Empowering Children of Colombia

 February 2014
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Highlights

  • UNICEF PROTECTS CHILDREN FROM THE DANGERS OF LANDMINES AND OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICES
  • UNICEF and their implementing partner Corporación Paz y Democracia provided assistance to populations in the departments of Antioquia, Cordoba and Nariño.
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 December 2013
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Highlights

  • UNICEF STRENGTHENS HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MATERNAL AND INFANT CARE IN COLOMBIA
  • UNICEF Colombia has been working with local authorities and health care facilities to improve the quality of perinatal care in six departments of the country.
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 November 2013
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Highlights

  • UNICEF BUILDS PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS IN PUTUMAYO
  • With funding from the Swedish cooperation, UNICEF has so far provided assistance to 24 educational institutions in Putumayo.
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 September 2013
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Highlights

  • COLOMBIA´S YOUTH PLAYING FOR PEACE IN 3rd NATIONAL GOLOMBIAO TOURNAMENT IN MONTERÍA, CÓRDOBA
  • The Third National Golombiao tournament was organized through the alliance between the Presidential Program ‘Young Colombia’, UNICEF Colombia, and the authorities from the department of Córdoba and the city of Montería.
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 August 2013
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Highlights

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT STRENGTHENS THE CULTURAL IDENTITY OF INDIGENOUS CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS IN AMAZONAS
  • Over the last two decades, the Colombian government has made progress in developing legislation and programs to change this situation, and UNICEF has been a key player in supporting these initiatives.
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 July 2013
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Highlights

  • PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTION MODEL PROVIDES PROTECTION TO AWÁ CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NARIÑO
  • The beneficiaries of the project comprised 2,600 children, adolescents and youth, in addition to the leaders, teachers, health and community agents and traditional medicine doctors of 26 indigenous reserves.
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 July 2013
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Highlights

  • UNICEF Supports the Development of Comprehensive Intercultural Care For Young Wayuu Children
  • The total population of beneficiaries is 1,197 people (607 male and 590 female) of which 29% are children under 7 years.
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 June 2013
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Highlights

  • UNICEF LAUNCHES NEW INFORMATION SYSTEM ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN COLOMBIA
  • The information in SINFONIA comes from official sources from the Colombian government and is disaggregated by national, departmental and municipal level.
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 June 2013
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Highlights

  • UNICEF AND COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT DEVELOP A PREVENTION MODEL FOR RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
  • With funding from the Swedish cooperation and other donors UNICEF has assisted the Colombian government in the development of a model to prevent the recruitment and utilization of children and adolescents by illegal armed groups and organized crime groups.
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