Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Max Hill
Last week the Secretary-General released the annual report on Children and Armed Conflict. This report summarized all of the progress that has been made in terms of reducing the amount of children involved in situations of armed conflict, as well as highlighted areas where work still needs to be done. UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, stated that there are 23 situations around the world in which children are being used in armed conflict in some way.
The annual report named some specific groups and areas where clear violations of children’s rights ...
by Catherine Warren
At UN Headquarters on Tuesday, June 10th UNICEF Activate Talks hosted an event to discuss "Innovative Approaches to Advocate for Child Rights." UNICEF hosts Activate Talks to bring together innovators, experts and thought leaders to illustrate innovations that are able to bring progress on big issues that "vulnerable and marginalized" children face in every country. Chris Fabian, a co-director of UNICEF's Innovation Unit introduced Tuesday's Activate Talk saying that the world is broken and the problems causing the brokenness "can be fixed by a grouped of people that think in the same way."
The "Innovative ...
by Max Hill
In March, the United Nations and UNICEF launched an initiative to end the use of children as security forces by governments. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui launched the initiative. This campaign is known as Children, Not Soldiers.
This initiative is a call to action that highlights the importance of allowing all children of the world to have the chance to grow up without being recruited and used as soldiers. In his announcement of the initiative, the Secretary-General stated, “children should be armed with pens and textbooks, not guns ...
by Grace Segers
On June 12, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations will be supporting the International Labour Organization’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign. The ILO reports there are an estimated 168 million child workers in the world. These children suffer abuse as sweatshop workers, miners, child soldiers, sex workers, or in other horrific and inhumane positions. The Red Card to Child Labour initiative is an attempt to raise awareness of these children’s plight through social media.
The Red Card campaign will culminate on June 12 with a Thunderclap message. Thunderclap allows various organizations and people ...
The UNICEF Tap Project invites you to go without your phone to help children in need of clean water. Are you up for the challenge?
For every ten minutes you don’t touch your phone, UNICEF Tap Project donors and sponsors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need.* It’s that simple.
Take the Challenge!
Your total time will help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation to children in need around the world.
1. Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone.
2. Begin the challenge right away to see how long you can go without your ...