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.
NEW YORK (January 12, 2016) – “With no end in sight to the deadly conflict in Yemen, nearly 10 million children inside the country are now facing a new year of pain and suffering.
“Continuous bombardment and street fighting are exposing children and their families to a deadly combination of violence, disease and deprivation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Shut Out Trafficking initiative was created by The End Trafficking project at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports in an effort to leverage resources and raise awareness about human trafficking in the United States.
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.