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For 168 million girls and boys around the world, there is no time to be a child, because they are engaged in child labour. This must change.  This year, World Day Against #ChildLabour draws attention to the role of social protection in keeping children out of child labour and removing them from it.

For 168 million girls and boys around the world, there is no time to be a child, because they are engaged in child labour. This must change. This year, World Day Against #ChildLabour draws attention to the role of social protection in keeping children out of child labour and removing them from it.

Women’s Day means different things to different people. What does it mean to you? Tell us about a woman who has made an impact on your life. She can be young or old, your mother, your sister, your doctor, teacher or next door neighbor. Tell us which woman you admire most, and why.

Women’s Day means different things to different people. What does it mean to you? Tell us about a woman who has made an impact on your life. She can be young or old, your mother, your sister, your doctor, teacher or next door neighbor. Tell us which woman you admire most, and why.

A landmark set of ten principles to ensure that companies respect and support children’s rights have been released. UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children today introduced the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, a call on business to step up their efforts to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace and community.  - http://www.unicef.org/mozambique/media_10476.html

A landmark set of ten principles to ensure that companies respect and support children’s rights have been released. UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children today introduced the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, a call on business to step up their efforts to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace and community. - http://www.unicef.org/mozambique/media_10476.html

Cecília Dimande representing Mozambican children and youth at Rio+20. -- http://www.unicef.org/mozambique/media_11074.html --  © UNICEF Mozambique/2012

Cecília Dimande representing Mozambican children and youth at Rio+20. -- http://www.unicef.org/mozambique/media_11074.html -- © UNICEF Mozambique/2012

Afildo Rafael is a 19-year old student at the EPC Namarripe in Angoche. In 2006, he fell sick and hasn’t since been able to use his feet the way he used to. Some time ago, Afildo also started missing from school. It was Januario Nafai, the School Director of his school, who then went to visit his house and to convince him to come back to school.  Nowadays, Afildo is one of the best students in his class. He also actively participates in the Physical Education classes.

Afildo Rafael is a 19-year old student at the EPC Namarripe in Angoche. In 2006, he fell sick and hasn’t since been able to use his feet the way he used to. Some time ago, Afildo also started missing from school. It was Januario Nafai, the School Director of his school, who then went to visit his house and to convince him to come back to school. Nowadays, Afildo is one of the best students in his class. He also actively participates in the Physical Education classes.

“I didn’t have time to take any clothes with me, and the ones I am using now are too big,” says Manuel Sitoe at the Chiaquelane camp in Chokwe. The flood water that came rushing through his family home in January took everything with it, including his toys and schoolbooks. ---   © UNICEF Mozambique/2013/Alexandre Marques

“I didn’t have time to take any clothes with me, and the ones I am using now are too big,” says Manuel Sitoe at the Chiaquelane camp in Chokwe. The flood water that came rushing through his family home in January took everything with it, including his toys and schoolbooks. --- © UNICEF Mozambique/2013/Alexandre Marques

Corporate partners, Government officials, young people, artists, school children and community members visited the UNICEF stand at FACIM (Maputo International Business Fair). This is the third year UNICEF participates in this annual event to raise awareness and advocate for increased child focused corporate social responsibility programmes. Our participation aims to promote Child-Focused Corporate Social responsibility and explore opportunities for partnerships.

Corporate partners, Government officials, young people, artists, school children and community members visited the UNICEF stand at FACIM (Maputo International Business Fair). This is the third year UNICEF participates in this annual event to raise awareness and advocate for increased child focused corporate social responsibility programmes. Our participation aims to promote Child-Focused Corporate Social responsibility and explore opportunities for partnerships.

When Satique was only three years old he accidentally fell into a fire. He was taken to a hospital but despite a long stay in intensive care, he lost his hands and feet. This hasn’t stopped Satique from going to school or participating in the Physical Education classes...www.unicef.org/mozambique/resources_13072.html

When Satique was only three years old he accidentally fell into a fire. He was taken to a hospital but despite a long stay in intensive care, he lost his hands and feet. This hasn’t stopped Satique from going to school or participating in the Physical Education classes...www.unicef.org/mozambique/resources_13072.html

Who is your hero? Do you know the community health workers, or Agente Polivalente Elementar as they are called in Mozambique. They provide health promotion and basic health services, related mainly to the three main killers of children in Mozambique, namely malaria, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. They travel vast distances and dirty roads to go door-to-door visiting the communities.  Read more www.unicef.org/mozambique/resources_13396.html

Who is your hero? Do you know the community health workers, or Agente Polivalente Elementar as they are called in Mozambique. They provide health promotion and basic health services, related mainly to the three main killers of children in Mozambique, namely malaria, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. They travel vast distances and dirty roads to go door-to-door visiting the communities. Read more www.unicef.org/mozambique/resources_13396.html

Under the motto For the Promotion of the Rights and Inclusive Care of Children with Disabilities, the event aims to celebrate with the children, but mainly to advocate for the involvement of all social actors in the realization of child rights in Mozambique, with particular attention to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

Under the motto For the Promotion of the Rights and Inclusive Care of Children with Disabilities, the event aims to celebrate with the children, but mainly to advocate for the involvement of all social actors in the realization of child rights in Mozambique, with particular attention to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

Today we celebrate the International Children’s Day of Boadcasting. On this day, broadcasters worldwide will be broadcasting quality programmes for and about children, but above all allow children to be part of the programming process to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.

Today we celebrate the International Children’s Day of Boadcasting. On this day, broadcasters worldwide will be broadcasting quality programmes for and about children, but above all allow children to be part of the programming process to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers.

On Saturday June 2, Stewart Sukuma and his band Nkhuvu were joined by a selection of excellent Mozambican musicians for the "Artists for Children's Rights" concert, which was sponsored by UNICEF, Stewart and partners and took place at the Big Brother complex in Xipamanine.

On Saturday June 2, Stewart Sukuma and his band Nkhuvu were joined by a selection of excellent Mozambican musicians for the "Artists for Children's Rights" concert, which was sponsored by UNICEF, Stewart and partners and took place at the Big Brother complex in Xipamanine.

UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi, UNICEF HIV specialist Luisa Brumana, and maternal health technician Josefina Asamo have a chat about HIV-related services offered to pregnant women at the health center in Namaacha, a city about 80 km west of Maputo. Zimbabwean superstar Oliver is visiting Mozambique this week in support of UNICEF. - © UNICEF Mozambique/2013/Patricia Nakell

UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi, UNICEF HIV specialist Luisa Brumana, and maternal health technician Josefina Asamo have a chat about HIV-related services offered to pregnant women at the health center in Namaacha, a city about 80 km west of Maputo. Zimbabwean superstar Oliver is visiting Mozambique this week in support of UNICEF. - © UNICEF Mozambique/2013/Patricia Nakell

Tens of thousands affected by continued flooding in Mozambique as UNICEF ramps up humanitarian aid...© UNICEF Mozambique/2013/Naysan Sahba

Perhaps this teddy bear will have dried out once its owner comes back to fetch it. It would make for a happy ending to deeply distressful times for the people of Chokwe and the rest of Gaza Province.

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