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UNICEF at the International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit 2022

5 - 9 December 2022: The Social and Behavior Change Communication International Summit will reflect on how what we have learned through the COVID-19 pandemic can inform and inspire us as we use Social and Behavior Change Communication to tackle other global challenges, most importantly those of disparity – be they disparities of wealth, health, access, gender or education.
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Leading Minds Conference 2022

2 - 4 November 2022:

The 2022 edition of the Leading Minds for Children and Young People conference “On the Vital Importance of Child Identity”, will be held on 2-4 November in the Salone Brunelleschi of the Istituto degli Innocenti, in Florence, Italy. The Conference is co-hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UNICEF Innocenti — Global Office of Research and Foresight. 

The conference will bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers — scholars, scientists, innovators, influencers, philanthropists, governments and of course young people — to understand the identity challenges that children and young people face. These range from the most traditional forms of identity — such as age, name, nationality, and family relations specified in the opening articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child — to 21st century challenges related to mass migration, cyber identity, activist status, and transnationalism, among many other topics. 


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Data Systems and Data Use in Education: Data Must Speak (DMS) Positive Deviance Research

12 - 13 October 2022:

The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), is pleased to invite you to theThird Annual KIX Symposium, which will be held virtually on October 12-13, 2022 from 12 NN – 1:30 PM CET.  


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.
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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
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.
9 - 10 June 2022
How do national social protection strategies and programmes integrate gender considerations?

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.

6 October 2020
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
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). 
9 March 2020
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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