"Where are the playgrounds?" The caption
under the winning photo of UNICEF's "Excluded and Invisible"
photography competition, held to coincide with the launch of this
year's State of the World's Children Report, speaks volumes.
Major review of what our children should see
Standards for children's television are to be reviewed by the
Australian Communications and Media Authority. The official Children's
Television Standards came into effect in January, 1990, and, although
there have been substantial variations since, there has never
been a major review of policy. Acting authority head Lyn Maddock
said recent developments - particularly new media and social changes
- had prompted the review. "The ACMA wants to ensure that
children's television needs are still being met in the most appropriate
way," she said.
Youth photo workshop shows teenagers' lives in Moldova
Chisinau, December 19 - "Molesti - a village of children
and old people" is the name of a photo-report presented today
at the opening of a photo exhibition in Chisinau. Hundreds of
pictures were taken by children and young people aged between
14 and 21 as a the result of a photography workshop facilitated
by UNICEF photographer Giacomo Pirozzi and supported by UNICEF
Moldova in the summer of 2005. The best ones are now on display
The sixteen participants were volunteers of the youth centers,
school newspapers and local youth councils from different regions
of the country. The workshop participants "invaded"
the village for one day, guided by local young journalists.
Georgia Today launches newspaper for kids, by kid
The daily newspaper Georgia Today has launched a paper to
help develop journalism skills among its youngest readers. Kids
Today will be a 12-page, full-color weekly newspaper.
The British Council Georgia, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and
the Georgian English Language Teacher's Association are among
the organizers. The project aims to train young reporters, develop
critical thinking skills among young readers, and help them develop
Elene Kvanchilashvili, Kids Today managing editor, said the newspaper
would be available online soon. The print edition will be available
in all secondary schools throughout Georgia and also will be sold
at bookstores, newsstands, shops and supermarkets. For more information,
contact managing editor Elene
Press Complaints Commission upholds decision on interview
with 15-year old boy (UK)
A woman from Sutton complained to the Press Complaints Commission
that a reporter from the Sutton & Epsom Advertiser interviewed
her 15-year-old son on a matter involving his and other children's
welfare without parental consent in breach of Clause 6 (Children)
of the Code of Practice. The complaint was upheld. more
REQUEST FOR COOPERATION
Help make the AIDS Campaign video
UNICEF started a global campaign this year called "Unite
for Children, Unite Against AIDS". We are now looking for
young people around the globe to help us create a short multilingual
video with the message "Unite for Children, Unite Against
If you want to be part of this, all you have to do is get some
young people (friends, brothers, sisters, neighbours, classmates,
etc.) together, take a video camera and record how you all say
together "Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS". This
should be done in your local language - no translations needed
- as it is a global campaign, we would like to have as many different
languages as possible.
Then please get in touch with MAGIC
and we will see how you can get the material to us. We would prefer
if you sent us the material via email or the Internet; there are
different ways of doing this.
The best possible quality would be great, for example, uncompressed
video footage with sound. Leave a couple of seconds before the
slogan and after the slogan so we can edit it into the video.
Try to find a cool location - outdoors is best - so the viewers
can get an idea of where you are from. You can also rcord multiple
shots, with groups, individuals, etc., and send them to us.
We will try and make sure the final video gets on a number of
websites and will be ready to talk to broadcasters if they want
to show the video. Of course this is a not-for-profit project,
so we cannot offer any payments, just the feeling of being part
of something "bigger" and supporting UNICEF's work for
children around the world.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions - and
spread the news about the project to everybody you know who might
want to join!
BROADCASTING / REGULATIONS
EU planning 'TV Without Frontiers' directive
Strasbourg, France - The European Commission on Tuesday laid out
new broadcasting rules that would allow advertisers to showcase
their products on all TV programmes except news, current affairs
and children's shows.
