UNICEF Ball Raises Over $2.5 Million to Save and Protect the World’s Children

NEW YORK (January 13, 2016) – Last night, hundreds of Los Angeles notables came together to celebrate UNICEF’s work for children at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias were honored for their extraordinary commitment to put children first.

One in Four Children in Conflict Zones are Out of School

NEW YORK (January 12, 2016) – In 22 countries affected by conflict, nearly 24 million children living in crisis zones are out of school, UNICEF said today.

The analysis highlights that nearly one in four of the 109.2 million children of primary and lower secondary school age - typically between six and 15 years – living in conflict areas are missing out on their education.

Louis Vuitton partners with UNICEF to help children in urgent need

Paris, 11 January 2016 – Louis Vuitton and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the leading humanitarian and development organization working globally for the rights of every child, have signed a global partnership to support the most vulnerable children around the world. The aim is to raise funds for UNICEF and help support children that are exposed to conflict, diseases, natural disasters and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Trafficking

As parents, guardians, or educators of children, discussing an issue as vast, unsettling, and frightening as human trafficking may be intimidating. However, it is important for you to understand the vulnerabilities that youth have to trafficking, since it’s an issue that affects communities across our nation and world. You are part of the solution for preventing this abuse and exploitation.

UNICEF Kid Power To Give More than 70,000 Students Across the Country the Power to Get Active and Save Lives in 2016

NEW YORK (January 7, 2016) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the launch of the 2016 UNICEF Kid Power school program, expanding to 13 cities across the country and empowering more than 70,000 elementary school children to get active and save lives. More than 3,200 teams of third  through fifth-graders in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Phoenix, Portland (Maine), Sacramento, San Francisco/Oakland and Washington D.C.

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How Trafficking Exists Today

At its most basic form, human trafficking is the buying and selling of people. It exists across continents and is facilitated through a variety of venues, but ultimately- human trafficking is an industry, and it profits from the exploitation of people.

Human trafficking has been compared to modern-day slavery, and in many respects, the similarities are obvious.