Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child

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Today, 11 October, marks the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, a day set by the United Nations to highlight the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s theme is “Ending Child Marriage”, chosen because child marriage denies a girl of her childhood, disrupts her education, limits her opportunities, increases her risk of violence and abuse, and jeopardizes her health. To discuss the role of education in en...


News from Za’atari Camp, Jordan

Posted October 2, 2012 no picture

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As I fill my bags to prepare for my departure back home, I have an overwhelming feeling of emptiness. I want to bring with me the family that crossed the Syrian-Jordanian border overnight, the mother holding her new born child under the Bedouin tent, the child that sells cigarettes to help his family, the child in a wheel chair with no place to go and all those frustrated by the inability of the international community to end the 18-month armed conflict.

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As I fill my bags to prepare for my departure back home, I have an overwhelming feeling of emptiness. I want to bring with me the family that crossed the Syrian-Jordanian border overnight, the mother holding her new born child under the Bedouin tent, the child that sells cigarettes to help his family, the child in a wheel chair with no place to go and all those frustrated by the inability of the international community to end the 18-month armed conflict. Source: http://www.educationandtransitio...


Albanian youth calls for schools as peace zones

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Katerina Thanasi is a fifteen-year-old girl from Gjirokastra, Albania. Supported by Save the Children, Katarina is working to promote peace and conflict resolution in her country. She recently participated in a Children, Youth and Peacebuilding event in New York organized by Save the Children, the International Peace Institute and the Permanent Mission of the Norway to the United Nations. In the lead up to the International Day of Peace on the 21 September 2012, UNICEF interviewed Katerina about her projects and the importance of using education as a tool for peace.

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Katerina Thanasi is a fifteen-year-old girl from Gjirokastra, Albania. Supported by Save the Children, Katarina is working to promote peace and conflict resolution in her country. She recently participated in a Children, Youth and Peacebuilding event in New York organized by Save the Children, the International Peace Institute and the Permanent Mission of the Norway to the United Nations. In the lead up to the International Day of Peace on the 21 September 2012, UNICEF interviewed Katerina about...


New UNICEF podcast: Changing perceptions through groundbreaking performances

Posted September 11, 2012 no picture

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Images of Sue Austin, gliding through the deep on her wheelchair, past schools of fish and lush coral reefs, are taking the world by storm. A multimedia, performance and installation artist, Ms. Austin is the architect of Creating the Spectacle, a groundbreaking series of performances of an underwater wheelchair user that challenges the perception of wheelchairs and disabilities. The main purpose behind Ms. Austin’s work is to transform preconceptions and create unexpected images that inspire...


UNICEF podcast: Inspiring children to dream, through play

Posted September 6, 2012 no picture

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For children growing up in crisis and post-conflict areas, opportunities for education and play are limited, and funding is scarce. In the most recent edition to the ‘Beyond School Books’ series, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Ms. Cassie Landers, Columbia University, and Ms. Evelyn Margron, Tipa Tipa Program Country Director, on the importance of learning through play. UNICEF is testing playground projects in Bangladesh and Haiti to inspire children’s dreams, to help them r...


The power of youth – celebrating International Youth Day

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To mark International Youth Day on 12 August, which this year has the theme ‘Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth’, podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog spoke with four young people who have changed the world for better: Baruani Ndume, Samuel Kissi, Thandiwe Chama, and Sonam Phuntsho. To listen to the podcast, please click here!


YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. In Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture is working with UNICEF and donor partners through the ETF to make sure that all children in the country – especially the most marginalized and vulnerable – have the proper learning resources. These critical investments in education, in conjunction with initiatives that help vulnerable children attend school, have helped revitalize the education sector in Zimbabwe and boosted the performance of le...


Mia Farrow on visiting the crisis-afflicted Sahel region

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and internationally acclaimed actress Mia Farrow recently visited a therapeutic feeding center in Mao, Chad, where she met with families and children affected by the crisis. In this installment of the ‘Beyond School Books’ podcast series, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Ms. Farrow about her experiences in Chad and her thoughts on the role of education during emergencies. To listen to the podcast, please click here!


What does achieving the water MDG mean for school children?

Posted March 22, 2012 no picture

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UNICEF and the World Health Organization recently announced that the world had met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well ahead of the 2015 deadline. To commemorate World Water Day today, on 22 March, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Murat Sahin, UNICEF advisor on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools initiative, and Alexander Schratz, the Executive Director of Fit for School, a Philippines-based...


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