At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to the right of all individuals—with a focus on those in developing countries—to dignity, freedom, equality, security, and a basic standard of living.
TeachUNICEF educational tools aim to support and create well-informed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, respect and value diversity, have the ability to challenge injustice and inequities and take action in personally meaningful ways. Learn about how TeachUNICEF supports Global Citizenship in this promotional video.
Dosu is 12 years old and originally from Benin, but he spent three months alone after being sold in Nigeria. Dosu is a victim of child trafficking. UNICEF is working to strengthen policies in Benin, and other countries, to combat trafficking and to help organizations that rehabilitate street children and young people who are victims of child trafficking.
This video reviews the year 2012 and some of the ways in which UNICEF and its partners are working to ensure child rights and that child mortality is eradicated in a generation. © UNICEF video
What does it mean to be a global citizen? Watch this video, created by our partners at the Global Poverty Project, to see how others define global citizenship.
UNICEF is supporting children and their families in the Mopti region of Mali, who have been displaced by violence. Among providing chidren with continued access to eduation, UNICEF is also educating children about the dangers of unexploded ordnance (mines) in the surrounding areas.
Thousands of Palestinian refugees live at a refugee camp in Lebanon. UNICEF helps ensure that children in refugee camps are able to access an education and continue their studies, despite endemic poverty.
Young Hawa Osmond is 13 years old and hails from Somalia. She lives in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, and who aims to be a teacher when she grows up. UNICEF works to ensure that girls and boys who are displaced by violence are still able to access an education.
Child trafficking can be likened to modern-day slavery. Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States.
This high school unit on the topic of the Prevention-of-Mother-to-Child-Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS raises awareness of PMTCT and outlines the goal of an AIDS-free generation.