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2013 in Review: UNICEF’s Year in Sports

Cleveland Cavalier All-Star Kyrie Irving works with students at a basketball clinic during a field visit to South Africa in August

— 2013 was a great year for UNICEF and the U.S. Fund’s sports partnerships in the United States and abroad. Basketball players stood tall, as they always do, but athletes and organizations from other sports worked equally enthusiastically with UNICEF to help make the world better for kids. Here are highlights: Tyson Chandler — The U.S. […]

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Remembering Nelson Mandela (July 1918 – December 2013)

Nelson Mandela and his wife Graça Machel arrive at the Afrika Cultural Centre to announce a global partnership for children in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. © UNICEF/AFGA000863/Giacomo Pirozzi

— Nelson Mandela believed education is “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As we learn the sad news of his death, we remember Mandela’s legacy and profound contribution to education in Africa. “Today we have all lost a hero, a powerful champion for children,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director. […]

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Field Diary: A Week in Mozambique

Alshley Prasad high-fives a Mozambican student

— Casey Marsh is the managing director of the U.S. Fund’s Midwest Regional Office. Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 185 out of 187 on the Human Development Index. Despite a fast-growing economy fueled by the discovery of vast natural gas resources, the country’s poverty level has remained stubbornly unchanged.  It […]

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Montblanc’s Signature for Good Campaign


— On February 23, Montblanc launched its global “Signature for Good” initiative in Los Angeles. This marks the fourth global collaboration between Montblanc and UNICEF, which has raised more than $5 million since 2004 through various initiatives to support UNICEF’s education programs for children. In this new collaboration, Montblanc will donate 10% of the retail sales price for each item purchased in the “Signature for Good” collection. It is part of a yearlong charity initiative to support UNICEF’s education programs in the company’s efforts to ensure that children have access to a quality education.

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IKEA Offers Gifts that Give Back


— Mr. Broccoli and his friends are back this year to celebrate IKEA’s annual “Soft Toys for Education” collection, and they’re joined by three new forest friends from the VANDRING series. From November 4 to December 29, for every purchase from the “Soft Toys for Education Campaign” collection, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.30) to support UNICEF’s and Save the Children’s global education programs.

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Gucci’s Flag Collection Supports UNICEF


— Searching for a gift for the socially conscious? Items from Gucci’s Flag Collection benefit UNICEF’s education programs, improving the lives of children around the world. Gucci is expanding its ongoing support for UNICEF’s education initiatives by being the first corporate partner to support the Schools for Asia initiative, which provides access to quality education for the most disadvantaged children in the Asia-Pacific region. Twenty-five percent of the retail price of each item in the GG Flag Collection will support both the Schools for Africa and the Schools for Asia initiatives.

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