On the international scene, more than 1,000 young people from 80 countries participated in the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto (Canada). The young activists met at this biennial event to influence leaders and hold them account- able for keeping their promises to scale up treatment, care and prevention initiatives.
Children and young people were instrumental in the research for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children, an investigation led by Brazilian human rights expert and professor Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro and supported by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Young people shared their experiences and views during the planning of the study in national and regional meetings. They also participated as researchers, data analysts and website builders for the investigation.
INTERSECTION OF PURPOSES
The challenges facing children in the developing world cannot be tackled by any one organiza- tion. UNICEF is bolstered by the strength of shared values and joint endeavours in the pursuit of a world fit for children.The road to sustained development is built by individuals,
civil society organizations, philanthropic foun- dations, faith-based organizations, academic and research institutions, children and young people. Each may arrive from a different path, but they are all striving for a common destination – a brighter future for all children.
UNICEF ANNUAL REPORT 2006