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Cross Cutting Topics

UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) web-pages:

This web-site includes general and specific documents on methodologies for participatory communication.

Child-to-Child

CRC and CEDAW articles that are relevant to each of the Facts for Life chapters, UNICEF list from the Division of Policy and Practice (DPP), 2009

Human rights for children and women: How UNICEF helps make them a reality, UNICEF, 1999

 

It's About Ability - An explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF, 2008

It's About Ability: Learning Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , UNICEF / Victor Pineda Foundation, 2009

Une question de capacités - Explication de la Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées, UNICEF, 2008

Une question de capacité : Guide de la Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées, UNICEF / Victor Pineda Foundation, 2009

Se trata de la capacidad. Una explicación de la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad, UNICEF, 2008

Se trata de la capacidad. Guía de aprendizaje de la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad, UNICEF / Victor Pineda Foundation, 2009

Health Systems for the Millennium Development Goals: Country Needs and Funding Gaps. (Unedited Final Draft), July 2009. World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS and PMNCH.

We the Children, Kofi Annan, 2001

Nosotros los niños y las niñas, Kofi Annan, 2001

Nous, les enfants, Kofi Annan, 2001

Timing Births

Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth Guidelines (IMPAC) 2007, WHO/MPS/07.05.

WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, The World Bank. Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care. A guide for essential practice. 2nd Ed. 2006. ISBN: 92 4 159084 X.

WHO 2006. Report of a WHO Technical Consultation on Birth Spacing. Geneva, Switzerland, 13-15 June 2005.

Rutstein, Shea. "Effects of preceding birth intervals on neonatal, infant and under-five years mortality and nutritional status in developing countries: evidence from the demographic and health surveys." In International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2005) 89, S7–S24

Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health

State of the World's Children, Maternal and Newborn Health, 2009, UNICEF

La Situation des enfants dans le monde, La santé maternelle et néonatale, 2009, UNICEF

Estado mundial de la infancia, Salud maternal y neonatal, 2009, UNICEF

 

Home visits for the newborn child: a strategy to improve survival, WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement, 2009

Les visites à domicile pour les soin aux nouveaux-nés : une stratégie destinée à améliorer la survie de l'enfant, Déclaration commune, WHO/UNICEF

Visitas domiciliarias al recién nacido: una estrategia para aumentar la supervivencia, Declaración conjunta, OMS / UNICEF

 

Countdown to 2015, Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, reports 2005, 2008

Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth Guidelines (IMPAC) 2007, WHO/MPS/07.05.

WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, The World Bank. Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care. A guide for essential practice. 2nd Ed. 2006. ISBN: 92 4 159084 X.

The Safe Motherhood library, UNICEF

Child Development and Early Learning

WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health: Closing the Gap In a Generation: Health equity through action, 2008

Early Childhood Development: A Powerful Equalizer, WHO, 2007

Guide to General Comment 7: Implementing Children's Rights in Early Childhood, Bernard van Leer / UNICEF, 2006

The Science of Early Childhood Development, Harvard Center for the Developing Child, 2007

Science Based Framework for EC Policy, Harvard Center, 2007

Attachment Relationships: Quality Care, Bernard van Leer, 2007

James J. Heckman and Dimitriy V. Masterov, Productivity Argument for ECD, 2007

ECD Resource Pack, second edition, UNICEF

Early Childhood Matters, Volume 109. Strengthening the young child's care environment, Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2007

The importance of caregiver-child interactions for the survival and healthy development of young children, WHO, 2004

Early Child Development Kit: A Treasure Box of Activities, ECD Unit, UNICEF, 2009

 

Child Friendly Schools Manual, UNICEF, 2009

Manuel"Ecole amies des enfants", UNICEF, 2009

Manual"Escuelas amigas de la infancia", UNICEF, 2009

UNICEF website link to other educational resources

 

(Refer to the Emergencies: Preparedness and Response topic for additional resources on child development in emergency situations)

Breastfeeding

Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling integrated training course, WHO, 2006

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, Frequently asked questions, WHO, updated 2008

Acceptable medical reasons for use of Breast-milk Substitutes, WHO, 2009

Nutrition and Growth

Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling integrated training course, WHO, 2006

WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children: A joint statement by the WHO and UNICEF

Strengthening action to improve feeding of infants and young children 6-23 months of age in nutrition and child health programmes, Geneva, 6-9 October 2008, Report of Proceedings, WHO and UNICEF, 2008

Vitamin A Supplementation: A decade of progress, UNICEF, 2006

 

WHO/WFP/SCN and UNICEF Joint Statement on Community-Based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition, 2007

L'OMS/le PAM/ Le comité permanent de la nutrition de l'ONU et l'UNICEF : Prise en charge communautaire de la malnutrition sévère aiguë, 2007

Immunization

Global Immunization Vision and Strategy 2006-2015, WHO and UNICEF, 2005

WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring systems, 2008 global summary

