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Podcast 91 Innovations in peacebuilding: How technology is changing the way we see the world and respond to violent conflict
UNICEF talks to Christopher Tuckwood, of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, and Sanjana Hattotuwa, the Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation, about the use of technology to support peacebuilding.


Podcast Education brings peace
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.


Podcast 86 Peacebuilding through early childhood education
The promising outcome of integrating peacebuilding into early childhood education drives this discussion between podcast moderator Mia Lobel and Founder and Executive Director of Full Court Peace Mike Evans, Chief Executive of Early Years Siobhan Fitzpatrick and Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University Kyle D. Pruett.


Podcast 85 Changing the world for girls
Podcast moderator Alex Goldmark speaks with Drs. Adefunke Ekine and Judith-Ann Walker – both scholars in the Echidna Global Scholars Program at the Brookings Institution – about their ideas to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for girls.


Podcast 84 Let us learn everywhere towards equality in education
Susan Cummings-Findel and Stefan Findel – supporters of Let Us Learn – speak with podcast moderator Alex Goldmark about the innovative initiative, which was launched by UNICEF and private donors to address inequalities in education.


Podcast 83 Girls who code can change the world towards gender parity in computing fields
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that works to reach gender parity in the computing fields, speaks to podcast moderator Alex Goldmark about why girls should be key players in that sector.


Podcast 82 Mariam Khalique, a teacher of Malala Yousafzai’s, is building futures under extreme circumstances
In honour of World Teachers' Day, UNICEF podcast moderator Alex Goldmark discusses the value of education with Malala Yousafzai’s teacher, Mariam Khalique.


Podcast 81 The role of business in delivering on the global promise of education
John Fallon, Chief Executive of Pearson, one of the largest education companies in the world, speaks to podcast moderator Alex Goldmark about how partnerships with corporate leaders that share the same goals can achieve educational gains for children.


If something is wrong around you if something is not working in your community act
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.


Podcast 80 On International Youth Day, young activists share their views on the role of education in building peace
Youth activists speak with UNICEF about what 'peace' means to them and how education can help build peaceful communities.


Podcast 79 Two young activists on driving change
UNICEF podcast moderator Alex Goldmark speaks with young activists Mia Tsang and Harrison Chung Wing-fung, who are working to build bridges between different communities.


Podcast 78 Africa's young innovators at the center of sustainable development
UNICEF’s Alex Goldmark speaks with three young African innovators: Wayetu Moore of One Moore Book, Catherine Kipsang of politk.com and Timothy Kaboya of ELE Rwanda.


Podcast 77 Putting learning at the centre of education
Podcast moderator Shia Levitt talks to UNICEF Education Senior Adviser Changu Mannathoko and Director of Programs at Pratham Institute and co-chair of the Learning Metrics Task Force Rukmini Banerji about putting learning at the centre of education.


Podcast 76 The right of indigenous peoples to education that's appropriate to their culture is recognized. But is it realized?
Podcast moderator Rachel Bonham Carter talks to Grand Chief Edward John, Gabriele Papa and Krysta Williams about the right of indigenous peoples to education that is appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.


Podcast 75 UN Special Adviser says gender equality and girls' education critical in post-2015 goals
UNICEF podcast moderator Chris Niles talks to Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed.


Podcast 74 Young people provide strategic advice on education issues
17 April 2013: UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke interviews youth advocates Salathiel Ntakirutimana and Sumaya Saluja.


Podcast 73 Girls advocate for girls' education and gender equality
4 March 2013: UNICEF podcast moderator Chris Niles spoke to Plan International young delegates Linh, Marcela and Hakima about their work advocating for education and gender equality.


Podcast 72 Khan Academy brings education to the wired masses
Sal Khan talks about the success of Khan Academy and about his plans for the future.


Podcast 71 Ahmad Alhendawi, newly appointed UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, on his new role
17 February 2013: Newly-appointed United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi spoke with UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke about his role and the post-2015 development agenda.


Podcast 70 Towards education for all in Haiti
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Jeremy Lachal, Director of Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, and UNICEF Education Specialist Galia Volel Ngamy.


Podcast 69 In Afghanistan, a popular project combines skateboarding with education - with great success
Skateistan Founder and Executive Director Oliver Percovich talks about his organization and how skateboarding is steering Kabul's youth in new directions.


Podcast 68 Musician Emmanuel Jal on his music, his work as a peace activist, and South Sudan
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with Emmanuel Jal about his music, his work as a peace activist, South Sudan and the need for education.


Podcast 67 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report calls for investment in developing young people's skills
Podcast moderator Femi Oke discussed findings of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report with its director, Pauline Rose.


Climate Change heats up threats to children
From droughts to flash floods, failing crops and risk of increased infectious disease, the changes in the earth's climate are having a huge impact on children's lives. This podcast produced by the Office of Research focuses on climate change and its escalating impact on development progress, on children and on inter-generational equity. It looks at the science, the politics, and the next generation, but also the opportunities to innovatively protect and empower children to change the world they live in. It proposes a 20-minute debate with three experts in the subject of climate change - Dr Tom Mitchell (head of climate change at ODI); Professor Saleem Ul Huq (Senior Fellow in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development); and Ms Esther Agbarakwe (head of the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition).


Post-2015 What Next?
Post-2015: What Next? A lively debate with Amina Az-Zubair, former Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on MDGs; Naila Kabeer, Prof of Development Studies at SOAS; and Claire Melamed, Head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI.


An AIDS-free generation?
An AIDS free generation? Answering that question in our studio are: Joy Phumaphi, former Minister of Health, Botswana, Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UN Children’s Fund, Attapon Ed Ngoksin, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, and John Santelli, Professor, Columbia University.


Podcast 66 Promoting youth engagement in education and peace-building
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in the Republic of South Sudan Dr. Cirino Hiteng Ofuho and youth activist and Director of the African Youth Initiative Network in Uganda Victor Ochen about youth engagement in education and peace-building.


Podcast 65 International Day of the Girl Child - Ending child marriage
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with UNICEF’s Principal Adviser, Gender Rights and Civic Engagement, Dr. Anju Malhotra, on the role of education in ending child marriage and enabling girls to reach their full potential.


Podcast 64 On World Teachers' Day, UNICEF honours teachers and their role in shaping the future
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with General Secretary of the Ugandan National Teacher’s Union Teopista Birungi Mayanja and Jamaican youth activist Charles Young about the role of teachers in the Education First agenda.


Podcast 63 Artist Sue Austin's Creating the Spectacle challenges audiences to think differently about disability and wheelchairs
Podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks to artist Sue Austin about the motivation behind her series Creating the Spectacle.


Podcast 62 Inspiring children to dream, through play
Podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with child development specialist Cassie Landers and Evelyn Margron, of Haitian Foundation Tipa Tipa, about integrating innovative playgrounds into Haitian schools.


Podcast 61: The power of youth - celebrating International Youth Day
Podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog talks to four young people who have changed the world for better: Baruani Ndume, Samuel Kissi, Thandiwe Chama, and Sonam Phuntsho.


Podcast 60 Day of the African Child draws attention to children living with disabilities
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke discusses the rights of children with disabilities with Shuaib Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development.


Podcast 59 Games that improve education and bring social change
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke talks to game designers about promoting social change through games.


Reflections on the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children, ten years on
Caroline Barebwoha was among the hundreds of children who participated in the historic UN Special Session dedicated to children 10 years ago. Now, an advocate for children's rights with UNICEF, she discusses how the experience transformed her life.


Podcast 58 Mia Farrow on visiting the crisis-afflicted Sahel region
Actress, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow speaks to podcast moderator Femi Oke about her experiences in drought-hit Chad.


Podcast 57 Pau Gasol on making early childhood a priority
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.


Podcast 56 Global Action Week promotes early childhood education
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with Jack P. Shankoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Chloe O’Gara, Program Officer for the Hewlett Foundation's Global Development and Population Program, about early childhood education.


Podcast #55: What does achieving the MDG target on water mean for schoolchildren?
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with Murat Sahin of UNICEF and Alexander Schratz, Executive Director of Philippines-based NGO Fit for School, about how the Millennium Development Goal target on water was achieved and how this target affects schoolchildren.


Podcast 52 Education is key to peace and social development
Podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with experts on the role of education in peacebuilding in Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone.


Podcast 51 An innovative program provides media training for youth in Haiti
Podcast # 51: UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke discusses innovative ideas helping children voice their rights in Haiti.


Podcast 50 Significant progress seen in education in 2011
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Kishore Singh charts the progress made over the past year in the field of global education and highlights the need for a new, innovative vision in 2012.


Podcast 49 On the anniversary of the CRC, children’s right to education remains a challenge
To commemorate the 22nd Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke interviews Professor Philip G. Alston, a legal adviser to UNICEF in drafting the articles and Professor David Mark Smolin from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama and child rights advocate.


Podcast 48 Discussing the importance of achieving universal quality education for all children
The Global Partnership for Education has helped more than 19 million children go to school for the first time. A campaign to renew support for these efforts will culminate in a pledging event in Copenhagen on 7-8 November. This series of stories seeks to highlight the Partnership’s work in the lead-up to this event.


Podcast 47 Summit participants join efforts to educate and empower girls
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke interviews participants from the 2011 Global Conference for Social Change and Women and Girls Education Summit, discussing the importance of empowering women and girls through education.


Podcast 46 On World Teachers Day, three educators share their unique perspectives
This Wednesday will mark the annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day, and to commemorate the event, UNICEF’s podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with three educators from around the world who shared with her their unique perspectives.


Podcast 45 Regional conference to focus on inclusive education for children with disabilities
Ahead of a regional conference on the rights of disabled children, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with Ms. Elina Lehtomaki, Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, on building capacities and reducing social stigma.


Podcast 44 Ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa threatens the new school year
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke discusses the challenges to the start of the school year in the Horn of Africa in the midst of the drought crisis with Jumma Khan, Education Cluster Coordinator for Somalia and Garisa Omara, a Senior Assistant Director of Education in the Kenyan Ministry of Education.


Podcast 43 One year on, flood disaster's impact lingers in Pakistan
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with Nafisa Shah and Shahnaz Wazir Ali about the challenge of achieving quality education for all in the aftermath of massive floods that struck Pakistan a year ago.


Podcast 42 As South Sudan looks to nationhood, education is pivotal
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with Yasmin Haque of UNICEF and Carol Francis-Rinehart of Project Educate Sudan about the challenges facing children in a newly independent South Sudan.


Beyond School Books Podcast 41 After the conflict, young people work to bring about social change in Kosovo
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to three young people who are working in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, to bring social change in their communities.


UNICEF provides thousands of people displaced by Sudanese fighting with life-saving services
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron speaks with Chief of UNICEF’s Kadugli Field Office, Soledad Herrero, about the situation in the Sudanes region 10 days after hostilities erupted.


Beyond School Books Podcast 40 Safe schools and education can reduce the impact of disasters
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to UNICEF Japan Ambassador Agnes Chan about how safe schools and education can reduce the impact of disasters.


Education a catalyst: a conversation with Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire about the importance of education in the peace-building process.


Beyond School Books Podcast 38 The role of education in empowering young Egyptians to shape their future
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello discusses the role of education in preparing youth for meaningful participation in civil society with guests Asmaa Elbadawy and Mohammed Naseehu Ali.


UNICEF radio project gives voice to young Nigerians
Listen to an excerpt from 'Our Stories' radio programme, where children accused of witchcraft share their experiences.


Beyond School Books Podcast 34 Experts discuss the challenges of providing universal, quality education
UNICEF moderator Amy Costello speaks with educational experts about the learning crisis plaguing the world today.


Families who escaped violence in Libya face new dangers in Tunisian camp
UNICEF Representative in Tunisia Maria-Luisa Fornara talks about violence at the Shousha transit camp affecting thousands of people who fled the conflict in Libya.


Despite the deepening political crisis, many children finally return to school in Côte d'Ivoire
Jennifer Hofmann, a UNICEF education specialist, discusses the organization's efforts to help reopen schools for children despite the intensifying political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.


Beyond School Books Podcast 33 Cholera education in Haiti, one year after the earthquake
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello reports on cholera education in Haiti, one year after the earthquake.


Beyond School Books Podcast 32 Rebuilding Haiti’s education system one year after the earthquake
UNICEF and UN Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with architect Carlos Vasques and Communication Specialist Tania McBride about the process of rebuilding Haiti's schools, a year after the earthquake.


Child-friendly schools create opportunities for all in targeted districts across Yemen
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on child-friendly schools supported by UNICEF in Yemen.


Beyond School Books Podcast 31 Young people call for post-primary education opportunities
Young people call for post-primary education opportunities.


Activism for change: A conversation with Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks about activism and change with Jody Williams, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.


Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF celebrates 60 years of 'kids helping kids'
UNICEF Radio opens the vaults and digs out this UN-UNICEF Radio classic for Halloween.


Executive Director Anthony Lake helps roll out UNICEF's Mother-Baby Pack in Kenya
UNICEF Radio speaks with Jacklin Akinyi Odongo, a 'mothers2mothers' site coordinator who counsels women in Kisumu, Kenya about preventing HIV transmission.


Working to prevent a wider outbreak as cholera cases are confirmed in Haiti
UNICEF Radio speaks with UNICEF Haiti Chief of Health Jean-Claude Mubalama about the country's cholera outbreak.


Beyond School Books Podcast 30 Building hope for adolescent girls in post-earthquake Haiti
Podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with Judith Bruce from the Population Council and Michelle Trombley, UNICEF Haiti, about the situation for adolescent girls in Haiti, both in camps and at school.


Counsellor for child soldiers, featured in film, discusses her work in Uganda
UNICEF Radio speaks with Jane Ekayu, a counsellor to former child soldiers in Uganda, featured in the new documentary 'Children of War.'


In Pakistan, midwife training programme reaches the most vulnerable new mothers
UNICEF Radio reports on a programme working to train community midwives for safer pregnancies in Pakistan.


UNICEF Radio speaks with Dr. Jimmy Kolker, Chief of HIV/AIDS at UNICEF, about the new report, 'Towards Universal Access.'
UNICEF Radio speaks with Dr. Jimmy Kolker, Chief of HIV/AIDS at UNICEF, about the new report, 'Towards Universal Access.'


Ghana strives for universal access to primary education by abolishing school fees
School headmaster Adams Abdulai Iddrisu from northern Ghana talks about the impact of abolishing school fees.


Young Malawian girls benefit from peer HIV prevention program
16-year-old Doreen Chatsika speaks about what she learned about HIV prevention in the Sisters to Sisters program in Malawi.


Teen girls educate their peers on HIV prevention in Malawi
Peer educator Sibongile Nkosi speaks with UNICEF Radio about a programme working to achieve the MDG target on HIV/AIDS in Malawi.


Education key to achieving Millennium Development Goals
UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests about the steps needed to ensure that Education for All is achieved by 2015.


Gender equity beyond primary education 'Progress for Children' interview series
Judith Bruce speaks to UNICEF Radio about what can be done to protect the rights of the most vulnerable adolescent girls.


UNICEF and partners bring textbooks to students across Zimbabwe
UNICEF Radio reports on the distribution of textbooks to schoolchildren in Zimbabwe.


Refocusing HIV efforts in sub-Saharan Africa
Researcher, author and professor Dr. Alan Whiteside speaks to UNICEF Radio about the Millennium Development Goal related to HIV.


Equity in child survival: An opportunity to do things better
UNICEF Direct of Policy and Practice Richard Morgan helps to explain some of Progress for Children's major findings.


UNICEF and partners fight deadly, but preventable, cholera outbreak in Cameroon
UNICEF Cameroon Representative Ms. Musu Clemens-Hope speaks with UNICEF Radio about the outbreak of cholera in Northern Cameroon.


Strides still needed in girls' education, says women's rights expert
Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta is the former president of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). She spoke with UNICEF on the importance of empowering and educating girls in order to achieve all of the Millennium Development Goals.


UNICEF Peru helps communities counter gang violence
Orlando Mera, 18, speaks with UNICEF radio about growing up with gangs in his neighbourhood.


UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake reflects on visit to Pakistan
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visited Pakistan earlier this week to meet with officials, as well as visit relief camps and survey the damage caused by the mass flooding. UNICEF Radio caught up with him on an early afternoon flight from Multan to Islamabad.


Beyond School Books Podcast 29: Pakistan floods and education
Podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests about the devastating immediate and long-term impacts of the floods in Pakistan on children and the education system.


As Executive Director visits, UNICEF works to deliver safe water to flood-affected families in Pakistan
Chief of Water, Environment and Sanitation for UNICEF Pakistan, Omar el-Hattab, speaks about safe water in the wake of the flood crisis there.


Youth radio programme teaches production and life skills
Listen to a clip from 'Youth-Heart-Friends,' a youth radio series in Laos' Saravanh province.


Beyond School Books- Podcast 28: International Youth Day
To mark International Youth Day, UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests about the educational challenges facing young people in crisis and post-conflict nations.


Aid workers focus on staving off disease outbreaks in Pakistan flood zone
UNICEF Pakistan Programme Specialist Dr. Mohammed Rafiq speaks about his recent visit to flood-affected Peshawar.


UNICEF responds as floods affect over 3 million in north-western Pakistan
UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Martin Mogwanja speaks with UNICEF Radio about the recent floods and the recovery efforts.


African Youth Forum delegates set to deliver their call to action to AU Summit leaders in Uganda
UNICEF Radio speaks to African Youth Forum delegate Bonolo Cebe, 18, about taking the Forum's call to action to leaders at the African Union Summit.


'Hermano' film director partners with UNICEF on violence prevention in Venezuela
UNICEF Radio talks to director Marcel Rasquin about his latest film, 'Hermano', and his partnership with UNICEF on violence prevention in Venezuela's slum areas.


UNICEF to release report on 'underground' HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
UNICEF Radio speaks with Nina Ferencic, co-author of the soon-to-be-released report 'Blame and Banishment: The underground HIV epidemic affecting children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia'.


Podcast #27: 'Beyond School Books' - a podcast series on education in emergencies
Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Coralie Norris, 14, and UNICEF's Lisa Doherty about the the situation for schoolchildren in Haiti, six months after the earthquake.


Two drops for each child: Afghan polio campaign breaks with tradition to reach all
UNICEF Radio speaks with vaccination worker Mohamed Aeoz about the campaign to immunize children against polio in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.


A child labourer leaves the streets behind and returns to school in the Philippines
UNICEF Radio talks to former Filipino child labourer Arcy Nino Ontonio about working two jobs while he was in primary school.


Floods devastate north-eastern Brazil, destroying schools and displacing thousands
Programme and Planning Specialist Michelle Barron speaks with UNICEF Radio about the recent floods in north-eastern Brazil.


Podcast #26: Targeting Education on World Refugee Day
To commemorate World Refugee Day, moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests about the education experience of refugees in West Africa.


Refugees pour into camps in Uzbekistan, escaping Kyrgyz violence
UNICEF Deputy Representative in Uzbekistan Oyun Saihkan talks about visiting refugee camps for ethnic Uzbeks fleeing violence in Kyrgzstan.


Young Zimbabwean featured in 'Music by Prudence' champions disability rights
Prudence Mabhena speaks about growing up disabled in Zimbabwe and her work to promote disability rights worldwide.


UNICEF trucks supplies to ethnic Uzbeks fleeing violence in Kyrgyzstan
UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan Jean-Michel Delmotte gives a firsthand account of the refugee crisis unfolding on the border with Kyrgyzstan.


As FIFA World Cup 2010 kicks off, Zambian youth journalists speak out
As part of a project supported by UNICEF and the Children's Radio Foundation, young reporters in Mongu, Zambia broadcast their thoughts on sports, gender and the challenges of daily life.


UNICEF Regional Director Sigrid Kaag speaks about the recent vandalism of a family centre in Gaza
UNICEF Regional Director Sigrid Kaag speaks about the recent vandalism of a family centre in Gaza and related challenges facing Palestinian children.


UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Sigrid Kaag discusses her recent trip to Gaza
UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Sigrid Kaag discusses her recent trip to Gaza and the challenges facing Palestinian children there.


United Nations Girls' Education Initiative special podcast
To commemorate the 10th anniversary anniversary of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiativ (UNGEI), podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke about poverty and girls' right to education with Suaad Allami, Iraqi lawyer and human rights activist and Robert Prouty, the Head of the EFA-Fast Track Initiative Secretariat.


Breaking the silence on gender-based violence in schools
For the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests speak about violence against girls in education.


Somalia Child Soliders on the Rise
UNICEF Somali Representative Rozanne Chorlton speaks about the recent rise in recruitment of child soldiers in Somalia.


Beyond access: Quality education for life
UNICEF Radio podcast moderator Amy Costello speaks with Simone De Comarmond, Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationalists, and Pamela Hogan, Executive Producer of the PBS Wide Angle special series, 'Time For School', about providing quality education to girls and boys around the globe.


Multi-media initiative encourages discussion among Nepal's young people
Hear more about the new mulitmedia initiative that lets Nepali youth share their voices on important debates and discussions via free text messages from their mobile phones.


'Beyond School Books' - Podcast 25: World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with journalists Jenny Manrique and Brendan O’Malley and University of Sydney Professor Jake Lynch about the media’s role in reporting on education and children in times of crisis.


'Beyond School Books' 24: Innovative financing for education
Innovative financing for education. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Kevin Watkins of UNESCO and Daniel Altman of North Yard Economics about the importance of investing in education.


Voices heard: Stan Lengwe, youth delegate at Zambian climate conference
Zambian Children's Climate Conference youth delegate Stan Lengwe, 16, talks about helping his neighbours understand the importance of a clean environment.


Voices heard: Tendai Nyirenda, youth delegate at Zambian climate conference
Zambian Children's Climate Conference youth delegate Tendai Nyirenda, 16, talks about the need for young people to work together against climate change.


Voices heard: Wilfred Simbule, youth delegate at Zambian climate conference
Zambian Children's Climate Conference youth delegate Wilfred Simbule, 15, discusses educating community members about climate change.


Japan's UNICEF House offers visitors a window into the agency's global work
Hear some sounds and meet a tour guide from the interactive exhibit at Japan’s UNICEF House.


Child rights advocates seek to strengthen laws against child pornography in Japan
Japan Committee for UNICEF Executive Director Ken Hayami discusses the campaign to strengthen regulations against child pornography.


Child rights advocates seek to strengthen laws against child pornography in Japan
Japan Ambassador Dr. Agnes Chan talks about changing Japanese law to criminalize the possession of child pornography.


UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Japan Agnes Chan reflects on her work and travels on behalf of UNICEF
Goodwill Ambassador for Japan Agnes Chan speaks about how her experiences with UNICEF have impacted her life and music.


Mexican youth activist Mariel García Montes speaks about the Voices of Youth online forum
Mexican youth activist Mariel García Montes speaks about her experiences in the Voices of Youth forum.


'Beyond School Books' #23: Technology helping schoolchildren in disaster areas
Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Director of Crisis Mapping and Strategic Partnerships at Ushahidi, Patrick Meier, and with Sree Sreenivasan, a journalism educator at Columbia University, about the use of technology for crisis mapping in disaster areas.


International Women's Day podcast discussion focuses on girl's education
Moderator Amy Costello spoke to Tamara Kreinin, Executive Director of Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation, and the Honourable Ambassador Professor Samson Kagengo Ongeri, Kenya’s Minister of Education and UNICEF Champion for Child-Friendly Schools, in this podcast about girls' education.


Landslide in eastern Uganda leaves 77 dead and hundreds missing
UNICEF Radio spoke with Chulho Hyun, UNICEF Communication Chief in Uganda, about the ongoing relief efforts for those affected by the landslide.


'Beyond School Books' - Podcast #21: Sudanese child soldiers
Moderator Amy Costello speaks with UNICEF Child Protection Officer Abraham Kur Achiek about his experience as a child soldier and the impact education has made on his life.


Field Diary: A long term commitment to children in Haiti
Listen to a field diary from UNICEF Emergency Response team member Roshan Khadavi in Haiti.


Youth Radio reporter sings about her love of gospel music
Amelia Wuo, 11, sings about her love of gospel music with acclaimed singer, Kanvee Gaines Adams


A father's account of the earthquake and its aftermath
Haitian earthquake survivor Dieuveil Marcelin Aristide discusses his experience during the earthquake and its aftermath.


Field Diary: Scenes from a children's ward
UNICEF's Jennifer Bakody reflects on her visits to Haiti quake victims recovering in the Dominican Republic.


Field Diary: Scenes from a children’s ward in the Dominican Republic
UNICEF’s Jennifer Bakody reflects on her visits to Haiti quake victims recovering in the Dominican Republic.


Youth Media Centre provides training and confidence for young Moldovans
Listen to a clip from the youth radio show ‘Tineradio’, featuring Felicia Luchianenco, 17, and produced by students at the Youth Media Centre in Chişinău, Moldova.


Haitian-American doctor cares for families evacuated to Dominican Republic
Haitian-American Dr. Yvonne Jean-Francois talks about providing medical care for children injured in the 12 January earthquake in Haiti.


Return from Haiti: UNICEF staffer reflects on the children’s emergency
Regional Communication Specialist Tamar Hahn talks to UNICEF Radio about explaining her work in Haiti to her five-year-old son.


