Let's end child marriage
UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage
Through the Global Programme, we are accelerating action to end child marriage, and UNFPA and UNICEF are able to reach more girls. The Global Programme is leveraging investments to increase outreach and sustainability. In 2017, it spent over US$33 million with complementary investments of over $22 million from other sources.
In 2017, over one million girls and four million community members in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia were reached with information, skills and services related to ending child marriage. Nine of the 12 countries have developed national strategies to end child marriage, five of which are costed – including three newly costed in 2017 (Ghana, Nepal and Zambia).