Xylem Partners with UNICEF to Create a Brighter Future for 3.4 Million Children in India’s Most Vulnerable Communities

Xylem Watermark, the corporate social responsibility program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), aims to reach over 3.4 million children by end of 2023 through its support of UNICEF, the world’s leading organization for children. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the partnership seeks to improve awareness of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in India’s most vulnerable communities, with a focus on strengthening WASH protocols in schools and pre-schools, known as anganwadi centers. Currently, 25% of children in India experience high water vulnerability, and half of all schools lack adequate…

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Accenture, Dubai Cares, Microsoft and UNICEF launch digital education platform under Generation Unlimited to help address global learning crisis

Accenture, Dubai Cares, Microsoft and UNICEF announced the launch of a global, digital learning platform for young people. Operating under the Generation Unlimited partnership, the Passport to Earning platform aims to address the global education crisis – currently exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – and prepare the next generation for decent work. The platform will provide young people aged 15-24 across the world with free, certified education and skills training—with content spanning across digital, foundational, role-based, and technical skills. Young people using the platform will be able to use the…

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UNICEF to launch UN’s largest-ever NFT collection to mark 75th anniversary

UNICEF plans to sell 1,000 data-driven non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the UN’s largest-ever NFT collection to date, the UN children’s agency said today ahead of commemorations of UNICEF’s 75th anniversary.  A portion of the NFTs will be digitally watermarked to commemorate the agency’s 75th year, while others will be connected to events in early 2022. These digital collectibles will be sold directly by UNICEF, using the Ethereum blockchain. “For 75 years, UNICEF has been a driving force for change in children’s lives. And as we look back at our history, we…

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One million schools mapped: UNICEF and ITU’s Giga initiative, with support from Ericsson, reaches milestone towards connecting every school to the internet

One year after Ericsson entered a global partnership with UNICEF to support the Giga Initiative’s school connectivity mapping efforts, the initiative has reached a major milestone in mapping the location and connectivity status of one million schools. Giga – founded by UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2019 – aims to connect every school to the internet by 2030 and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice. Mapping schools is a key pillar of Giga as it helps provide an understanding of the scale of investment, actions…

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UNICEF and BTS celebrate success of ‘groundbreaking’ LOVE MYSELF campaign

UNICEF, record label BIGHIT MUSIC, and the 21st century pop icons BTS are marking the groundbreaking success of the LOVE MYSELF campaign this week, with the campaign reaching almost every country in the world with positive messages of self-love and self-care. Since 2017, LOVE MYSELF has generated almost five million tweets and more than 50 million engagements, such as likes, retweets, replies and comments, according to a new analysis* in UNICEF’s flagship report, The State of the World’s Children 2021, launched yesterday. “We started LOVE MYSELF as a way to…

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