The earthquake and its aftermath in Jacmel, Haiti
UNICEF Radio speaks with Haitian filmmaker Bayard Jean-Bernard about his documentation of the recent earthquake and aftermath in Jacmel, Haiti.


A survivor's experiences during the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath
Bruno Rene, 18, talks to UNICEF Radio about his experiences during the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath.


Sebastien’s story: A young Haitian earthquake survivor speaks
19 January 2010: Earthquake survivor Sebastien Delatour, 14, talks to his cousin, UNICEF consultant Valerie Moore, by phone from Haiti.


UN Secretary-General visits Haiti as emergency supply efforts continue
UNICEF Regional Communication Officer Tamar Hahn provides an update by phone from Port-au Prince, Haiti.


Aid begins to arrive in Haiti for earthquake survivors in dire need
UNICEF Radio speaks with UNICEF Regional Communications Specialist Tamar Hahn via telephone from the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic.


Supplies on the way to survivors of the earthquake in Haiti
From Jacmel, Haiti, UNICEF Representative Guido Cornale speaks to UNICEF Radio about the devastating effects of yesterday's earthquake.


Lorinah, 17, reports on educational injustice in Liberia
A young girl from Kakata, Liberia, talks about students and teachers who bribe each other for grades.


Emmanuel, 16, reports on educational injustice in Liberia
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.


UNICEF UK launches Child Friendly Communities initiative
Evie Hull, 16, speaks about being a youth advisor for UNICEF UK’s Child Friendly Communities initiative.


New beginnings for former child combatants
UNICEF Representative in Nepal Gillian Mellsop talks about the transition ahead as former Maoist army child soldiers rejoin civilian life.


'Bush schools' in Central African Republic
'Bush schools' in Central African Republic offer access to education to conflict-affected children.


A child’s right to freedom of religion is expressed in Liberia
Emmanuel Mulbah, 18, from Zorzor, Liberia, one of the participants in the youth radio workshop. Emmanuel’s story was about the freedom of religion.


UNICEF child-friendly school designer focuses on climate change
UNICEF Radio speaks with child-friendly school designer and architect Carlos Vasquez about his experiences at the Copenhagen climate conference.


‘Beyond School Books’ - Podcast #20: Protecting Rights through Child-Friendly Schools
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with Prof. Roger Hart and Rebecca Chandler about the role of child-friendly schools, spaces and communities in protecting the rights of children in crisis situations.


The time to fight climate change is now
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.


‘Beyond School Books’ – A child's right to choose education
On his impending departure from UNICEF, Global Chief of Education, Dr. Cream Wright speaks with moderator Amy Costello about the empowering force of education and the importance of a child's right to choose education.


Children and AIDS: Innovations in HIV treatment, prevention and care
Moderator Amy Costello and guests discuss innovations in HIV treatment, prevention and care.


18-year-old Digital Diarist Lydia discusses the challenges of education in Liberia
18-year-old Digital Diarist Lydia, from Ganta, Liberia, on the pressures of being female and getting an education.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #18: Fighting for access to education. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Mayra Avellar Neves, Thandiwe Chama and Prof. Shantha Sinha about their pioneering work to bring peace and educational opportunities to children worldwide.


The high cost of malaria on Liberia's schools
Veldis Makor, 13, from Monrovia, talks about the high cost of malaria on Liberia's schools.


Immunization efforts in Ukraine
UNICEF Representative Yukie Mokuo talks about efforts to get children immunized in Ukraine.


UNICEF in Space: Astronaut and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Frank de Winne talks to school children
Astronaut and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Frank de Winne answers questions from Malian school children from aboard the International Space Station.


Funding shortfalls may threaten critical humanitarian assistance in Somalia
UNICEF Somalia Country Representative Rozanne Chorlton talks about the crisis in Somalia and the funding shortage for humanitarian relief programmes there.


UNICEF calls for 'durable solutions' to food insecurity
UNICEF Regional Emergency Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa Robert McCarthy calls for 'durable solutions' to ongoing food insecurity.


Cricket stars raise awareness about HIV in South Africa
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara speaks about the THINK WISE initiative while visiting young people living with HIV near Johannesburg, South Africa.


UNICEF and partners respond to flood crisis in the Philippines
UNICEF Radio interviews 20-year-old flood survivor Joseph Cataan and UNICEF Representative in the Philippines Vanessa Tobin.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies: Podcast #17: Teachers under threat
Podcast # 17: Teachers under threat. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Dr. Mario Novelli and Sunai Phasuk about attacks on teachers in Colombia and southern Thailand.


Triple punch tests disaster preparedness in Asia-Pacific region
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.


More than 1 million people affected by flooding in the Philippines
UNICEF Philippines Chief of Health Dr. Marinus Gotink discusses recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ondoy.


More than a bailout: Social protection for children affected by AIDS
Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Linda Richter and Ahmed Hussein about children, HIV and social protection in the midst of economic crisis.


Young people appeal to world leaders at UN Summit on Climate Change
Young activists discuss why they got involved in environmental issues and what it was like to make presentations at the UN General Assembly.


Humanitarian access still limited by conflict in Yemen
UNICEF Representative in Yemen Aboudou Karimou Adjibadé discusses the ongoing conflict there and its impact on families.


UNICEF and partners launch massive effort to reinvigorate Zimbabwe’s schools
UNICEF Representative in Zimbabwe Dr. Peter Salama talks about a far-reaching new programme to reinvigorate education in Zimbabwe.


Allies Against AIDS: A podcast on transforming gender inequality
Amy Costello speaks to founder and former Executive Director of The AIDS Support Organization in Uganda, Noerine Kaleeba and Senior Technical Adviser on Gender Violence and Rights with the International Center for Research on Women, Gary Barker.


Displaced families in Yemen need access to humanitarian aid
UNICEF Representative in Yemen Aboudou Karimou Adjibade discusses the displacement crisis there.


UN report finds crisis in Somalia at its worst in two decades
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Rozanne Chorlton discusses the growing malnutrition crisis in Somalia.


Tereza’s story: I want to be a pilot
17-year-old student in Juba, Tereza Kitale, talks about her dream of becoming a pilot.


UNICEF nutrition intervention in Somalia disrupted by looting
UNICEF Representative for Somalia Rozanne Chorlton calls for security guarantees.


Peter’s story: Youth journalist reports on food insecurity in Southern Sudan
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.


Breaking the barrier of exclusion
UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks to Mónica Alemán from the International Indigenous Women’s Forum and Maurice Bryan from Minority Rights Group International.


Alfred’s story: Youth journalist reports on early marriage in Southern Sudan
Alfred Malish, 14, reports on the problem of early marriage in Southern Sudan.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast # 17: Teachers under threat. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Dr. Mario Novelli and Sunai Phasuk about attacks on teachers in Colombia and southern Thailand.


Youth journalist reports on the problem of school fees in Southern Sudan
Michael Lual, 17, reports on families struggling to pay school fees in Southern Sudan.


Influx of refugees creates silent emergency in eastern Cameroon
UNICEF Representative in Cameroon Ora Musu Clemens explains the ‘silent emergency’ for refugees in the eastern part of the country.


UNICEF Radio wins two New York Festivals Awards for Gaza coverage
Listen to excerpts from UNICEF Radio’s award-winning coverage of the crisis in Gaza.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #16: Am I safe? The role of children and education in disaster risk reduction. With UNICEF’s Antony Spalton and Rhee, a 16-year-old boy from the Philippines.


Occupation of UNICEF Somalia base hinders vital interventions
UNICEF’s Wafaa Saeed discusses the six-week occupation of one of UNICEF’s main bases in Somalia by a militia group.


UNICEF Radio's Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah
Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio's Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah marvels at the mix of cultures showcased at Guyana's 'Carifesta'.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #15: Giving girls a chance - educating to end child labour.


Cholera crisis continues in Zimbabwe
UNICEF Zimbabwe Communications Officer Tsitsi Singizi discusses the ongoing cholera crisis.


As fighting ends, Sri Lanka faces a critical moment
UNICEF’s James Elder describes the humanitarian crisis that remains in northen Sri Lanka even as fighting has essentally ended.


Food and fuel crises hit poorest Nepali families the hardest
UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe discusses the effects of the economic crisis on South Asia’s poorest children and families.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #14: Education in the line of fire in Afghanistan and Pakistan. With Wenny Kusuma, Yasmeen Hassan and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.


A catastrophe for Sri Lanka’s children trapped in northern conflict zone
UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe discusses the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka.


Aid for children and families displaced by fighting in Pakistan’s Swat Valley
UNICEF Pakistan Deputy Representative Luc Chauvin discusses the displacement crisis in north-west Pakistan.


Digital Diary: Changing behaviour to fight AIDS
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba, 19, talks about behaviour change and AIDS prevention in Zambia.


Education for All Week: Gaza’s students struggle to return to damaged schools
UNICEF Education Officer Ibtisam Abu-Shammala explains the obstacles to a normal school environment in Gaza.


Rwandan teenager does her part to commemorates 15th anniversary of genocide
Genocide survivor Vanessa Umubyeyi, 15, talks about the importance of hope in terrifying times.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #13: UN General Assembly thematic debate. With Nicholas Burnett, Lothar Krappmann, Vernor Muñoz and Leslie Wilson.


In eastern DR Congo, up to 250,000 flee attacks by Rwandan rebel group
March 2009: UNICEF Radio reports on families displaced by revenge attacks in North Kivu, DR Congo, in recent weeks.


World Health Day 2009: Gazans still recovering from ill effects of conflict
UNICEF Health and Nutrition Officer Rafat Hassouna describes health challenges in the aftermath of the conflict in Gaza.


Help for refugees in Chad
UNICEF Emergency Communications Officer in eastern Chad, Cornelia Walther, describes the difficult conditions for 10,000 new refugees from Central African Republic.


Ghanaian youth radio host speaks out on gender equality
Ghanaian youth radio host Edith Asamani, 18, shares stories from a UN conference of the Commission on the Status of Women.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #12: Crisis in Gaza. Sir John Holmes, John Ging and Dr. Eyad Rajab El Sarraj.


Mother-to-child transmission of HIV persists in Chad
UNICEF Representative in Chad Dr. Marzio Babille discusses the ongoing fight against mother to child transmission of HIV.


Sri Lanka's innocent victims
UNICEF Sri Lanka Chief of Communications James Elder discusses the crisis in the Vanni region.


Rebel violence in north-eastern DR Congo
UNICEF Representative in DR Congo Pierrette Vu Thi and UNICEF Uganda Communications Specialist Chulho Hyun discuss rebel violence in north-eastern DR Congo.


UNICEF organizes concert for Cuban young people
Listen to the new song, 'Libres' ('Free'), dedicated to UNICEF and young people worldwide, and performed for the first time at the 'G Street' concert in Havana, Cuba.


Cholera outbreaks raise concern in nine Southern African countries
UNICEF Regional Emergency Officer Bob McCarthy and Senior Health Advisor for Emergencies Robin Nandy discuss the cholera outbreaks in Southern Africa.


Executive Director calls for stronger protection for Palestinian and Israeli children
UN Radio interviews UNICEF’s Executive Director following her visit to the Gaza Strip.


‘Curious Minds’ produce lively youth radio in Ghana - Interview
Listen to an interview with ‘Curious Minds’ participant Miranda Naa Aforkor Tetteh.


‘Curious Minds’ produce lively youth radio in Ghana
Listen to clips from the ICDB Award-winning programme, ‘Curious Minds'.


Children trapped in Sri Lanka’s conflict
UNICEF Sri Lanka Chief of Communication James Elder discusses the situation of children trapped by conflict in the northern area known as the Vanni.


‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza
Muhammed, 16, and his sister Maram, 12, talk about the destruction in their neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.


As recovery begins, but the toll of conflict on Gaza’s children is clear
UNICEF Special Representative for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Patricia McPhillips describes the challenges of bringing aid into Gaza.


Digital Diarist reports on efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease in Ghana
Bernice Akuamoah, a Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist, learns about Guinea worm disease.


Fighting halts in Gaza but humanitarian challenges remain
UNICEF Regional Communication Chief Abdel-Rahman Ghandour discusses UNICEF’s priorities in the wake of the Gaza ceasefire.


As infrastructure collapses, UNICEF supplies water for shelters in Gaza
Ibtisam, a UNICEF Education Officer in Gaza, speaks about the situation at schools in the territory.


‘We cannot wait’ – Gaza aid worker’s wife about to give birth amidst crisis
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the quandary facing a UNICEF aid worker in Gaza whose wife is about to give birth.


UNICEF Project Officer and mother of three copes with Gaza crisis
Reem, a UNICEF staff member in Gaza, talks about living, working and protecting her own family in the midst of crisis.


‘Framing Our World’ workshop trains young photographers in Uzbekistan
16-year-old Saidazim Fazilov talks about documenting the landscapes and traditions of Uzbekistan.


