we work directly with promising businesses in emerging and frontier markets that have the potential to deliver sustainable and resilient sanitation at scale.

Partners
Agence Francaise de Development, Asian Development Bank, Brac, Department for International Development, Firmenich, Grand Challenges Canada, Kimberly-Clark, LIXIL/American Standard, London School of Hygiene, The Stone Family Foundation, Unicef, Unilever, USAID, WaterAid, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, World Bank Group, WSUP
Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Pacific Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (UN PIATF)

The UN PIATF coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies in the Pacific to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, the commitments made by Pacific Ministers of Health in the Honiara and Apia Communiqus and the declaration of a NCD crisis in the Pacific issued by Pacific island Forum Leaders at their 42nd meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011. The partnership works toward supporting Pacific island countries and areas in achieving the global and Pacific sp...[more]

Partners
Membership of the task force is open to UN system agencies, funds and programmes in the Pacific region. This includes: - World Health Organization (WHO) - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) - International Labour Organization (ILO) - United Nations Populati...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals