UNICEF: An Introduction

UNICEF was founded in 1946 to help children in the aftermath of World War II. Now operating in more than 190 countries, it has saved more children than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF advocates for the protection of children’s rights and provides services to help meet their basic needs. Get started by accessing the What's Your ZERO lessons below! And learn how you can get a free poster too!

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Teacher's guide with four lessons to accompany "I Believe in ZERO:...
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This activity sheet provides background information on UNICEF's...
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These notes provide additional information and complement the UNICEF: An...
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This presentation provides information on UNICEF's mission and...
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Estos recursos, en español, introducen a los estudiantes a la labor de...
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Estas notas, en español, acompañan a la "introducción a la UNICEF"...
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Book group discussion guide to accompany "I Believe in ZERO: Learning from...
Now that your students have learned about UNICEF, help them take action on...
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Now that your students have learned about UNICEF's work, help them take...
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Chapters 3 and 4 from Caryl Stern's new book, I Believe in Zero.
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These books and other resources can provide your students with further...
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Children are born with fundamental human rights - UNICEF's mission is to re...
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Learn about the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most-ratified tr...
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Les enfants sont nés avec des droits fondamentaux de l'homme - mission de l...
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TeachUNICEF educational tools aim to support and create well-informed globa...
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This video summarizes the year 2011 and the many achievements that UNICEF u...
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This video reviews the year 2012 and some of the ways in which UNICEF and i...
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