Digital Diary: Bernice reports on the benefits of giving bikes to Ghanaian schoolgirls
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah interviews Rahinatu Alhassan, (left), 15, and Sherifatu Zakaria, 16, who have both benefited from UNICEF-sponsored bicycles at their school in Tarikpaa, Ghana.


Palestinian families endure 11 days of conflict in Gaza
Reem, 16, speaks to UNICEF Radio from her family’s home in Gaza City.


Life in the midst of Gaza conflict, through the eyes of a Palestinian teenager
Baha, 16, speaks to UNICEF Radio from his home in Gaza City.


Nigel's Story: The tragedy of Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak
UNICEF's Tsitsi Singizi tells the story of Nigel Chigudu, 15, who lost five siblings to Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak in one night.


A conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Amy Costello interviews Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the UN Radio studio in New York.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #11: Former child soldiers Ishamel Beah, Grace Akallo and Kon Kelei on 'Recovery through Education'.


Nepal’s Young Peer Supporters fight against sexual exploitation of children
16-year-old Parwati, from Nepal, talks to UNICEF Communications Officer Brigitte Stark-Merklein.


More than 500 cholera deaths in Zimbabwe
UNICEF Zimbabwe Communications Officer Tsitsi Singizi discusses the country's recent cholera outbreak.


Children and AIDS podcast focuses on early intervention and diagnosis
Amy Costello hosts a conversation on early infant HIV diagnosis with Dr. Shaffiq Essajee, Mathakane Metsing and Felix Masi.


UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Hilde Frafjord Johnson visits Afghanistan
Kristine Peduto of the UNICEF Afghanistan Child Protection Section discusses the new Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflicts.


Thousands of schools closed in eastern DR Congo
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy talks about the difficulty of educating children when so many people are displaced.


Supporting and protecting mothers living with HIV
Dr. Mitch Besser, Nazneen Damji, Dr. Ruth Bamela Engo and moderator Amy Costello discuss support and protection for mothers living with HIV.


Children abducted by armed groups in eastern DR Congo
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy, in Goma, discusses the increase in abductions of children by armed groups.


ICDB annual award: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Gideon Tuffuor Amponsa and Naa Aforkor Tetteh, young producers from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, talk about winning the ICDB Award for radio.


ICDB annual award: Angola's Radio Pio
Hector Lourenso of Angola's Radio Pio, a finalist for the 2008 ICDB Award for radio, discusses the responsibilities of being a young radio journalist.


Aid flights arrive in DR Congo, but insecurity persists
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy, in Goma, describes the push to bring aid to over 1 million displaced people.


Tens of thousands displaced by flooding after a rare tropical storm hits Yemen
UNICEF Representative in Yemen Aboudou Karimou Adjibadé describes what UNICEF is doing to help families in the wake of a rare tropical storm.


Aid for the displaced begins as humanitarian crisis deepens in DR Congo
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy describes the scene at the first aid distribution in DR Congo since the declaration of a ceasefire.


UNICEF Pakistan Chief of External Relations Antonia Paradela speaks about the earthquake in Balochistan province.
UNICEF correspondent Roshni Karwal speaks to UNICEF Pakistan Chief of External Relations Antonia Paradela about the earthquake in Balochistan province.


Aid on hold as fighting displaces thousands more families in North Kivu, DR Congo
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy talks about insecurity in North Kivu and its disastrous effects on women and children.


As severe floods engulf Central America, children are some of the worst affected
UNICEF correspondent Roshni Karwal speaks with UNICEF Deputy Regional Director Jean Gough about relief efforts to address the effects of flooding in Central America.


Fighting resumes in DR Congo as displaced civilians languish
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy, in Goma, describes how recent fighting is stalling the humanitarian effort.


Delivering on the front lines: Maternal health in conflict, post-conflict and emergency situations
Sarah Chynoweth, Etelle Higonnet, Susan Purdin and moderator Amy Costello discuss maternal health in conflict, post-conflict and emergency situations.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #10: Financing education in emergencies. With Desmond Bermingham, Dr. Codou Diaw and Peter Kramer.


Lesotho Voices
Listen to a special report from the UK Committee for UNICEF on mothers, children and HIV in Lesotho.


As cold weather nears, UNICEF and partners shelter Kyrgyzstan earthquake survivors
UNICEF Radio’s Chris Schuepp talks to UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan Tim Schaffter about the emergency response in quake-affected areas.


Digital Diarist Qulinta Nepaul, 18, visits a festival to support South African youth
Qulinta Nepaul, 18, visits the Phoenix Child and Family Welfare Society’s annual fair in Phoenix, South Africa.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #9: Education under pressure in Iraq: Amy Costello speaks George Packer, Zuhal Sultan and Mette Norstrand about Iraqi youths’ struggle to study amidst war.


Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba on HIV-prevention in Zambia
Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba, age 19, interviews young people in Zambia about HIV prevention.


In the wake of three other storms, Hurricane Ike devastates the Caribbean
UNICEF Regional Director Nils Kastberg speaks to UNICEF Radio about the damage caused by Hurricane Ike in the Caribbean.


Centres for families displaced by conflict in and around South Ossetia set up by UNICEF
UNICEF's Chris Schuepp talks to UNICEF Representative in Georgia Giovanna Barberis about the struggles faced by displaced families.


Storms batter the Caribbean, displacing thousands of children and their families
UNICEF Haiti Communication Officer Louis-Etienne Vigneault talks about the consequences of three major storms crossing over Haiti during the past three weeks.


Emmanuel Jal talks about growing up as a child soldier
Listen as Emmanuel Jal talks about growing up as a child soldier and the power of hip hop.


Worries about displaced people continue in Russia and Georgia
Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Georgia Benjamin Perks discusses the aid effort for people displaced by conflict in Georgia and Russia.


A woman living with HIV works to prevent mother-to-child transmission in Bolivia
UNICEF correspondent Lucia Rovi speaks with María Isabel, a courageous young mother living with HIV/AIDS who now volunteers to help others.


Removing barriers to girls' education in Nepal
UNICEF Communications Specialist Sonia Yeo relates her visit to a madrasa in Nepal, where she talked with some of the female students.


UNICEF correspondent Jin Bo talks with UNICEF Hong Kong Ambassadors
UNICEF correspondent Jin Bo talks with UNICEF Hong Kong Ambassadors Louis Koo Tin-Lok, Charlie Young and Miriam Yeung about their visit to quake-affected Sichuan province.


Women parliamentarians lead major changes in African politics
Parliamentarians Sylvie Kinigi of Burundi, Hon. Kate Kamba of Tanzania and Ambassador Joy Mukanyange of Rwanda share stories of breaking through their countries’ gender barriers.


A young environmental activist fights on, 16 years after her Earth Summit speech
Severn Cullis-Suzuki reflects on her 1992 speech at the Rio Earth Summit, which has inspired millions, and offers advice to today’s young activists.


J8 Summit widens horizons of young participants
Avani Jariwala, 16, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California, talks to UNICEF Radio about being a US delegate to the J8 Summit.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
Podcast #8: Disasters and school construction. With Kate Stohr, Dr. Brian Tucker and Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano.


Special podcast: Women and girls tell their stories through film and radio documentaries
Moderator Amy Costello interviews Ann Cotton, David Eberts and Joe Richman on storytelling about development and social issues.


Three participants in the Indigenous Youth Caucus speak to UNICEF Radio
At the seventh session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, held in New York in April, the youngest generation of indigenous people around the world came together as one body to highlight the problems they face.


UNICEF and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcome news of more international aid access in Myanmar
18-year-old Myo Min Aye Win from Yangon describes the ways that people in Myanmar are helping each other rebuild their lives after Cyclone Nargis.


Conditions in Zimbabwe could reach crisis levels if violence continues
UNICEF Zimbabwe Chief of Communication James Elder discusses the effect of post-election violence on children.


Psycho-social support helps children deal with the ‘storm in their mind’ after Cyclone Nargis
UNICEF Myanmar Child Protection Specialist, Anne-Claire Dufay Demoulin, discusses helping children cope with life after the destruction caused by cyclone Nargis.


In Myanmar’s cyclone zone, ‘surviving the disaster has become a disaster’, 2 of 2
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.


In Myanmar’s cyclone zone, ‘surviving the disaster has become a disaster’, 1 of 2
UNICEF Representative in Myanmar Ramesh Shrestha gives an overview of the Cyclone Nargis relief effort.


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appeals for further aid for cyclone-affected Myanmar
UNICEF Myanmar's Chief of Health and Nutrition Dr. Osamu Kunii reports on the urgent needs of residents of the country's cyclone-affected region.


UNICEF focuses on restoring normalcy for young survivors of Cyclone Nargis
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Education Niki Abrishamian describes the damage that Cyclone Nargis has done to schools.


UNICEF safe-water supplies arrive in Myanmar to aid cyclone survivors
Emergency Logistics Officer Paul Molinaro at UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen explains how aid is reaching Myanmar.


Interview with Juanita Vasquez: Myanmar cyclone
UNICEF Myanmar Officer in Charge, Juanita Vasquez, describes the devastation she has witnessed in the Irrawaddy Delta.


Safe water can make difference between life and death in post-cyclone Myanmar
UNICEF Chief of Knowledge Management in Supply Division Rudolf Schwenk details emergency aid sent from the UNICEF warehouses in Copenhagen.


Community radio encourages girls’ education in Mozambique
UNICEF’s Patricia Souza discusses Mozambique’s new Erive Community Radio station.


‘Beyond School Books’– a podcast series on education in emergencies: Segment #6
Podcast # 6: Gender Equality. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with guests H.E. Vabah Gayflor, Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda and H.E. Kirsti Lintonen about the importance of gender equality in the education systems in countries affected by emergencies.


Violence in Iraq disrupts lives and education
UNICEF’s Claire Hajaj explains the difficulty of educating children in the midst of the Iraqi conflict.


Violence in Iraq disrupts lives and education
Khadeeja, 13, talks about returning to school in Basra after weeks of violence.


Violence in Iraq disrupts lives and education
Mohammed, 16, speaks to UNICEF Radio from his home in Sadr City while fighting echoes in the streets.


Child labour: Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro
Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 19, records an 11-year-old boy's poem on child labor.


Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro
Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 19, speaks about the issue of child labour in Botswana.


International Mine Awareness Day: Landmines in Afghanistan
Dr. Mohammed Reza of the UN Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan discusses the ongoing problem of landmines in the country.


On International Mine Awareness Day, Afghanistan still copes with landmines
Roshan Khadivi explains how the Healthy School Initiative provides Afghan children with safe places to play.


Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Girls’ education in Kenya’s largest slum
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Fatuma Roba reports on girls' education in Kibera – Kenya’s largest slum.


Digital Diary: Nigerian street children tell their stories of life without security
Two Nigerian children, Damilola and Isaiah, tell their stories of life on the streets of Lagos.


UNICEF seeks emergency support for Somalia’s undernourished children
UNICEF’s James Elder reports on UNICEF’s efforts to protect Somali children from the impact of war, famine and disease.


Counselling and education in DR Congo
UNICEF Education Specialist Sayo Aoki in Goma, DR Congo, explains how psychological trauma impedes education.


World Water Day 2008: UNICEF promotes safe sanitation
UNICEF Senior Adviser on Sanitation and Hygiene Therese Dooley discusses the health and economic benefits of good sanitation.


UNICEF promotes safe sanitation for World Water Day 2008
UNICEF Chief of Water, Environment and Sanitation Clarissa Brocklehurst tells UNICEF Radio why the importance of sanitation is often overlooked.


Denise’s story: Small grant brings wealth of knowledge to Mozambican youth
Denise Milice, 16, talks to UNICEF Radio about the youth-empowerment group she founded in Mozambique.


Temperatures rise, but Tajikistan still on alert after winter crisis
UNICEF Deputy Representative for Tajikistan Ruth Leano discusses the current situation in the country and the winter emergency’s impact on children.


In DR Congo, counselling and education heal the invisible wounds of war
UNICEF Radio reports on the struggle of children displaced by war in DR Congo to find their place at school.


Kenyan leaders sign power-sharing agreement as children hope for peace
Kenyan children talk about the effect of recent fighting on their lives.


China’s Youth Ambassadors raise HIV awareness, online and in the community
Youth Ambassadors Nan Zhang and Lily Wang, both 22, talk to UNICEF Radio about their work on China’s award-winning AIDS campaign website.


Somalia’s forgotten crisis
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev Olesen describes why Somalia is a “forgotten crisis”.


Widespread damage and thousands displaced after violence in West Darfur
UNICEF Resident Project Officer Naqidullah Safi describes the situation in northern West Darfur.


