Cape Town selected by UNICEF for ‘world version’ of Imagine
31 December 2014 – On New Year’s Eve, John Lennon’s anthem to hope and peace, Imagine, will take centre stage in cities across the world, including Cape Town, to help inspire a global movement towards a better future for every child.
Message from Rev. Mpho Tutu, Executive Director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on the crisis in the Central Africa Republic -1 year on
19 December 2014 - Message from Rev. Mpho Tutu, Executive Director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on the crisis in the Central Africa Republic -1 year on
Santam’s 2015 Child Art Calendar promotes children’s rights
18 December 2014 - Thanks to a unique partnership between UNICEF South Africa and Santam, ‘children’s rights’ was chosen as the theme for the insurer’s 2014 Child Art Project.
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on killing of children in Peshawar, Pakistan
16 December 2014 - The horrific, callous killing of more than one hundred children today in Peshawar, Pakistan must do more than shock the conscience of the world – as it will.
Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report
20 November 2014 – Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, UNICEF said in a new report launched on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Baroness Amos joins Beyond Sport and UNICEF at Johannesburg high school
28 October 2014 - Baroness Amos has joined forces with Beyond Sport and UNICEF South Africa by visiting Dr. E.G Jansen High School in Johannesburg to learn about the importance that sport plays in educational and social development.
Australian netball players share skills with rising stars
16 October 2014 – Thirty local schoolgirls were given a unique opportunity in Potchefstroom on Thursday as the Australian Centre of Excellence squad took time out from the SPAR International Netball Series to participate in a coaching clinic.
Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence
10 October 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse.
Join in! Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony to feature UNICEF
22 July 2014 - Watch the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 10pm on Wednesday 23 July, when celebrities, athletes and spectators from around the world unite in support of UNICEF’s work for children.
UNICEF South Africa along with the South African Government have joined hands in making the invisible, visible
22 July 2014 - UNICEF South Africa along with the South African Department of Social Development and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Gavin Rajah launched the End Violence Against Children Campaign today.
Teaming up for children: All Blacks and UNICEF
20 June 2014 - Today, two of the world’s biggest global brands are launching an international partnership around a common vision: using the power of sport to change the lives of children, families and communities.
The gift of fatherhood
June 2014 - More than half of the children growing up in South Africa do so without a father present in the home. A confluence of history, poverty and harmful ideas about manhood has led to more and more men becoming absent in the lives of their children
Children becoming the change they want to see in the world
12 May 2014 - Tebogo felt a sense of despair as she looked around her community: some of her peers were falling pregnant and substance abuse was turning into a common occurrence, but then she discovered a community of her peers that felt passionate about
Guiding vulnerable children towards a brighter future
April 2014 - As she writes down her name, the young girl’s brows furrow in concentration. Her hand is trembling slightly as she puts pen to paper, but the hint of a smile is playing on her lips.
Vaccines save lives – is your child’s up to date?
April 2014 - The nine-month old child squirms in her mother’s arms. Somewhat confused, the baby girl’s eyes dart all over the room, but then they fix on her mother’s smiling face, and she relaxes immediately.
Sport leading the way to a brighter future and a closer community
March 2014 - Two teams of young boys are engaged in a rugby match to the sound of clapping, cheering and shouts of encouragement from the spectators. The excited murmur is in stark contrast to the gunfire and sirens that plagued the Hanover Park community
Santam and UNICEF spotlight Children's Rights through Art
21 March 2014 - As South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day on Friday, 21 March, it's significant to note that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Children’s voices making “air”waves on community radio
February 2014 - Like many other children living in South Africa, Koketso grew up to the sound of the radio playing somewhere in the background. The voices emanating from the airwaves were as familiar as that of his family members’.
UNICEF’s latest data reveal disparities, show need to innovate to advance children’s rights
30 January 2014 – Declaring that 'every child counts', UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.