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Read All About It: UNICEF USA’s Flipboard Magazines


— UNICEF USA debuted End Trafficking last week, a new Flipboard magazine, to mark National Human Trafficking Awareness month. Flipboard is a mobile/tablet app that allows users to view personalized collections of articles, photos, videos, web and social media content. UNICEF USA began curating magazines on Flipboard last summer. The first three Child Labor, Syria: A Children’s Crisis and Children with Disabilities were soon […]

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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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Youth Advocate Brings Democrats and Republicans Together


— Not even the government shutdown could stop Lucy Meyer from visiting senators in Washington, D.C. to ask them to help children around the world with disabilities. Lucy, who is 14 and has cerebral palsy, is a youth advocate for children with disabilities and a champion of UNICEF’s work. She was accompanied to Washington by her […]

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A New Perspective on Kids with Disabilities


— I recently had the opportunity to attend a very special presentation by Cara E. Yar Khan, who is UNICEF Haiti’s Resource Mobilization Specialist and a disability advocate. At the age of 30 and in the prime of her professional life, Cara was diagnosed with a very rare progressive muscle-wasting disease, Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy. But instead of staying home and preparing for a life of inability, she drew from her new perspective to become a powerful advocate for the world’s most vulnerable children—those with disabilities.

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See the Child, Not the Disability


— Children with disabilities are among the most deprived and marginalized children in the world. They are the least likely to go to school, and are most vulnerable to neglect and abuse. Worst of all, children with disabilities are too often invisible—ignored by governments and communities.
UNICEF is calling on the world to change attitudes and include children with disabilities in all areas of society.
Find out what you can do to help give children with disabilities a chance to make their dreams a reality.

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The UNICEF Atlanta Speaker Series

Speaker Series on children with disabilities

— Last week, the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted their final UNICEF Speaker Series of 2012. The program, entitled Access and Opportunity for All: A Conversation about Children and Disability, took place at the world-renowned Shepherd Center and gave experts and concerned Atlantans an opportunity to openly discuss the topic of disability and how it affects young people around the world.

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