Youth Engagement

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 […]

U-Report UK launches!

U-Report UK launches!

Last week the UK became the 24th country to join the global U-Report community! Launching via Facebook and Twitter, U-Report will allow young people in the UK to speak out on issues affecting them. We spoke to Emma Ferguson, U-Report Project Manager at UNICEF UK, to explain what U-Report is […]

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Humanitarian crises in Africa continue to spill over borders in recent years, with children and families increasingly on the move. It is estimated that almost 75 million children in Africa live in conflict affected areas. In recognition of this crisis across the continent UNICEF and its partners wanted to better […]

How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making?

How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making?

This original article was published by Benjamin Kumpf on Devex on 31 May 2016. How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making? This was a question the U.N. Development Program and its partners, UNICEF, the World Food Program and Data-Pop Alliance, were asking at the World Humanitarian Summit. Innovation and data are also […]