State of the world's vaccines and immunization 2003 revised edition, WHO, UNICEF, The World Bank, 2003

Useful links:

WHO Immunization pages

UNICEF Immunization pages

UNICEF: links and links to other related sites

Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) site and related links

Global Polio Eradication Initiative website, WHO, Rotary International, CDC, UNICEF

Measles Initiative website, American Red Cross, CDC, UNICEF, UN Foundation, WHO

Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) webpage, UNICEF

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea: why children are still dying and what can be done, UNICEF and WHO, 2009

 

The treatment of diarrhoea - A manual for physicians and other senior health workers, WHO, 2005

available in Chinese

available in Russian

 

Clinical management of acute diarrhoea, WHO/UNICEF joint statement, 2004

Prise en charge clinique de la diarrhée aiguë, Déclaration commune de l'OMS et de l'UNICEF

 

UNICEF links and links to other related sites

Coughs, Colds and More Serious Illnesses

Pneumonia: The forgotten killer of children, UNICEF/WHO, 2006

La Pneumonie de l'enfant un fléau oublié, UNICEF/WHO, 2006

 

UNICEF links and links to other related sites

Hygiene

Soap, Toilets and Taps: A Foundation for Healthy Children, How UNICEF Supports Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, UNICEF, February, 2009

Condensed version in English

Savon, toilettes et robinets: Les bases fondamentales pour des enfants en bonne santé, L'appui de l'UNICEF en matiere d'eau , d'hygiene et d'assainissment, UNICEF

Jabon, retretes y grifos, Una base fundamental para la salud de la infancia cómo apoya UNICE las actividades vinculadas al agua, el saneamiento y la higiene, UNICEF

 

Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation: Special Focus on Sanitation, Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation JMP report, WHO/UNICEF, 2008

Towards Effective Programming for WASH in Schools: A manual on scaling up programmes for water, sanitation and hygiene in schools, UNICEF and IRC, 2007 (an update of the 1998 manual)

UNICEF Handbook on Water Quality, UNICEF 2008

Sanitation and hygiene promotion: programming guidance, WSSCC, WHO, LSHTM, PAHO, UNICEF, USAID, WEDC and WSP, 2005

Progress for Children: A Report Card on Water and Sanitation (No.5), UNICEF, 2006

These are 10 brief Sanitation Stories: Case Studies from Around the World

  1. Egypt
  2. India
  3. Senegal
  4. Bolivia
  5. Cambodia
  6. Zambia
  7. Nepal
  8. Sierra Leone
  9. Nicaragua
  10. Bangladesh

UNICEF links and links to other related sites

Malaria

World Malaria Report, WHO, 2008

See website on the Global Malaria Programme, WHO

Malaria & children – Progress in intervention coverage – Summary update 2009, UNICEF, Roll Back Malaria, The Global Fund, 2009

Malaria & children – Progress in intervention coverage, UNICEF, Roll Back Malaria, 2007

 

Malaria: A major cause of child death and poverty in Africa, UNICEF, 2004

Le paludisme : une cause majeure de mortalité infantile et de pauvreté en Afrique, UNICEF, 2004

HIV

Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS (Executive Summary), UNICEF, 2006

Les générations orphelines et vulnérables d'Afrique : Les enfants affectés par le SIDA (résumé), UNICEF, 2006

 

The Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS, UNICEF, 2004 (in collaboration with 23 other organizations)

Cadre pour la Protection, Les Soins et le Soutien aux Orphelins et Enfants Vulnerables Vivant dans un Monde avec le VIH et SIDA, juillet, 2004

Kerangka Kerja Untuk Perlindungan, Perawatan Dan Bantuan Bagi Anak Yatim Dan Anak-Anak Yang Rentan Yang Hidup Di Dunta HIV Dan AIDS, Juli, 2004

Plano Básico para Protçao, Cuidado e Apoio a Orfaos e Crianças Vulneráveis Vivendo em um Mundo com HIV e AIDS, Julho, 2004

Marco de Proteccion, Cuidado y Apoyo a Huéfanos y Niños Vulnerables en un Mundo con VIH/SIDA, Julio, 2004

Available in Thai

Available in Russian: Email nyhq.hivaids@unicef.org

 

Enhanced Protection for Children Affected by AIDS, UNICEF (with support from CIDA and endorsed by 27 agencies and organizations), 2007

Une meilleure protection des enfants affectés par le SIDA, 2007

 

Policy and Practice, Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and AIDS (GIPA), UNAIDS

 

UNICEF pages on HIV and AIDS

UNICEF links on lifeskills and links to other sites

Child Protection

Machel Study 10-Year Strategic Review: Children and conflict in a changing world, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in collaboration with UNICEF, 2009

Examen stratégique décennal de l'Etude Machel : les enfants et les conflits dans un monde en mutation, UNICEF, 2009

