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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works with governments and partners throughout the world to use sport-based programmes to improve children’s lives and to strengthen communities. By teaming up with leading sports organizations and world-renowned athletes, UNICEF brings attention to challenges facing children and mobilizes resources to address them.

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The Special Adviser speaks at UN event on Children, Sport and Development 15 December 2014
New York (UNOSDP) – Organized by the Italian and Jamaican Permanent Missions to the United Nations and co-sponsored by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, inter alia, the event “Children, Sport and Development – CRC@25: achievements and looking to post-2015” was held today to discuss new measures to safeguard and promote the lives of children in and through sport and explore how sport can be harnessed as a powerful tool to achieve the goal...
Cricket players go out to bat for HIV awareness at ICC WT20 28 September 2012
(Source: UNAIDS) – World cricket players have united in a call to young fans to ‘get the facts’ about HIV prevention and to help eliminate AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. The call is part of a United Nations and International Cricket Council (ICC) HIV awareness-raising campaign taking place alongside the ICC World Twenty20 (WT20) tournament in Sri Lanka, which runs until 7 October.
Barcelona Football Club President and UNICEF Executive Director Power up the Promise 26 September 2012
New York (UNICEF) – Barcelona Football Club (FCB) President Sandro Rosell and Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, met today to celebrate the partnership of the FCB Foundation and UNICEF to improve the lives of millions of children.
Cricket and HIV campaign hits the road aboard the “Let’s talk” bus in Sri Lanka 21 September 2012
(UNICEF/UNAIDS) – A bus embossed with HIV messages, red ribbons and the faces of world cricketing stars is making a whistle stop tour through more than a hundred sites in Sri Lanka. Carrying young volunteers, the bus is part of the HIV awareness-raising campaign “Let’s Talk” taking place around the world Twenty20 cricket tournament that runs from 18 September to 7 October in Sri Lanka.
UNICEF Ambassador in Serbia Novak Djokovic calls for investment in quality early childhood education during his visit to a kindergarten 18 September 2012
Belgrade (UNICEF) – Novak Djokovic, UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia and  the  celebrated tennis champion, visited today the “Beneath the Linden Trees” kindergarten in the village of Lesnica, 150 km west of the Belgrade capital, to raise awareness of the importance of investment in early development and early childhood learning. During the visit, Djokovic spent time with the children, talked to their parents and caregivers, and met with local authorities

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