UNICEF forges partnerships with governments, non-governmental organisations, public and private sector role-players to strengthen its programme initiatives aimed at transforming the lives of children. UNICEF acknowledges the following partners’ involvement in its child protection activities:
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) supports the activities of UNICEF in speaking out against child exploitation, child labour and trafficking. The ILO advocates against child labour which undermines progress towards the attainment of MDG's for poverty reduction, education, HIV/AIDS and gender equality.
Department of Social Development has developed a specific Child Protection Action Plan, which includes the establishment of a national Government-NGO working group and task teams in host cities to implement local child protection plans..
Approved non-government organisation partners that support the activities of the Department include: Childline, Child Welfare South Africa, National Association of Child Care Workers, and the OLIVE LEAF Foundation will make an important contribution to UNICEF’s child protection awareness campaign by providing trained social workers, supported by child and youth care workers and additional trained volunteers for the UNICEF Child Friendly Sites at FIFA Fan Parks.
Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA), an independent non-profit organisation, is an implementing partner of the UNICEF campaign. FTTSA will focus its activities to advocate against commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the tourism industry.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), has taken the lead in a South African Government human trafficking programme, Tsireledzani that is focussing on human trafficking. UNICEF developed specific Red Card material that the NPA is distributing among government stakeholders and the SAPS in all provinces.
TOTAL South Africa: A three year partnership exists between UNICEF and TOTAL South Africa supports the UNICEF sport for development programme, which includes teacher/coach training and mass participation in sport by school communities throughout South Africa.
UNICEF Media partners
Balfour International Ltd
Child Welfare South Africa
Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa
Government of South Africa
International Labour Organisation
National Association of Child Care Workers
OLIVE LEAF Foundation
Saatchi & Saatchi
Tourism Business Council of South Africa
Tourism South Africa
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UNICEF actions to strengthen child protection during 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and beyond