Youth Engagement

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Social Innovation Camp: Creating Solutions that Stimulate Community Commitment

The Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) Innovation Laboratory, with the support of UNICEF, held its second Social Innovation Camp on June 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Pearl Lagoon, a small municipality within Nicaragua’s Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region. Facilitated by an Innovation Laboratory team comprised of students from BICU and […]

Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: UNICEF

Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: UNICEF

Facebook highlights UNICEF for successfully integrating U-Report on Facebook Messenger. UNICEF’s bots for U-Report allows young people from around the world to participate in a social movement that amplifies their voices helping create positive political and social change. Through Messenger, U-Reporters can respond to weekly questions on a range of issues that affect […]

Girl scouts from North Sulawesi © UNICEF Indonesia/ Ariunzaya Davaa/ 2016

UNICEF Indonesia and Pramuka kick off U-Report partnership

PRESS RELEASE Thousands of Indonesian Scouts to become U-Reporters during 10th National Jamboree Jakarta, 14 August 2016 – UNICEF Indonesia and the national Scouts movement Pramuka kicked off an ambitious partnership on Sunday aimed at engaging the huge Scouts membership to address key development challenges through the digital youth participation […]

6 illuminating facts that prove bullying is a global issue

6 illuminating facts that prove bullying is a global issue

In honor of International Youth Day, we conducted a poll about bullying using U-Report. More than 100,000 young people responded, and their results highlight the prevalence of bullying and its devastating impact on young people. In reaction to these results, Mashable shared six key findings from U-Report showing how young people around the […]

More than 67,000 U-Reporters are victims of bullying

Two-thirds of young people in more than 18 countries say they have been victims of bullying

PRESS RELEASE On International Youth Day, a new poll highlights prevalence of bullying and its devastating impact on young people NEW YORK, 12 August 2016: More than nine out of 10 young people believe bullying is a pervasive problem in their communities, and two-thirds say they have experienced bullying first hand […]

Amina, raise her hand to give answer to the question asked by the teacher in her Urdu class in UNICEF sported child friendly, Government girls elementary school, Kot Azam Khan, Kasur District, Punjab province Pakistan. Photographer: Asad Zaidi

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From 30 to 660 U-Ambassadors, follow U-Report PakAvaz’s journey

U-Report PakAvaz is UNICEF’s flagship program in Pakistan. U-Report is a free SMS-based system that allows young Pakistanis to speak out on issues within communities across the country and work together with other community leaders for positive change. Establishing U-Report in Pakistan initially, we selected thirty young individuals between the […]

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

  From June 3rd to 5th 2016, 7 teams consisting of  over 70 young people including designers, engineers, artisans, medical professionals and children with disabilities gathered on the campus of the Vietnam-German University (VGU) in Binh Duong, Vietnam to contribute to a better world. For 72 hours these youth participated […]

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Myanmar is changing fast — and this means getting used to new and different ways of thinking. It also means new opportunities. For UNICEF, Myanmar’s transition presents an opportunity — and challenge — to meaningfully engage young people as active citizens. One important step forward has been to establish the […]