Submissions are solicited from Bangladeshi Citizens for Meena Media Award 2019

Deadline: 2 June 2019 Introduced in 2005, Meena Media Award has stepped into the 15th year in 2019. The award recognizes excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media. Submissions are solicited from Bangladeshi citizens working with print, electronic and online media in two different age groups: Under-18 and 18 & above. News, articles, features, news photographs published in print/online media and news/programmes broadcast by radio and television that investigate and explore … [Read more...]

Conference to support Poor and Vulnerable Peoples of Africa in Crises Situation

UNICEF and World Bank are going to conduct a 5-day conference together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development of Uganda to discuss how social protection programmes can be better tailored to provide timely and effective support to the poor and vulnerable in crisis situations. As such programmes continue to expand across Africa, the meeting will focus on how to make social protection systems in the region more responsive to shocks. The five-day gathering will bring together … [Read more...]

UK Aid grants £2 million to support Gazans with access to Clean Water and Sanitation

The Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt has announced that UK Aid has allocated £2 million to UNICEF to support Gazans with access to clean water and sanitation. This UK aid package will help install over 1,000 roof water tanks to help families store clean water, provide over 3,000 communal water drums so that households can collect clean water, provide chlorine to treat water in 280 wells and 38 water treatment plants. The UK has allocated £2 million to UNICEF from the DFID OPTs 2018/19 … [Read more...]

US$360,600 in “Program Development Grant” to prepare a New Education Program in Nicaragua

The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat has approved US$360,600 for Nicaragua to prepare a new education program. UNICEF has been nominated by the local education group to serve as coordinating agency in Nicaragua. The program development grant will support Nicaragua finance three activities: designing initiatives to improve the quality of learning of boys and girls in preschool; designing new proposals for interventions to expand focus on preschool infrastructure; and preparatory work … [Read more...]

IIEP-UNESCO/UNICEF’s Upcoming Round Table addressing issues related to Education in Children with Disabilities

The UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) has partnered with UNICEF to host a Technical Round Table to support ministries of education in planning education systems to include children with disabilities. It will be held from 18-20 July 2018 in Paris, France. The upcoming round table will address issues related to children with disabilities, which remain one of the most excluded groups from education. It will address these issues by bringing together government … [Read more...]

Sweden Government contributes 6.8 billion SEK towards Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women have welcomed 6.8 billion SEK contribution of Sweden Government that will allow UN agencies to provide sustained support to national priorities as countries progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals; to respond in a timely and effective way to crises; and to operate to high standards of accountability, quality and transparency. Core funds pay for essential enablers for work on the ground, including maintaining staff and offices where they are most … [Read more...]

UK Government announces £66 Million for Life-Changing Projects

UK Aid match funding has announced more than £66 million to 25 charities for life-changing projects in 20 different countries around the world. The programmes have helped save lives and create new opportunities for thousands of people across some of the poorest parts of the world. It has helped vaccinate children against preventable killer diseases, given people clean drinking water and food, stopped infectious diseases from reaching our shores and helped to create jobs so people can earn a … [Read more...]

Canada provides Can$ 100 million assistance to end Polio in Afghanistan

Canada has provided Can$ 30 million to WHO and UNICEF to support programme activities in Afghanistan, and Can$ 70 million of flexible funding that can be used to support vaccination campaigns, rapid outbreak response, polio virus surveillance and other critical eradication strategies and activities to reach every last child worldwide with a safe vaccine. This contributions to WHO and UNICEF will help end polio in Afghanistan, and fund global eradication efforts. This latter funding is … [Read more...]

Government of Sweden Grants US$3 million to UNICEF Ethiopia’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children

The Government of Sweden has provided US$3 million to UNICEF Ethiopia’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children. The funds will be used to meet the needs of internally displaced populations in the Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia. UNICEF Representative, Gillian Mellsop said, “We are grateful to the Government of Sweden for this contribution, which confirms Sweden’s continued commitment to supporting populations affected by humanitarian emergencies. This is the first such significant … [Read more...]

