Photo Essays

Education

Viet Nam: Educating ethnic minority children
13 April 2009: The Vietnamese Government, with assistance from UNICEF and IKEA, is working to improve primary education for ethnic minorities.
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Lang Lang: Music for children
21 October 2008: World-renowned pianist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lang Lang launched a new foundation to help support young musicians.
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IKEA partners for reading in Albania
25 February 2008: ‘Albania Reads’ is a UNICEF and IKEA-supported Government initiative to restore a culture of reading among the country’s youth.
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'Go to School' in Southern Sudan: Suku’s story
15 August 2007: The government’s 'Go to School' initiative has increased enrolment to over 850,000, with over one-third of all students being girls.
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Lebanon, one year later
12 July 2007: One year after the war between Hezbollah and Israel, instability and insecurity continue to impede children’s recovery.
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The life cycle of girls: Womanhood
9 March 2007: Part IV of IV: Despite advances, gender violence and discrimination is still on the rise.
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The life cycle of girls: Adolescence
9 March 2007: Part III of IV: Adolescence, the passage between childhood and womanhood, is a time of particular vulnerability to exploitation.
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The life cycle of girls: Primary school years
6 March 2007: Part II of IV: Education is essential for the elimination of discrimination and violence against girls and women.
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The Krishnamurthy sisters
2 February 2007: The Krishnamurthy sisters are still recovering from the death of their mother in the 26 December 2004 tsunami.
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Child’s view: Tsunami recovery continues
18 December 2006: Journalists and photographers organized the InSIGHT Out! workshop series to share their skills with 65 children in Thailand’s worst-affected region.
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UNICEF at 60: Children and the MDGs 2000-06
4 December 2006: Part V of V: Children are at the heart of the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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UNICEF at 60: Recognizing child rights 1990-99
27 November 2006: Part IV of V: The Convention on the Rights of the Child becomes international law, establishing State obligations to children.
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UNICEF at 60: Child survival 1980-89
20 November 2006: Part III of V: UNICEF launches the ‘Child Survival Revolution’ with low-cost health interventions that save millions of lives.
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UNICEF at 60: The development decades 1960-79
13 November 2006: Part II of V: UNICEF joins the UN-led partnership to jumpstart global development.
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Child-friendly schools in Pakistan
31 August 2006: 'Child-friendly’ schools offer free, quality education in safe environments that promote gender equity and diversity.
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Quake recovery continues in Indonesia
13 July 2006: UNICEF continues to support Government recovery efforts more than a month after the 27 May earthquake.
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Southern Sudan goes to school
30 June 2006: After decades of war, Southern Sudan’s new government has launched an ambitious ‘Go To School’ campaign.
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Medina wants to fly
8 June 2006: Before Medina Humed Ahmed started school, she was silent on the subject of her future. Now, she says, she wants to learn to fly.
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The rights of the child - II of II
21 December 2005: Since its adoption, countries have created national laws to help implement The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Excluded & invisible
14 December 2005: The State of the World’s Children 2006 focuses on the millions for whom global commitments remain unfulfilled.
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Children of the Islamic world
20 September 2005: The OIC, ISESCO and UNICEF call for a greater investment in the children of the Islamic world.
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Southern Sudan: Changing the odds for girls
8 September 2005: Since 2002, over 250 Community Girls’ Schools were created to offer accelerated basic studies for girls.
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Tsunami recovery: Sufrisa's story
29 June 2005: Nine-year-old Sufrisa survived the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia’s Aceh Province. This is her story.
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Progress for Children: Education & gender parity
15 Apr. 2005: Progress for Children reports that eliminating gender disparities is key to achieving universal primary education.
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90 days after: UNICEF response to the tsunami
23 Mar. 2005: Ninety days after the tsunami, UNICEF merges child-focused relief with long-term rehabilitation.
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Daily life & education in Darfur's camps
7 Mar. 2005: UNICEF helps to provide shelter, education, special protection and other basic services to Darfur's displaced people.
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Recreation kits for tsunami-affected children
4 February 2005: After securing basic shelter, food and medical care, a return to school and play are key to psychosocial recovery from trauma.
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Accelerating girls’ education in South Asia
10 February 2005: Universal primary education and gender parity are part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
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