Started in 2015, Kid Power is a division of UNICEF that was created as an effort to involve kids in helping other kids in need. UNICEF Kid Power developed the world’s first Wearable for Good, called Kid Power Bands, which is a kids’ fitness tracker bracelet that connects to a smartphone app. The app lets users complete missions, which counts total steps and awards points. The points then unlock funding from partners, which is then used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world.
Trick-or-Treat UNICEF box
Since 1950, when a group of children in "Philadelphia, "Pennsylvania, donated $17 which they received on Halloween to help post-World War II victims, the Trick-or-Treat UNICEF box has become a tradition in "North America during the fall. These small orange boxes are handed to children at schools and other locations before 31 October. As of 2012[update], the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign has collected approximately "CAD 91 million in "Canada and over "US$167 million in the U.S.
Cartoons for Children's Rights
In 1994, UNICEF held a summit encouraging animation studios around the world to create individual animated spots demonstrating the international rights of children. "Cartoons for Children's Rights is the collection of animated shorts based on UNICEF’s "Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To raise money to support its Education and Literacy Programmes, UNICEF collaborates with companies worldwide – international as well as small- and medium-sized businesses.
Since 2004, the organization has been supported by "Montblanc, working collaboratively to help the world's children getting better access to education.
According to Vaccine News Daily, "Merck & Co. partnered with UNICEF in June 2013 to decrease maternal mortality, "HIV and "tuberculosis prevalence in "South Africa. Merck's programme "Merck for Mothers" will give US$500 million worldwide for programmes that improve health for expectant mothers and their children.
In May 2010, "Crucell N.V. announced an additional US$110 million award from UNICEF to supply its "pentavalent pediatric vaccine "Quinvaxem to the developing world.
Corporate Social Responsibility
UNICEF works directly with companies to improve their business practices, bringing them in line with obligations under "international law, and ensuring that they respect children's rights in the realms of the marketplace, workplace, and the community. In 2012, UNICEF worked with Save the Children and The "United Nations Global Compact to develop the Children's Rights and Business Principles and now these guidelines form the basis UNICEF's advice to companies. UNICEF works with companies seeking to improve their "social sustainability by guiding them through a due diligence process where issues throughout their supply chain, such as "child labour, can be identified and actions to ratify them are put in place.
The Girl Star project is a series of films which documents stories of girls from the most disadvantaged communities across five northern states in India who, through via education, have managed to break socio-economic constraints to make a success of their lives and become self-sufficient. These young women have grown to become role models in their communities, inspiring younger girls to go to school and continue their education. They have selected professions from the most conventional such as teaching and nursing, to the most unconventional like archery, bee-keeping, clarification needed], often entering what has traditionally been a man’s domain.["
UNICEF Ambassadors are leaders in the entertainment industry, representing the fields of film, television, music, sports and beyond. They help raise awareness of the needs of children, and use their talent and fame to fund-raise, advocate, and educate on behalf of UNICEF.
UNICEF World Warehouse
The old UNICEF World Warehouse is a large facility in "Denmark, which hosts UNICEF deliverable goods as well as co-hosts emergency goods for "United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the "International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Until 2012 the facilities was a 25,000m2 warehouse at "Marmormolen in Copenhagen. With construction of a 45,000m2 "UN City that is to house all UN activities in Copenhagen under one roof, the warehouse service has been relocated to outer parts of the "Freeport of Copenhagen. The facility houses the UNICEF Supply Division which manages strategic transport hubs in "Dubai, "Panama and "Shanghai. The warehouse contains a variety of items, e.g., "food supplements, "water purification tablets, "dietary and "vitamin supplements, and the "School in a box" (illustrated above).
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
The UNICEF "Innocenti Research Centre in "Florence, "Italy, was established in 1988. The centre, formally known as the International Child Development Centre, has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of issues relating to children's rights, to promote economic policies that advance the cause of children, and to help facilitate the full implementation of the United Nations "Convention on the Rights of the Child in industrialized and developing countries.
The programme for 2006–2008 was approved by UNICEF Executive Board in September 2005.
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It reaffirms the centre's academic freedom and the focus of IRC's research on knowledge gaps, emerging questions and sensitive issues which are relevant to the realization of children's rights, in developing and industrialized countries. It capitalizes on IRC's role as an interface between UNICEF field experience, international experts, research networks and policy makers and is designed to strengthen the centre's institutional collaboration with regional academic and policy institutions, pursuing the following goals:
- Generation and communication of strategic and influential knowledge on issues affecting children and the realization of their rights;
- Knowledge exchange and brokering;
- Support to UNICEF's advocacy, policy and programme development in support of the Millennium Agenda
- Securing and strengthening the centre's institutional and financial basis.
Three interrelated strategies guide the achievement of these goals:
- Evidence-based analysis drawing on quantitative and qualitative information, the application of appropriate methodologies, and the development of recommendations to assess and inform advocacy and policy action.
- Enhanced partnerships with research and policy institutions and development actors, globally and at regional level, in developing and industrialized countries.
- Communication and leveraging of research findings and recommendations to support policy development and advocacy initiatives through strategic dissemination of studies and contribution to relevant events and fora.
UNICEF has a policy preferring orphanages only be used as temporary accommodation for children when there is no alternative. UNICEF has historically opposed the creation of large-scale, permanent orphanages for children, preferring instead to find children places in their (extended) families and communities, wherever possible. This has led UNICEF to be skeptical of international adoption efforts as a solution to child care problems in developing countries; UNICEF has preferred to see children cared for in their birth countries rather than be adopted by foreign parents.
Major news outlets such as US News have asserted UNICEF's intervention when giving large cash payments to developing countries can lead to a cessation of international adoptions until all of its recommendations are in place, and have even labeled UNICEF a "villain" for the extent of its negative impact on orphans. Elizabeth Bartholet and Paulo Barrozo have written in this context, encouraging adoption protocols to take on a more child-centric viewpoint.["citation needed]
One concern is that the child mortality rate has not decreased in some areas as rapidly as had been planned, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, where in 2013 "the region still has the highest child mortality rate: 92 deaths per 1000 live births". and that "Globally, nearly half of under-five deaths are attributable to undernutrition."
In 2005, "Richard Horton editor-in-chief of "The Lancet, editorialized that "over 60% of these deaths were and remain preventable" and that the coverage levels for these interventions are "appallingly low in the 42 countries that account for 90% of child deaths".
Documents released by "Edward Snowden in December 2013 showed that UNICEF was among the surveillance targets of British and American intelligence agencies.
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