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70,000 Thanks to Our Volunteers!

U.S. Fund for UNICEF volunteers at a campus summit

— In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), we’d like to recognize the incredible work of 70,000-plus volunteers across the United States, who have spent countless hours educating, advocating and fundraising on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Thank you, volunteers! Volunteers are instrumental in everything we do to help the world’s children. You […]

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UNICEF Tap Project Supporters: Your Impact So Far

UNICEF Tap Project supporters at Ohio State University.

— The UNICEF Tap Project mobile app challenges you to put down your phone to help provide water to a child in need. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response since the app was released: More than 3.5 million people went without their phones for more than 170 million minutes to date. Nearly 14,100 people signed up to volunteer with the Tap […]

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Volunteers Support Water for the World

A girl pumps water at a Mark II-type hand pump in a village in Turkana District, Kenya. ©UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1305/Antony Njuguna

— Today, people across the United States are gathering in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of millions of people around the world who lack clean water and sanitation. Consider joining them by lending your voice: ask your legislator to co-sponsor the Water for the World Act. At the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, we’ve seen how […]

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7 Ways You Can Help Fight Child Trafficking

An eight-year-old girl in a UNICEF-supported center for trafficked children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.

— Throughout January, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, FieldNotes and the End Trafficking project are running a series of posts on child trafficking. Jennifer K. Chan is a program officer for End Trafficking. How can you can join the fight to end child trafficking? Here are seven concrete actions you can take: 1. Tell Congress to protect […]

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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— Throughout January, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, FieldNotes and the End Trafficking project are running a series of posts on child trafficking. President Obama has proclaimed January 2014 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, noting that “millions remain in bondage” because of trafficking. In conjunction, UNICEF USA’s End Trafficking Project is launching its second […]

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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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