Shining a light on child labour
On World Day Against Child Labour, discover what is being done to help bring 168 million children out of darkness.
World Water Day: 5 Facts
March 22 is World Water Day. This is a day to acknowledge water as a basic human right and life-saving necessity. While the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water was met in 2010, we cannot rest until every child enjoys their right to water and sanitation.
Safa from Syria: an inspirational story
Safa lost her right leg while fleeing an attack in Syria. Now this brave six-year-old lives in a refugee camp in Jordan, where she and her family are gaining a sense of normalcy. See what a typical day is like for Safa in Za’atari.
230 million children are invisible without birth registration
Every child has the right to be registered at birth without discrimination. According to UNICEF’s new report released Dec. 11, Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and Trends in Birth Registration, nearly 230 million children under five have never been registered. That means that one-third of all children under five in the world do not officially exist — they are invisible.
The little orange Halloween box that stopped a war
Remember those little pumpkin-coloured, cardboard UNICEF boxes the kids would carry while trick-or-treating on Halloween? They always made UNICEF top-of-mind with Canadians at this time of year. These days, we encourage Canadians to continue their UNICEF support through Survival Gifts that protect the health and safety of children all over the world.
Nigel Fisher named an Officer of the Order of Canada
On June 28 2013, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among the appointees, UNICEF Canada is proud to see Nigel Fisher named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership in humanitarian assistance efforts and for improving the lives of children and families around the world.
Prevention, not tougher punishment key to ending cyber bullying
Cyberbullying is claiming more victims, but what can we do to stop it? Can tougher punishments help? Laws alone aren't enough.
Local Actions are Healing the World this Holiday
With UNICEF and Kiwanis, Canadians are helping to eliminate tetanus around the globe.
A day for children with disabilities, and for all of us
December 3 is the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities and aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the rights, dignity and well-being of persons with disabilities – including children. It also celebrates the benefits for the whole society when persons with disabilities are included in every aspect of life.
What is Child Stunting?
Whether or not you’re familiar with child ‘stunting,’ the fact remains: around the world, 180 million children under 5 are suffering from this little-known condition.