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Minister O’Gorman launches ‘LGBTI+ Youth in Ireland and across Europe: A two-phased Landscape and Research Gap Analysis’

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., 24 May launched the ‘LGBTI+ Youth in Ireland Europe: A two-phased Landscape and Research Gap Analysis’. The research, conducted jointly by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and NUI Galway reviewed all relevant research on LGBTI+ youth in Ireland […]

How many children and young people have internet access at home

Despite progress in providing access to education in recent decades, a global learning crisis persists and hundreds of millions of children are still being left behind. Before COVID-19, one in five school-age children of primary to upper secondary school age was out of school. Moreover, even children in school are not necessarily learning – 617 million […]

Global action plan on physical activity 2018–2030: more active people for a healthier world

Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. It also helps to prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being. In addition to the multiple health benefits of physical activity, societies that […]

WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

The WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour provide evidence-based public health recommendations for children, adolescents, adults and older adults on the amount of physical activity (frequency, intensity and duration) required to offer significant health benefits and mitigate health risks. For the first time, recommendations are provided on the associations between sedentary behaviour and […]

Baltic Adolescents’ Health Behaviour: An International Comparison

The aim of the study is to assess the time trends in Baltic adolescents’ physical activity, dietary habits and BMI and compare the results with the average of the Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children (HBSC) study. The research used HBSC data from 2006 to 2018. The total number of respondents was 17,458 in Estonia, 18,416 […]

European Drug Report 2020

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of patterns emerging across Europe in the areas of drug supply, illicit drug use and associated public health problems. National data sets are also provided across these themes and on key harm-reduction interventions. The report is available in English with a summary of a selection of the main findings available […]

Preventing suicide: A global imperative (2014)

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. Over 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Yet suicides are preventable. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make […]

Working together : a handbook for parents of children with special needs in school (2004)


«Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being» Findings from the 2017/2018 HBSC‎ survey in Europe and Canada. Volume 1. Key findings. Volume 2. Key data

The 2017/2018 survey report presents data from over 220 000 young people in 45 countries and regions in Europe and Canada. The data focus on social context (relations with family, peers, school and online communication), health outcomes (subjective health, mental health, overweight and obesity, and injuries), health behaviours (patterns of eating, physical activity and toothbrushing) […]

Monitoring Report «Achievements of municipalities in 2019»

The purpose of the interim monitoring report is to assess how Ukrainian municipalities are implementing the UNICEF Child and Youth Friendly Communities initiative. This report is an aggregation of reports from 16 Initiative candidate communities. It shows the combined results of municipalities in the implementation of initiative Action Plans in 2019, as well as examples […]

Booklet “So, this is sexual abuse?”

This publication was developed in the context of the EndOCSEA@Europe project,with Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation and the participation of children. The group was consulted three times to develop the questions that are addressed, the scenarios, and dialogues included. A report on the production process of the booklet will be published shortly. “So, this is sexual abuse?” is a new child-friendly […]

Why Helicopter Parenting Fosters Failure

The experience of having children is something that many of us have in common. In fact, in the United States, about 66 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 34 have children, and that number jumps to 80 percent if you’re between the ages of 35 to 39, and 85 percent if you’re over 40. Despite having this […]

The State of the World’s Children 2019 Children, food and nutrition: Growing well in a changing world

For the first time in 20 years, UNICEF’s flagship report examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. This 2019 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. Despite progress […]

2020 GEM Report “Inclusion and education”

In line with its mandate, the 2020 GEM Report assesses progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education and its ten targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda. The Report also addresses inclusion in education, drawing attention to all those excluded from education, because of background or ability. The […]

The presentation of the International Report on May 19th at 11.00

A new report “Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being. Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada“ from the international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study will be presented for specialists and public by the WHO Regional Office for Europe on May 19th 2020.  In Ukraine the […]

Report by UNAIDS “Power to the people”

A new report by UNAIDS, Power to the people, released ahead of World AIDS Day, shows that where people and communities living with and affected by HIV are engaged in decision-making and HIV service delivery, new infections decline and more people living with HIV gain access to treatment. When people have the power to choose, to know, […]

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention and opened it for signature on 20 November 1989 (the 30th anniversary of its Declaration of the Rights of the Child).It came into force on 2 September 1990, after it was ratified by the required number of nations. The Convention deals with the child-specific needs and rights. It […]

UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, appointed Ms Byanyima as the UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General following a comprehensive selection process that involved a search committee constituted by members of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board. The UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations made the final recommendation on the appointment to the Secretary-General. Ms Byanyima […]

Evaluation of the Affordable Medicines Programme in Ukraine (2019)

This report reviews and analyses the Affordable Medicines Programme, which was introduced in Ukraine in April 2017 to provide patients with improved access to 23 outpatient medicines for the treatment of chronic noncommunicable diseases. The evaluation combines both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The findings confirm that the Programme has contributed to a significant increase in […]

Can people afford to pay for health care? New evidence on financial protection in Europe (2019)

Out-of-pocket payments for health can create a financial barrier to access, resulting in unmet need, or lead to financial hardship for people using health services. This report brings together for the first time data on unmet need and financial hardship to assess whether people living in Europe can afford to pay for health care. Drawing on […]

Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring report in Europe 2019

This report provides an overview of the latest Tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological situation and is launched jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). During the last five years, in the WHO European Region, TB mortality rates have fallen on average by 10% per year, […]

Accountability as a driver of health equity (2019)

This paper highlights how accountability mechanisms and processes can play a vital role in driving progress on the Health 2020 and Sustainable Development Goals health equity commitments. Using concrete examples, it identifies how accountability mechanisms and processes assist countries in advancing on health equity and demonstrates how progress stalls when they are absent. It highlights […]

European status report on preventing child maltreatment (2018)

Child maltreatment is a major public health problem, affecting at least 55 million children in the WHO European Region. The impact of abuse and/or neglect in childhood is detrimental to physical, psychological and reproductive health throughout the life-course, yet the high costs to society are avoidable. There are clear risk factors for maltreatment at the […]

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, 2016-2030

I launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health in September 2010 because I believed the global community could and should do more to save the lives and improve the well-being of women and children. I have been greatly encouraged by the response, including the powerful multi-stakeholder Every Woman Every Child movement. A surge […]

Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (‎AA-HA!)‎: guidance to support country implementation: summary

Adolescents are not simply old children or young adults. This deceptively simple observation lies at the heart of Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!): guidance to support country implementation – which reflects the coming of age of adolescent health within global public health. This guidance is a milestone for translating the Global […]

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children (2017)

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against childrenidentifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills.  The package is anchored […]

Guidelines for the care and treatment of persons diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C virus infection (2018)

These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based recommendations on the care and treatment of persons diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C infection. They update the care and treatment section of the WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection issued in April 2016. The 2017 Guidelines on hepatitis B and C […]

Advocacy report Strengthening the Adolescent Component

During 2015–2016, a Ukraine National Situation Assessment to strengthen the adolescent component of the national HIV/AIDS (response programme was conducted with the application of a conceptual approach ‘Strengthening the Adolescent Component of National HIV Programmes through Country Assessments’ / Guidance Document. UNICEF. July 2015) (hereinafter: ‘Assessment’).

Investing in adolescent health and education could bring 10-fold economic benefit

The Lancet: Improving the physical, mental and sexual health of adolescents aged 10-19 years, at the cost of US$4.6 per person per year, could bring a 10-fold economic benefit by averting 12 million adolescent deaths and preventing more than 30 million unwanted pregnancies in adolescents.

Invite adolescents, youth and all who wish to join the project U-Report!

The goal of the project is to encourage young people to discuss the important issues for them, providing opportunities to express their opinions and get feedback from representatives of the Government.

Educational programmes of healthy lifestyle promotion among youth

The programme of promoting healthy and safe lifestyle culture among schoolchildren is a complex programme of developing knowledge, attitudes, personal guidelines and behaviour norms, which secure the maintenance and strengthening of physical and psychological health as one of value constituents that favour cognitive and emotional development of young people, achievement of the set objectives in mastering basic educational programme of the educational institution.

Legal aspects of medical and social services for adolescents in Ukraine (recommendations for specialists granting services)

The training module is designed to add to the specialists’ knowledge about pressing issues of legal regulation of health and social professionals’ activity when granting medical and social services to the adolescents, especially those belonging to the risk groups.

Risk group site mapping

One of the main directions of activity for the organisations providing services for risk group adolescents is outreach activities. Homeless children are known to be the most mobile and vulnerable segment of risk group adolescents. The information about the dwelling sites of children who live or work in the streets is constantly changing and needs to be monitored regularly.