Check out the youth-friendly version of The State Of The World's
Children: 2006 report. more
The short film „Wojna“ (Polish for „war“)
was created by Agnieszka Kruczek (29) from Poland. The young artist
studied Visual Communications (with a focus on Multimedia Design)
in Hannover, Germany, before going for a post-graduate degree
at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg where “Wojna”
was produced. The film uses 2D- and 3D-perspectives; the animations
were done by Agnieszka Kruczek herself. The music for the film
was composed by fellow student Vladimir Martinka (28, from the
Slovak Republic), a student of the Filmmusik-department of the
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Chief-of-production was Andreas
Perzl (25, from Germany), another Ludwigsburg-based student.
the short film in WMV-format (3.7 MB)
info in German
Download the full pdf (3.1 MB) report
State of the World's Children: 2006"
ICDB in Liberia
Liberian Children Celebrate ICDB
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with
the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), celebrated the
"International Children's Day of Broadcasting" (ICDB)
on Sunday, December 11, 2005.
Children's voices singing, debating, acting and laughing were
broadcast live from the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia,
and heard all over the country with one message "Children
have a right to play." Coming from different schools, institutions,
and organizations, it was the children who were in charge at the
Centennial Pavilion, with adults facilitating their access to
14 radio stations, an opportunity to benefit from the power of
ICDB in The Gambia
UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts
& Sciences are asking broadcasters around the world to highlight
sport as they celebrate this year's International Children's Day
of Broadcasting (ICDB) on 11 December 2005.
In The Gambia, children from around the country will become producers,
directors, presenters and performers and will be seen and heard
by a broad national viewer- and listener-ship. GRTS and many radio
stations will give control of their broadcasting capabilities
to the children. UNICEF Representative in The Gambia, Mrs Cheryl
Gregory Faye said, " Sunday December 11th, is a day when
children's voices will be heard loudly and clearly and UNICEF
encourages every adult to listen to them carefully."
ICDB in Uganda
This year, UNICEF collaborated with the National Council for Children
(NCC) to mobilize the broadcast (radio) media in all regions of
Uganda (north, east, west, mid-west and central regions) to actively
participate in the ICDB. They were encouraged to allocate and
dedicate the time slot between 14.00-18.00hrs (2-6pm) to broadcasts
by Ugandan children on Ugandan radio under the global theme “Sport
for Development and Peace: Let’s Play!”.
Subsequently, 20 FM radio stations from all regions committed
themselves to the project, allowing children to explore their
creativity and try their hands at actual broadcast production
through programming, presentation, entertainment, child-generated
news, views, interviews, etc.
In addition, although not part of the ICDB 2005 Awards process,
three television stations [Uganda Broadcasting Corporation TV
- national broadcaster; WBS TV - commercial broadcaster; TOP TV
- faith-based broadcaster] all aired ICDB-related materials.
These included both locally-produced features involving Ugandan
children (e.g. news presentation, interviews, commentary, etc)
and video materials produced and provided by UNICEF for global
distribution. Most popularly featured were “If the World
were a Village” & “Giving Children a Sporting
Chance” - features which were aired at various times during
the ICDB weekend.
UNICEF Uganda now awaits entries from all broadcast (radio) stations
that actively participated in ICDB 2005, with final entries expected
in by Friday, 16 December, 2005. A select panel of judges, including
children—girls and boys, will review the entries, determine
which broadcasts best captured the spirit of ICDB 2005, and nominate
these broadcasts for awards in a wide range of categories under
the general themes of: Information; Entertainment; Production;
Child Participation; and Overall Performance. Award winning broadcasts
will then receive a trophy and cash prize during a public ceremony
in early 2006.