UNICEF prepares to help tens of thousands of Chadian refugees
UNICEF Regional Communications Advisor to West and Central Africa, Martin Dawes describes what UNICEF is doing to help the tens of thousands of refugees flooding out of Chad.


Thousands flee widespread violence in Chad.
UNICEF Deputy Representative in Chad, Dimitri Papathanassiou describes the situation in the capital where rebels launched a massive attack over the weekend.


Kenya: Post-election violence increases
UNICEF Kenya Chief of Communication, Sarah Cameron describes the violence that has engulfed Kenya since its disputed elections in December.


Vaccination campaign in the Central African Republic aims to boost child survival
UNICEF Chief of Communication for Central and West Africa Martin Dawes discusses the 'Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Campaign'.


Violence subsides but families remain displaced in post-election Kenya
UNICEF Kenya Nutrition Specialist Linda Beyer shares her concerns for the future of displaced Kenyans.


Violence subsides but families remain displaced in post-election Kenya
Digital Diarist Fatuma Roba tells UNICEF Radio about the surprise she found on her visit to a makeshift camp for displaced people near Kibera, Nairobi.


One girl’s story: 22-year-old Fatuma reports from Kenya's post-election conflict
UNICEF Radio correspondent Michael Kavanagh talks to 22-year-old Digital Diarist Fatuma Roba about her experience in the post-election conflict in Kibera, Kenya.


‘Beyond School Books’– a podcast series on education in emergencies: Segment #5
A Classroom Far from Home. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests President Jose Ramos-Horta and Dr. Rima Salah about educating refugee and displaced children.


Tropical Storm Olga and Hurricane Noel displace 61,000 in Dominican Republic
UNICEF Representative in the Dominican Republic Tad Palac talks to UNICEF Radio about recovery from Tropical Storm Olga and Hurricane Noel.


‘Beyond School Books’– a podcast series on education in emergencies: Segment #4
‘A World Fit for Children’. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests H.E. Dr. Minkailu Bah, Tove Romsaas Wang, Alan Court and Duhabo Goleecha about educating children in some of the world’s most challenging contexts.


Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London – Part 2
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth’s original Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah from Ghana reports a new diary about her experiences as an intern in a television news station in London. Part 2 of 2.


Berenice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth original Digital Diarist Berenice Akuamoah from Ghana offers a new diary entry about her experiences as a television news intern in London. Part 1 of 2.


Cyclone in Bangladesh: UNICEF and partners join emergency relief effort
UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh Louis-Georges Arsenault speaks with UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny about the devastating effects of Cyclone Sidr.


‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies: Segment #3
Education Under Attack. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Sibeso Luswata, Paul Martin and Geeta Verma about the role of education in countries affected by conflict or emerging from it.


Flood response targets immediate needs of children in Tabasco and Chiapas
UNICEF Representative in Mexico Susanna Sottoli discusses efforts to help the children affected by flooding in Tabasco and Chiapas.


'Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies: Segment #2
Podcast #2: The War’s Over, Now Where’s Your Homework? Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Ishmael Beah, Nicholas Kristof and Dyan Mazurana about child soldiers and education, in the context of humanitarian aid delivery to conflict and post-crisis countries.


Tabasco, Mexico floods affect 1 million people, over a third of them children
UNICEF Deputy Representative in Mexico Daniel Camazón discusses the catastrophic floods in the country’s Tabasco State.


Zambia’s far-reaching measles campaign declared a success
UNICEF Representative in Zambia Lotta Sylwander talks to UNICEF Radio about the country’s recent successful measles campaign.


'Beyond School Books' - a podcast series on education in emergencies: Podcast #1: When crises strike children
Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Radhika Coomaraswamy and Gene Sperling, a Senior Fellow for Economic Studies and Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Council on Foreign Relations, previously served as National Economic Advisor to US President Bill Clinton, about education as a human right and long-term development tool.


Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Daily life for girls in the slums of Kenya
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Fatuma Roba from Kenya reports her first digital diary, asking girls in her community what they believe are the biggest issues they face.

Evacuation orders in effect as East Java volcano alert remains high
UNICEF Indonesia Director of Emergency Operations Mansoor Ali discusses preparedness for volcanic eruption in East Java.

Women Deliver’ conference: Making ends meet in a Pakistani hospital
Part 1: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Women Deliver’ conference: Pakistan’s home births and their dangers
Part 2: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Women Deliver’ conference: An Afghanistan hospital works for women
Part 3: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Women Deliver’ conference: Afghan Member of Parliament Fauzia Kofi
Part 4: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Women Deliver’ conference: In Nepal, a hospital without a doctor
Part 5: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Women Deliver’ conference: Kamala, a Nepali woman, tries to make it to hospital
Part 6: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Iraqi children celebrate their return to school
Mohammed and Enas, both 15, talk to UNICEF Radio about the new school year in Iraq, the effects of the war and their hopes for the future.

‘Long Way Down’ highlights UNICEF’s work
Amy Bennett speaks with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman about their recent motorcycle journey called ‘Long Way Down’ and the UNICEF projects they visited during their trip.

Mamiwhe’s Digital Diary: A passionate commitment to education for all
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Mamiwhe Kpahgbor of Liberia interviews people in her home community about the education system, particularly for girls.

UNICEF and partners send aid as northern Uganda floods disrupt life for 60,000 households
UNICEF Uganda Chief of Communications Chulho Hyun gives UNICEF Radio an assessment of the situation of flood-affected children in northern Uganda.

ICC Twenty20 championship finals boost global AIDS campaign
ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed talks to UNICEF Radio about how cricketers have been helping in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

International Day of Peace marked with polio vaccination drive in Afghanistan
Description: UNICEF Afghanistan Communication Officer Roshan Khadivi speaks with UNICEF Radio about the Days of Peace underway in the country, and the impact they will have on the lives of children, 1.3 of whom will now be immunized.

'Growing well' with Guatemalan women's advocacy group
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on one community group’s efforts to end chronic malnutrition in the village of San Pablo La Laguna.

Displaced children especially vulnerable to illness and military re-recruitment in North Kivu
UNICEF Chief of Field Operations in DR Congo Julien Harneis gives UNICEF Radio an up to date assessment of the situation for vulnerable children in the conflict-ridden country.

Mothers and children hit hard by nutrition crisis in Somalia
UNICEF Representative in Somalia, Christian Balslev-Olesen, gives UNICEF Radio an update on the critical malnutrition situation in the poverty-stricken country.

Youths find an alternative to gang violence in Guatemala
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on a group of young people who are following an alternative path to avoid gang violence in Guatemala City.

Nicaraguan children and families evacuated as Hurricane Felix strikes
UNICEF Representative in Nicaragua Debora Comini updates UNICEF Radio on the first effects of Hurricane Felix in the northeast of the country.

Bilingual-intercultural education aims to keep indigenous girls and boys in school
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny reports efforts to keep Guatemala’s many indigenous students in school through bilingual-intercultural education.

'Mirame' book launch shines a light on challenges facing indigenous girls in Guatemala
Dora Alonzo, 15, was wearing a beautiful, hand-woven dress in yellow, pink and blue. “We’re girls – we like to play, we like to laugh, we like to sing, we like to enjoy life,” she said last week before a gathering of people, many of them young girls like her, at the Children’s Museum in Guatemala City.

Hurricane Dean: Jamaica picks up the pieces as Mexico and Belize brace for impact -- 2 of 2
UNICEF Representative in Jamaica Bertrand Bainvel reports on the impact of Hurricane Dean and the relief work of UNICEF and its partners in the wake of the storm.

Hurricane Dean: Jamaica picks up the pieces as Mexico and Belize brace for impact -- 1 of 2
UNICEF Representative in Mexico Susana Sottoli discusses the government’s emergency preparations and UNICEF’s possible response as Hurricane Dean approaches.

Powerful earthquake hits populated urban areas of Peru
UNICEF Deputy Representative in Peru Florence Bauer talks about the impact of a 8.0 magnitude earthquake and the agency’s emergency response.

Aid to children and families affected by severe floods in DPR Korea
UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in DPR Korea, Michel Le Pechoux, explains how children and families have been affected by severe flooding.

Tsholo’s Digital Diary: Tapping the potential of youth to change lives in Botswana
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 18, speaks with the young founder of the Kast Foundation in Botswana.

School campaign supports girls’ education and achievement in Rwanda
Honour student Nathalie Kaligirwa and Senator Aloisea Inyumba discuss the girls’ education campaign in Rwanda.

Millions affected by floods in Bangladesh face ‘a desperate situation’
UNICEF Bangladesh’s Chief of Health, Dr. Iyorlumun Uhaa, discusses the extent of the country’s monsoon flood crisis.

More aid needed for tens of millions affected by severe monsoon floods in India
UNICEF India Chief of Health Marzio Babille talks about relief efforts in Bihar, one of the Indian states worst-affected by recent floods.

Jane’s Digital Diary: Malawian girls’ rights on the line
Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist Jane Kachitenji, 20, reports from the front lines of girls’ rights in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Norway Cup gives girls from Harare a chance to triumph
UNICEF Radio's Blue Chevigny talks with Omega Mpini, age 13, who is part of the Glenview Queens Girls Football Club in Zimbabwe and a peer HIV/AIDS educator who lost her parents to the disease.

A platform for young voices in the run-up to the Guatemalan elections
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on a media-conducted youth survey in Guatemala.

After the Copa América, Venezuelan children relive the joy of a dream come true
UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Nils Kastberg talks about the partnership with Copa América.

Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law’s ‘secret’ mission to Afghanistan
UNICEF Senior Producer Dan Thomas interviews Jeremy Gilley, the founder of Peace One Day, and the British actor Jude Law about their visit to Afghanistan.

Najma’s ordeal: Surviving the floods in southwest Pakistan
UNICEF Communication Officer in Pakistan Antonia Paradela talks about her visit to flood-stricken communities in Sindh Province.

Relief efforts begin to reach flood-affected children and families in Pakistan
UNICEF Communication Officer Antonia Paradela talks about the challenges to providing aid to flood-affected children and families in Pakistan.

Recent violence in Gaza leaves many young people shaken
UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett spoke with four young people in Gaza in the wake of violent clashes between Hamas and Fatah.

Child trafficking in Côte d’Ivoire: Efforts under way to reverse a tragic trend
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny speaks to UNICEF Representative in Côte d’Ivoire Youssouf Oomar about child trafficking.

Chinyanta’s Digital Diary: A Zambian teen fights for child rights and gender equality
Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba reports on child rights from Lusaka, Zambia and Florence, Italy.

Palestinian refugees in northern Lebanon displaced and in need
UNICEF Communication Specialist discusses her visit to northern Lebanon, where Palestinian refugees are suffering without access to essential services.

Ecuadorian youths at UN forum speak out for indigenous children’s rights
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny speaks with three Ecuadorian youths about their UN presentation on the rights of indigenous children.

Youth in Gaza and Sderot, Israel face daily violence
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with teenage girls from Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory about the current escalation of conflict in their communities.

Worst floods in 50 years displace thousands in Uruguay
UNICEF Representative in Uruguay Tom Bergmann-Harris talks about how the recent floods affect children and their families and UNICEF’s emergency response.

Child Soldiers Demobilized in the Central African Republic
UNICEF Representative for the Central African Republic, Mahimbo Mdoe, illuminates the story of the child soldier demobilization process in the north of the strife-ridden nation for UNICEF Radio.

UNICEF Sri Lanka reaches out to children and families displaced by escalating conflict
UNICEF’s Chief of Field Coordination in Sri Lanka, Natascha Paddison, talks about the conflict there and its impact on children and families.

UNICEF and Government of Chad reach accord raising hopes for children in armed conflict
UNICEF Representative in Chad Stephen Adkisson speaks to UNICEF Radio about the country’s recent agreement on the demobilization of child soldiers.

‘Girl Stars’ reach out to rural India through films on the power of education
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on three ‘Girl Stars’ in India whose lives have been transformed by education.

A Darfur village turns its back on conflict, opting instead for child-centred development
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny speaks with Senior Communication Officer Edward Carwardine about community successes in Yara village, South Darfur.

Author of UN violence study advocates child rights at criminal justice conference
Independent Expert Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro discusses children’s rights at the 16th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

UNICEF Somalia relief efforts hindered by lack of access to conflict-affected areas
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev-Olesen discusses the dire situation of children and women displaced by violence in Mogadishu.

Digital Diary: Pranav explores the issue of drug use among his teenage peers
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Pranav, 14, reports on drug use among teenagers in his New York City school.

UNICEF and partners help child domestic workers in Haiti regain their rights
UNICEF Haiti Child Protection Officer Bertrand Njanja-Fassu speaks to UNICEF Radio about children working as domestic servants.

UNICEF presents awards to youth radio producers in Mexico and Zambia
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny speaks to the young producers from Mexico and Zambia who won top honours in the UNICEF/OneWorld Radio competition.

