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Italy: Unicef - Innocenti Research Centre

Undertakes and promotes policy analysis and research into all aspects of children's rights and well-being; provides a forum for international professional exchanges; advocates and disseminates ideas and results of research; the Centre contributes to the intellectual leadership of UNICEF and supports organization-wide policies and actions for the implementation of the Millennium Development Agenda and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.


Examples of Research Projects:

The nature of IRC research has to be about children.

  1. Understanding and addressing child poverty
  2. Implementation of international standards on children's rights
  3. Child trafficking and children and migration
  4. Children transitional justice and affected by war
  5. Promoting the abandonment of harmful practices (behavioural change)


Contact Information:

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

Piazza SS. Annunziata 12 

50122 Florence - Italy

Tel. +39 055 20 330

Director, Office of Research: Gordon Alexander
Email: florence (at)


Tags: ["Violence", "Child poverty", "Children's rights", "Children's well-being", "disabilities", "participation", "Children in the legal system", "Children in care", "fostering and adoption", "Child research methodology development", "Early childhood", "Environment and habitat", "Famliy related issues", "Indigenous children", "Minority children", "Public policy", "Refugee and unaccompanied children", "Sexual exploitation", "Social exclusion and marginalisation", "Social services towards children", "Youth issues", "HIV/AIDS", "Globalisation", "economy"]
Published Sep. 19, 2008 1:58 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 2:57 PM