About Believe in ZERO
“Believe in ZERO”, launched in 2013 in Viet Nam, is a global campaign launched by UNICEF founded on the belief that no child should ever die from a preventable cause and all children should grow up in a healthy, protective, environment, receive comprehensive education and realize his or her full potential.
While Viet Nam has made impressive economic progress, attaining middle income status in 2010, Vietnamese children still face tremendous challenges. There are still painful numbers in Viet Nam that need to be considered:
UNICEF believes that even one is too many and that all of these numbers should be ZERO.
The more people believe in ZERO, the more actions will be taken. UNICEF believes that with the support of the broader community, we can together achieve ZERO preventable child deaths, ZERO malnourished children, ZERO children deprived of clean water, ZERO children denied access to education, and ZERO exploited children.
On 5 of December 2013, UNICEF will hold its first annual gala event, UNICEF ZEROawards to honor individuals and organizations for their humanitarian work in support of children and to raise funds for UNICEF. The event is inspired by Believe in ZERO, a UNICEF campaign in Viet Nam aimed to reduce the number of preventable child deaths to ZERO.