June 27, 2013
Singularity University and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Partner to Advance Global Innovations that Benefit Women and Children
Singularity University (SU) and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have announced a new partnership to create transformative technologies that will save and improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and women in developing countries. SU and UNICEF will work together to find sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the areas of nutrition, water, energy, security, health, and education.
June 24, 2013
Soaring summer temperatures, overcrowding, and worsening sanitary conditions are the latest threats facing some four million children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, UNICEF said today. “Without enough safe water and sanitation, the likelihood will rise that children in Syria and those living as refugees around the region will fall sick with diarrhea and other diseases,” said Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
June 17, 2013
UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Peter Krämer Foundation Kick Off Appeal to Expand Schools for Africa Initiative
UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Foundation kicked off a new fundraising drive to raise $80 million to help Africa’s girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other children go to get a quality education. They agreed to expand Schools for Africa, which has to date helped benefit 21 million children. The new phase aims to help children in Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
June 12, 2013
In conflict, schools must be protected as safe havens where children can learn and grow to their full potential, while regaining a sense of normalcy.
June 12, 2013
On the World Day Against Child Labor, UNICEF today called attention to the millions of children who are engaged in some form of hazardous or exploitative work, usually at the expense of their health, education, overall wellbeing, and development. UNICEF estimates that around 150 million children between the ages of five and 14. According to the latest estimates from the International Labour Organization, 7.4 million children in the same age group are engaged in domestic work, which is disproportionately carried out by girls.