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UNICEF works in over 190 countries to promote and protect the rights of children. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV.

All of UNICEF's work is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The most internationally recognised treaty on the planet, the CRC sets out the basic rights of children and the obligations of governments to fulfil those rights.

UNICEF's mission is to make sure that the rights of children all over the world are protected and that people under the age of 18 are given special care and protection.We draw attention to the duties of governments, families, communities and individuals to respect those rights and support them in doing so.

UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives. UNICEF is funded by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

UNICEF is non-political and provides aid to children on a non-discriminatory basis based on need and has no religious, racial or political affiliations.

UNICEF is active in all of the countries represented in the series and links have been provided in this guide to some of their excellent resources that support the suggested teaching and learning activities.

To learn more about UNICEF's work and school programs go to http://www.unicef.org.au

A portion of the proceeds (up to $5000) from sales of this series will be donated to UNICEF.

UNICEF educational resources for teachers

UNICEF Australia has a wealth of free resources on child rights topics and skills toolkits.

To access these and find out more about how schools can be involved in learning about and taking action for UNICEF please go to: http://www.unicef.org.au/discover/Educational-Resources.aspx

Download a free 2014 Child Rights Calender here.

UNICEF events

Day for Children, 22 October 2014

How can your school make a difference to children around the world? Every day, 61 million children miss out on their right to an education.

Your school can help to change this situation by taking part in UNICEF’s Day for Children on Wednesday the 22nd of October 2014. Come in to school dressed in blue, and raise funds to help children in 11 Asian countries have their right to a quality education.

Learn more about the event

A photo story to learn about child rights

Read this beautiful photo story to learn about the rights that all children have, no matter where they are born.