Children First Speaker Series with Alexandra Yuster

UNICEF's Next Generation members Allison Back and Suruchi Ahuja at the May 14th Children First Speaker Series event.  

On May 11, 2015 the New England Regional Office was pleased to host another amazing Children First Speaker Series Luncheon featuring guest speaker Alexandra Yuster who is the Associate Director of the Programme Division at UNICEF Headquarters.

Children Face Worsening Nutrition Crisis as South Sudan Fighting Intensifies

NEW YORK (May 27, 2015) – The lives of nearly a quarter of a million children are at significant risk as food and nutrition security rapidly deteriorates in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF said today. The crisis comes as a result of ongoing conflict, diminished household food stocks and a shrinking economy. 

Northeast Nigeria: Alarming Spike in Suicide Attacks Involving Women and Girls

NEW YORK (May 26, 2015) – More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF.

In 2014, 26 suicide attacks were recorded compared to 27 attacks as of May 2015. In at least three-quarters of these incidents, women and children were reportedly used to carry out the attacks.

Presidents of the UN Foundation and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Call Congressional Action on Girls Count Act “A Step toward a Brighter Future”

Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2015) – Following markups of the Girls Count Act in both the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees, Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, and Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, spoke in support of the legislation, which supports programs in developing countries that improve birth registration for girls and boys, and promotes policies that prevent discrimination against girls.

Shut Out Trafficking at University of Nebraska: A student perspective

Shut Out Trafficking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was successful in engaging close to 4,000 students, student-athletes, staff, faculty, and community members. The week-long program consisted of an advocacy day on the student quad, a Fair Trade fair, a film screening and discussion of the documentary Not My Life, a roundtable discussion which Attorney General of Nebraska, Doug Peterson, attended and spoke at, softball and baseball games dedicated towards human trafficking awaress, and a 1-mile community walk to raise awareness about sex trafficking in Nebraska. 

Your grad gift - a year of UNICEF Next Generation!

You. Have. Graduated. Congratulations you accomplished student, you! We've got a gift for you - a complimentary year of NextGen membership.