2012: A YEAR OF PROGRESS
A YEAR OF ‘FIRSTS’

The world is changing, and so are we. The old rules no longer apply. We stand at the intersection of enormous challenges and enormous opportunities. In 2012, UNICEF responded with renewed determination to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged. And it was, we are happy to report, a year of important ‘firsts’.


 

 

 

JANUARY

INDIA COMPLETES A YEAR
WITHOUT POLIO.

In February, it’s removed from the World Health Organization’s
list of polio-endemic countries.


 

 

FEBRUARY

UNICEF GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
MIA FARROW

takes part in the first UNICEF Google Plus Hangout as part of her visit to Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She talks about polio eradication, and violence against children.

WHO WE WORK WITH

 

MARCH

COMMISSION ON LIFE-SAVING COMMODITIES FOR WOMEN
AND CHILDREN.

Its aim is to ensure that the most vulnerable don’t die for want of cheap, easily available medication.

WHAT UNICEF ACHIEVED FOR CHILDREN

 

APRIL

UNICEF joins the
INTERNATIONAL AID
TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

(IATI), as part of our commitment to being more open about our business.

HOW WE WORK

 

MAY

UNICEF unveils its
SOCIAL PROTECTION
STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK.

It lays out guidelines and a plan to protect all children,
especially the most disadvantaged.

HOW WE WORK

 

JUNE

UNICEF joins the Governments of Ethiopia, India and the United
States of America to launch
COMMITTING TO CHILD SURVIVAL:
A PROMISE RENEWED.

This revolutionary, broad-based global partnership aims to ensure that
all children reach their fifth birthday.

WHAT UNICEF ACHIEVED FOR CHILDREN

 

 

JULY

UNICEF sends
WATER, SANITATION
AND HYGIENE KITS

to help stop a cholera outbreak in Mali.

RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES

 

AUGUST

UNICEF launches the
INNOVATE FOR
CHILDREN WEBSITE.

It’s designed to encourage creative solutions to problems that
children face worldwide.

UNICEF INNOVATION

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Children with disabilities have an international
platform at the first Forum of the
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ON
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES.


HOW WE WORK

 

OCTOBER

On the first
INTERNATIONAL DAY
OF THE GIRL CHILD,

UNICEF and those we work with call for more
political will and more money to prevent child marriage.

WHO WE WORK WITH

 

NOVEMBER

UNICEF welcomes a 30 October declaration by
the World Health Organization that
CHINA HAS
ELIMINATED

MATERNAL AND NEONATAL TETANUS.

WHAT UNICEF ACHIEVED FOR CHILDREN

 

DECEMBER

More and more people ‘like’ UNICEF’s social media.
By December, we have
2.3 MILLION GLOBAL
FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK,
1.5 MILLION ON TWITTER.
In 2012, we have
3.5 MILLION VIEWS ON
OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELS.