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Advocating for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and further action needed.
UNICEF USA Applauds Passage of Global Nutrition Resolution
Congress prioritizes accelerating global progress against malnutrition
Step Up and Be Counted in the 2020 U.S. Census
Children under age 5 are routinely overlooked in the U.S. census. In 2020, let's make sure we're all accounted for.
UNICEF USA Statement on U.S. Decision Use of Anti-Personnel Landmines
UNICEF USA Statement on U.S. Decision to Allow Use of Anti-Personnel Landmines
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Working to Welcome Refugees From Coast to Coast
More than 40 governors have raised their hand to receive refugees in 2020.
U.S. Government Support for UNICEF Grows
This week, federal lawmakers passed legislation to fund the U.S. Government for FY 2020 including $134 million in core resources for UNICEF.
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UNICEF Stands With Dreamers and TPS Recipients
Join UNICEF in urging Congress to pass legislation that will allow Dreamers and those with TPS status to remain in the U.S.
International Day of the Girl
This International Day of the Girl, let's make sure we keep girls in school!
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Happy Anniversary to the Convention on the Rights of the Child — still a powerful guiding force behind UNICEF's work.
Celebrating the Passage of H.R. 2615
UNICEF USA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for showing bipartisan unity today in passing H.R. 2615.
A No-Brainer: Advocating for Early Childhood Education
Join UNICEF in prioritizing both quality learning and protection to achieve early learning results around the world.
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The future of 700,000 Dreamers remains in limbo as the courts and lawmakers deliberate their fate.
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Marrying before age 18 is harmful and should be banned with no exceptions. UNICEF is working to end it, in the U.S. and around the world.
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Recent victories in New Jersey and Delaware provide hope to other State Legislatures introducing similar bills.
Senate Appropriations 2018
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Separating Migrant Children From Their Families Is Wrong
UNICEF USA is calling on America to revise its strategies for protecting children at the border.
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DC CAT Member Kareen Sanchez shares why every voice counts on Advocacy Day
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UNICEF supports the right of all children to have safe and happy childhoods, and to have their voices heard.
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UNICEF USA Advocates Take Capitol Hill!
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Mickey Leland was a wonderful ambassador for the United States to the world’s most vulnerable people.
7th Annual UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon
The Midwest Region hosts the 7th Annual UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon
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Children in Erbil Speak to Congress
With UNICEF support, No Lost Generation invests in the future of children caught in conflict
Worth the Wait: The READ Act is Signed into Law
This legislation would make quality basic education in developing countries an objective of U.S. foreign policy.
Q&A: "DACA Was a Life Changer. We No Longer Live in the Shadows."
Dreamers are staring down the very real possibility that they will be expelled from the only home they have ever known.
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Senate Appropriators Sustain UNICEF's Funding
UNICEF’s funding maintained at the same level of $132.5 million
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This School Year: Ensure all Children the Right to Go Back to School
Support the Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act (H.R. 2408/ S. 1580)
UNICEF USA Sheds Light on the Importance of ECD
Highlighting Early Childhood Development on Capitol Hill
UNICEF USA Marks a Milestone in Securing Federal Funding for UNICEF
"The lion’s share of the credit for this interim, bipartisan victory belongs to our supporters."
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UNICEF USA Underscores the Importance of Diasporas on the Hill
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Children around the world urgently need our help. Please contact Congress today and advocate for continued U.S. funding for UNICEF.
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UNICEF USA supporter Fabienne Pierre shares why she is an advocate for children and inspires others to become an advocate, too.
Congress Passes FY17 Appropriations for UNICEF
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NYC CAT Builds Relationship with Representative Adriano Espaillat
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My Hill Day Experience
We frantically rehearse our pitch as we wait for the meeting to begin.
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Meet Bouchra a passionate advocate for children's rights
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USF Applauds Hyatt Hotels for joining “The Code”
Sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism is a serious problem
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Sarah and the Chicago CAT visit Senator Kirk's Office
While this was not the first time that I have met with a Congressional office, I still found myself with nervous butterflies!
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Supporting U.S. Fund for UNICEF Congressional Action Teams
I was thrilled when I learned about the newly forming Congressional Action Teams.
The U.S. is a "Club of One" on child rights
We know that in fact, many Americans actually support the CRC.
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Making a difference for the world's children
This past spring, I got involved with the new Congressional Action Team (CAT) in Miami.
Advocacy doesn't vacation!
Louis Pasteur, the French chemist and microbiologist, famously said, “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
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Chicago Congressional Action Team meets Congressman Quigley
We each arrived with our small, blue UNICEF pins and a bag of nerves.
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Introducing UNICEF Congressional Action Teams
Want to make a real difference for the world’s children? Join a UNICEF Congressional Action Team.
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Do the SDGs really matter? For UNICEF supporters, the answer is YES!
Birth registration bill signed into law!
On Friday, June 12, 2015, the President signed into law: S. 802, the "Girls Count Act of 2015"…
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Senator Mark Kirk helps launch UNICEF Club at his Alma Mater
New Trier High School was thrilled to have UNICEF supporter and Senator Mark Kirk there to kick-off their UNICEF club
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And then there were two...
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