Cost monitoring and project cost evaluation

Project cost evaluation is an important tool in understanding the functioning of the project. Unlike auditing aimed at the expenditure control and its expediency, project cost analysis gives the opportunity to plan and form optimal project budgets. The given analysis demonstrates to social sector participants, who are interested in the matter, approximate expenditure when realising the project on a local level.

Youth sexual culture

Sex life is an utterly important and complicated sphere. Its significant part is the formation of healthy sexuality, which is a contradictory process.

Youth reproductive health

The study of reproductive behaviour and reproductive guidelines (needs) is essential and required to understand and predict the tendencies of birthrate in the region, to develop specific means of efficient demographic and family politics.

Youth sexual education

The formation of reproductive health in children and youth is one of the main tasks of State Programme “Reproductive health of a nation” up to 2015. One of the main tasks of the Nationwide Programme on fighting against HIV/AIDS for 2014-2018 is “To educate schoolchildren and students in educational institutions of all types of ownership […]

Engaging adolescents having trouble with the law to HIV prevention services and programmes

Minors having trouble with the law are one of the groups vulnerable to health issues (including HIV, sexually transmitted infections, hepatises, developing addiction to psychoactive drugs etc.) due to their lifestyle, peculiarities of their upbringing and social environment. At the same time, according to a number of surveys, about a third of the adolescents, who […]

Educational activities on HIV prevention in educational establishments

Significant practical experience has been gained in the sphere of HIV/AIDS prevention. Despite this fact, a survey, which was held among young people in educational institutions in Ukraine, within the framework of the international project (“Health behaviour school-aged children” – HBSC – «Health and Behavioural Orientations of Schoolchildren and Students,” held in 2010 in Ukraine), […]

Violence. The peculiarities of psychological work with victims of violence

In our everyday work we often come across clients, whose behaviour and psychological state leads us to the assumption that they are a victim of violence. In this case, it is important to accurately diagnose the client and build an optimal consultation and assistance strategy to ensure that our actions will not aggravate their condition, […]

Cost monitoring and project cost analysis

Project cost analysis is an important tool in understanding the functioning of the project. Project cost analysis gives the opportunity to plan and form optimal project budgets of the given or similar projects in the future instead of controlling the expenditure expediency and economic activity of the organisation overall. Cost analysis demonstrates to social sector […]

Sex development in children and adolescents. Part 2. The behaviour you should pay attention to.

In the context of this webinar, we will pay attention to the following issues: the behaviour which crosses the line of the norm for a particular age group (compulsive masturbation, excessive awareness, sex games etc.); the causes of sexualised behaviour in children and adolescents; sexual violence as the reason for sexualised behaviour in children and […]

Sex development in children and adolescents. Part 1. Healthy behaviour.

Nowadays children start asking about sex or demonstrate sexualised behaviour manifestations quite early. Not every adult can give detailed (exhaustive) answer on sex issues to a child and understand if early manifestations of infantile sexuality are standard for a particular age. Specialists working with adolescents face the manifestations of their clients’ sexualised behaviour regularly. In […]

Risk group adolescents site mapping

One of the main directions of activity for the organisations providing services for risk group adolescents is outreach activities. Homeless children are known to be the most mobile and vulnerable segment of risk group adolescents. The information about the dwelling sites of children who live or work in the streets is constantly changing and needs […]

HIV-positive status disclosure to a child

Talking about HIV, especially about status disclosure, is a crucial moment, which takes meticulous preparation. When dealing with this issue one could use emotional support of close people and professional help of specialists (psychologists, consultants, doctors). We offer to examine the issue of HIV-positive status disclosure to a child more closely in the context of […]

Losses in the child’s life or I don’t need this life without you!

In the context of our webinar, we will: talk about the types of losses; define the stages of grieving over loss; examine the factors influencing the process of grieving over loss; discuss which losses an adolescent could face, which feelings they experience and how it affects their behaviour; find out which help a grieving person […]

Premedical first aid

We will discuss: the principles of premedical first aid; the ways to control bleeding; bruise and sprain first aid; wound types and their treatment; burn and frostbite first aid; fracture types and first aid to the victim; medical response to intoxication and PAS overdose; loss of consciousness first aid; safety rules when giving first aid; […]

Engaging volunteer leaders in prevention programmes for adolescents vulnerable to HIV infection