Young Palestinians mark Palestinian Child’s Day by speaking out against violence
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on youth participants in the campaigns against violence in Gaza and the West Bank for Palestinian Child’s Day.

Nicaraguan Digital Diarist interviews peers about abuse and discrimination
Digital Diarist Jorge Luis Contreras, 16, of Nicaragua talks to young people about abuse of children and discrimination against girls.

Voices of Youth website featured on Voice of America Radio
Voice of America Radio’s science, technology and health programme featured UNICEF’s Voices of Youth website earlier this month as the Website of the Week. Listen to the story that aired on Voice of America Radio.

Despite dangers, an Iraqi mother is determined to educate herself and her children
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the life of Nada, 40, who attends university and sends her children to school against the odds in Iraq.

‘Clean Water’ song hits Ghana’s airwaves on World Water Day
Listen to popular Ghanaian musicians Rocky Dawuni and Samini performing ‘Clean Water’, a new song urging communities to consume safe water.

Children in Madagascar suffer in yet another flood caused by latest cyclone
UNICEF Communication Officer Misbah Sheikh discusses the effects of flooding on children in areas of northern Madagascar devastated by Cyclone Indlala.

Displaced with her family in northern Iraq, a girl dreams of education
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with a 14-year-old girl who lives in a displacement camp near Kirkuk and does not go to school.

Through ‘Radio Rookies’ training programme, youth voices fill the New York air
Veralynn Williams, a 21-year-old Radio Rookies graduate, talks about the radio documentaries she's produced and how Radio Rookies changed her life.

First-ever woman chief appointed in Burkina Faso
Traditional chief and UNICEF Press Officer Modeste Yaméogo talks about his decision to appoint the first woman chief to his council in Issouka, Burkina Faso.

On International Women’s Day, an Iraqi mother and daughter pursue education against the odds
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with an Iraqi teacher and single mother of four, and her daughter, 11, who is determined to stay in school.

Civil unrest in Guinea leads to rapes of women and children
UNICEF Representative in Guinea Mohamed Cissa talks about efforts to help girls who were raped during the country’s recent violence.

At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school (Part 2 of 2)
Binita Shrestha, who runs a UNICEF-supported youth radio programme in Nepal, tells UNICEF Radio about why it is a good way to reach young people.

At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school (Part 1 of 2)
Valencia, 16, of South Africa talks to UNICEF Radio about her history of drug abuse and how telling her story has helped her gain self-confidence.

Two displaced Afghan children voice hopes for the future after returning to school
UNICEF Radio correspondent reports on the daily struggles of two teenagers, Marzia and Kaihan, living in a displaced persons camp in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Coastal town in Mozambique reeling but on the move after Cyclone Favio
UNICEF Water and Sanitation Officer Antero Pina talks about efforts to help families in cyclone-affected Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Syria tightens entry requirements for Iraqi refugees as population pressure builds
UNICEF Representative in Liberia Rozanne Chorlton tells UNICEF Radio about the role of girls’ education and the needs of the generation that lost its schooling to conflict.

Minister of Education urges international support for education recovery in post-conflict Liberia (Part 3 of 3)
UNICEF Chief of Education Cream Wright tells UNICEF Radio about committing to education in order to ensure a better future for Liberia.

Minister of Education urges international support for education recovery in post-conflict Liberia (Part 2 of 3)
UNICEF Representative in Liberia Rozanne Chorlton tells UNICEF Radio about the role of girls’ education and the needs of the generation that lost its schooling to conflict.

Minister of Education urges international support for education recovery in post-conflict Liberia (Part 1 of 3)
Liberia’s Minister of Education, Joseph Korto, tells UNICEF Radio about the need to provide resources and not to lose sight of the importance of education.

Interviews from Liberia Partners' Forum (Part 3 of 3)
World Bank Country Manager for Liberia Luigi Giovine on the prospects for Liberian youth and how to meet the coming challenges.

Interviews from Liberia Partners' Forum (Part 2 of 3)
Regina Amadi-Njoku and Sina Chuma-Mkandawire of the International Labour Organization on the need for meaningful work for youth in Liberia.

Interviews from Liberia Partners' Forum (Part 1 of 3)
The UN Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Liberia, Jordan Ryan, on the future of Liberia and UN teamwork.

Death toll rises and children abandon school as Burundi food crisis deepens
UNICEF communications officer in Burundi Olalekan Ajia discusses the flooding situation and UNICEF’s relief efforts in Burundi.

Partners' Forum meets to support rebuilding in post-civil war Liberia
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the Liberia Partners' Forum in Washington, DC, which addressed the future of Liberia's development.

Palestinian teens speak out on new agreement to end internal violence
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with Julie and Yafa, two teenage girls in Gaza, who relate their fears and hopes for the future.

Aid reaches children in Angola affected by flooding and cholera outbreak
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with UNICEF Representative in Angola Angela Kearney about the effects of flooding and a cholera outbreak.

AIDS awareness songs kick-off hip-hop tour of US public schools
Hip-hop artist Magz, from Brooklyn, has released his second song on HIV/AIDS prevention in conjunction with the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign.

Thousands homeless and without food after floods in Burundi
UNICEF Representative in Burundi Bintou Keita talks about the precarious situation resulting from last week’s flooding.

No end in sight for Darfur’s humanitarian crisis
UNICEF Deputy Director for Emergencies Pierrette Vu Thi discusses the humanitarian crisis in North Darfur, where she recently visited.

Flooding in Malaysia threatens children’s well-being
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with the President of Mercy Malaysia, Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, about the flood crisis.

Digital Diary: Young people talk about AIDS
UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist Livey Van Wyk of Namibia discusses the need to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in her country.

Afghanistan Representative visits schools and other UNICEF programmes in conflict zone
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on UNICEF Representative Catherine Mbengue’s visit to education programmes in Afghanistan’s conflict zone.

UNICEF Representative in Somalia assesses impact of conflict on children and families
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev-Olesen about UNICEF’s response to ongoing instability there.

UNICEF mourns the loss of Iraq staff member Janan Jabero, 1954-2007 (Part 2 of 2)
UNICEF Representative for Iraq Roger Wright pays tribute to staff member Janan Jabero, who was killed earlier this month.

UNICEF mourns the loss of Iraq staff member Janan Jabero, 1954-2007 (Part 1 of 2)
UNICEF Representative Roger Wright talks about UNICEF’s challenging work in the midst of the conflict in Iraq.

Ten-year-old drummer from Indonesia pledges support for UNICEF
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with Indonesian drummer Rafi, 10, about his plans to donate some of the proceeds from his new album to UNICEF.

Relief efforts ‘contain’ effects of flooding on Indonesian children and families
UNICEF Child Protection Officer Roberto Benes reports on UNICEF’s efforts to help flood-affected Indonesian children and families get back to normal.

Prossy’s story: Teen resumes her education after two years in captivity in northern Uganda
UNICEF Radio correspondent David McKenzie presents the testimony of Prossy, 15, who recently returned from two years in captivity by Ugandan rebel forces.

Youth in Jamaica create radio spots to combat AIDS stigma
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny showcases examples of radio PSAs against HIV/AIDS produced by youths in Jamaica.

A young Sri Lankan looks back on two years of tsunami rebuilding efforts
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny gets an update from Rusiru Abesingha of Sri Lanka, who spoke with UNICEF Radio shortly after the tsunami.

Health workers reach remote villagers in Ethiopia with tetanus vaccine
UNICEF Emergency Communication Officer Andrew Heavens reports on efforts to deliver vaccines for tetanus and other diseases in Ethiopia’s remote South Omo Zone.

Youth producers from Zambia and Mexico win UNICEF and OneWorld radio prize (Part 2 of 2)
The AUGE group from Mexico produced the winning radio PSA 'Lupita' in the UNICEF and OneWorld Radio Contest for 2006.

Youth producers from Zambia and Mexico win UNICEF and OneWorld radio prize (Part 1 of 2)
Jose Yesani of Zambia produced the winning radio feature 'Living with HIV' in the UNICEF and OneWorld Radio Contest for 2006.

UNICEF warns of an impending food crisis in DPR Korea and urges renewed support
UNICEF Representative in DPR Korea Gopalan Balagopal discusses the dire situation facing children in the country.

Report finds nearly half of all children in Mozambique living in extreme poverty
UNICEF Representative in Mozambique Leila Pakkala explains the findings of the UN report ‘Childhood Poverty in Mozambique’.

Rock-and-roll benefit concerts: Music to UNICEF’s ears
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny takes a musical trip down memory lane to the 1970s benefit concerts that helped shape the history of both UNICEF and rock and roll.

Somalia floods devastate communities
Senior Programme Officer Siddharth Chatterjee tells UNICEF Radio about the devastating floods in Somalia.

Floods bring havoc to Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya
UNICEF's Field Officer in Garissa, Kenya, Ore Abdikadir, tells UNICEF Radio about how recent flooding in the region has affected the people there, with special impact on the children.

Emergency aid starts to reach Philippines areas hit by typhoon and mudflows
UNICEF Communication Officer Dale Rutstein reports on the mudflows that have devastated communities in the Philippines.

Two US youths with HIV join the fight against AIDS in Ethiopia
UNICEF Voices of Youth Digital Diarists Elias Perez and Kimberly Canady report on their trip to Ethiopia to meet with other HIV-positive young people.

Community education campaign raises bird flu awareness in Central Java
UNICEF Radio’s Sophie Boudre reports on UNICEF Indonesia’s grassroots efforts to educate the population on the dangers of avian influenza.

Angélique Kidjo raises HIV/AIDS awareness, and hope, in northern Uganda
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with Representative in Uganda Martin Mogwanja about HIV/AIDS threats facing people displaced by conflict in the north of the country.

A success story for girls education in Zimbabwe
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports the story of Winnie Farao, 26, who works with Campaign for Female Education in Zimbabwe.

Hip-hop star Zola named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at African Development Forum
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on African hip-hop star Zola’s priorities as a newly appointed regional Goodwill Ambassador.

Severe floods ravage eastern Africa
UNICEF Emergency Programme Officer Susan Ngongi talks about the latest situation and relief efforts in flood-stricken Eastern Africa.

In Swaziland, grandmothers shoulder the burden of AIDS
UNICEF Regional Advisor on Orphans and Vulnerable Children discusses the AIDS crisis in Swaziland.

Botswana radio training helps young people speak their minds for all to hear
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on a youth radio training workshop in Gabarone, Botswana, and presents clips from a programme produced by Kabo, 12, and her friends.

Renewed violence in Gaza raises serious concerns for children’s safety
UNICEF Representative in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Dan Rohrmann discusses the humanitarian crisis in northern Gaza.

Leading by example helps Madagascar keep HIV/AIDS at bay
UNICEF Communication Officer Sarah Crowe speaks with Madagascar’s President Marc Ravalomanana about keeping HIV prevalence rates low.

UN Global Youth Leadership Summit energizes a new generation of activists
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks to two participants in the UN Global Youth Leadership Summit about their experience as activists and their goals for the future.

Quake-affected children and families in Central Java begin return to normalcy, Part 2
UNICEF's Sophie Boudre reports on centres providing care and support to children in the Central Java quake zone.

Quake-affected children and families in Central Java begin return to normalcy, Part 1
UNICEF's Sophie Boudre reports on a project to repair thousands of wells in earthquake-damaged regions of Indonesia.

Two girls in Lebanon and Israel discuss post-war concerns
Two young people, Shir in Israel and Christine in Lebanon, discuss their feelings and ideas in the aftermath of the war between Israel and Hezbollah.

Polio case in Kenya refugee camp raises fears and concerns
UNICEF Communication Officer Sara Cameron talks about the recent discovery of a polio case in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Classic UNICEF public service announcements: Julie Andrews
Hear Julie Andrews promoting ‘Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’ in 1967, the year US President Lyndon Johnson declared 31 October ‘UNICEF Day’ in perpetuity.

Classic UNICEF public service announcements: Andy Williams
Hear Andy Williams promoting ‘Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’ in 1967, the year US President Lyndon Johnson declared 31 October ‘UNICEF Day’ in perpetuity.

Mothers’ music helps save children’s lives in Ghana
Listen to one of the songs performed by members of a mothers’ club in Akuka, Ghana, where music helps to give children a healthy start in life.

Donors urged to continue supporting life-saving programmes during sanctions
UNICEF DPR Korea Representative Gopalan Balagopal describes the importance of continued donor support.

Jamaican activist connects with other youth leaders
UNICEF Youth Reporter Kerrel McKay reports on conversations with other youth leaders from the International AIDS Conference in Toronto.

UNICEF promotes exclusive breastfeeding to save children’s lives in Indonesia
UNICEF's Sophie Boudre reports on a programme to promote breastfeeding in an earthquake-affected village in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Time to stop violence against children
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny presents the viewpoints of five young participants in the UN Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children.

