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UNICEF at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum 2022

19 - 23 September 2022: UNICEF is proud to collaborate with the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), including for the implementation of the SVRI Forum. The SVRI Forum is the largest global research conference on violence against women, and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries. The conference provides a global space where delegates build knowledge, expand their network, collaborate, and share knowledge with key decision-makers in the field of violence against girls, boys and women.
Participants discuss The State of the World's Children 2023 on immunization at UNICEF - Innocenti in Florence, June 2022.

The State of the World’s Children 2023 Conference

9 - 10 June 2022: Florence, 9–10 June 2022 – UNICEF experts from around the world gathered at the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti for the first major in-person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss the next State of the World’s Children publication on children and immunization. The meeting itself was a testament to the power of vaccines.

How do national social protection strategies and programmes integrate gender considerations?

6 October 2020:

Elena Camilletti and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed presented "How do national social protection strategies and programmes integrate gender considerations? Evidence from low- and middle income countries" at socialprotection.org's e-conference.

Aysha Akhter Khushi (18) received a stipend of 15,000 Taka under a conditional cash transfer project from UNICEF. With the money, she started her own business where she sells eggs. She earns around 500 to 600 Taka daily. © UNICEF/UN069642/Kiron

UNICEF Innocenti @ CSW64

9 March 2020: While the CSW was curtailed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year the CSW reviewed 25 years of progress since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (introduced in 1995). 
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Latest events

UNICEF Innocenti's Jacobus de Hoop speaking on a panel at USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Evidence Summit in 2019. Photo courtesy of Kristen Dayton.
USAID Counter-Trafficking in Persons Evidence Summit
UNICEF Innocenti's Jacobus de Hoop presented work on "Child Transfers, Child Work & Schooling" at USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Evidence Summit. More than 85 researchers, experts, and practitioners gathered to share information about anti-trafficking data and efforts and discuss applications for field programming and policy.
29 - 30 October 2019
The International Conference on Universal Child Grants, convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization, and the Overseas Development Institute, from February 6 to 8, 2019.
International Conference on Universal Child Grants
6-8 February 2019 - This conference, convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), brings together national governments and policy practitioners, researchers and the international community to explore the arguments and the evidence emerging from the implementation of alternative cash transfer schemes and their implications for UCGs. 
6 - 8 February 2019
Leading Minds Conference 2019
UNICEF convened its inaugural Leading Minds conference this year, taking the pressing issue of mental health of children and young people as its theme. The purpose of the annual Leading Minds conference series is to bring attention to a theme pertinent to the present and future wellbeing of the world’s children and young people by convening some of the world’s leading minds to examine available evidence and solutions and contribute to accelerating progress on solutions and breakthroughs.
7 - 9 November 2019
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