UNICC is pleased to announce that the UNICEF Supply Division (UNICEFSD) has been accepted as a UNICC Partner Organization. The UNICEF global supply hub is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with regional supply hubs in Dubai, Brindisi and Panama.
UNICC’s Business Relationship Manager for UNICEF and UNICEFSD is Emily Bennett.
About UNICEF Supply Division
UNICEF’s supply and logistics headquarters – Supply Division – is located in Copenhagen, which is also home to the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world.
Supplies are essential to fulfil children’s rights. Supporting child survival and development programmes around the world, UNICEF-procured supplies are critical in providing for children’s health, education and protecting them from abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
UNICEF procures and supplies over 5,000 products to address the needs of children. In 2020 the value of the goods and services that UNICEF procured on behalf of countries rose to its highest in the organization’s history: $4.468 billion. Driven in part by the exponential demand for COVID-19 related supply items, this figure represented a nearly 17 per cent increase compared to 2019, and a 27 per cent increase since 2016. As well as supporting UNICEF’s ongoing programmatic activities, the Supply function provides rapid supply response to emergencies.
UNICEF also procures and supplies essential commodities on behalf of governments and other partners in their efforts. These procurement services can also include in-country logistics, capacity building, and project management.
Ensuring the global availability of essential supplies through influencing markets for lifesaving commodities such as vaccines, essential medicines and health products, and implementing a range of supply chain models to ensure these supplies are delivered to children, are two overarching focuses.