UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund, the world’s leading advocate for children. UNICEF believes that children need to be protected, loved and cared for. We are committed to ensuring that every child has a childhood – a time to grow, to learn and to play, a time of opportunity and hope. Every day we reach disadvantaged children in more than 150 countries promoting healthy lives; providing quality education; protecting against abuse, exploitation and violence; and combating HIV/AIDS. In pursuit of our mission to help build a world where health, education, equality and protection are realised for every child, we provide vital supplies and emergency relief to children, saving millions of young lives. Your purchase of a UNICEF gift will positively impact our important work and bring happiness to children around the world.