UNICEF-IRC News https://www.unicef-irc.org/ News from UNICEF-IRC, Press releases, News notes, Video en-us Copyright 2018, UNICEF Wed, 25 April 2018 17:52:58 GMT Wed, 25 April 2018 17:52:58 GMT https://www.unicef-irc.org/rss/news.xml UNICEF News https://www.unicef-irc.org/assets/img/UNICEF-grey.png https://www.unicef-irc.org/ Facilitator Feedback: the key to programme success? https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1783-facilitator-feedback-the-key-to-programme-success.html (18 April 2018) A recent UNICEF Innocenti paper, Delivering a Parenting Programme in Rural South Africa: The Local Child and Youth Care Worker Experience, explores the perceptions and experiences of parenting programme facilitators in the Eastern Cap Handbook on adolescent development research published https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1780-handbook-on-adolescent-development-research-published.html (13 April 2018) Despite huge gains in child well-being during the MDG era, progress for adolescents – children in the second decade of life – is still lagging behind. The recently published Handbook of Adolescent Development Resea Can you measure the value of sport? https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1779-can-you-measure-the-value-of-sport.html (6 April 2018) Sport for Development (S4D) is an intervention which can potentially deliver positive impact on children’s well-being. However, with little coordination between S4D organisations and a lack of rigorous evidence provi Going from 'protection on paper' to ensuring child rights fully apply to all children https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1755-going-from-protection-on-paper-to-ensuring-child-rights-fully-apply-to-all-children.html (20 March 2018) The unprecedented streams of displaced people fleeing war, instability and natural disaster toward the continent of Europe starting in 2015 has now ebbed to a steady trickle. Tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children – bo PRESS RELEASE: Asylum-seeking children in Nordic countries face significant gaps in protection and access to services https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1754-press-release-asylum-seeking-children-in-nordic-countries-face-significant-gaps-in.html FLORENCE, 20 March 2018 – Despite a world-leading record of commitment to child rights, Nordic countries are failing to provide full protection and services for asylum-seeking children. Protected on Paper? An analysis of Nordic country resp The Adolescent Brain: A Second Window of Opportunity https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1750-the-adolescent-brain-a-second-window-of-opportunity.html (6 March 2018) With 1.2 billion adolescents under its global mandate, it is crucial for UNICEF to identify the right periods or “windows of opportunities” for cost-efficient, scalable interventions to improve adolescent well-being ‘Solutions Summit’ Highlights Need for Research to End Violence by 2030 https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1749-global-solutions-summit-highlights-need-for-more-evidence-to-end-violence-by-2030.html (20 February 2018) Global leaders and researchers gathered in Stockholm last week for the first Agenda 2030 Solutions Summit to End Violence Against Children. The summit brought together governments, UN organisations and non-intergovernmental organis Global Kids Online evidence spurs policy change in Argentina https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1748-global-kids-online-evidence-spurs-policy-change-in-argentina.html (28 January 2018) UNICEF Argentina, with the support of the Ipsos MORI agency, carried out a Global Kids Online study which was completed in mid 2016. Findings demonstrated that children become internet users at a young age and many of them Researchers and designers convene to create ‘designing for children’ guide https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1746-researchers-and-designers-convene-to-create-designing-for-children-guide.html  Shuli Gilutz presents at the talkoot on Privacy by Design and its role in design and development processes.  (25 January 2018) A group of designers, researchers, psychologists, and experts on children’s rights an Adolescents may be less resilient to catastrophic events than previously thought https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1700-adolescents-may-be-less-resilient-to-catastrophic-events-than-previously-thought.html (31 October 2017) Experts recently gathered in Florence to discuss emerging evidence on the effects of famines and other shock events on adolescents’ growth, survival, and education. The two-day workshop, organized in light of emerging anal Evidence Gap Map of research on Adolescent Well-being in low and middle income countries https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1717-evidence-gap-map-of-research-on-adolescent-well-being-in-low-and-middle-income-countries.html (18 December 2017) UNICEF Innocenti has just launched a new evidence gap map on adolescent well-being.  The research project maps evidence from evaluated interventions in in low- and middle-income countries against outcomes in three domains Best of UNICEF Research 2017 publication now available https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1714-best-of-unicef-research-2017-publication-now-available.html (14 December 2017)  The latest edition of the Best of UNICEF Research publication is now available on the UNICEF Innocenti website. Each year this publication presents the top 12 research papers produced across the global organization,* foll Make the digital world safer for children - State of the World's Children Report, 2017 https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1710-make-the-digital-world-safer-for-children-state-of-the-worlds-children-report-2017.html (11 December 2017) Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe on Forced Displacement of Children in the Italian Context https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1709-forced-displacement-of-children-in-the-italian-context.html (6 December 2017) The plight of many unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving in Italy through Central Mediterranean routes – currently the most dangerous access corridor to Europe – was recently discussed at an Innoce UNICEF experts call for improved internet policy for children at 4th World Internet Conference https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1708-unicef-experts-call-for-improved-internet-policy-for-children-at-4th-world-internet.html (4 December 2017) The internet has brought great benefits to young people, particularly those who are marginalized or live in remote communities. Yet it also presents risks to child safety, according to international experts. UNICEF officials partici Economics of inequality and conflict https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1706-economics-of-inequality-and-conflict.html (1 December 2017) Students recently gathered for the opening lecture in the University of Florence School of Economics and Management’s new lecture series on development economics, given by Jose Cuesta Chief of social and economic policy at National World Children's Day 2017 celebration held at Istituto degli Innocenti https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1704-national-world-childrens-day-2017-celebration-held-at-istituto-degli-innocenti.html (21 November 2017) A national celebration of World Children's Day (20 November) for Italy was held at Istituto degli Innocenti under the title Bambini, d(i)ritti verso il futuro, which means roughly "Children Stand Up for Their Rights." The Violent discipline, sexual abuse and homicides stalk millions of children worldwide https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1701-violent-discipline-sexual-abuse-and-homicides-stalk-millions-of-children-worldwide.html (2 November 2017) Staggering numbers of children – some as young as 12 months old – are experiencing violence, often by those entrusted to take care of them, UNICEF said in a new report released today. “The harm inflicte Social protection shows potential to promote active citizenship https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1698-social-protection-shows-potential-to-promote-active-citizenship.html (24 October 2017) A new UNICEF Innocenti study, Linking Social Rights to Active Citizenship for the Most Vulnerable: The Role of Rights and Accountability in the ‘Making’ and ‘Shaping’ of Social Protec Supporting educators in zones of war, conflict and widespread violence https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1697-supporting-educators-in-zones-of-war-conflict-and-widespread-violence.html (19 October 2017) The annual Georg Arnhold Symposium Preparing educators for peacebuilding in violent conflict has been organized this year in Florence, jointly by the Georg Eckert Institute and UNICEF Innocenti, 16 – 18 October 2017 to exp