ICDB in Pakistan
Radio programmes by children express solidarity with earthquake
victims as part of OCDB 2005 in Pakistan
International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) comes
round again and is celebrated worldwide this year on December
11. ICDB is a UNICEF initiative all about encouraging young people
to express their views and ensuring their opinions, thoughts and
dreams are widely heard. This is done by increasing their access
to the broadcast media and helping them master the technology,
so that what they create and produce can be shared with a mass
In Pakistan in past years UNICEF has encouraged broadcasters to
celebrate the day by producing quality programmes for children,
and has distributed some specially made for young people by broadcasters
in other countries. With no television station in Pakistan yet
having a dedicated children’s channel, this output has been
important and this year the good track record continues with PTV,
HUM TV and 3 FM stations, FM 100 Karachi, Sunrise FM 97 and FM
101 all showcasing special programming on Sunday in which young
people play a central role.
The real thrust and significance of ICDB however, is to empower
young people to determine the content and style of the productions,
radio or television, that they want - and to have control of the
entire process of production. In this ideal ICDB scenario the
youth not only come up with the ideas, they script write, work
as technicians, direct, narrate and present the programmes.
Of Pakistan’s mass media, radio has huge potential, particularly
in rural areas, to access the key youth audiences which UNICEF
is committed to reaching with messages about life skills, health,
or HIV and AIDS. Pakistan’s teenage age group (12-19) makes
up 27 percent of the country’s population. In a developing
media environment, FM radio stations are increasing rapidly in
all parts of the country as a popular and powerful channel for
news and information dissemination.
For ICDB 2005 in Pakistan radio was therefore selected for support
by UNICEF as the medium, and a groundbreaking partnership established
with Campus Radio FM 107, based at Peshawar University’s
Mass Communication faculty in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Campus Radio FM 107 has outreach to Peshawar University’s
40,000 strong student body, resident on the campus and in the
city’s surrounding areas, including some tribal areas. The
Mass Communication students have been working for the last few
months with a pilot group of young broadcasters, 12 children aged
11-12, on a UNICEF-assisted series of programmes. The first of
6 programmes in the series entitled “Bazme--Naunehal –
Azme--Naunehal, (World of Children, Spirit of Children)’
airs at 17.00 on Sunday.
In recognition of the way life for thousands of Pakistan’s
young people has been radically transformed by October 8’s
earthquake, a key segment of the programme was recorded in the
tented camp of Ghari Habibullah where 3000 internally displaced
people are living. In this, the young interviewers from the Campus
Radio team meet with girls and boys, offering them the opportunity
to express how the disastrous impact on their home communities
and the new experiences of camp life have altered forever their
daily reality as well as their vision of the future. Campus Radio
subsequently invited Peshawar school students to the studio to
hear these recorded interviews and in a moving sharing of views
they express their solidarity, with the difficult circumstances
which the affectee youth are going through.
A further segment of Sunday’s programme was created in recognition
of the 2005 ICDB theme “Let’s Play!” focusing
on the role of sports and recreation in development and peace.
This takes the form of a lively discussion about the need for
recreational activities, the young people’s interest in
different sports and comments on the obstacles girls find when
wanting to compete on equal terms with boys in the playground.
The radio series will continue into 2006 with programmes in a
variety of formats created around subject areas chosen by the
youth broadcasters. This will be joined by a television broadcast
initiative to be planned along similar consultative lines with
youth groups, entailing maximunm participation in the process
of programme development.
Both initiatives represent exciting progress and a prelude in
Pakistan to broadening the vision of ICDB and further facilitating
and involving children and youth in the entire programming process
for broadcasting - so that this becomes a meaningful and positive
experience for them, as well as playing a vital role in raising
awareness about rights and development issues concerning children
and young people.
ICDB in Africa
Children and young people also dominated the headlines and the
TV shows throughout Africa today. Swazi TV features children's
programmes from 10 am. UNICEF Swaziland in collaboration with
radio stations, the newspaper “The Times Sunday” and
Swazi TV facilitated children's activities at a neighborhood care
point. In Sierra-Leone, nine radio stations and two TV stations
in the capital Freetown as well as eight radio stations in the
provinces covered ICDB in their programs and a special media training
was organized for over 135 children countrywide. In Botswana,
two child presenters had been “shadowing” Radio Botswana
presenters since November 30th to be prepared to take over on
ICDB and do studio interviews with local sports celebrities and
fielding calls in a phone-in programme with other kids. Following
this, UNICEF Botswana hopes to establish a permanent children's
programme on Radio Botswana in 2006.
