Read an overview of the various UN Conventions protecting the rights of disabled children.
Children With Disabilities
Based on UNICEF's flagship report, The State of the World's Children—a comprehensive annual assessment of the world's most vulnerable children—TeachUNICEF lesson plans help students gain a deeper knowledge of the issues facing children and youth around the world. By telling the story of Nodira as she copes with her disability—the grade-specific lesson plans illustrate the issues and challenges facing today's youth, as well as programs that are working to improve her life.
Learn how specific disabilities can be prevented with health interventions.
UNICEF believes that children with disabilities deserve equal access to education and basic services.
Learn about Nodira, a girl living in Uzbekistan who lives with a disability.
Read an interview with UNICEF Child Protection Advisor Alexandra Yuster.
Examine the case studies of Ethiopia, Georgia, Macedonia and Sri Lanka - and how disabilities affect the lives of children living in those countries.
How is UNICEF ensuring the prevention of disabilities in children? With accompanying reading comprehension questions.
UNICEF works to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education and other services.
Learn about Nodira, a girl in Uzbekistan who lives with a disability.
UNICEF Senior Advisor on Child Protection Alexandra Yuster discusses the importance of providing access to education for children with disabilities.