The lesson plans in this unit are intended to raise students’ awareness of the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water or sanitation facilities and explore how organizations, agencies and individuals are working to address the problems.
“It’s My World”, the official charity song for UNICEF Denmark, helps to raise awareness about the issue of climate change. See the "Background Info" box to get the full set of lyrics from UNICEF Denmark.
Here, the Sixth Stocktaking Report accounts for both progress made and setbacks identified in the last two years. Globally countries have made more inroads on new HIV infections among children since 2011 than in the previous decade, but the rate of slowing new infections isn't yet on track to meet Millennium Development Goal 6 by its 2015 deadline.
In the report, follow the narrative of how low- and middle-income countries have responded to HIV and AIDS in the first and second decades of a child's life. Several national governments have made remarkable progress on mother-to-child transmission, yet lagged where adolescent protection is concerned.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of child labor.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of water conservation.
Clean water is a necessity for life, yet nearly one billion people do not have access to
safe drinking water and approximately 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
In Mozambique, young people are transforming dark and dirty schools into healthy, inviting places of learning.
Growing up Fatima needed to collect water for her family every day, and the trek to water was made treacherous by crocodiles lurking about. Fatima and her family faced a bigger danger than crocodiles - waterborne disease.