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Advocacy is one of UNICEF’s main programs. On this page, you will find more information about current and past UNICEF projects, child stories and ways you can get involved.

Racism and violence damage children, leaving deep and lasting scars. Here are five things you and your family can do now to help create a more just society.


A COVID-19 helpline in Pakistan is providing vital support to communities in need during the pandemic.

Jayanti, a first year university student, shares her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mental Health is a big thing for so many people, but I think the most important thing - especially in such a time like this - is trying to work on being kinder to ourselves.

Global coordination is urgently needed to prevent this health crisis from becoming a child-rights crisis.


This as a reminder to everyone to check on your families but your friends as well. We are all affected by COVID-19 differently, but just as it affects someone’s physical health it may also be affecting someone's mental health.


"I told myself, no matter how I graduate, I would do it with a smile on my face for all the youth around the world who did not get the chance to experience their final year of high school... When my friends begin sulking, I gently remind them that we are lucky, regardless of how they feel." - Augustin, on a new normal without final exams, Grad Ball or convocation.

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It's a tough time to be a kid. As the pandemic wears on, it is not just the Easter Bunny who must be declared an essential service. Children need child protection workers and safe community spaces – these should be the first to emerge from lockdown, in every part of Canada.


When we think of traditional fundraising efforts, often it’s events – things like marathons or bake sales – that come to mind. In a time of social distancing though, how can people fundraise? We talked to UNICEF UBC, one of our Campus Clubs, on how they’re keeping their fundraising efforts going, while practicing safe social distancing.


Children around the world - many of whom are out of school due to COVID-19 - need support from their parents right now. And parents need support from their employers.