Pocket-sized Innovation, Giant Impact: New App and Online System Launches in South Sudan to Support Most Vulnerable Children

A new online database and application designed to better protect children in emergencies is today being launched in Juba by UNICEF, Save the Children and a network of child protection organizations. Developed globally but customized for South Sudan, the app contains a database of child protection cases, which frontline case workers can update and monitor in real time, removing the need for paper-based work while in the field. This innovation will drastically reduce administration time, giving case managers more time to dedicate to supporting vulnerable children. The application has the…

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UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign to inspire support for vaccines

UNICEF is launching a new global campaign on 24 April to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users. The campaign will run alongside World Immunization Week from 24 to 30 April to spread the message that together communities, including parents, can protect everyone through vaccines. #VaccinesWork has long been used to bring together immunization advocates online. This year, UNICEF is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to encourage even greater reach.…

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World Bank and UNICEF partner to promote education, skills and training for young people

The World Bank and UNICEF announced a new commitment to promote education, skills and training for young people in developing countries with the goal of boosting their employment prospects. The partnership will align $1 billion in World Bank investments with Generation Unlimited, a new global initiative, currently hosted by UNICEF. The investments are also an important component of the World Bank Group’s Human Capital Project, which ismobilizing countries to deliver more effective investments in people – especially young people – as a key pathway to jobs in today’s changing world…

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Islamic Development Bank and UNICEF to establish a Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and UNICEF have signed a communique to announce their intent to develop a Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children. Discussed on the margins of IsDB’s 44th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors, the fund would aim to mobilise Islamic giving, including philanthropic and Zakat resources, towards humanitarian and resilience development programmes that ensure the well-being of children in IsDB member countries IsDB and UNICEF are now developing the fund, alongside key partners and potential supporters, in anticipation of a formal launch during the United Nations…

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Social Bite has teamed up with Malala and UNICEF to launch a global sleep out movement

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, visited Edinburgh yesterday marking an announcement that her organisation, Malala Fund, will be working with Social Bite’s Josh Littlejohn MBE on an international collaboration, which aims to support thousands of homeless and displaced people around the world. Malala recently visited Social Bite’s restaurant, Vesta, for a private luncheon and later that night spoke at Edinburgh’s EICC at a dinner hosted by Social Bite. During the visit, Social Bite’s co-founder Josh Littlejohn revealed that Malala Fund will be a key partner and…

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