Anticipating the Sustainable Development Goals: UNICEF Executive Board discusses funding and programming

This article covers the 2015 Second Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, held at United Nations Headquarters. With the Sustainable Development Goals only weeks from adoption, Board members considered the future of UNICEF’s work in a new era of development.

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The article was featured front and center on the UNICEF homepage.

UNICEF Executive Board reaffirms commitment to giving every child a fair chance in life

UNICEF strives to realize a world in which all children have the same chance to survive, develop and reach their full potential, through identifying and removing the avoidable obstacles that prevent too many children from having a fair shot in life. This article covers the 2015 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, held at United Nations Headquarters, in which member states deliberated on how UNICEF would best reaffirm its commitment to equity as the path to truly sustainable change for children and for societies.

After a devastating year for children, UNICEF Executive Board considers increasing the emergency fund

The number and scale of humanitarian emergencies in 2014 made it an unprecedented year in UNICEF’s work to meet the needs of children and families affected by crisis. As UNICEF’s Executive Board gathered at the start of its first regular session of 2015, Member States considered the growing number and complexity of emergencies, the lessons UNICEF learned from the preceding year and how those insights may be applied to provide even more timely and effective humanitarian aid. In a top-agenda item, the Board considered how UNICEF can continue to have sufficient funds available when a situation quickly deteriorates, facilitating stronger operational capacity to respond to crises.

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Willing to fail: Innovating for positive change

Is a willingness to fail the key to successful innovation that yields positive change? This piece covers the exploration of that topic during the 2015 Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)/the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Screenshot of "Willing to fail: Innovating for positive change" by Kristin Taylor

The piece, which was featured on the homepage of UNICEF’s global website, was the most-viewed story on www.unicef.org during the week of February 1 – February 7, 2015.

Screenshot of "Willing to fail: Innovating for positive change" by Kristin Taylor on UNICEF global homepage

Screenshot of "Willing to fail: Innovating for positive change" by Kristin Taylor on UNICEF global homepage

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The piece was also tweeted by the global UNICEF Twitter handle, @UNICEF, and the Twitter handle of UNICEF’s Executive Board, @UNICEF_Board.