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For me, being a U-Reporter is a dream opportunity that assures that my opinion doesn’t stay locked away in a closet, but is heard and taken into account at all levels: political, economic, environmental, cultural, in sports, etc. It is also a commitment towards my community.


My name is Sophie Chavanel and I am the Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Côte d'Ivoire. What motivates me every day in my work is giving every child a voice, regardless of where they live or come from, and no matter their gender, religion or race.


The first one thousand days of a child’s life are critical for his or her future. Canada contributes to ensuring that every Ivorian child is born and grows up healthy.


From February 4-10, Canada celebrates International Development Week. It’s our chance to recognize Canadians who are helping to make the world a better place. UNICEF has hundreds of Canadians working to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable children. Meet just a few of them!