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.
Refugees who have fled Somalia to escape drought, face hardships at refugee camps in Kenya. More than 44,000 new refugees have arrived in the past few months seeking better access to water and nutrition.
On Saturday July 9th, Southern Sudan became in independent nation-state. The new nation is offered a unique opportunity to build a country that is free of war, respectful of human rights and prosperous. Education will play a pivotal role in the future stability and economic development of Southern Sudan.
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports how one girl's access to education is threatened by lack of water in the drought-affected Tigray region of Ethiopia.
Read several case studies about what young people are doing to help bring about the success of the MDGs.
Learn about progress towards attaining the MDGs.
Watch a video about how youth are engaging in efforts to support the attainment of the MDGs.
A changing global environment creates challenges in the form of drought, floods and disasters. Children are especially vulnerable to the future effects of climate change. Watch this video to learn more.
Watch a video about efforts to vaccinate children against polio in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Polio was thought to be eradicated there, but a recent outbreak has required new vaccination efforts from UNICEF and its partners.