UNICEF Tap Project Challenges Americans to Stop Using their Phones to Provide 14 Million Days of Clean Water to Children

NEW YORK (February 17, 2015) The UNICEF Tap Project today announced its challenge to the American public: put down your phones and help save children’s lives. The unique mobile experience aims to unlock 14 million days of clean, safe water for children around the world by encouraging Americans to stop texting, calling, emailing, tweeting and posting -- and challenging their friends to do the same.

Schools in Liberia to Re-Open Following Return of More than 1 Million Students in Guinea

NEW YORK (February 13, 2015) – As children in Liberia prepare to return to their classrooms on Monday February 16,  following seven months of Ebola-related school closures, UNICEF and its partners are working to put in place safety measures to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus. 

More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment

NEW YORK (February 12, 2015) – Children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said today to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.

More Children Released from Armed Group in South Sudan

NEW YORK (February 10, 2015) – UNICEF and partners are overseeing the release of another 300 children from an armed group in South Sudan.

The children in Pibor, Jonglei State, surrendered their weapons and uniforms in a ceremony overseen by the South Sudan National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission, and the Cobra Faction and supported by UNICEF. They will spend their first night in an interim care center where they will be provided with food, water and clothing. They will also have access to health and psychosocial services.

Share The Love: Support Fair Trade This Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are stocked full with bouquets of flowers, jewelry, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.

When thinking about surprising your loved ones with gifts, do you consider the farmers, producers, and artisans who are responsible for harvesting the minerals in those beautiful earrings, growing the cocoa that is made into mouth-watering chocolate bars, and growing the perfect red roses?

A Courtship for Children

Photo courtesy of Max Duckworth and Sarah Godlewski

Max and Sarah in Belize.

Like most projects that Mid-Atlantic Regional Board Members Max Duckworth and Sarah Godlewski have collaborated on together, the idea to celebrate their wedding by advancing the work of UNICEF was a quickly implemented decision.