Korea-UNICEF collaborates to scale up Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services

The Korea International Cooperation Agency in collaboration with UNICEF have launched a five year programme to scale up water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools in Karamoja. The programme will be executed until 2022, benefitting 56,000 children from 100 schools in all Karamoja districts - Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The overall programme contribution is worth 37 billion UGX (10 million USD), with nearly 30 billion UGX from the Korea International … [Read more...]

Government of Japan announces new Emergency Grant Aid to UNHCR and UNICEF

The Government of Japan has  announced a new provision of its Emergency Grant Aid to UNHCR and UNICEF amounting to a total of US$2 million for continued emergency humanitarian assistance in Jordan. Under the new Emergency Grant Aid, UNHCR has received US$1 million towards providing primary healthcare services and referrals for Syrians. The Government of Japan has granted the remaining amount of US$1 million to UNICEF in providing lifesaving vaccinations, nutrition and paediatric medical … [Read more...]

Pan-African High-level Conference on Education to strengthen Partnerships in Education for Africa

UNESCO and Government of Kenya in collaboration with the African Union as well as other key partners including ADEA and the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN Women and the World Bank), is convening a Pan-African High-level Conference on Education (PACE 2018) in Nairobi from 25-27 April 2018 . PACE 2018 aims at strengthening the partnerships in education and as such accelerate the implementation of SDG4 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa at country level. It … [Read more...]

Government of Japan announces US$ 1 million contribution to assist Communities of Zimbabwe

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. It will particularly help to safeguard the resilience of the most vulnerable, especially women and children, through timely and efficient action to ensure that no one is left behind. The project will be implemented jointly by the United … [Read more...]

UPS Foundation announces $16 million 2018 Grants for Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience and Safety Programs Worldwide

The UPS Foundation has announced 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety. Among the programs, UPS Foundation is expanding its work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and … [Read more...]

Govt of Italy, UNICEF Holds Positive Peace Workshops for Libyan Youth

For over the next four weeks, 180 Libyan youth will participate in workshops for promoting Positive Peace, started on 19 March 2018 and organised by UNICEF and the Institute of Economics and Peace through funding from the Government of Italy. Based on the Institute of Economics and Peace’s [IEP] Positive Peace Framework and under the framework of the Nicosia Initiative which is lead by the European Committee of the Regions in support of Libyan municipalities, the series of workshops will … [Read more...]

Islamabad inaugurates Workshop on countering the menace of Child Abuse

The Government of Balochistan, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) inaugurated a  two-day national workshop on countering the menace of child abuse was inaugurated here today, bringing together key stakeholders from across the country to discuss and commit to a clear roadmap for the establishment of responsive and coordinated child protection systems. The Inception Workshop on Child … [Read more...]

German Government Announces €50 million to Support Women and Children’s Nutrition in South Somalia

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has announced €50 million for a joint United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF programme to tackle women and children’s nutrition in nine districts in Banadir and six districts in Gedo region in the south of Somalia. The programme is being launched by the German Ambassador, UNICEF and WFP representatives and senior representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia at a ceremony in Mogadishu. The … [Read more...]

Pakistan receives $3.5 Million Grant from Japan to strengthen Education

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive a grant of approximately $3.5 million from Government of Japan for supporting its initiative to provide quality alternative education to out-of-school children and adolescents in Pakistan. The grant will be used by UNICEF during its new country programme (2018-2022), to establish 400 centres under the Alternative Learning Programme (ALP), led by the government. Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between Ambassador of Japan to … [Read more...]

UNICEF Interventions in Palestine receives $4.5 million Grant Support from Japan

The Government of Japan has granted $4.5 million to support UNICEF’s humanitarian and development response to children in Palestine. The grant supports UNICEF interventions to improve birth services, early detection of disabilities and developmental delays in Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The agreement was signed in Ramallah by Palestinian Minister of Social Development, Ibrahim al-Shaer, Palestinian Health Minister Jawad Awad, Takeshi Okubo, Representative of Japan to … [Read more...]

Positive Action Challenges: Reducing New HIV Infection in Children

Positive Action Challenges is inviting applications for replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. Concept note deadline is 23:59 GMT 15th February whereas full application deadline is 23:59 GMT 29th March. Prize amounts to $100,000 and to be divided between 4 winners. Eligibility Requirements and Restrictions: Positive … [Read more...]