(2016). 2015 Results Report, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence
2015 UNICEF Innocenti Results Report now available. Our latest results report presents Innocenti’s activities and key results achieved in 2015. Over 100 research products were published in a range of print and digital media. Future research directions and new programmes of work recently launched at the Office of Research are also described. The Centre produces cutting edge studies and supports capacity building to produce high quality, policy-relevant research that will improve children’s lives.
Independent human rights institutions for children have the unique role of facilitating governance processes specific to young people, and have emerged as important actors for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This study, globally the first comprehensive review of independent human rights institutions for children, takes stock of more than 20 years of their experience.
Over the last decade, donors have increasingly focused their attention on good governance as a means of achieving sustainable and equitable development progress and ensuring greater aid effectiveness. Discussions at this Roundtable aimed to outline a framework to identify priority areas and main issues, and develop an agenda for future research, advocacy and action.
This book glimpses the leadership and achievements of Jim Grant during his period as Executive Director of UNICEF (1980-1995). Each chapter is written by one of his close colleagues - one of those who was privileged to share in the excitement of the efforts and victories for children during those intense years. Jim Grant was a professional and a visionary, an analyst with vast experience and an activist of almost unlimited commitment. At the time of his death it was estimated that, because of his influence, at least 25 million children were alive who would otherwise have died in early life.
Children are often brutally targeted in modern warfare. Accountability mechanisms have begun to focus on crimes committed against children during armed conflict and to involve children proactively, including through testimony that bears witness to their experiences. But if children are to engage in transitional justice processes, their rights must be respected. This publication is intended to inform the work of truth commissions, child protection advocates and organizations, legal experts and other professionals in efforts to protect the rights of children involved in truth and
reconciliation processes. It includes an analysis of emerging good practices and recommends policies and procedures for children’s participation in truth commissions.
UNICEF has long recognized that there is great value in children’s sport and play, and has been a consistent proponent of these activities in its international development and child protection work. Health, educational achievement and social benefits are just some of the many desirable outcomes associated with organized physical activity. During recent years, however, it has become evident that sport is not always a safe space for children and that the same types of violence and abuse sometimes found in families and communities can also occur in sport and play programmes. The research presented in this publication shows a lack of data collection and knowledge about violence to children in sport, a need to develop the structures and systems for eliminating and preventing this form of violence, and that ethical guidelines and codes of conduct must be established and promoted as part of the prevention system.
Celia Brackenridge; Kari Fasting; Sandra Kirby; Trisha Leahy
The volume analyzes key issues from the transitional justice agenda through a child rights lens. On the basis of research, the authors begin to formulate responses to a number of crucial questions and debates: how to end impunity for crimes against children; what policies and procedures can better protect children and enable them to contribute to reconciliation and reconstruction efforts; what strategies are most effective in supporting children’s roles and ensuring their voices are heard in peace-building efforts; how to enable children to reunite and
reconcile with their families, peers and communities; how to build children’s skills to become part of a stable economy; and how to reaffirm children’s self-esteem and agency in the aftermath of armed conflict that has violated their childhood. A number of cross-cutting issues and themes are introduced.
Saudamini Siegrist; Sharanjeet Parmar; Mindy Jane Roseman; Theo Sowa
This report reviews the implementation in Canada of the general measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It
recalls the recommendations made by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and by Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights to bolster Canada’s legal and institutional arrangements to build a truly protective and rights-enabling framework for all children.
This publication was jointly developed by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) and the Government of the Netherlands. It includes a background document prepared by IRC and summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the International Conference on Violence against the Girl Child held in The Hague from 9-10 March 2009. The conference addressed gaps in knowledge, research and responses to violence against girls in the home and family, and was a follow-up to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children.