Advocacy at the United Nations

ChildFund Alliance works at the UN Headquarters in New York to promote children’s rights, including the right to protection from all forms of violence. We do this in partnership with Member States, UN agencies and the nongovernmental organization (NGO) community.

The Secretariat leads ChildFund Alliance’s engagement in New York-based UN events and processes, and maintains key institutional relations. It works to influence international processes and strategies to end violence against children and realize their rights more broadly.

As an international NGO, ChildFund Alliance holds special consultative status with the UN. The Secretariat represents the organization’s priorities to key international agencies and bodies, including the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the General Assembly (UNGA) and the Economic and Social Council, as well as Special Advisers, Representatives and Envoys to the Secretary-General.

ChildFund Alliance is a member of the NGO Committee on UNICEF and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. We collaborate with various civil society organizations and coalitions active at UN HQ.

Our Key Focus Areas

Child Protection