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Geographic Region : South America

South America is one of the geographical regions where UNICEF is currently running programs for children in need. On this page, you will find more information on UNICEF’s work.

Five things to know about the Global Compact for Migration

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 7, 2018

There has been a lot of ongoing debates lately around migration. But why is it on the news and what is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration everyone is talking about? What does it mean for children refugees and migrants, and their rights and protection? Here are five things you need to know about what is happening in Marrakech this week. Read more »

Preventing HIV and AIDs

Posted by: Guest Author November 22, 2018

HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women is one of the main priority areas of UNICEF’s HIV and AIDS programme. The urgent need to do better for this neglected yet vulnerable population is clear: Every hour, 30 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are newly infected with HIV, and most of them are girls. Read more »

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Leaving a Legacy: Why one donor chooses to give

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 3, 2018

Mary Lynn’s first experience of philanthropy was carrying the orange UNICEF box at Halloween in her northern Ontario town. Today she’s a UNICEF employee – and a Legacy supporter – who has seen the impact of donor support firsthand. Read more »

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No World Peace Without Investment In Education

Posted by: David Morley August 3, 2018

As many children in Canada head into the first weeks of summer vacation, for many others, their summer vacations will never start. That’s because they were never in school to begin with. Worldwide, one in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school – that is more than 263 million kids being denied their right to education. At UNICEF, we believe one child denied his or her right to learn is one too many. Two hundred and sixty-three million is beyond imaginable. Read more »

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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Step by Step, Day by Day… That’s (Still) the Baby-Friendly Way

Posted by: Guest Author July 31, 2018

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative has the power to create systems change, inform professional practice and enrich personal values and ethics and strengthen commitment to improve women’s and children’s health and the well being of families. It enables mothers to achieve their personal goals regarding infant feeding. Read more »

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G7 Summit in Canada - Now is time to let adolescent girls speak-up

Posted by: David Morley May 29, 2018

As part of Canada’s G7 Presidency, Finance and Development Ministers will gather May 30 -31 in Whistler, British Columbia, in the fourth and final meeting of the G7 governments taking place in advance of the Summit. Adolescent girls will be front and centre at the Finance and Development Ministers meeting, taking part in conversations with the Ministers and speaking up on issues that affect them. Read more »

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Top 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2018

Posted by: UNICEF Canada May 8, 2018

If you still don’t have an idea what to get for Mother’s Day but want to gift something that gives back, look no further. UNICEF’s Survival Gifts are real gifts with real impact delivered from one of our warehouses straight to children and families in need. With Survival Gifts, you can select the type of gift you would like to give, whether it is for nourishment, education, play or emergencies. All Survival Gifts can be purchased online, which makes them ideal even as last-minute gifts. Read more »

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It hurts but it works!

Posted by: UNICEF April 24, 2018

Vaccines protect children against disease and death, saving up to three million lives a year. Despite the benefits, millions of young children around the world are missing out. UNICEF envisions a world where no child dies from a preventable cause and all children reach their full potential. That is why UNICEF is on the ground in 190 countries, immunizing millions of children every year. Read more »

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