ICDB in the Middle East
UNICEF Egypt today launched a pilot TV show entitled "SOTNA"
(Our Voice). More than 30 children and adolescents were involved
in the making alongside a professional video production team.
"It was an amazing experiment," said 14-year old Nouran.
"I think it would be great if children could prepare and
make their own programmes on TV. I've been dreaming of something
like this". Another SOTNA participant, 15-year old Asmaa
said: "Of course our minds are closer to the children who
we would make the programmes for. We will know what they want
UNICEF Egypt Representative Dr. Erma Manoncourt spoke of the challenges
in turning SOTNA from an experimental production into a must-see
feature on Egypt's airwaves, "a show that millions of young
Egyptians will want to tune into", with a presence in radio,
the internet and print. SOTNA is the latest in a series of UNICEF
ventures aimed at enhancing Egyptian children's access to the
media. In November, the documentary "Rebellion of the Canes",
detailing the experiences of a group of young video animators,
won a special award at the 33rd International Emmy Awards Gala
in New York.
EVENTS - ICDB 2005
ICDB in the CEE/CIS region (Central and Eastern Europe & the
Commonwealth of Independent States)
Albania: Young reporters from the successful
TROC ("Speak Out!") youth programme will prepare a feature
focusing on children whose right to play has been denied. The
young reporters will try to increase the hours of broadcasting
on the national channel TVSH and possibly extend their reach to
private TV stations. The power of sport as a tool for development
and peace is the theme of this year’s ICDB, the day when
broadcasters throw open their studio doors and the airwaves to
young producers and presenters.
Armenia: Children from the Rolan Bykov Foundation
(a branch of a Moscow-based organization promoting films made
by children and for children) have produced 6 short films on traditional
games/sports played by children in different regions of Armenia.
The films, produced in cooperation with UNICEF Armenia, will be
broadcast on all major TV channels of the country on December
In neighbouring Azerbaijan, children will be
the anchors and producers for a 25-minute programme on children
and sports to be aired on Public TV in collaboration with Internews
and the teenagers from Kids Crossroads, a cross-border TV project
for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia)
In Belarus, ICDB will be celebrated both by TV
and radio stations. Belorussian radio will broadcast a programme
produced by and with children and young people while National
Belorussian TV will show a 45-minute youth talk show, also with
the young people participating in the production process.
On this special children's TV day, three public broadcasters in
Bosnia and Herzegovina will air a reportage produced
by young people about young athletes. There are also plans for
state TV BHTV 1 to have children as anchors for parts of the main
news. All broadcasters will be invited to join ICDB and celebrate
child rights. All three public TV stations will also air UNICEF's
ICDB package, which includes a spot produced by UNICEF with football
star David Beckham as well as a number of child rights cartoons.
UNICEF Bulgaria has organized a TV competition
where children are asking questions on issues related to the CRC
(Convention on the Rights of the Child), on UNICEF activities
in the Bulgaria and globally as well as on children's media achievements.
The two shows will be broadcast on December 10th and 17th due
to the broadcaster's schedule.
In Georgia, the first channel of the national
Public TV is setting aside a lot of time for children on 11 December.
Two hours of live programming in the morning will be led by youth
including stories from different parts of Georgia about children
and sport. In addition, 10 OneMinutesJr on children and sport
will be aired as well as a 40-minute film about the participation
of children with disabilities in sporting activities. ICDB will
also be highlighted in the main evening news programme.
