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UN Agencies in Pakistan dealing with Children Rights


UNICEF is main agency for children mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programme.

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA focuses on advancing women’s and young people’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights.

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United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

UNDP’s overall goal is to contribute to sustainable human development. UNDP has four focus areas in its mandate: poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, and crisis prevention and recovery.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. The Agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.

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UN Women

UN Women is mandated to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities.

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, in addition to being responsible for implementing the United Nations lead programme on terrorism.

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