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Innovating for Impact: Wearables for Good

UNICEF Innovation | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
UNICEF Innovation

Wearable technology opens new channels for connecting the hardest to reach to services, to new ways for citizens to have their voices heard, and to new opportunities for civic engagement in larger government processes.

Over 350 Child Soldiers In Central African Republic Released From Captors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact

Peace talks between governing bodies, aid organizations and armed groups in Central African Republic have led to a historic number of children being f...

A College Grad May Have Student Debt And No Job, But They're Still Very Lucky

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2015 | College

Lisa G. Szarkowski encounters a lot of heartbreaking situations in her job. But she wants to make sure graduates of Wheaton College, her alma mater, u...

Celebrating All Brave Women This Mother's Day

Susan Sarandon | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Susan Sarandon

It might surprise you to learn that every year there are 1.5 million women living with HIV giving birth around the world. While every mom is different, we all share one thing: We want our babies to be given the healthy start in life they deserve.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Yemen Must Choose Peace or Famine

William Lambers | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
William Lambers

The choice is clear. Yemen can fight, kill and starve their people. Or they can put down the guns and negotiate a settlement. That is the only way to save their country. If they don't the inevitable result is war and famine.

Congressional Myopia: Without Support for Research, There Will Be No Medical Breakthroughs

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science
Claire Pomeroy

Despite the economic (not to mention lifesaving) benefits of medical research, our Congressional leadership has not stepped up to ensure the future: "We wish we could, but we simply cannot make this a priority."

UNICEF And Snapchat Join Together To Protect Children Affected By Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact

Social media is being used for social justice to protect children in West and Central Africa. UNICEF has teamed up with Snapchat for a campaign to...

In Remembering the Holocaust, Let's Reaffirm Our Commitment to the World's Children

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

Today, children continue to suffer and die in many parts of the world as direct targets of attack and abuse. Some 15 million children are currently caught up in violent conflicts. In South Sudan, where there is ongoing sectarian violence, some 1,200 children were killed, maimed, raped or kidnapped last year alone. Child torture and trafficking has been rampant in Iraq.

First Medical Aid Flights Land In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 10 (Reuters) - The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in the capital Sanaa on Fri...

Over 100,000 Flee Yemen Amid Intensified Fighting

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfoldin...

We Can Design the Future of Wearables for Social Good

Hila Mehr | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Hila Mehr

By 2018, more than 100 million wearable technology devices will be sold, but few will be used in 'developing countries.' The past decade has seen the proliferation and miniaturization of technology interventions--from laptops to cell phones and tablets--in international development.

Clean Water: A Simple Way to Increase Opportunity for Women and Girls

Hugh Evans | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Hugh Evans

Taking a shower, boiling some vegetables or just getting a glass of water is as easy as turning on a faucet. But taking care of life's most basic necessities isn't so straightforward for so many around the world.

In Praise of Clicktivism

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

We recognize that the Internet is a big, noisy place, and that messages can get lost in the shuffle. But we can't ignore the role that technology and digital activism can play in service to our overall mission. So we appreciate all those clicks and finger taps to view our webpages and follow our Twitter feeds, because they keep our concerns and our objectives part of the conversation.

Cyclone Pam Displaced Thousands. Here's How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact

Officials behind humanitarian relief efforts in Vanuatu are desperately trying to connect those in need with crucial aid. On Friday and Saturday, C...

How 'Dumb Phones' Can Help Stop The Spread Of Ebola

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

A basic cell phone may not be able to snap the best selfies, but it can be a vital tool in preventing the spread of deadly viruses. In Ebola-strick...

Will the U.S. Government Stand Alone in Rejecting Children's Rights?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Treaty ratification requires support from two-thirds of the U.S. Senate―a level of support that has been lacking thanks to Republican Party opposition and, especially, the fierce hostility of the conservative Republican base, including groups like the Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, and the John Birch Society.

The Consensus Around Vaccines

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

Vaccines only work if we maintain our determination to provide their benefits to our children. When it comes to preventable disease, misinformation can be as deadly, if not more so than the disease itself, both here and abroad.

David Beckham Launches Fund To Help Vulnerable Kids

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact

By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Footballing legend David Beckham pledged to change the lives of millions of...

Calling On Health Workers To Mobilize To End Female Genital Mutilation

Nafissatou J. Diop, PhD | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Nafissatou J. Diop, PhD

Around one in five girls that have undergone FGM have been cut by a trained health care provider. In some countries, the numbers can be as high as three in four girls. There have been reports of some health workers taking payments to perform FGM. This cannot be ignored.

'New Generation' Of Wars, Epidemics, Disasters Harming 60 Million Children: UNICEF

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

(Adds remarks by UNICEF's Khan in interview paragraphs 5, 16-25) By Magdalena Mis LONDON, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Found...

How To Bring Healthcare Technologies To The Developing World

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

UNICEF's Innovation Unit works on creating inventive technologies and practices to enhance the organization's mission, but with such high costs, it ca...

As Ebola Slows, UN Builds Treatment Clinics Despite Criticism That It 'Makes No Sense'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

Liberia may be winning its war against Ebola, but ongoing construction on new patient treatment centers has left some discontented. "It just makes ...

Shakira Unveils Gorgeous Pregnancy Pics To Raise Funds For Families In Need Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Shakira is celebrating motherhood by helping impoverished families across the globe. The pop star is using her second pregnancy to help fund much-n...

UNICEF's World Version of 'Imagine,' Chats With EOH's Isabel Adrian, Polly Gibbons and California X's Dan Jones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Isabel Adrian: "I love the idea of cloning! While one of me works on my music, the other me can get writing done. And of course, one clone would probably spend a good chunk of the day eating Swedish candy."