UNICEF IRC has developed a number of project sites related to some of the research projects developed in the field of children's welfare and rights.
This website provides a powerful tool for the exchange of information, data and
networking among Child Friendly Cities (CFC) partners and others interested in the situation
of the urban child. It includes information about the activities, objectives and work of the
Child Friendly Cities Secretariat, the global Child Friendly Cities Initiative, links to CFC
partners, information on urban issues and examples of best practice from Child Friendly Cities
across the world. The website will include the Child Friendly Cities database (currently under
construction) with information on specific action, programme partners, publications, research,
events, social mobilization and participation on the issue of child friendly cities.
The website www.childtrafficking.org was developed in connection with research carried out by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre on Child Trafficking during the programme cycle 2003-2005. This material is now being maintained as part of the historical background of IRC research activities within our main site.
This site looks at one of the worst violations of the rights of children in the world: child trafficking. It provides an on-line source of information on child trafficking in various countries, including the legal framework, the main policy approaches and current programming responses. It aims to be a meeting point for all actors concerned with the welfare of children and the struggle to end their exploitation.
It is also intended to enhance inter-agency collaboration and information exchange by hosting on-line publications and bibliographies from other relevant organizations.
Understanding Children's Work
The Inter-Agency Research Cooperation Project: Developing New Strategies for Understanding Children's
Work and Its Impact has launched its website of data on child labour. The aim of the site is to
provide a comprehensive overview of existing data on child labour and to make these data accessible
beyond the three agencies that support the initiative: the International Labour Office, UNICEF and
the World Bank.
The research project has built up a set of databases on child labour issues including a comprehensive database of surveys that collect information on child labour. The project has also developed and posted statistical indicators for about thirty countries on its site. The indicators chart various dimensions of child labour and relate them to income, gender, health condition and education.
A selective bibliography on child labour issues has been compiled and will be regularly updated.
In 2005 Understanding Children's Work (UCW) Project was moved to Rome and based at the Centre for Economic and International Studies (CEIS), University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy)
Website of the European Network for the Research Agenda on Children in Armed Conflict
The website www.childreninarmedconflict.org was developed in connection with research carried out by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre on the European Network for the Research Agenda on Children in Armed Conflict during the programme cycle 2003-2005. This material is now being maintained as part of the historical background of IRC research activities within our main site.
The European Network for the Research Agenda on Children in Armed Conflict is an output of the international research seminar, "Filling the Knowledge Gaps: a Research Agenda on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children", convened in Florence between 2 to 4 July 2001. The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre acts as a catalyst of this Network to which the Istituto degli Innocenti, also in Florence, is associated. The European Network facilitates, contributes to, documents and disseminates multi-disciplinary research activities on children and armed conflict under way at Europe-based research institutions. This website serves as a databse of relevant research activities and seeks to facilitate the identification of areas where research has focused, as well as the knowledge gaps and potential areas for enhanced collaborative research.
In December 2002, a number of research institutes in Europe were invited to participate in the Network by completing detailed questionnaires regarding on-going relevant research activities. The on-line questionnaire, accessible through the website, is password protected. For information regarding participation in the Network, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org