In Kosovo, the public broadcaster RTK wil spearhead
the ICDB celebrations. Children will speak about their right to
sports and play, highlighting especially the importance for more
opportunities for girls and children with disabilities. Messages
will be placed in a very popular quiz for kids of primary school
age, in a live Sunday programme for adults on sports and a teenager's
programme on the same topic.
In The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
UNICEF (together with MediaWise) will hold a journalism workshop
over the ICDB weekend with the theme "Behind the Headlines
- Investigating Abuses of Children's Rights".
In Moldova, a 90-minute programme on public TV
and a two-hour programme on public radio will be broadcast, both
programmes were created and produced entirely by teams of young
UNICEF Russia will promote International Children's
Day of Broadcating by means of a 13-minute TV film on healthy
lifestyles with a special focus on children and sports. The film
will go on air on national TV on December 11th.
ICDB in Latin America
In Latin America and the Caribbean, children’s
issues are frequently featured in the mainstream media. ICDB is
therefore seen as the high point in an ongoing process of young
people's participation in the media, not just a one-day celebration.
For example, in Nicaragua an all-day festival marked ICDB 2005
today with the country's extensive network of young reporters
coming together with young athletes and major media to highlight
children's rights to sports, play and recreation. Most of Nicaragua's
radio and TV networks are participating, as they do every year.
This year 200 children celebrated with the President of El Salvador,
the First Lady, UNICEF's Representantive and other special guests
in the Presidential House gardens. A special half-hour ceremony
was broadcast on 118 commercial radio stations and one national
TV station. Afterwards, the children visited the radio stations
while TV and radio stations broadcast their special productions.
For more information, please contact Carmen
Vergara-Rodríguez, Communications Officer at the UNICEF
office in El Salvador
ICDB in Germany - Kinderfernsehtag (info
1:0 für Kinder - UNICEF-Botschafter David Beckham
setzt sich für das Recht auf Spielen ein
Fußball-Star David Beckham ist Schirmherr des Internationalen
Kinder-Fernsehtages, der in diesem Jahr unter dem Motto "1:0
für Kinder" steht. Weltweit beteiligen sich über
2000 Sender an dem UNICEF-Medientag und stellen am Sonntag, 11.
Dezember 2005, das Recht von Kindern auf Spiel und Sport in den
Mittelpunkt ihres Programms. "Durch Sport lernen Kinder,
wie wichtig gegenseitiger Respekt ist", sagt Beckham. Auch
deutsche Sender unterstützen die UNICEF-Initiative:
Das ZDF Kinder- und Jugendprogramm tivi zeigt im Rahmen von Tabaluga
tivi um 6.50 Uhr den kanadischen Trickfilm "Wenn die Welt
ein Dorf wäre...". Der Film wird am Internationalen
Kinder-Fernsehtag von über 100 Fernsehstationen auf der ganzen
Welt ausgestrahlt. Popstar Nena spricht den deutschen Text und
erzählt in dem 25minütigen Beitrag, wie das Zusammenleben
verschiedener Nationen in einem kleinen Dorf aussehen könnte:
22 Bewohner würden Chinesisch reden, 20 hätten weniger
als einen Euro pro Tag, 17 könnten nicht lesen und schreiben
und nur 24 Menschen hätten ein Fernsehgerät.
Der Kindersender JETIX (empfangbar über Premiere) startet
am Kinder-Fernsehtag die Bewerbungsphase für den PREMIERE
JETIX KIDS CUP 2006. Bis zu 16 Nationen werden Anfang Juli 2006
zum Internationalen Finale des weltweit ausgetragenen Kinderfußball-Events
im Münchener Olympiastadion anreisen - darunter Italien,
Spanien, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Brasilien und Israel.
Mit dem JETIX KIDS CUP wird das UNICEF-Projekt "Schulen für
Afrika" unterstützt. Weitere Informationen gibt es unter
Zahlreiche Sender wollen zudem den UNICEF-Fernsehspot zum Internationalen
Kinder-Fernsehtag ausstrahlen, darunter RBB, MDR, Premiere/JETIX,
Giga TV, Terranova, Fernsehen aus Berlin und Center TV. Die ARD
zeigt den Spot am 11. Dezember vor der Tagesschau.
