Birth registration remains a critical hurdle in many countries, preventing children from accessing health or education services. Learn about a birth registration drive in the brand new country of South Sudan.
Polio remains endemic in only three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Watch a story about a man in Nigeria who provide work opportunities to young men affected by polio and how he is helping spread the word about polio immunization.
Polio, a disease that once ravaged much of the world, now remains endemic in only four countries. A UNICEF partnership with Rotary International has put the world on the brink of eliminating this disease. Learn about some of the important steps we need to undertake to finally eradicate polio.
In this video, UNICEF Voices of Youth explores how digital technology is improving the lives of youth around the world.
Filmed in rural Nicaragua, this video chronicles the lives of David Zamora Munoz and his brother Francisco in their community and school, a Child Friendly School. David, Francisco and their parents highlight the importance of the school, while the principal and teachers emphasize the unique elements of a Child Friendly School, such as its emphasis on inclusive education, gender equality, and sanitation. The Flowing River is in Spanish with English subtitles and is approximately 24 minutes in length.
This video provides students with background information on the millennium development goals (MDGs), and ambitious global effort to reduce poverty and disease and increase access to education.
This activity sheet, deveoped by UNICEF Australia, utilizes real-life stories from children affected by the Horn of Africa Drought, in order to provide students with more information about the emergency and about how UNICEF and its partners are responding.
This factsheet, developed by UNICEF Australia, provides background information and facts on the 2011 Horn of Africa Drought, affecting Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.
In 2000, 110 million children in the world were not in school—two thirds of them were girls. In 2010, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to find the answer to one question: What does it take to educate a girl? Framed by the United Nations global initiative to provide equal access to education for girls by 2015, To Educate a Girl takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls out of school, starting school or fighting against the odds to stay in school.
In this unit, high school students will explore the reasons behind why girls are sometimes unable to attend school, and brainstorm about solutions.