17 May 2023

Οur partners

No single organization or approach can hope to tackle all of these challenges alone, which is why partnership lies at the very heart of our work. The power of partnerships allows us to expand our reach, working with a wide range of like-minded partners to deliver our universal mandate for children, in line with our Strategic Plan. We work with…, Intergovernmental organizations, European Union (EU), UN entities, IOM UNHCR WHO, Government Entities, Ministry of Education The Ministry of Education has undertaken an ambitious programme to provide access to formal schools to roughly 12,000 school-age (5-17) refugee children in the country. UNICEF is supporting these efforts by providing interpretation services in schools, training teachers on intercultural education and teaching Greek as a…, Independent Authorities, Deputy Ombudsperson for Child Rights Within the mandate of the Greek Ombudsman, and especially that of the Department for Children’s Rights and the Deputy Ombudsperson for Children’s Rights leading the department, UNICEF has supported the Deputy Ombudswoman for Children’s Rights on monitoring the situation of children on the move and gathering…, Local Governance, Municipality of Athens Municipality of Thessaloniki  , Private sector, Lidl logo Lidl  Hellas, Non-governmental organizations and advocacy networks, ARSIS Diotima Elix Iliaktida International Rescue Committee Metadrasi Merimna Melissa Network Solidarity Now Syneirmos, Academic and research networks, Institute for Children’s Health 
23 February 2023

Talking to your child about climate change

Climate change is happening and nearly every child in the world will be affected. Talking about climate change with our own children can feel hard for many parents. It’s natural to want to protect kids from harm and worry. But if your child is a certain age, chances are they are already hearing about climate change, whether at school, online or…, 1. Do your homework, No one has all the answers about climate change and it’s okay if you don’t either. There are many reliable resources available online including talks, videos and articles that can help you brush up on the science. NASA has some great  child-friendly resources  on the topic. Speak with other parents to find out how they approach the topic with…, 2. Listen, To start the conversation about climate change with your child, find out what they already know and how they feel about the topic. You might be surprised by how much your child already knows and can express. Use it as a chance to listen to their fears and hopes for the planet. Give them your full attention and don’t dismiss or try to minimize any…, 3. Use simple science, You know your child best, so make sure the information is appropriate for them. A good starting point can be to find ways to relate climate change to their daily lives and explore the basic facts together. For example: “Humans are burning fossil fuels like coal and oil to run cars, fly planes and light homes. These all release greenhouse gases…, 4. Go outside!, Try to expose your child to nature as much as possible. Encouraging them to play outside helps nurture their enjoyment of and respect for nature. When you’re outside together pause and point out interesting sights, whether it’s a tree, a cloud, a cobweb or a bird. The simple act of slowing down and taking the time to appreciate nature can help…, 5. Focus on solutions, For every problem you discuss, try to show a solution. Explore with your child examples of people who are working on ways to address climate change. Discuss positive and inspiring stories you see on the news or in your own community. Talk about what steps you are taking as a family, such as reducing waste in your home, saving water, recycling, or…, 6. Empower action, Young people around the world are taking climate action into their own hands and to the  doorstep of governments . Others are building new ways to use energy more efficiently, sharing solutions on social media and walking in weekly climate marches. Let your child know that many young people are standing up for our planet and they can too. If they…