Child Soldier: From War to Recovery
Every child deserves the opportunity to play, laugh and learn; to explore and grow in a world that nurtures them. Tragically, UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 are used in conflicts worldwide. We recognize February 12 as International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers - to ensure a better, safer future for every child.
Dozens of children released by armed groups in South Sudan, marking International Day Against Child Soldiers
One hundred and nineteen children were released today by an armed group in South Sudan, bringing the total number of those freed since the conflict began to more than 3,100.
Thousands of children vaccinated in remote Rukban settlement amid severe lack of access to medical care
UNICEF-supported vaccinators were able to immunize thousands of children during a 9-day mission to the remote makeshift settlement in Rukban at the border with Jordan, home to more than 40,000 people – mostly women and children.
Why I Give: Maude Audet On Why UNICEF Matters To Her
Maude Audet is a singer-songwriter from Quebec who is crisscrossing the province to share her music and talent with audiences. Through her poetic, catchy and sensitive compositions, Maude awakens the senses and opens minds, and is quickly making her mark on the music scene.
Government of Canada commits to ending child and forced labour in corporate supply chains
The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it would initiate consultations on corporate supply chain legislation this year. The statement is a positive step towards requiring Canadian companies to take action and report on their efforts to address child labour, modern slavery, and other human rights violations, according to a coalition of Canadian organizations.
Redeployment agreement from Hudaydah welcome – calls to bring positive change for children
Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa "UNICEF welcomes the recent agreement by parties to the conflict in Yemen to begin the mutual redeployment of forces from the port city of Hudaydah."
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