Adolescents with behavioural problems reflect on positive masculinity and the prevention of violence

Publicado el 03-05-2016

They shared and reflected on their experiences and challenges Bluefields. Thirty-five adolescents with behavioural problems, 18 of them (16 boys and 2 girls) with custodial sentences and 17 of them (all of them boys) with non-custodial measures, participated in a play- and experience-based workshop on building new masculinities to understand and develop more tolerant and respectful ways of acting. This ...

Protection of children at risk from multiple threats, including natural disasters

Publicado el 03-05-2016

UNICEF coordinates a child protection workshop with partners Managua. Children are the most vulnerable when emergency situations hit in different contexts, so it is essential to develop an awareness of and capacity for preparedness and response in relation to such scenarios. With this aim, a two-day workshop was organised in Managua by the Group for Child Protection in Emergency Situations, ...

Young Latin Americans reaffirm commitments to improve access to quality water in the context of climate change

Publicado el 03-05-2016

Managua. In the context of World Water Day, 120 young people from Mexico, Central America, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain and South Africa participated in the “Youth for Water Conference: Working for a common agenda” held in Granada, Nicaragua, on March 11 and 12. The conference was an initiative organised by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Central America, the Youth for ...

Adolescents from El Bluff and Bluefields finish the Second Building and Plumbing Course with a Climate-Change Focus

Publicado el 05-10-2015

Bluefields.- A total of 27 adolescents in vulnerable situations from El Bluff and Bluefields—including eight girls, most of them mothers, and 19 boys—successfully completed the second two-month Vocational Course on Building and Plumbing with a Climate-Change Focus. The course is part of a strategy in which adolescents outside of the school system and in a situation of risk are empowered ...

Innovation camp mobilizes community commitment to rights

Publicado el 23-09-2015

El Bluff-Managua.- In conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Innovation Laboratory of the Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) organized a first social innovation camp in September over a period of four days in El Bluff, in the Southern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCS). The initiative mobilized the conscious and active participation of over 80 people, including ...

European Union and UNICEF present National Journalism Awards

Publicado el 22-09-2015

Managua.- The European Union (EU) Delegation in Nicaragua and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have presented the “Innovating for Children, Innovating for Equity” National Journalism Prizes for Child Rights in Managua in the context of the 25th anniversary of the international Convention on the Rights of the Child. “Quality journalism educates, builds awareness and promotes changes in behaviour,” commented ...

“We’re agents of change and must help produce it”

Publicado el 18-09-2015

Managua.- The proposal and roadmap for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-2030 will be discussed on September 25-27 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This is a decisive moment for the United Nations as it is the first time that all aspects of sustainable development—social, economic and environmental—are being linked together in the same place. ...

UNICEF representative receives the Grand Cross Grade of the Order of “José de Marcoleta”

Publicado el 10-09-2015

UNICEF Representative Philippe Barragne-Bigot finishes his mission in Nicaragua after four years in the country: “I’m going, but UNICEF is staying.” Managua.- The government of Nicaragua today awarded the Grand Cross Grade of the “Order of José de Marcoleta” to the UNICEF representative in Nicaragua, Philippe Barragne-Bigot. The UNICEF representative received the award for helping to strengthen the existing cooperation ...