Podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog spoke with Baba Diri Margaret, who lost her sight at 15-years-old and is now an Honorable Member of the Ugandan Parliament and a central figure of the disability movement in her country.
Thirty years ago, former UNICEF Executive Director James P. Grant launched what would become known as the “Child Survival and Development Revolution.” The bold and unprecedented effort, involving a diverse coalition of supporters and partners
from all over the world, saved 25 million young lives and spared millions more the misery of severe disability. Elevating the cause of children’s well-being to historic heights, the ambitious campaign also forever changed the face of global health and demonstrated the amazing potential of international development.
Podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with Spanish professional basketball player Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers about making early childhood care and education a priority. Mr. Gasol is a UNICEF Ambassador and a champion of education.
1 million children are threatened by the unfolding nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region. Watch this video to learn how UNICEF is responding to the crisis.
UNICEF radio interviews the UNICEF Director of Emergency Programs, Louis Georges Arsenault, who is spearheading UNICEF's efforts to respond to the nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region, which is affecting one million children.
Clean water has been in short supply in some of the poorer neighborhoods of N'Djamena, Chad. A UNICEF-supported program has helped build seven solar-powered water points, now managed by the communities. Read more at http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/chad_61754.html.
Educating school children and young people about cholera and other waterborne diseases is at the heart of a new campaign, ‘My School Without Cholera’, launched by the government across Cameroon’s three northern regions and supported by UNICEF and other partners, including the private sector. At the recording of this podcast in 2010, the country was facing the worst cholera outbreak in over 20 years. With more than 7,000 cases and some 500 deaths, the need to promote essential hygiene and sanitation practices with clear information is urgent. (http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/cameroon_56562.html)
Cartoons for Children's Rights (http://www.unicef.org/crcartoons/) is a UNICEF broadcast initiative that aims to inform people around the world about children’s rights. The effort has forged partnerships with many well-known animation studios that have developed more than 80 half-minute public service announcements based on the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Each PSA illustrates a right described in the global rights treaty, such as ‘Freedom from Child Labour’ or ‘Protection from Neglect’. All the spots are non-verbal, in order to get the rights message across to everyone, regardless of language. The spots have aired on more than 2,000 television stations globally.
This PSA promotes Freedom from Discrimination (Article 20 of the CRC). Submitted from the Philippines (Imagine Asia), it was directed by John Rocco.
UNICEF reports on the situation for children two years after Haiti's 2010 earthquake.
This video summarizes the year 2011 and the many achievements that UNICEF undertook around the world. The world welcomed its 7 billionth inhabitant; under-five mortality dropped to its lowest rate in history - 7.6 million; Ghana became the 21st country to eliminate neo-natal tetanus; more than 6,000 communities across Africa abandoned female genital cutting. Watch this engaging video here.