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Our activities in 2010
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Our activities in 2010

As a core component of the UNICEF research function, the Innocenti Research Centre functions as the organization's dedicated research centre, maintaining academic freedom and contributing to UNICEF's strategic agenda. The Centre's activities promote knowledge generation and brokering to fill research gaps and address emerging and sensitive issues concerning children in developing, middle-income and industrialized countries. With UNICEF support, and through other resources contributions of governments and civil society, the Centre continues to pursue its work in cooperation with academic and policy institutions around the world. Building on twenty years of experience, expertise and lessons from the implementation of its programme, the Centre pursues research in two thematic areas: (a) Social and economic policies and children, and (b) Implementation of international standards for children, including for the protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse.
FGM/C and UNICEF
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FGM/C and UNICEF

The long-standing commitment of UNICEF to end the discriminatory and harmful practice of female genital mutilation/cutting,
The best interest of the child at the heart of the adoption process: expert consultation of practitioners
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The best interest of the child at the heart of the adoption process: expert consultation of practitioners

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is hosting an expert consultation on domestic and inter-country adoption from 19 to 20 March. Practitioners and experts from all over the world will convene in Florence to debate if and how the international juridical system can guarantee the best interest of the child in adoption procedures.
South Asia in Action to Prevent Child Trafficking and Assist Affected Children
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South Asia in Action to Prevent Child Trafficking and Assist Affected Children

Expert Consultation on South Asia in Action to Prevent Child Trafficking and Assist Affected Children convened in Florence, Italy, on 29-30 June 2006.
Child Labor and Human Rights : Making Children Matter
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Child Labor and Human Rights : Making Children Matter

"A great read and a fresh perspective! This book not only covers the historical and practical realities of working children, but also offers strong theoretical frameworks for discussing the most difficult issues -and most important, gives guidance onwhat should be done next." - Martha Nelems, Former Senior Policy Analyst, Children's Rights, CIDA
Interview with William E. Myers
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Interview with William E. Myers

The book Child Labour and Human Rights was recently released, containing three chapters authored by UNICEF staff members Victor Karunan, Victoria Rialp, and Susan Bissell. This book brings the child rights discourse face to face with the human rights discourse, finding some critical middle ground on the issue of child labour. We conducted an interview with child labour expert Dr. Bill Myers on the occassion of the release of the book, and here are a few of his comments.
Innocenti publications catalogue
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Innocenti publications catalogue

Innocenti publications catalogue
Innocenti Social Monitors
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Innocenti Social Monitors

The Social Monitor is a new high-impact annual publication of the MONEE Project.
The Ottawa and Bangkok Charters: from principles to action. International Conference for the Evaluation of Global Strategies on Health
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The Ottawa and Bangkok Charters: from principles to action. International Conference for the Evaluation of Global Strategies on Health

Promoted by WHO, Tuscany Region, International Society of Doctors for the Environment - ISDE, International School on Environment, Health and Sustainable Development - SIASS, in collaboration with: Italian Government (?), Regional health agency of Tuscany - ARS, Environmental Protection Agency, Tuscany Region - ARPAT, A.Meyer University Children's Hospital, Innocenti Institute, International Accademy of Environmental Sciences - IAES, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Capacity Building in Child and Adolescent Health - Florence.