21 September 2020

Help UNICEF build a climate-friendly city in Minecraft

The climate crisis is a child’s rights crisis. More and more youth know this, and they are standing up and demanding their right to a safe and sustainable environment.  Climate change will hit children and young people in East Asia & Pacific the hardest, because of natural disasters, increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and water…, What is the idea?, UNICEF is organizing a virtual workshop for young people between 15 and 17 years old, from different countries in East Asia & Pacific. During the workshop - which will take about 1-2 weeks in total - youth will use their climate-friendly ideas to build a city together in Minecraft.  The virtual workshop will follow this structure: Part 1: As a…, What’s the process?, If you would like to participate in this exciting project, please take the following steps:  Fill out this form: Child Utopia Submission Form Write a short paragraph (at least 15 lines) about your ideas for a climate-friendly city and how it would help make your city more sustainable We will contact you back with more questions and information…, Why should you participate?, By turning the ideas from youth into a video that will be shared on social media, we want to give participants a big opportunity: to show the world - children and adults alike - that youth have what it takes to find solutions to the climate crisis. UNICEF’s mission is to empower all children and youth to raise their voice and contribute to climate…
07 May 2018

Growing up Urban: Surabaya

Representatives from 10 cities in East Asia, recognized for their catalytic roles and achievements in championing child rights in their cities, will come together in Surabaya, Indonesia to discuss how urban services, planning and budgeting can be improved to benefit every child growing up urban logo UNICEF, Better cities, for every child, Hosted by the Mayor Ibu Risma, this meeting will bring together city leaders from across East Asia to facilitate: discussing urban trends, risk and opportunities and how these impact the rights of children and women; exploring partnerships, financing and innovative solutions towards ensuring child and adolescent responsive urban policy and…, The host, surabaya logo Surabaya City of Surabaya logo Mayor of Surabaya and host of the event, Ibu Risma Mayors office Mayor of Surabaya and host of the event, Ibu Risma Display caption Show Original Caption Display caption Show Original Caption, Mayor Ibu Risma, Ibu Risma is the current Mayor of Surabaya. She is both the first directly-elected and first female mayor in the city's history. During her tenure, Surabaya has won a number of awards including the ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City Award 2012 and the Adipura Kencana, the highest environmental awards in Indonesia. Mayor Risma was named as one…, Meeting Background, East Asia is one of the most highly urbanized regions globally. Home to both vibrant growth and emerging challenges, there is an inextricable link between the growth of safe and sustainable cities in East Asia and the wellbeing of the region’s children. The region is home to some of the fastest growing and most populated mega cities in the world.…