In the context of our webinar, we will deal with the following issues: The categories of potential volunteer leaders, cooperating with the Centre: adolescents having trouble with the law (convicts of juvenile correctional facilities; convicts of pre-trial detention centres; adolescents having a record at criminal police for children affairs and criminal executive inspection); students of […]

The factors of developmental delay in children and adolescents

In the context of our webinar, we will talk about: developmental delay (DD) (what it is, what are its causes and the possibilities for its correction); deprivations (the way they affect children, the way they manifest themselves, their aftermaths); hospitalism syndrome (its manifestations, impact and aftermaths). After participating in our webinar you will have better […]

The peculiarities of child and adolescent development

To work more effectively with adolescents, who are no longer children, but are not adults yet, we have to understand the processes happening to them on different stages of early development: the main stages of children’s development and their patterns (the way the peculiarities of early stage development will manifest themselves in adolescence); child development […]

Monitoring and evaluation in the strategic planning cycle: recommendations for organisations and projects

Webinar plan: 1. Monitoring and evaluation basic elements: Existing planning “frames”: logical pattern, theory of change Expedient indicator choice Data collection process organisation and the use of the results 2. Essential lessons of monitoring and evaluation of Ukrainian projects on HIV prevention for risk group adolescents Projects for young men who use drugs intravenously Projects […]

HIV/AIDS data triangulation

There is considerable amount of data in the fight against HIV/AIDS: monitoring and epidemic evaluation indices obtained by AIDS Centres, special bio-behavioural research data, the bases of NGOs working with risk groups etc. At the same time, there is a significant gap between the data available and their use for the evaluation, realisation and improvement […]

The webinar “Sexual development of children and adolescents” is taking place on June, 18 and July, 2

Dear colleagues and friends! We kindly invite you to take part in the webinars “Sexual development of children and adolescents”, taking place on June, 18 and July,2. For participation you should register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JlXJjTL4HYHDUOIEwKhRSyWg6xnctbR2V3iQywah3Ms/viewform “Sexual development of children and adolescents” Part 1. Healthy behavior (18 June, 2015) Contemporary children ask questions about sex and display […]

The workshop on June 22-24

The office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine is launching the campaign “Get tested” and the project of the informational on-line resource “Knowledge Center” in the framework of the activities promoting HIV/AIDS prevention and control among children and adolescents, in particular, risk groups. The resource is aimed at specialists working with youth, […]

The video “The date XXX” – the public awareness campaign “Get tested”

The office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is carrying out the campaign “Get tested”. It is aimed to raise the level of the teenagers’ awareness and access to HIV/AIDS prevention services, including the HIV/AIDS test. In 2015 the video “The date XXX” was created and uploaded to social networks, NGO sites and other […]

Educational on-line course “Adolescents’ HIV testing: educational materials for youth work specialists”.

The development of the on-line version of the course “Adolescents’ HIV testing: educational materials for youth work specialists” has been finished. This on-line course will provide everybody interested in the matter with the opportunity for self-study as well as for the organization and monitoring of personnel’s education. Stage-by-stage behavioral consultations have proved to be an […]

On 28 May 2015 the results of the sociological survey “Health and Behavioral Orientations of the Student Youth” were released (HBSC, 2013-2014)

he research was carried out with the technical support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and supported by the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine (in whose structure the project workteam was created), the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman […]

The online survey of youth aged 10-24

From February to May 2015 the Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies of A. Yaremenko with the technical support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) carried out an online survey “Thoughts, assessments and preferences of adolescents concerning HIV testing and consulting”. The survey was conducted on the basis of WHO methodology among adolescents aged 10-24 […]

UNAIDS launch a platform for action against the adolescent AIDS epidemic

The main purpose of the platform is to drive progress in achieving results of actions against AIDS epidemic among adolescents.

The online survey of adolescents and youth from 10 up to 24 years old

The online survey concerns personal experience of HIV testing and counseling.

Partners’ Meeting on Good Practices in Working with Vulnerable Adolescents: Reducing their HIV Risks and Building their Resilience

1-3 December 2014 This meeting will bring together implementing partners, including representatives of governments and civil society from countries in CEE/CIS, who have long experience in participation, policies and service-provision working with adolescents.

ICAAT Adaptation

We report that the Ukrainian institute of social researches the name of A. Yaremenko at technical support of representative Office of the UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNISEF) in Ukraine made off an adaptation of educational course of «Testing of teenagers on HIV: educational materials for specialists on work with teenagers» on the base of the […]