In Indonesia, youth are helping to educate their local community about the importance of health, sanitation and hygiene.
In December of 2009, youth gathered in Copenhagen Denmark to address the issue of climate change. The forum released this declaration, demanding action from world leaders on an issue of great importance to future generations.
While the battle against HIV/AIDS may seem insurmountable, progress is slowly being made. Read about some of UNICEF's efforts in the area of HIV/AIDS.
A UNICEF partnership with the Assam Branch Indian Tea Association is working to create economic opportunity for girls.
"Child Protection" is a facet of UNICEF's work that covers a wide array of issues. From child labor, to the demobilization of child soldiers and prevention of child trafficking, UNICEF is working to create safe havens for children.
UNICEF is helping to provide access to education to girls in Afghanistan. Attendance is on the rise.
A global food crisis and a faltering economy have put more children at risk of starvation and disease. UNICEF is responding with lifesaving therapeutic foods and a comprehensive nutrition strategy.
Learn about how UNICEF is helping to combat cholera, a deadly waterborne disease, in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.
In this unit students will:
1) Review the basic facts on malaria and its prevalence.
2) Learn about the important role of insecticide-treated bed nets in preventing the spread of malaria.
3) Consider bed-net distribution in Malawi and Congo as examples of community decisions about preventing malaria.
4) Role-play a community meeting discussing the distribution of bed nets.