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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“11”: Four decade-old songs renewed in album from children in Syria and the Middle East

“Today is the best day ever. Because I had fun, I sang and learned. I was captivated. I went to another world. Like a dream!” Assia Mohammed, 11, from Aleppo, now living in Turkey To mark eight years since the start of the war in Syria, UNICEF is launching its first ever children’s songs album. Featuring children from Syria and neighbouring countries, the album revives old children’s songs originally produced in 1976. “Children from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are learning together and are forging friendships through this project,” commented…

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