State of the World's Children


2013: Children with Disabilities

2012 : Children in an urban world

2011: Adolescence

Special: Child rights

2009: Maternal + newborn health

2008: Child survival

2007: Gender equality


Digital activism

Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity

In support of the second International Year of Youth, which began on 12 August 2010, UNICEF has dedicated the 2011 edition of its flagship report The State of the World’s Children to adolescents and adolescence.

"I have a voice. I want to be a part of the change today, to be sure for a better tomorrow." - Petaling Jaya Child Council

UNICEF is reaching out to netizens to create conversations and engage in dialogue about adolescence in conjunction with the launch of its State of the World’s Children (SOWC) 2011 edition in Malaysia on Thursday, 8 September.

Adolescents and young people in particular are invited to participate by using your social media networks and blogs to spotlight the Report’s theme: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity. Educate and inspire with Facebook status updates, tweets, blogs, videos and photos.


Blogging Campaign: I have a voice
By UNICEF and Nuffnang
12 August - 30 September 2011

Asia-Pacific’s first blog advertising community Nuffnang and UNICEF are calling out to teen and youth netizens to blog about your lives and experiences as adolescents (that’s anyone between 10 – 19 years) .... and to share with the world why adolescence is an age of opportunity. Learn more.

Youth Tweetchat: Collaborating for a better world
8 September 2011

R.AGE, the youth voice of The Star English daily and UNICEF are calling out to teen and youth netizens to join the UNICEF State of the World's Children intergenerational dialogue via Twitter to share ideas on how adults and young people can work together to create a better a world. Learn more.


Here are some other things you can do as digital activists:

§ Donate your Facebook status message to promote the theme.

§ Share our SOWC content via Email. Use the button at the top right hand corner of the webpage

§ Create conversations on Twitter. Please remember to use the #UNICEFMY hashtag for your tweets so we can follow the conversation.

§ Send a letter to the Editor of your daily newspaper.

We hope that your conversations will help us better understand both your needs and the challenges faced by adolescents in Malaysia so that better policies and programs can be put in place to protect the rights of the country’s 5.47 million adolescents.

Thank you.

Aktiviti digital





SOWC 2011 in Malaysia: Digital Activism

Adolescence: An age of opportunity

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