Children of the World
The needs of children pervade the work of the United Nations system. From education programmes and efforts to abolish child labor, exploitation and abuse, from humanitarian help for children in the circumstances of violent conflicts and natural disasters to disease-eradication and anti-discrimination campaigns, the UN strives to protect children’s human rights all over the world.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the vanguard of the UN system’s commitment to children — their survival, protection and development – guided by the landmark Convention on the Rights of the Child and supported by other agencies of the UN family. Children’s needs and rights are addressed in the Millennium Development Goals, and in the plans emerging from major UN conferences.

The United Nations Photo Library ( holds a collection of approximately 800,000 photographs dating back to the mid-1940s chronicling the history of the Organization and its work. The collection includes coverage of historic UN meetings and events, as well as a wide array of field coverage from its earliest days.

The Photo Library's mission is to make its collection available to media organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations, researchers and civil society at large, in order to foster public understanding of the work of the United Nations and its goals.
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