Judy Qiu

Social Policy at UNICEF: Connecting the Regional Office to Country Offices and Strategic Program Development

Within the broad framework of UNICEF, the Regional Office advises and provides program support to the Country Offices in their regions. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office oversees 14 Country Offices and continuously builds relationships with other humanitarian partners across the region in their efforts to promote UNICEF initiatives. This presentation will give an overview of the how the Regional Office supports Country-level endeavors in fundraising and establishing collaborations with Ministries of Finance, as well as over national and international bodies. In addition, the presentation will introduce some lessons learned from a large-scale regional Social Policy training workshop held in June 2013, and discuss some of the roles and projects a Social Policy intern can take on at the Regional Office.