UNICEF und die amerikanische Fernsehakademie NATA (International
Council of the National Academy of Television Arts und Sciences)
haben den Internationalen Kinder-Fernsehtag 1992 ins Leben gerufen,
um mit Hilfe der Medien das Bewusstsein für die Anliegen
von Kindern zu schärfen. Die besten Beiträge werden
mit einem "Sonder-Emmy" belohnt. Im vergangenen Jahr
gewann ATN Bangla aus Bangladesh die begehrte Trophäe. Zum
ersten Mal vergeben NATAS und UNICEF dieses Jahr auch acht regionale
Preise an TV-Stationen, die das Hauptthema des ICDB am besten
Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an UNICEF, Julia Hagn,
ICDB in Botswana
All broadcasters in Botswana (three radio stations and one TV
station) will celebrate ICDB this year. From November 30, two
child presenters have been "shadowing" Radio Botswana
presenters to be prepared for ICDB (Sunday, Dec 11) when they
will be doing studio interviews with local sports celebraties
and fielding calls in a phone-in programme with other kids.
For more information, contact Kutloano
Lydia Leshomo at UNICEF in Botswana.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY OF BROADCASTING
Jordanian teenagers given airtime to speak out on AIDS and
AMMAN, 4 December (IRIN) - Jordanian adolescents have been given
the chance to speak on local and satellite television channels
about critical issues, related to World AIDS Day and ahead of
International Children's Day of Broadcasting.
Some 25 young people, aged 12 to 17, have been working with UNICEF,
in cooperation with the Jordanian government, to produce and broadcast
a series of television programmes aimed at young audiences. Participants,
coming from the capital Amman and the city of Zarqa in the east
of the country, have researched, planned and produced a handful
of shows focusing on contentious issues, such as HIV/AIDS and
violence against children. A portion of airtime is also devoted
to lighter issues, such as sports.
"It was a great experience," said 16 year-old Amal al-Emlah.
"We had the chance to express ourselves and speak about the
problems we face." Al-Emlah explained that she and other
project participants researched cases related to abuse and neglect.
"We hope that we can help through our shows," she added.
The programme, called "Our Time has Come," will give
young people the chance "to say what they want, in the manner
they want," explained UNICEF spokesperson in Amman Hind Lara-Mango.
The first episode was aired on local Jordanian television and
on its sister satellite channel on 2 December, with two more to
be broadcast every Friday at the same time for the following two
weeks. Episodes feature discussions about critical issues and
conversations with abused children. The show will be also include
cameos by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, such as Egyptian actor
Mahmoud Kabil and British footballer David Beckham. The last episode
will coincide with the International Children's Day of Broadcasting
on 11 December, when participants will go live to evaluate their
experiences, host guest speakers and take phone calls from viewers.
The International Children's Day of Broadcasting is commemorated
every year. UNICEF encourages broadcasters to open their studios
to young people, with the aim of airing programming presented
from children's perspectives.
Palestinians soak up soap opera - By Martin Patience, USA
BETHLEHEM, West Bank - A male suitor has approached Zein's family
in this West Bank town to ask for her hand. Some family members
have accepted the proposal, but Zein, 15, insists she's too young
and doesn't want to get engaged.
How will the problem be resolved? Tune in for the next installment
of Seriously Joking, the first Palestinian television soap opera.
Produced by Bethlehem TV, a Palestinian production company based
in the West Bank town best known as the biblical birthplace of
Jesus, the 13-part nighttime drama is aimed at Palestinians in
their teens and 20s.
