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We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.

With equal opportunities, girls and women can thrive as entrepreneurs. Shirin, 17, joined an adolescent club in Banglade...
06/09/2019

With equal opportunities, girls and women can thrive as entrepreneurs. Shirin, 17, joined an adolescent club in Bangladesh, built her skills and received funds to start a new shop. Now she's supporting herself, a stronger economy and a fairer society for everyone.

06/09/2019
Time: A precious gift

On UN Day of Parents, Clarke Gayford, fiancé of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and father to their baby Neve, had this powerful message to all countries.

This is how Cuba is helping fathers spend more time with their children - including 12 months of paid paternity leave. #...
06/09/2019
A father from the start

This is how Cuba is helping fathers spend more time with their children - including 12 months of paid paternity leave. #EarlyMomentsMatter

With the help of family-friendly policies, couples in Cuba break gender norms by sharing parenting responsibilities

This boy lives with his family at a makeshift camp - a safe haven for people fleeing violence in Idlib, north western Sy...
06/08/2019

This boy lives with his family at a makeshift camp - a safe haven for people fleeing violence in Idlib, north western Syria.

UNICEF partners are supporting children with nutrition, health and sanitation services.

#ChildrenUnderAttack

What was your favourite game in the playground?School should be a place where children feel safe and supported to expres...
06/08/2019

What was your favourite game in the playground?

School should be a place where children feel safe and supported to express themselves and learn. Yet, for many students school is a scary place. Together, we can change this. Violence is not inevitable. #ENDviolence

06/08/2019
A place to heal

A place to play.
A place to make friends.
A place to learn.

This kindergarten in Jordan supported by UNICEF Jordan is helping thousands of children heal after years of conflict in Syria. A Child Is A Child.

“It’s remarkable to see children, who have been through so much, gain a sense of normality in the safe spaces set up...
06/07/2019

“It’s remarkable to see children, who have been through so much, gain a sense of normality in the safe spaces set up by UNICEF, where they are free to sing, dance, play and just be children.”

Our Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom plays with children displaced by devastating cyclones and flooding at a UNICEF-supported child friendly space in Beira, Mozambique.

Every day, countless children live in fear of their bullies, both in person and online.Enough is enough. Children need c...
06/07/2019
Bring bullying to an end - UNICEF Connect

Every day, countless children live in fear of their bullies, both in person and online.

Enough is enough. Children need commitment from adults, teachers, policy-makers and tech industries to keep them safe.

As the world gathers at the Anti-Bullying Forum, let's recommit to protecting children from all forms of violence and bullying.

06/07/2019
Gender explained

What is gender all about? Gabby, Timmy and Madame Fishy explain all... 🐠

👩‍⚕️ Safe hands = healthy start 👶UNICEF Nigeria supports quality care for mothers and babies before, during ...
06/06/2019

👩‍⚕️ Safe hands = healthy start 👶

UNICEF Nigeria supports quality care for mothers and babies before, during and after birth. The goal: every child alive.

Exhausted. Desperate. Scared. Children like this girl are under unimaginable strain after fleeing ongoing violence in Id...
06/06/2019

Exhausted. Desperate. Scared. Children like this girl are under unimaginable strain after fleeing ongoing violence in Idlib, northern Syria.

Above all else, parties to the conflict must protect children.

#ChildrenUnderAttack

The ❤️ of a grandmother!Baby Isabel laughs as her grandmother lifts her while waiting for her mother at the Colombia...
06/06/2019

The ❤️ of a grandmother!

Baby Isabel laughs as her grandmother lifts her while waiting for her mother at the Colombian-Venezuelan border. They plan to head to Peru, where Alejandra's father is waiting for them.

06/06/2019
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The class of no tomorrow.

Has your country endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration?

Playtime isn’t just fun - it’s every child’s right. For every child, play!
06/06/2019

Playtime isn’t just fun - it’s every child’s right.

For every child, play!

06/05/2019
Reunited 💙

After being separated from her three children for five years, Khamisa’s joy is palpable as she is reunited with them in South Sudan. Conflict in South Sudan has separated thousands of children from their families. We’ve helped reunite nearly 6,000 children since the beginning of conflict in 2013.

Voahirana, 14, writes her dream on the board in her classroom in Marovoay, Madagascar.She is able to go to school safely...
06/05/2019

Voahirana, 14, writes her dream on the board in her classroom in Marovoay, Madagascar.

She is able to go to school safely, but many children living with albinism are isolated, and subjected to abuse and violence.

❤️Yulis, 3, draws a picture of her parents at a child-friendly space in Cúcuta, Colombia. At least 327,000 children...
06/05/2019

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Yulis, 3, draws a picture of her parents at a child-friendly space in Cúcuta, Colombia. At least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia. We’re on the ground helping children play and learn.

Aicha is holding her newborn baby for the first time in Côte d'Ivoire. All pregnant women have a right to this precious...
06/05/2019

Aicha is holding her newborn baby for the first time in Côte d'Ivoire. All pregnant women have a right to this precious moment yet every day more than 800 die because they don't have access to quality, affordable health care. We must put more value on women's lives. It's time to invest in quality care for all.