Digital Diary: A youth anti-violence activist in the Philippines tells her story
Cora Buala, 19, used recording equipment to create a Voices of Youth Digital Diary documenting her daily life and concerns about violence against children in the Philippines.

Protecting the main water source of Grand Comore island from future volcanic eruptions
UNICEF Correspondent Daniel Dickinson talks to the people of Grand Comore about the effects of recent volcanic eruptions and what UNICEF is doing to help.

Child camel jockeys return home
UNICEF New York correspondent Kun Li talks with some of the children who once worked as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates.

Cameroon: Peer educators help fight HIV/AIDS
UNICEF correspondent Thierry Delvigne-Jean reports on the HIV/AIDS peer education project in Cameroon.

Displaced children at risk in Jaffna
UNICEF Head of Office in Jaffna, Judith Bruno, tells UNICEF Radio about concerns over children in the conflict-ravaged district.

Two teenage girls in Israel and Lebanon find common ground - Part 2 of 2
Omer and Joy share their reactions to the war and hopes for a more peaceful future.

Two teenage girls in Israel and Lebanon find common ground - Part 1 of 2
For UNICEF Radio, two girls – Omer in Israel and Joy in Lebanon, both 15 – talk over life during the war and find similarities in their experiences.

Six months without pay sparks teachers’ strike in Gaza and West Bank
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny talks to students and teachers in the occupied Palestinian territory about the effects of the teachers’ strike.

UNICEF and UN partners step up humanitarian aid in southern Lebanon
UNICEF Communication Officer Simon Ingram reports on projects under way in southern Lebanon to help returning children readjust to life in their home communities.

Thousands remain displaced by Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano
UNICEF Ecuador’s Cecilia Davila gives a full account of the evacuation of villagers near the Tungurahua volcano and how this has affected children.

Sri Lankan schoolgirls killed and injured amid escalating violence
UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka JoAnna Van Gerpen describes the bombing incident in which dozens of schoolgirls were killed.

Monsoon floods cause widespread damage, affecting millions in India
UNICEF State Representative in Gujarat Yogendra Mathur describes flood damage in the city of Surat and efforts to help affected children and families.

Africa’s orphans at higher risk
UNICEF's Children and AIDS Advisor in Eastern and Southern Africa, Douglas Webb, provides an overview of orphans and vulnerable children in the region.

Thousands head home following ceasefire in Lebanon
UNICEF’s Simon Ingram on the latest from southern Lebanon.

Young people in the Middle East talk about the toll of conflict
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the perspectives of young people affected by conflict in Gaza, Israel and Lebanon.

Digital diary - Jamaican youth AIDS activist Kerrel McKay tells her story, her way - part 3
Digital Diary Youth Reporter Kerrel McKay reports from the Oasis Bar in Kingston, Jamaica where she is engaged as an outreach worker trying to educate the public about HIV and AIDS.

New HIV testing method allows early diagnosis for infants in South Africa
Professor Steve Reid of the Centre for Rural Health at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal discusses why AIDS programmes in South Africa must give priority to the nation's most vulnerable children.

The humanitarian challenge in Lebanon
UNICEF Communication Officer Simon Ingram describes the challenges facing UNICEF’s relief efforts in Lebanon.

Killing of aid workers in Sri Lanka condemned by international community
UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka Joanna Van Gerpen comments on the killing of 17 aid workers there.

Youth-reporter Jordan interviews members of Model U.N.
Hear the inside story of the Model United Nations meeting at the Hague from Youth-reporter Jordan from Dublin.

Japan donates nearly $16 million to help prevent childhood diseases in four African nations
The Director of UNICEF’s Office for Japan and the Republic of Korea, Yoshiteru Uramoto, comments on the latest contribution from the Japanese Government.

Youth in the Middle East tell their stories of conflict... and hopes for peace
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny brings us first hand stories of young people in Lebanon, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

Breastfeeding saves lives after earthquake disaster
Sophie Boudre reports from Tegal Rejo village, Indonesia, where UNICEF is promoting continued breastfeeding.

Violence takes heavy toll on Israeli and Palestinian children alike
As violence intensifies in the Middle East, Dr. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Director of Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at the Herzog Hospital in west Jerusalem, talks about the psychological trauma experienced by Israeli children.

Aid appeal launched as UNICEF supplies arrive in southern Lebanon
UNICEF Field Security Advisor in Lebanon Omar Aboud speaks about the difficult journey of UNICEF’s first convoy of humanitarian supplies to reach Tyre in southern Lebanon.

Escalating death toll for children in Gaza
UNICEF’s Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, Dan Rohrman, talks about the rising number of child deaths in the region.

Lebanon aid appeal launched as first UNICEF supplies arrive
UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Thomas McDermott, describes the crisis in Lebanon.

Childhood under attack in DR Congo
Martin Bell talks about his recent mission to DR Congo as UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies.

UNICEF supplies are on the way, but access remains a major challenge in Lebanon
UNICEF Representative in Syria Kiari Liman-Tinguiri discusses UNICEF’s relief operations in Syria.

‘Back to school’ campaign for quake-affected children in Indonesia
UNICEF correspondent Kun Li reports on Indonesia’s ‘Back to School’ campaign for children affected by the 27 May earthquake in Central Java.

UNICEF and partners respond to escalating crisis in Lebanon and Israel
UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Roberto Laurenti discusses the situation in the country. Correspondent Sabine Dolan reports.

Tanzania bednet program succeeds
A programme to provide bednets to prevent malaria in Tanzania, starting with the women and children, is a huge success, and is being expanded across the country

In Aceh, Indonesia, children’s video diaries document their lives after the tsunami
UNICEF Correspondent Sophie Boudre reports on the ‘Hello Video’ programme teaching children to make video diaries in Aceh, Indonesia.

Papua New Guinea – HIV and AIDS
Experts and people affected with the virus discuss how HIV and AIDS are a growing problem in Papua New Guinea, disproportionally affecting women and young people.

Livey’s Digital Diary: Living with HIV in Namibia
UNICEF Radio Youth Reporter Livey Van Wyk interviews young people in Namibia about their knowledge of HIV and AIDS for her Digital Diary.

For Traore Aziz, 13, football heals scars of war in Côte d' Ivoire
UNICEF’s Jonathan Schienberg reports on 13-year-ol Traore Aziz, who lost both of his parents in Côte d' Ivoire.

Football helps Nene, 12, cope with street violence in Angola
UNICEF’s Jonathan Schienberg reports on Nene, a 12-year-old runaway who is in a UNICEF-supported sport and education programme in Angola.

The road to safety: Preventing child injury in China
UNICEF correspondent Kun Li reports on the widespread problem of child injury in China and the government’s ‘Safe Beijing’ project.

Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi meets former child soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire
UNICEF Representative in Côte d’Ivoire Youssouf Oomar talks about Tetsuko Kuroyanagi’s visit and UNICEF’s efforts to demobilize and reintegrate child soldiers.

Naomi Siombua, 15, builds confidence playing football in a Kenyan slum
UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports from Kenya on 15-year-old Naomi Siombua, who plays football in one of Africa’s most dangerous slums.

Sri Lanka: Upsurge in violence affects children
UNICEF Senior Programme Officer Dr. Yasmin Haque describes the increased violence in Sri Lanka and its effect on children.

Mahamat Ali, 13, finds an outlet in football at a Chad refugee camp
UNICEF correspondent Jonathan Schienberg reports on Mahamat Ali, a 13-year-old footballer whose parents were killed in a coup d’etat in the Central African Republic.

On Darfur visit, Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow appeals for international aid
UNICEF correspondent Sabine Dolan reports on Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow’s visit to Sudan’s Darfur region.

Poverty called ‘root cause’ of widespread demonstrations in Guinea
UNICEF Representative in Guinea Marcel Rudasingwa explains the root causes of a general strike that started there on 8 June.

Football helps Ivna Chérie, 11, forget violence in Haiti
UNICEF correspondent Malcolm Linton reports on an 11-year-old girl in Haiti who plays football to escape the violence around her.

In Java quake’s aftermath, UNICEF expands relief efforts and monitors volcano threat
UNICEF Communication Officer Kendartanti Subroto provides an update on relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Central Java. Correspondent Sabine Dolan reports.

UNICEF responds as polio outbreak in Namibia claims more victims
UNICEF Representative in Namibia Khin-Sandi Lwin talks about the country’s recent polio outbreak.

Team UNICEF: Football brings hope to former street children in China
UNICEF correspondent Kun Li reports from China on Zhang Kai, a 16-year-old footballer who escaped domestic abuse.

Precarious conditions face many families displaced by conflict in Timor-Leste
UNICEF’s Country Representative for Timor-Leste, Shui-Meng Ng, explains how recent violence there has affected children and women.

Thousands reported killed in Indonesia earthquake; UNICEF responds
UNICEF Indonesia Communication Officer John Budd describes immediate efforts to help quake-affected families in central Java. Reported by correspondent Sabine Dolan.

Young people from around the world gather to help end violence against children
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the visit to UNICEF and the UN of 22 children from around the globe, all anti-violence activists.

Chad: Tensions remain after election
UNICEF correspondent Rachel Bonham Carter reports on emergency aid for 50,000 Chadians who have been forced from their homes by violence in eastern Chad.

The burden on children: Searching for scarce resources in drought-stricken Somalia
UNICEF Nutrition Officer Regine Kopplow gives an account of how the drought is affecting children in Somalia and what UNICEF is doing about it.

BBC Radio covers UNICEF Radio's Child Alert on the Horn of Africa coverage
UNICEF Correspondent Dan Thomas is interviewed for BBC Radio Five Live's "Up All Night" programme about the impact of podcasting and his coverage of the drought in the Horn of Africa. The complete BBC segment is included here.

Abbas Jazzi, 16, lives for football in a tough neighbourhood in Iran
UNICEF Correspondent Miranda Eeles interviews 16 year old Abbas Jazzi about how football has improved his life.

UNICEF urges sustained aid to prevent child deaths in Horn of Africa
UNICEF correspondent Dan Thomas reports from Ethiopia’s Somali region on UNICEF’s work to help save thousands of malnourished children and their parents. Produced by Blue Chevigny.

Youth Reporter Jordan from Ireland reports on how sports can help both children and nations
Jordan talks to young people from different parts of the world and to UNICEF officers who work in Sports for Development to understand more about this important issue.

Digital diary: Kerrel McKay interviews fellow Jamaican HIV/AIDS activist
Kerrel McKay interviews Gary Foster about how he got into the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and how to reach young people.

Digital diary: Jamaican youth AIDS activist Kerrel McKay tells her story, her way
Youth activist Kerrel McKay talks about Jamaica’s HIV/AIDS crisis and how it has affected her personally.

Stigma of AIDS leads to killing of an orphaned Kenyan boy
UNICEF correspondent Sabine Dolan talks to UNICEF Kenya Communication Officer Sara Cameron about AIDS-related violence and stigma.

Putting children first: Nepal’s national vitamin A campaign proceeds despite unrest
UNICEF Correspondent Sabine Dolan talks to Nepal Representative Suomi Sakai about the first day of the national vitamin A campaign amidst the wave of turmoil that has hit the Himalayan kingdom.

Despite recent rains, Somalia uniquely devastated by drought
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on Somalia’s drought crisis and correspondent Dan Thomas interviews UNICEF Somalia Representative Christian Balslev-Olesen.

Liberia launches Girls’ Education National Policy with support from UNICEF
UNICEF correspondent Rachel Bonham Carter hears about the launch of the Girls’ Education National Policy for Liberia from UNICEF Liberia Representative Angela Kearney.

Kenya’s abolition of school fees offers lessons for rest of Africa
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the views of UNICEF’s Chief of Education, Dr. Cream Wright, on the issue of school-fee abolition.

‘Thembi’s AIDS Diary’: A year in the life of a South African teenager
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on Thembi Ngubane’s visit to UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Centre, her radio diary and her AIDS awareness tour.

China: AIDS Youth Ambassador Xiao Dan
14-year-old tells her story of living with AIDS in China and facing stigma and difficulties.

China: AIDS Youth Ambassador Juan Juan
Youth Ambassador Juan Juan talks about her experiences taking care of family members living with AIDS.

Bangladesh: A girl’s story of clean water
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the efforts of a teenager from Bangladesh to improve water and sanitation in her community.

Iran: 36,000 children affected by quake
UNICEF’s Representative for Iran, Christian Salazar, spoke with UNICEF Radio about the response to the earthquake emergency in Iran.

Nicaragua and Colombia: Young people help improve water safety in their communities
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the efforts of two Latin American youth to improve water conditions in their communities.

UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador, tennis star Roger Federer, hits an ace for children
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks to Roger Federer, UNICEF’s newly appointed Goodwill Ambassador.