RESEARCH / RESOURCES
Violence Against Children in Cyberspace (ECPAT International)
Weak laws and fragmented industry action is exposing children
around the world to increasingly serious violence through the
Internet and other cyber technologies, according to a new report
The report, Violence Against Children in Cyberspace, says violence
against children through new technologies is pervasive, causes
deep and lasting physical and psychological damage to the child
victims, and is outstripping the resources of law enforcement
Violence Against Children in Cyberspace was written by ECPAT International
with leading experts around the world as a contribution to the
UN Study on Violence Against Children. The report draws together
the latest knowledge on cyber violence against children and outlines
an agenda for action, including greater industry action and stronger
national legislations harmonised to international standards.
REPORT IN ENGLISH (pdf - 1.58 MB)
REPORT IN SPANISH (pdf - 1.25 MB)
REPORT IN FRENCH (pdf - 1.3 MB)
PROJECTS - WORLD AIDS DAY
HIV/AIDS in the Documentaries by Young African TV Producers
Paris, December 1, 2005 - 12 young television producers from Francophone
Africa met on 22-27 November 2005 in Bordeaux, France to edit
and finalize their short TV documentaries depicting views and
opinion about HIV and AIDS from their respective countries of
The programmes make up part of a collection to be shared globally
with TV broadcasters as the first international distribution of
productions initiated through the Global Network of Young TV Producers
on HIV and AIDS workshop series.
PROJECTS - WORLD AIDS DAY
Peace Tiles World AIDS Day Art Actions
The purpose of the Peace Tiles World AIDS Day Art Actions is to
engage children and youth globally in the co-production of two
thrilling permanent art installations that will be co-sited and
installed, one at "ground zero" for children and AIDS
and the other at UNAIDS (or equivalent venue; unconfirmed), on
World AIDS Day 2005. AIDS "ground zero" is the place
on earth where the greatest number of children are infected with
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Artists, activists and concerned community members are passionately
encouraged and welcome to convene or support an AIDS-related Peace
Tiles workshop in advance of World AIDS Day, and to contribute
some or all of the tiles to the international mural effort. Ideas
include partnering with a pediatric AIDS service organization
or match existing workshops with needed resources.
WORLD AIDS DAY
Youth Volunteers Tell their Stories in Pictures
Youth between 15 and 24 represent the largest and fastest growing
segment of those infected with HIV. But they don’t need
to be passive victims of this disease – they can play an
active and critical role in a community’s response to HIV/AIDS.
To commemorate the work of young people this World AIDS Day on
December 1, we asked youth volunteers working with Save the Children
in Ethiopia to document their work combating HIV/AIDS in their
WORLD AIDS DAY
Bosnia and Herzegovina - SMS campaign reaches 1.3 million
A celebration for young peer educators
on HIV prevention
in Bosnia and Herzegovina © UNICEF/BiH/2005
Sarajevo, 1 December 2005: UNICEF has teamed up with Bosnia and
Herzegovina's main telecom operators to launch the UNICEF/UNAIDS
Global campaign Unite for children, Unite against AIDS.
To mark World AIDS Day, BH Telecom and RS Telecom are sending
a generic SMS message to a total of 1.3 million mobile phone subscribers
and an e-mail message to their 70,000 internet subscribers. Telephone
users will also find campaign messages on the back of their invoices.
WORLD AIDS DAY
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham
© UNICEF/ HQ05-0081/John McConnico
The UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign received a
tremendous boost today – World AIDS Day – as six new
major celebrities lent their support to the global initiative.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan, David Beckham and
Whoopi Goldberg joined UNICEF UK Ambassador Robbie Williams and
UNICEF Ireland Ambassadors Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan to add
their voices to the global campaign on children and AIDS in special
As some of the world’s most popular and recognizable faces
on the screen, on the football pitch and on the concert stage,
the public service announcements (PSAs) by these high-profile
celebrities will focus the world’s attention on the plight
of millions children affected by HIV and AIDS.
UNICEF launches global campaign "UNITE FOR CHILDREN.
UNITE AGAINST AIDS."