UNICEF Executive Director to serve as board chair of Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, will serve as chair of the board of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. Now in its third year, the Global Partnership – a coalition of governments, United Nations agencies, international non-governmental and civil society organizations, the private sector, academics and children – is dedicated to ending all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse against children. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore replaces Elisabeth Dahlin, Interim End Violence Board Chair and Secretary General of Save the Children Sweden. “Violence against children is unacceptable, but…

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UNICEF Canada and dozens of Canadian celebrities shine spotlight on challenges facing youth in Canada

A recent UNICEF report comparing the well-being of children in the richest countries around the world placed Canada an alarming 25th among the 41 countries measured. These rankings haven’t improved in more than a decade, which has UNICEF Canada partnering with top Canadian celebrities to do something about it. Today, UNICEF Canada launches a new ad campaign to highlight “One Youth” – a groundbreaking initiative with the mission to make Canada the best place in the world to grow up in by 2030. The campaign brings together dozens of Canadian…

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Beko embarks on a Global Mission to Prevent Childhood Obesity with FC Barcelona in support for UNICEF

Beko is taking on a global mission to help prevent childhood obesity via its Eat Like a Pro initiative and today, the leading home appliances brand is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with UNICEF and existing sponsorship partner, FC Barcelona and it’s Foundation, to raise €1,000,000 for the cause. Beko will not only inspire and raise awareness about the global challenge of obesity in childhood, but has a goal to raise €1,000,000 for UNICEF by encouraging people all over the world to share their healthy eating habits on social…

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UNICEF Asks For ‘ A Minute of Your Time’ to Stop Violence Against Children in New Campaign Via The Monkeys

Every five minutes a child around  the world dies at the hands of violence. To help put an end to violence against children, UNICEF‘s new campaign, ‘A Minute of Your  Time’  turns time into money and money into real, life-saving aid for children in danger. Created by The Monkeys, the national awareness and fundraising campaign encourages Australians to find out how much a minute of their time is worth so they can donate it to the international charity and help stop violence against children sooner. Driving participants to a dedicated…

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World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF as it launches Every Child ALIVE Campaign

Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds. “While we have more than halved the number of deaths among children under the age of five in the last quarter century, we have not made similar progress in ending deaths among children less than one month old,” said…

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