MONROVIA, Liberia, 24 November 2009 – When Lydia graduated from school a few months ago, her future should have been boundless. She had done well in school and was expecting good results on her university entrance exam.
FLORENCE, Italy, 23 November 2009 – Last week in Rome, a magnificent new book of photographs articulating children’s rights was launched on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
MADRID, SPAIN, 19 November 2009 – For the past six months, Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz has been traveling around the world, taking photos of children.
NEW YORK, USA, 18 November 2009 – As the international community prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November, UNICEF today took part in the global launch of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children.
ANKARA, Turkey, 12 November 2009 – Understanding child rights and how to produce stories about children in a responsible and ethical way is now part of the journalism curriculum at seven Turkish universities.
NEW YORK, USA., 4 November 2009 – As part of the run-up to 20 November, the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman yesterday introduced a photo exhibit and opened a documentary film festival with a special screening at UNICEF headquarters in New York.
NEIRAB, Syria, 27 August 2009 – During six days of intensive sessions in Neirab, 20 Palestinian adolescents attending a recent UNICEF 'training of trainers' workshop learned various techniques for mobilizing young people to become more involved in their communities.
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 5 August 2009 – After growing up in Uganda as a refugee from Sudan’s internal conflict, Dorothy Lurit, 15, finally returned to Sudan last year and was shocked by the hygiene practices of some of her neighbours.
BIRATNAGAR, Nepal, 5 August 2009 - Sixteen-year-old Reshmi Chaudhary is a very busy young woman. She works six days per week, 11 hours per day as a housekeeper in addition to attending school for five hours. She is also the president of one of the 22 working 'children’s clubs' in the southern Nepali town of Biratnagar.
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 3 August 2009 – "My mother is hungry," says 16-year-old Peter Yel. "Food prices are too high."
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 24 July 2009 – Alfred Malish, 14, reports on the problem of early marriage in Southern Sudan.
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 13 July 2009 – Michael Lual is worried that this might be his last year of school. The 17-year-old is one of the top students at Juba Day School in Juba, Southern Sudan, but he is struggling to pay his school fees.
NEW YORK, USA, 25 June 2009 – Although much of the news from the Occupied Palestinian Territory is focused on violence and conflict, there is different, yet just as important, reporting happening on the ground in the region – reporting from a distinctly youth perspective.
AMMAN, Jordan, 2 March 2009 – The first UNICEF Regional Awards for Media on Child Rights were handed out last week at an official ceremony in Amman, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for children.
NEW YORK, USA, 30 June 2009 – People all over the world can talk about children’s rights, but it is children themselves who have firsthand experience on the subject. In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – which will be observed later this year – UNICEF is inviting young people around the world to share their thoughts on the issue in video form.