UNICEF

"HealthBuddy COVID-19" Mobile App Now Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

WHAT: UNICEF and EPAM's new 'HealthBuddy COVID-19' chatbot app developed by the United Nations Children's Fund/Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNICEF ECARO), as a reliable source of information and advice related to COVID-19is now available to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

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  • WHAT: UNICEF and EPAM's new 'HealthBuddy COVID-19' chatbot app developed by the United Nations Children's Fund/Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNICEF ECARO), as a reliable source of information and advice related to COVID-19is now available to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.
  • The app will launch across Europe with English and Russian language capabilities.
  • WHY:As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives, access to relevant and reliable facts remains vital to support emergency risk communications and promote protective and preventive behaviors at the community and individual levels.
  • EPAM's global teams serve customers in more than 30 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Hello Sister Announces New Live-Stream Events Benefitting & Aiding International Charities UNICEF, The Prince's Trust, & Starlight Children's Foundation Australia

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:38pm

The tween sister trio is excited to lend their blossoming natural talent and magnetic personalities to worthy causes benefitting and aiding UNICEF, The Prince's Trust, and Starlight Children's FoundationAustralia.

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  • The tween sister trio is excited to lend their blossoming natural talent and magnetic personalities to worthy causes benefitting and aiding UNICEF, The Prince's Trust, and Starlight Children's FoundationAustralia.
  • "We are super excited to take part in these awesome streamed events for such worthy causes," said Grace Mason.
  • On Saturday, November 7, Hello Sister will be one of the featured performers for the Unlock Virtual Festival ( UnlockFestival.co.uk ) which aids The Prince's Trust 'Million Makers.'
  • Organized by NBCUniversal International (NBCUI), the Unlock Virtual Festivallaunched its first series of performances on Saturday, October 17.

FPF Submits Feedback and Comments on UNICEF’s Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:00pm

Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks to promote childrens rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine childrens rights.

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  • Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks to promote childrens rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine childrens rights.
  • The draft policy guidance outlines nine requirements for child-centered AI, including to:

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  • In the feedback and comments, FPF encouraged UNICEF to adopt an approach that accounts for the diversity of childhood experiences across countries and contexts.
  • FPF will continue to provide expertise and insight on child and student privacy, AI, and ethics to agencies, governments, and corporations to promote the best interests of children.

"The education of the future implies abandoning traditional approaches," says UNICEF expert at Ismael Cala Foundation forum

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 3:41am

They also shared their experiences on the projects they are developing together with the Ismael Cala Foundation (ICF).

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  • They also shared their experiences on the projects they are developing together with the Ismael Cala Foundation (ICF).
  • The UNICEF expert for Latin America and the Caribbean also explained that "education must have a holistic approach: early childhood, physical and mental health, and education itself."
  • "We have adapted necessary methodologies to a virtual education model, empowering students to integrate into the use of new paradigms.
  • ICF's 2020 II Forum "Emotional Intelligence: a Path for Peace and Quality Education," will be held on November 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Pure Earth, Clarios Foundation and UNICEF launch Protecting Every Child's Potential: A Future Free from Lead Exposure

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

Around 1 in 3 children up to 800 million globally have blood lead levels indicative of lead poisoning.

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  • Around 1 in 3 children up to 800 million globally have blood lead levels indicative of lead poisoning.
  • The PECPinitiative will mobilize collective measures to reduce lead exposure through heightened awareness, community action, technical assistance, and collaboration across societies and sectors.
  • Pure Earth and the Clarios Foundation have worked together recently to bring awareness and solutions to the issues of lead exposure through mitigation projects.
  • UNICEF is committed to preventing lead exposure in children through the implementation of itsHealth Environments for Healthy Childrenprogramme.

Both Ends Believing and IACHR Partner to Promote the Right of All Children to Have a Family

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

The IACHR and BEB will cooperate particularly through the voluntary implementation of Children First Software (CFS) by OAS Member States.

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  • The IACHR and BEB will cooperate particularly through the voluntary implementation of Children First Software (CFS) by OAS Member States.
  • UNICEF estimates that around 250,000 children are deprived of family care in Latin America and are currently living in public and private institutions.
  • In its thematic report on "The Right of Boys and Girls to a Family" , the IACHR called on countries to put an end to the institutionalization of children in the Americas.
  • Both Ends Believing was founded in January 2010 as a 501(c)(3) organization to promote systemic change for vulnerable children.

EU-UNICEF: Sending out an SOS as kids go Back to School

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:07am

S.O.S for education: Speech by the High Representative / Vice-President Josep Borrell at the inauguration of the joint EU-UNICEF initiative on education

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  • S.O.S for education: Speech by the High Representative / Vice-President Josep Borrell at the inauguration of the joint EU-UNICEF initiative on education

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  • Today we are launching an SOS for education.
  • Because more than 1.5 billion students have been affected by school closures.
  • 1.5 billion students without school.

Nigeria COVID-19 Response: UNICEF Contributes Medical Supplies in collaboration with IHS Nigeria

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:48pm

These supplies were funded by IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers.

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  • These supplies were funded by IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers.
  • We are grateful for the continued support from UNICEF, IHS Towers and other partners," said Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC.
  • At the onset of the coronavirus in Nigeria in late February, IHS Nigeria provided funding to UNICEF to urgently procure essential supplies and equipment with which UNICEF supported the Government of Nigeria in its COVID-19 response.
  • "UNICEF is deeply appreciative of IHS Towers' commitment to being a partner in UNICEF's work in Nigeria.

Nigeria COVID-19 Response: UNICEF Contributes Medical Supplies in collaboration with IHS Nigeria

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:45pm

These supplies were funded by IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers.

Key Points: 
  • These supplies were funded by IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers.
  • We are grateful for the continued support from UNICEF, IHS Towers and other partners," said Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC.
  • At the onset of the coronavirus in Nigeria in late February, IHS Nigeria provided funding to UNICEF to urgently procure essential supplies and equipment with which UNICEF supported the Government of Nigeria in its COVID-19 response.
  • "UNICEF is deeply appreciative of IHS Towers' commitment to being a partner in UNICEF's work in Nigeria.

S.O.S for education: Speech by the High Representative / Vice-Pr

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:03am

This affects the future of the world, because the future of the world will be built by these young boys and girls deprived of school.

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  • This affects the future of the world, because the future of the world will be built by these young boys and girls deprived of school.
  • That is why cooperation on education with the United Nations and UNICEF is a priority for the European Union.
  • The digital divide has been more important than ever, because now either you are digital or you are out of everything.
  • That is why these 200 blue bags are here, in the middle of the European Institutions.