Japan donates $76 million to UNICEF for avian flu preparedness and peace-building
UNICEF Tokyo Director Yoshiteru Uramoto describes how the donation from the Japanese Government will be used.

Papua New Guinea - Reforming juvenile justice
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the reform of Papua New Guinea’s juvenile system.

Nepal - Teen educates village on water safety
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the efforts of a Shanta Chaudhary, 14, to bring clean water education to her remote community in Nepal.

Children’s World Water Forum: A girl’s view
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on Mexico City’s ongoing Children World Water Forum and how clean water impacts the lives of young African girls.

Côte d’Ivoire - Final examinations resume
UNICEF Representative in Côte d’Ivoire Youssouf Oomar discusses the resumption of year-end exams in northern schools.

Digital Diaries - Uganda
Two Ugandan young people, members of UNICEF's Voices of Youth, talk about their own lives in the peaceful part of their country, and their reactions to the violent conflict happening in the north.

Agnes Chan launches album at UNICEF House
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Agnes Chan performs at UNICEF HQ in New York.

Immunizing the world’s children
Vaccinating vulnerable children in troubled Haiti, combating deadly Hepatitis B in rural Cambodia; one doctor’s battle to wipe out polio in Assyut, Egypt.

Philippines: Relief arriving for survivors of mudslide tragedy
UNICEF Representative to the Philippines Dr. Nicholas Alipui describes the devastation wrought by the mudslides in Leyte province.

UNICEF Digital Diaries: Berenice's Story from Ghana, Part 5
19-year old Berenice reports on life at University. Part 5 of 6.

DR Congo: Food and supplies for people fleeing war
Massimo Nicoletti Altimari, the head of UNICEF’s Office in Bunia, DR Congo, talks about the situation facing children and families who have fled the fighting.

Protecting Women and Children in Papua New Guinea
Community efforts to stem spread of domestic violence in Papua New Guinea.

Somalia Drought Update
Women and children struggle to survive in one of the most severe droughts in a decade.

UNICEF Digital Diaries: Berenice's Story from Ghana, Part 4
18-year old Berenice talks about her 19th birthday and her first day at University. Part 4 of 6.

UNICEF launches new Vodcast!
UNICEF's Chief of the Internet, Broadcast and Image Section, Stephen Cassidy, explains the agency's exciting new Vodcast initiative.

DRC's Displaced People
Emergency Officer Luciano Calestini provides more details on the dire circumstances in eastern DRC.

UNICEF Digital Diaries: Berenice's Story from Ghana, Part 3
18 year-old Berenice gives us a look at the work she does on a youth radio programme called Curious Minds. Part 3 of 6.

UNICEF Representative David Delienne, in DRC
Listen to the on-the-spot report of UNICEF's efforts to help the displaced people of DRC.

African Union meets on education and peace
UNICEF Representative in Sudan Ted Chaiban talks about the importance of the African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur.

UNICEF Digital Diaries: Berenice's Story from Ghana, Part 2
18 year-old Berenice gives us a look at the work she does on a youth radio programme called Curious Minds. Part 2 of 6.

Young leader explains the importance of Rwandan Children's Summit
Erick, 17, an orphan of the genocide and a delegate to the Children's Summit, explains why the young people of Rwanda must reconcile.

UNICEF Rwanda Representative reports on Children's Summit
Mrs. Bintou Keita, UNICEF Representative in Rwanda, talks about the importance of youth voices in the government in Rwanda, as children are the future leaders.

UNICEF Digital Diaries - Berenice's story from Ghana, Part 1
18 year-old Berenice from Ghana gives us a look at her life in a six-part radio series she recorded herself. Here's Part 1.

The fight against sex trafficking in Romania
An in-depth look into the life of a woman who has saved several young women from the world of sex trafficking. She has developed and now runs a shelter and rehabilitation program for these girls.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: David Anthony
UNICEF’s Editor of the State of the World’s Children Report, David Anthony, talks about the Millenium Development Goals as they connect to excluded and invisible children.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Maryam Farzanegan
Innocenti Research Centre Child Protection Officer, Maryam Farzenegan, illuminates how UNICEF’s mandate connects with excluded and invisible children’s issues.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Andrea Rossi
UNICEF Focal Point on Child Trafficking, Andrea Rossi, discusses the connection between exploitation of children and their exclusion and invisibility.

New fighting displaces more than 10,000 people in DR Congo
UNICEF Country Representative Anthony Bloomberg discusses the displacement of 10,000 people by new fighting in DR Congo.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Wivina Belmonte
UNICEF Campaign Manager for the Global Campaign on Children and AIDS, Wivina Belmonte, explains how AIDS among children and invisibility are linked.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Dan Toole
UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes, Dan Toole, illustrates how violence and armed conflict lead the exclusion and invisibility of children.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Cream Wright
UNICEF Global Chief of Education, Cream Wright, discusses girls’ education and how it links to exclusion and invisibility.

Ronan Farrow: A prominent voice for Darfur
Ronan Farrow speaks with UNICEF correspondent Dan Thomas about the ongoing crisis in Darfur.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Liz Gibbons
UNICEF Chief of Global Policy, Liz Gibbons talks about the connection between poverty and the exclusion and invisibility of children.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Gopalan Balagopal
UNICEF Senior Advisor on Child Protection, Gopalan Balagopal, demonstrates how invisibility and exclusion of children is linked to child registration.

SOWC 2006, Listen to the experts: Alex Yuster
UNICEF Senior Advisor on Child Protection, Alexandra Yuster, illustrates the connection between children with disabilities and invisibility and exclusion.

Pakistan earthquake: UNICEF renews its fight against measles
UNICEF Health Officer Dr. Mirza Imran Raza describes his team's efforts to immunize children against measles and to prepare the tent camps for winter.

Pakistan earthquake: A fifteen-year old tells her story
Fifteen-year old Omama Faroog, who lives in Muzafarrabad, describes her experiences during October's massive earthquake in Pakistan and life after the quake.

Swaziland: A plan to care for orphans
UNICEF Representative in Swaziland Alan Brody discusses the controversy surrounding the ‘Orphan City’ proposal, and what is the best way to assist children orphaned by AIDS.

Child Soldiers Return Home
Young men who were child soldiers in Southern Sudan return home.

Day-to-day life in a temporary camp
A 12 year old's story of how the tsunami affected his life and that of his family, in the Maldives.

Starting over after the tsunami – one young man’s story
Haj Mohamed, 14, talks about how he and his family have had to rebuild their lives following the devastation caused by the tsunami.

A young girl finds meaning amid devastation caused by the tsunami
Atitaya Jongkrailak, 11, talks about what she went through on the day of the tsunami, and how she and her family have been coping since the disaster.

Youth Educators in Tajikistan try to stem the tide of HIV infection
Correspondent Anora Mahmudova reports on UNICEF supported Peer Educator programme in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to train groups of youth on HIV prevention.

Youth Reporters cover the story of Latin American campaign launch
Youth Reporters at the Latin American UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS launch speak to El Salvadoran President Saca, and to other young people infected with HIV.

Water and sanitation projects aim to prevent deaths among quake survivors
UNICEF Communication Officer Julia Spry-Leverton discusses the urgent need for clean water and adequate sanitation for people made homeless by the quake in Pakistan.

Brooklyn rapper MAGZ performs "People Are You Listening"
This original song was written and recorded as part of UNICEF's UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign.

Panel of experts in the field of AIDS prevention, treatment and protection present at UNICEF
Experts in AIDS work of all kinds, who focus on children, discuss the goals of the launch of UNICEF's Global Campaign, UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS.

Panel of youth from around the world comes together for children and AIDS campaign at UNICEF
Five young people speak about how HIV/AIDS has affected their lives, at the launch of UNICEF's Global Campaign, UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS.

Young Thai woman affected in all parts of her life by HIV
Nakwan is a 20 year old in Thailand who has lost her father to AIDS and is tha caretaker for her ill mother. She is the family breadwinner and an AIDS awareness activist.

Young Woman in Namibia Struggles with HIV
20 year old Livey, from Namibia, is a peer educator about HIV prevention, despite the stigma she faces as person with the virus in her community.

Ralph Fiennes speaks out for children affected by HIV and AIDS
Actor Ralph Fiennes sends out a call for support for all the children worldwide who have suffered losses as a result of the epidemic.

21 year old young woman in Ukraine living with HIV tells her story
Iryna Kalinichenko works to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in her native Ukraine, where the infection rate with the disease is on the rise, especially among young people.

Young Man in India becomes AIDS activist
Raguwaran Kandhaswamy, 17 years old, is driven to fight the AIDS epidemic by the death of his father and the infection of his mother with HIV.

South Asia earthquake: Children in need of medical care
The massive South Asia earthquake of 8 October killed tens of thousands and damaged or destroyed homes, schools, medical centres and mosques.

Latin America: Floods displace half a million
The severe flooding and mudslides, brought on by Hurricane Stan’s heavy rainfall, continue to affect countries throughout Central America, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Audio report about UNICEF's response the earthquake in South Asia
Thousands of people, including children, are being treated for injuries caused in the quake and its aftershocks. “The emotional stress and trauma that children have to go through is unimaginable," said Mr. Abdi.

Frontline diary – Searching for loved ones
8 September 2005: UNICEF Press Officer Alison Hickling says many families are looking for a new future in Houston.

Audio report from the disaster zone
10-year-old David talks about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on him and his family.

Audio report from the disaster zone
Families in Biloxi, Mississippi are hoping for a quick return to normality.

Audio report from the disaster zone
Families have gathered in temporary shelters in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Beslan: Photo workshop helps children heal
One year later: Beslan's children speak out.

UNICEF Experts on the Famine Crisis in Niger
An informed update on the latest developments in Niger and the surrounding area as these countries remain in crisis and begin to receive much needed aid.

Japan: Getting young people involved in today’s world
Natsuno Shinagawa, 18, talks to UNICEF about the importantace of empowering young people.

Niger: Rima Salah discusses her visit
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director is visiting Niger to see firsthand the situation of hundreds of thousands of children, hit hard by the country’s food crisis.

PGM_015: Youth-Produced Newsletter Coming Soon!
Voices of Youth members are producing a newsletter that will address their concerns and those of other activist young people around the world, to be published on the VOY website.

PGM_014: Radio Diary of Sri Lanka in Recovery (Part II)
Sri Lanka is rebuilding after last winter’s tsunami, and this radio diary tells the story of UNICEF’s efforts to assist. (Two part series)

PGM_013: UNICEF Country Representative in Pakistan Omar Abdi says supplies are reaching children hit hard by the earthquake.
UNICEF Country Representative in Pakistan Omar Abdi says supplies are reaching children hit hard by the earthquake.

PGM_012: Father’s death spurs lifetime commitment to fighting AIDS
Kerril McKay talks about her mission to warn young Jamaicans about the dangers of HIV and AIDS.

PGM_011: Radio Diary of Sri Lanka in recovery (Part I)
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Dan Thomas spent time in Sri Lanka following its efforts to rebuild after the devastation left by the tsunami of last December. (Two part series)

PGM_010: Banda Aceh nine months after the tsunami
UNICEF correspondent Dan Thomas reports from Banda Aceh, Indonesia on efforts to help children nine months after the tsunami struck.

PGM_009: C8 Youth Leaders Continue their Work from Home
Voices of young people who attended the C8 meeting in July.

PGM_008: Protecting Children against Trafficking
Dan Thomas reports the story of sexually exploited and trafficked children in Albania, the Philippines and Sierra Leone, and programmes that are working to end this problem.

PGM_007: Pakistan: Youth Against Violence
A UN Study is gathering input from young people, experts and officials in every region around the globe.

PGM_006: How UNICEF Has Evolved Through Emergency Work
Selects from an interview with Deputy Executive Director Kul Gautam, who, in 32 years with UNICEF, has acquired a unique perspective on responding to emergencies.

PGM_005: Children gather online to chat about the SOWC 2005
Children in Malaysia, Nigeria, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the UK exchange views on how poverty, conflict and HIV/AIDS threaten children around the globe.

PGM_004: Protecting Children From Landmines
Landmines left over from the war that ended over two decades ago still threaten the lives of young people in Cambodia.

PGM_003: Youth Movement against Violence
Marleni Cuellar, 20, has dedicated herself to building a new youth movement called ‘Xchange’ which is launching in the Caribbean Region over the next few months. Xchange is focused on building commitment against violence one person at a time.

PGM_002: The Power of Education
Lalita, an 18 year old from Bihar, India transforms her life through education, and karate, and Vida, 19, escapes an unhappy marriage and gets a new start in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

PGM_001: The Global Struggle against HIV and AIDS
A youth arts festival to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS in Botswana and a school-based youth program in Namibia to teach about safer sex.


 

 

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