22 January 2024

World Children's Day 2023

World Children’s Day is a global day of action for children by children. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 that outlines the fundamental rights of every child. The annual celebration on 20 th November highlights critical issues affecting children’s lives and supports the engagement of…, Voices of Children in Parliament, See how the children prepared for the biggest UNICEF event of the year here . More information on the Voices of Children event in Parliament  here . View this post on Instagram A post shared by UNICEF Malaysia (@unicefmalaysia)   Children are rocking Parliament today! On the agenda: 📸An exhibition on child rights 📃Speeches from young people on…, Picture My Rights: A Shot at Life, Picture My Rights invited young people to express their views about children’s rights and issues that matter to them through the medium of a photo. Congratulations to grand prize winners Airiena Batrisyia Binti Anuar Kamal (16) and Afiq Bin Sharkawi (16) for the 13-17 age category and Irfan Bin Sharkawi (18) and Tanzina Khan (23) for the 18-24 age…, Kick for Inclusion,   JDT FC and UNICEF join forces to advocate for an inclusive world for all children. Through Yayasan JDT, 70 children with and without disabilities aged seven to 17 participated in a football clinic together. The Kick for Inclusi⚽n #KidsTakeOver football clinic coaching was conducted by trained JDT Academy youth with the aim to engage ALL children…, Young Leaders' Showcase, Themed 'Embracing the Future', UNICEF Young Leaders showcased the social projects they have been working on for the past year, and to engage youth and stakeholders in conversation on the topics of interest to them.  Learn more about the UNICEF Young Leaders' Programme  here .   Today, we partied with some awesome young people at the Young Leader's…, #GoBlue, Stadium Malaysia turned blue to commemorate World Children's Day Terima kasih @StadiumMalaysia 🤩💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 https://t.co/TeYSntXYdb — UNICEF Malaysia (@myUNICEF) November 21, 2023  
03 November 2023

Meet the UNICEF Youth Advocacy Champions!

The Youth-Led Action Initiative, The UNICEF Adolescents and Youth team launched the Youth-Led Action Initiative to support young people in becoming change-makers. This initiative encourages young individuals to take proactive steps towards change by demanding "a seat at the table" and by actively participating in their own lives and communities. We aim to empower young people to…, Meet the Malaysian Youth Advocacy Champions, Khairiah Hannah, Khairiah Hannah is a 17-year-old Malaysian with a deep passion for Mental Health Awareness. She regularly engages in various initiatives with NGOs (including participation in the UNICEF Young Leaders Programme) with an aim to create positive change in the field of mental health. Her approach is interesting and realistic; seeking to amplify the…, Benjamin Chay, Benjamin Chay is a compassionate, medical student aspiring to become a psychiatrist. A student of the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, this enthusiastic and sociable 18-year-old enjoys great conversations with like-minded individuals discussing and exploring tales and stories of passion. Benjamin is eager to begin working with his…, Leo Shu Min, Leo Shu Min is a Youth- Environment Facilitator at the United Nations Development Programme Malaysia. In her role, she leads the Youth Environment Living Labs (YELL) programme, focusing on empowering youth to actively participate in addressing climate change through innovative community engagement programs and educational initiatives. She is…, Aidil Iman, Aidil Iman is a 24-year-old climate justice activist based in Malaysia whose areas of advocacy focus on youth empowerment, green politics, and environmental justice. Aidil founded his own environmental movement called Kolektif Iklim which aims to synergise the intersection of climate action and biodiversity protection. His activism led him to be a…, What’s Next?, Having participated in a week-long training with peers from the region,  the four Youth Advocacy Champions will be conducting trainings at community level to build the capacity of young people on advocacy in the coming months. The peer to peer approach aims to bridge the gap of learning, while actively adopting an experiential learning method. The…