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2013 in Review: UNICEF’s Year in Pictures

Two girls attend school at Alpha Moya school in Timbuktu, Mali, a facility that has been re-furnished with help from UNICEF.

— From the Philippines to Syria to the Sahel, in 2013 UNICEF delivered vital services to children in crisis. Here at home, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF mobilized support from people across the United States to guarantee that UNICEF will be there in the coming year to help and protect the world’s most vulnerable children, wherever […]

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Over 250 Youth Activists and Global Citizens Attend UNICEF’s Campus Summit

Over 250 UNICEF youth activists Believe in ZERO. © Angela Jimenez Photography

— UNICEF youth activists from more than 80 universities and colleges attended the UNICEF Campus Initiative Summit in New York City on the weekend of October 11-13, to learn, share and bring the most recent UNICEF resources back to their local communities. The Campus Initiative Summit started with inspiring speeches about personal experiences in the field […]

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The 2012 UNICEF Student Summits

U.S. Fund for UNICEF 2012 Student Summit in Houston

— Last month, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted four regional student summits in different locations across the country. U.S. Fund for UNICEF student leaders came together to share challenges, successes and best practices for effectively educating, advocating and fundraising for UNICEF in their local communities. The summits took place in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago. Over 400 UNICEF High School and Campus Initiative students participated in the summits, doubling the attendance of last year’s New York summit.

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Free2Walk: Boston UNICEF Volunteers Learn about Human Trafficking Through Guided Tour

U.S Fund for UNICEF Volunteers at Free2Walk—“End Human Trafficking Now.”  Photo by Leigh Forbush

— This past weekend, I, along with 17 U.S. Fund for UNICEF volunteers, learned more about human trafficking at Free2Walk Boston. An annual event sponsored by the anti-trafficking group Not For Sale, Free2Walk proclaims no human being should be for sale. The event comprised a two hour guided tour of sites of the abolitionist movement in Boston.

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UNICEF Campus Initiative National Council Excited for the Academic Year Ahead

From left to right: Priya Parikh (Rutgers University), Cynthia Espinoza (University of California - Los Angeles), Brittany Stopa (Vassar College), Jackie Garcia (Texas A&M University), Carey Utz (The Ohio State University), and Soraiya Thura (Virginia Commonwealth University).

— As the newest members of the UNICEF Campus Initiative National Council, we met from August 24–26 in New York City at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) for an exhilarating weekend of training and learning. During this training we were introduced to USF staff, leaders and advocates to better understand how, in partnership with USF, we will effectively support over 120 UNICEF clubs and hundreds of student leaders. By exchanging best practices and discussing opportunities for future collaborations, we developed a work plan to further strengthen the Campus Initiative in 2013.

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UNICEF Campus Initiative National and Alumni Councils reflect on Annual Meeting

UNICEF Campus Initiative National Council, Alumni Council, and guest Alumni Association Members

— We, the UNICEF Campus Initiative National Council and Alumni Council, had the privilege of attending U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Annual Meeting on May 3-4. On Thursday, we dined with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF community including major donors, staff, board members, and partners. Caryl Stern and Fareed Zakaria welcomed everyone and reviewed the importance of UNICEF in reaching zero preventable deaths amongst children. Nuttin’ But Strings, the musical performance for the evening, left us breathless; it was a powerful and entertaining way to commence a very productive meeting.

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