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Moving the Needle on Mental Health for Young People

By Chantelle Booysen
11 Nov 2019
In the last 50-60 years UNICEF, WHO & member states have worked tirelessly in reducing infant mortality rates and succeeding at it. In fact, one could go so far as to say that this is one of the major development-success stories of our time. ...

Time to ramp up psychosocial support for adolescents in crisis settings

By Nicola Jones, Prerna Banati
11 Oct 2019
Globally, the increase in humanitarian crises, protracted conflicts, displacement, violence, terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters and climate change is putting children and adolescents at significant risk of mental and emotional ill-health.

Child mental health emerging from the shadows

By Sarah Crowe
10 Oct 2019
With suicide and self-harm now leading causes of death and injury among young people between 15 to 19 years, UNICEF and WHO are coming together for the first time at the Leading Minds for children conference to tackle the growing scale of mental health disorders among c ...

Turning the tide together on mental ill health for children

By Priscilla Idele
10 Oct 2019
In some way, mental ill health has touched everyone. The statistics are alarming, and by some accounts constitute a public health emergency. Today, around 10-20 per cent of all children and adolescents suffer from some type of mental health disorder and mental health conditions a ...

The Forgotten Minority: A Personal Story Sheds Light on the Added Dangers Facing Migrant Girls and Women

By Olivia Bueno
26 Jul 2019
Maryama* is just 17 years old, but already she has attempted to migrate from Hargeisa in the Horn of Africa to Europe twice. While most migrants face harrowing journeys, her story can help us understand some of the additional challenges facing young women and girls on the move in ...

Partnering with Youth to Research the Challenges Facing Young People in the Horn of Africa

By Olivia Bueno
03 Jul 2019
Hargeisa city is a fast-growing urban environment that remains safe, unlike many parts of the region. Yet young people living in the city face a myriad of challenges. Unemployment is high amongst youth, and poverty is widespread. In this context, it is not surprising that young p ...
Pinocchio on Trial: Who is guilty?

Pinocchio on Trial: Who is guilty?

By Patrizia Faustini
27 Jun 2019
Pinocchio is sitting at the defendant’s seat with his lawyer, when the judges enter the hall. On one side the prosecutor looks at him grimly, with the Cat and the Fox, Mangiafuoco, the puppet master, and the teacher next to him.On the other side, the father Geppetto, a poor ...
How does UNICEF maternity leave compare with EU and OECD countries?

How does UNICEF maternity leave compare with EU and OECD countries?

By Yekaterina Chzhen
14 Jun 2019
If UNICEF were a rich country instead of my employer, it would rank 24th out of 41 EU and OECD countries in the league table of our new report “Are the world’s richest countries family friendly?” on the indicator of full-rate equiva ...

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