Joint News Release: UN Calls for Immediate Access to Conflict-Affected Areas to Prevent Catastrophe in South Sudan

NEW YORK (October 22, 2015) – Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity.

UNICEF Applauds Joint Call from Four Main Religions in Myanmar for Religious Tolerance for the Sake of Children

NEW YORK (October 21, 2015) – UNICEF welcomes the joint statement released by Interfaith for Children, calling for the respect of religious freedom and tolerance as essential conditions for every child to grow and develop to her/his full potential, regardless of their or their parents' religions. The call was made within the inter-faith consensus that children's needs and rights must be put at the center of the 2015 elections, and as attempts to promote religious divides for political gains are reported.

Meet Your National Council!

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s High School and Campus Initiative National Council members are effective agents of change and child survival.  The National Councils were created to work closely with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to represent and support UNICEF clubs in over six hundred high schools and colleges around the country. Comprised of six high school students and six college students, the Councils help gather resources, plan trainings, and offer guidance for UNICEF Club members.

New Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF PSAs Feature Charlie Brown and The Peanuts Movie Cast Urging Kids to Make a Difference This Halloween

NEW YORK (October 9, 2015) – “Want to be part of something totally awesome?” That’s Charlie Brown’s question to American kids in a new public service announcement (PSA), as he encourages them to take part in the 65th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF– the original Kids Helping Kids campaign.

UNICEF and WHO Ready to Support Immediate Polio Vaccination Campaign in Ukraine

NEW YORK (October 9, 2015) – Six weeks after the polio outbreak in Ukraine, UNICEF and WHO have stepped up calls for an immediate first round of nationwide polio vaccination.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Health confirmed two cases of polio on September 1. They were found in children living in Zakarpatska region, in southwest Ukraine. Both children, aged 10 months and 4 years, were not vaccinated against the disease.

Up For School Campaign in New York City

Written by Briana, a UNICEF High School Club leader.

As a UNICEF High School Club leader, my friend Jamie and I had the opportunity to attend an event in NYC. Our role was to document as UNICEF youth reporters the successes of the Up for School campaign, celebrate the achievements so far, and emphasize through social media the importance of youth taking action to address the world’s biggest problems.