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Highlights: UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019

Watch highlights from UNICEF Innocenti's inaugural film festival held October 25-27 in Florence, Italy. And visit uiff.org for more information on the festival programme.

Remote Learning & Beyond - Leading Minds Online - Coronavirus and Children Webinar #4

On Thursday 18 June at 15:00 CET | 09:00 EST, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti presented its fourth Leading Minds Online webcast series 'What the ...

6 Lessons from Previous Crises for COVID-19

A new review by UNICEF Innocenti summarizes economic policy and social protection responses to crises over the last 20 years and explores how these ...

Using technology to slow COVID-19: Ethical Considerations

The collation and use of personally identifiable data through digital contact tracing and surveillance to slow COVID-19 may pose significant risks to children's ...

Leading Minds Online

The new #LeadingMinds Online "Coronavirus & Children Series: What the experts say" hosts expert consultations to garner expertise and experience on ...

Leading Minds Online: Coronavirus and Children Series - What the Experts Say | 1 - Children Online

On Wednesday 6 May 2020 15:00 CET/9:00 EST UNICEF Innocenti hosted the first Leading Minds Online event as part of a new series on Coronavirus and ...

Coping with COVID-19: Lessons from Lombardy

Bergamo in Northern Italy is at the heart of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Here, almost 1 in every 100 people has the virus. In our blog, doctors from Bergamo ...

5 ways governments are responding to violence against women & children during COVID-19

COVID-19 creates the perfect storm for violence against women & against children. As governments ramp up response to #COVID19, what is being done to ...

Pandemics & Violence

As #COVID19 spreads around the world, so too does violence against women & children. A new paper, co-authored by our Amber Peterman, outlines 9 reasons ...

Highlights: Leading Minds 2019 Conference on Mental Health for Children and Young People

What happened at our inaugural #LeadingMinds conference this year? WATCH our highlights video to see and hear what actions we set to change the game on ...

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019 Q & A w/ Yang Liu, Xu Mingsheng and Mohammed Atia

Question and answer with filmmakers Sunday, 27 October 2019 Rise from the Tide (Short film, 40 minutes, China) Yang Liu, Xu Mingsheng, Directors Happy ...

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019 Q & A w/ Inkar Karim, Dias Abdurahim and Neo Monyamane

Question and answer with filmmakers Saturday, 26 October 2019 Tango (Kazakistan, 20 minutes) Inkar Karim, Director Dias Abdurahim, Director of Photography ...

Watch UNICEF Innocenti #GoBlue for World Children's Day 2019

For #WorldChildrensDay went blue to celebrate our triple anniversary year: 600 years at Instituto degli Innocenti 30 years of our Office of Research 30 ...

Miranda Wolpert at Leading Minds 2019

Miranda Wolpert from the Wellcome Trust speaks at Leading Minds 2019.

Executive Director Henrietta Fore and Dr. Vikram Patel @ Leading Minds 2019, Florence

Why now? Why here? Why mental health? UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and Dr. Vikram Patel, Professor at Harvard School of medicine and ...

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Leading Minds Mental Health Address 2019

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization delivers opening remarks for the inaugural Leading Minds Conference for ...

Highlights: UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019

Watch highlights from UNICEF Innocenti's inaugural film festival held October 25-27 in Florence, Italy. And visit uiff.org for more information on the festival ...

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] Tahanan, Demetrio Celestino III - Clip

One day a young turtle discovers his shell is broken into two halves. After moments of sobbing and confusion, he realizes that his tears only flow from his left eye ...

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] Our Reality is Happy, Aniyah Faisal - Full Film

Pakistan - Two young domestic servants in Pakistan explain why they are so happy even though their work hardly affords them enough time to sleep or eat.

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] The Mattress, Neo Monyamane - Full Film

South Africa - Three township youths steal a used mattress but have conflicting plans on how to use it. The glue addict is desperate for a place to sleep, while the ...

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] The Endless, Yu Hoi Yan - Full Film

Hong Kong - The protagonist realizes that his school classmates, overwhelmed by the pressure of assignments and unrealistic expectations, are gradually ...

[UIFF 2019 - Digital Showcase] The Potion, Gabriela Martínez Garza - Trailer

A group of animals from the Catazajá lagoon will face the threat of pollution and will have to use their intelligence and solidarity to protect their environment.

[UIFF 2019 - Digital Showcase] Banda, Laura Cardona - Trailer

Mexico - Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca, is a town that has been affected by poverty and migration. However, the creation of its first library, an emergent mezcal ...

[UIFF 2019 - Digital Showcase] Little Maid, Katya Aragão - Full Film

São Tomé and Príncipe - Teenager Tonya leaves her loving family and leaves town to live with her auntie in the city and gain an education. However, once there ...