Examen estratégico 10 años después del informe Machel: La infancia y los conflictos en un mundo en transformación, UNICEF, 2009

 

No Guns, Please: We are Children!, UNICEF, 2001

Pas d'armes à feu : Nous sommes des enfants !, UNICEF, 2001

¡No queremos pistolas! Somos niños!, UNICEF, 2001

 

Profiting from abuse, An investigation into the sexual exploitation of our children, UNICEF, 2001

A qui profite le crime ? Enquete sur l'exploitation sexuelle de nos enfants, UNICEF, 2001

Aprovecharse del abuso, Una investigación sobre la explotación sexual de nuestros niños y niñas, UNICEF, 2001

 

Progress for Children: A Report Card on Child Protection (No. 8), UNICEF, 2009

Progrès pour les enfants : un bilan de la protection de l'enfant (No. 8), UNICEF, 2009

Progreso para la infancia: Un balance sobre la protección de la niñez (nº 8), UNICEF, 2009

 

Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS (Executive Summary), UNICEF, 2006

Les générations orphelines et vulnérables d'Afrique : Les enfants affectés par le SIDA (résumé), UNICEF, 2006

 

Beyond Child Labour, Affirming Rights, UNICEF, March, 2001

Eliminer le travail des enfants, en affirmant leurs droits, March, 2001

Eliminar el trabajo infantil afirmando los derechos del niño, March, 2001

 

Child Protection Information Sheets, UNICEF, 2006

Fiches d'information sur la protection de l'enfant, UNICEF, 2006

Hojas de datos sobre protección de la infancia, UNICEF, 2006

 

Child Protection: A Handbook for Parliamentarians, UNICEF, Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2004

La protection de l'enfant, guide à l'usage des parlementaires, UNICEF, 2004

 

Combating Child Trafficking: Handbook for parliamentarians, UNICEF/ Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2005

Combattre la traite des enfants, UNICEF / Union Interparlementaire, 2005

Contra la trata de niños, niñas y adolescents, UNICEF / Union Inter-Parlamentaria, 2005

 

Early Marriage: A Harmful Traditional Practice, A Statistical Exploration, UNICEF, 2005

Eliminating Violence against Children (Handbook for Parliamentarians, no 13, 2007), Interparliamentary Union and UNICEF, 2007

 

Helping Children Cope with the Stresses of War: A Manual for Parents and Teachers, UNICEF, 2000

Para ayudar a los niños a hacer frente a las tensiones de la guerra: Un manual para padres, madres y maestros, UNICEF, 2000

Injury Prevention

UNICEF/WHO World Report on Child Injury Prevention, 2008

 

Have Fun, Be Safe! , UNICEF/WHO, 2008 (is a companion to the World Report on Child Injury Prevention)

Amuse-toi bien ! Fais attention ! UNICEF/OMS, 2008

¡Diviértete sin riesgos! UNICEF/OMS, 2008

Emergencies: Preparedness and Response

Machel Study 10-Year Strategic Review: Children and conflict in a changing world, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in collaboration with UNICEF, 2009

Examen stratégique décennal de l'Etude Machel : les enfants et les conflits dans un monde en mutation, UNICEF, 2009

Examen estratégico 10 años después del informe Machel: La infancia y los conflictos en un mundo en transformación, UNICEF, 2009

 

Early Childhood Matters, Volume 104. Responding to young children in post-emergency situations, Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2005

Starting Up Child Centred Spaces in Emergencies: A Field Guide, Christian Children's Fund, 2008

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies. INEE Minimum Standards Handbook, 2004

Making Space for Children: Planning for Post Disaster Reconstruction with Children and Families, Save the Children UK, 2006

The Unique Needs for Children in Emergencies: A guide for inclusion of children in emergency operations plans, Save the Children International, 2007

Mental health and psychosocial well being among children in severe food shortage situation, WHO, 2006

Arntson, L. and Knudsen, C. 'Psychosocial care and Protection of Children in Emergencies – A Field Guide', Save the Children, 2004

 

Guide to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, UNICEF, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, 2003

Manuel pratique pour le Protocole facultatif relatif à l'implication d'enfants dans les conflits armés, UNICEF, Coalition contre l'utilisation d'enfants soldats, 2003

Guía sobre el Protocolo Facultativo relativo a la participación de niños y niñas en los conflictos armadas, UNICEF, Coalición para acabar con la utilización de niños soldados, 2003

 

Preventing and controlling micronutrient deficiencies in populations affected by an emergency, Joint Statement by WHO, WFP, UNICEF,

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Mitigation in Refugee and Displaced Populations, WHO, 2006

Health Library for Disasters (HELID, WHO and PAHO – this is an inter-agency effort, to which more than 20 international organizations have contributed, including United Nations agencies such as UNHCR, UNICEF, ISRD; the Red Cross movement through IFRC and ICRC; the Sphere Project; and other non-governmental and national agencies (the complete list can be found in the Useful Information section).