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The New York Foundling to Help Children
of the Philippines on #GivingTuesday

Women and children in Tacloban City, Philippines, who have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1099/ADAM DEAN

— The New York Foundling, one of the leading children’s charities in NYC, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have joined forces during this year’s #GivingTuesday holiday fundraising campaign to help children in the Philippines affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In the spirit of giving, The New York Foundling will donate all funds raised on Dec. […]

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World AIDS Day: Big Strides Towards an
AIDS-Free Generation

Lexina, right, speaks with a health worker at Kasungu District hospital in Malawi. The 24-year-old is pregnant and HIV-positive. To prevent mother-to-child transmission, Lexina has been taking the ‘Option B+’ antiretroviral medication once a day, as pioneered by the government of Malawi. © UNICEF/PFPG2013P-0131/Marinovich

— A new UNICEF report shows significant progress in the fight against AIDS in children. New HIV infections among children under 15 declined by 35% from 2009 to 2012—more than the entire preceding decade. The Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report 2013 was released on Friday, just in time for World AIDS Day. It highlights recent […]

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Gifts That Give Back This Holiday

— While you’re on the quest for the perfect gifts for loved ones this holiday, there are many options that support children in need. We are excited to announce that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s corporate partners are offering a variety of gifts that give back. From soft toys to luxury bags and writing instruments, the […]

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Be There for the Philippines on #GivingTuesday

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— By now, your food has settled, and you’ve either returned from the Black Friday morning frenzy or at least finished watching the news coverage. Though Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and spending time with loved ones, sometimes that gets lost in the holiday sales. Luckily, #GivingTuesday is next week — a national day dedicated to […]

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UNICEF USA Steps Up to Show Support for Disabilities Convention

The cover page of the booklet containing more than 67,000 names of Americans who support CRPD ratification. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was among the leaders in mobilizing people to sign the petitions and letters!

— Mark Engman is Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. At the U.S. launch of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report in May, Senator Tom Harkin spoke eloquently of his commitment to fight for U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). He urged UNICEF supporters […]

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After the Millennium Development Goals, What’s Next?

A drawing by a young girl named Isabella illustrating what what makes her happy: “a long table for lots of people to sit at”. Photo by Emily Pasnak-Lapchick.

— Anna Butler is a Global Programs & Field Engagement intern and Jessica O’Herron is the New York City Global Citizenship Fellow at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is approaching, and people all over the world are discussing what will come next. Two platforms called The World We Want […]

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