What will it take to ensure every child has access to better hand hygiene and health?

On Thursday 2 July at 15:00 CET | 09:00 EST, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti will present its fifth Leading Minds Online webcast 'What the Experts Say ...

How can schools better address learning loss during the COVID era?

Join us JUNE 18 2020 for our interactive webinar on Remote Learning and Beyond: https://www.unicef-irc.org/events/remote-learning-and-beyond.html.

How Social Protection Can Protect Children from COVID-19 Related Poverty

Although COVID-19 poses a greater threat to the health of older people, children may end up being silent victims in this pandemic. New figures estimate up to 86 ...

Support for Families - Leading Minds Online - Coronavirus and Children Webinar #3

Warnings from new analysis by UNICEF and Save the Children, show economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 86 million more children into ...

Violence in the Home - Leading Minds Online - Coronavirus and Children Webinar #2

On Thursday 21 May at 15:00 CET | 09:00 EST UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti launches the second webinar series of “Leading Minds Online What the ...

Radio interview with KBS Korea 24: Violence against children during COVID-19

KBS Korea 24 spoke with our child protection research manager Alessandra Guedes about the risks and realities for children at home during the COVID-19 ...

COVID-19: How UNICEF is getting cash to those who need it fast in Jordan

In some countries, the economic impacts of #COVID19 may hit harder than the virus. How can #SocialProtection be expanded rapidly to support families made ...

How COVID-19 Could Impact Children on the Move in East Africa

COVID19 is creating challenges everywhere. But for children & young people on the move, the challenges are even greater. Our researchers share insights on ...

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019 Q & A w/ Gelila Bekele and Paulo Menezes

Question and answer with filmmakers Sunday, 27 October 2019 Lolo (Short film, 13 minutes, Germany) Paolo Menezes, Co-Director Anbessa (Feature ...

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019 Q & A w/ Takaomi Ogata and Daniel Kardefelt-Winther

Question and answer with filmmakers - Saturday, 26 October The Hungry Lion (Feature film, 78 minutes, Japan) Takaomi Ogata, Director & Daniel ...

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2019 Q & A w/ Hossein Farrokhzadeh, Amelia Nanni & Ramya Subramanian

Question and answer with filmmakers Friday, 25 October @ Cinema La Compagnia Les Enfants du Rivage (Short film, 20 minutes, Belgium) Amelia Nanni, ...

Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun discusses the changing tides of #MentalHealth at #LeadingMinds 2019

"I believe change has come. I believe there's a revolution..." WATCH University of Ibadan's Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun discuss the changing tides of ...

Keynote Speaker at Leading Minds 2019 - Dr Vikram Patel

Dr. Vikram Patel gave the keynote address on global mental health for children and adolescents at the Leading Minds 2019 conference at UNICEF Innocenti in ...

Emanuela Del Re Leading Minds Mental Health Address 2019

Italian vice-minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Claudia Del Re Leading Minds Mental Health Address 2019.

Sophia Lesiapadei - Video Message to the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival

Sophia is a proud Samburu girl who strives for greatness. Her hobbies are reading novels, watching documentaries and traveling to various places. She plans to ...

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] Minor's Hope, Mohamed Kenawi, - Full Film

Italy - Four years after landing in Italy, three asylum-seeking youths struggle to transition to secure adulthoods. We follow the daily routine of the supervisor of ...

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] Everything's Fine, Ellie Boll and Katy Daft - Full Film

UK - Clever animation, cheeky sarcasm, hip hop beats and bright colours come together to explain the science of the adolescent brain. (Animated short, 2 ...

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] Cometa en orbita, Naya Kuu - Full Film

Colombia - Jonathan, a Colombian asylum-seeking teen, describes his world in poetic terms, yet he is illiterate and struggling to obtain an education.

[UIFF 2019 - Digital Showcase] The Other Half, Lalith Rathnayake - Trailer

In a rural village in Sri Lanka, the family well becomes poisoned by agricultural chemicals. This subsequently leads to the untimely death of Ruwansiri's father ...

[UIFF 2019 - Digital Showcase] Bellatrix, Lucas Costanzi - Trailer

Bellatrix. A journey to the origin of gender representation Bellatrix is the name of a star of the Orion constellation and means Warrior. Laura (Elisa Heidrich) ...

[UIFF 2019 - Digital Showcase] Papyrus, Catarina Cardona, Rita Marques and Luana Ramos - Clip

Papyrus, a small paper boy, lives tormented at the hands of his caregiver. (Animation, 0:19 minutes)

[UIFF 2019 - Official Selection] The Hungry Lion, Takaomi Ogata - Clip 3/3

Japan - Hitomi's perfect life begins to unravel when her teacher is arrested due to a viral video of his inappropriate encounter with a minor. It is rumoured that ...

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