It’s about love. 😍It’s about play. ⚽️It’s about food. 🥕It’s about care. 🤗It’s about time. ⏰This...
06/04/2019
It’s about time

It’s about love. 😍
It’s about play. ⚽️
It’s about food. 🥕
It’s about care. 🤗
It’s about time. ⏰

This is how governments and businesses can give working parents more precious time with their children.

#EarlyMomentsMatter

Take the poll: What family-friendly policies would make a difference to your family life?

06/04/2019

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06/04/2019
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A big kiss from dad ❤️. This family shares a special moment at a camp in Lesvos, Greece. Children uprooted have a right to learn, grow up healthy and be their best.

We all need a helping hand sometimes.Let's take the time to be respectful, kind and supportive. Together, we can end vio...
06/04/2019

We all need a helping hand sometimes.

Let's take the time to be respectful, kind and supportive. Together, we can end violence.

06/03/2019
BBC News NI

Meet Mohammed, a Syrian primary school pupil in Northern Ireland.

This is how his gift with languages is helping him support other students.

Meet the Syrian primary school pupil so good at languages he's been acting as an interpreter for his classmates 🗣

Our workplaces must give parents the time and support they need to give their children the best start in life.Help us co...
06/03/2019
It’s about time

Our workplaces must give parents the time and support they need to give their children the best start in life.

Help us convince governments and businesses to invest more in family-friendly policies by taking our poll.

#EarlyMomentsMatter

Take the poll: What family-friendly policies would make a difference to your family life?

Water is a right 💧Judith has a sip at a UNICEF-supported water tap in Cúcuta, Colombia, where thousands of Venezuela...
06/03/2019

Water is a right 💧

Judith has a sip at a UNICEF-supported water tap in Cúcuta, Colombia, where thousands of Venezuelans pass by daily seeking medical attention or at the beginning of their migration journey.

06/03/2019
Who made your shoes?

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This is how we’re helping shoe factory workers spend more quality time with their children in Viet Nam.

#EarlyMomentsMatter

Being a parent is the most important job in the world.Tell us what would give you more time with your child and we’ll ...
06/02/2019
It’s about time

Being a parent is the most important job in the world.

Tell us what would give you more time with your child and we’ll share it with decision makers in July.

#EarlyMomentsMatter

Take the poll: What family-friendly policies would make a difference to your family life?

06/02/2019
Tea Time?

This is how a tea plantation is giving working parents peace of mind in Rwanda. ☕️

#EarlyMomentsMatter

Good parenting for healthy brain development in babies needs time - time to bond, time to eat and play and love; time to...
06/02/2019
It’s about time

Good parenting for healthy brain development in babies needs time - time to bond, time to eat and play and love; time together. 💖

Tell us what changes at work would give you more time with your child. Take our parenting poll today.

Take the poll: What family-friendly policies would make a difference to your family life?

06/01/2019
Time: A precious gift

On UN Day of Parents, Clarke Gayford, fiancé of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and father to their baby Neve, has this powerful message to all countries.

The one person who can always make me laugh is ____________. Let them know with a tag 💛!For every child, friendship.
06/01/2019

The one person who can always make me laugh is ____________. Let them know with a tag 💛!

For every child, friendship.

Today is the start of our first Parenting Month!What would help you spend more time with your children? Take our parenti...
06/01/2019
It’s about time

Today is the start of our first Parenting Month!

What would help you spend more time with your children? Take our parenting poll today!

#EarlyMomentsMatter

Take the poll: What family-friendly policies would make a difference to your family life?

06/01/2019
It’s about time

A special message from our Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, on Global Day of Parents.

#EarlyMomentsMatter

It’s UN Day of Parents!This month, we’re calling for family-friendly policies so working parents have more precious ...
06/01/2019
It’s about time

It’s UN Day of Parents!

This month, we’re calling for family-friendly policies so working parents have more precious time with their children. Join us! Add your voice to our parenting poll. #EarlyMomentsMatter

Take the poll: What family-friendly policies would make a difference to your family life?

06/01/2019
Priyanka Chopra in Ethiopia

Our Goodwill Ambassador @priyankachopra has been in Ethiopia shining a light on our work with children uprooted. We’re working to make sure migrant and refugee children’s rights are protected across the continent.

Our Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom shares a lovely moment with Logina, 5 months, and her mother Sonia at a UNICEF-su...
05/31/2019

Our Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom shares a lovely moment with Logina, 5 months, and her mother Sonia at a UNICEF-supported camp for people displaced by flooding in Beira, Mozambique.

We’re using technology to build water systems such as this solar-powered borehole at a school in Malawi to keep childr...
05/31/2019

We’re using technology to build water systems such as this solar-powered borehole at a school in Malawi to keep children healthy and in school.

Together we can set the 🌏 on a path to recovery.

05/31/2019
Priyanka Chopra in Ethiopia

“These families need the world to care.” Our Goodwill Ambassador @priyankachopra has been with us in Ethiopia meeting children uprooted and shining a light on our work there.

On Christmas Eve, 13-year-old Dwight’s life changed forever.He lost his father to gun violence. This is how he is rebu...
05/31/2019
A story of winning, despite loss - UNICEF Jamaica

On Christmas Eve, 13-year-old Dwight’s life changed forever.
He lost his father to gun violence. This is how he is rebuilding his life and finding hope.

Dwight Cooper, aged 13, does not say much. Instead he leads other children through his actions. Their eyes following his movements, the taekwondo...

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