Topics about 'Universal Education and Maternal & Child Health'

UNICEF – General


FBOs and religious groups play an important role as partners in UNICEF’s work with children accross the globe. Religious communities working with UNICEF go from those of the Buddhist and Islamic faith to several denominations within the Christian faith, whose tenets of religion include an interest in the health and wellbeing of people and particularly of children.

UNICEF and religious groups act as advocates in a variety of programs, among them:

- educational projects for out-of-school and abused children,

- advocacy and education for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention,

- combating sexual commercial exploitation of children and child labour,

- best possible health care for children,

- promotion and defence of children’s rights, and

- integration of child rights promotion and child protection into social action programs led by churches and religious groups.


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Nothing But Nets


The United Nations Nothing But Nets campaign was created to distribute millions of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to children in Africa as a form of preventing malaria. Among the partners and supporters of this project are the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Union for Reform Judaism and the United Methodist Church.