2010 Events

World Day 2010

Afghanistan

UNICEF Afghanistan planned activities with Religious Communities | Friday, 19 November 2010

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Algeria

UNICEF Algeria planned activities with Religious Communities | Friday, 19 November 2010

Some 15,000 mosques across the country are focusing their sermons on November 19th on breastfeeding and child rights.

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Argentina

Argentina | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Bangladesh

DPAC 2010 Celebration | Monday, 22 November 2010

Discussion with the children and community leaders on importance of the DPAC 2010 and prayers in a gathering of 150 children and community leaders

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UNICEF Bangladesh planned activities with Religious Communities | Wednesday, 15 December 2010

UNICEF and the government of Bangladesh will organize an advocacy workshop for Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu religious leaders as part of the nationwide launch of the Infant and Young Child Feeding Campaign during the second week of December.

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Belgium

Gather, Share, Learn, Celebrate and say it to the World ! | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Gathering children from different beliefs, origins, backgrounds to learn about others' situation and try to find a way together to help those who are in need. Understand and realize will be our first baby step...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

YOUNG PEOPLE MEET TO REFLECT ON PEACEFUL WAYS OF LIVING TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER AND ACTION FOR CHILDREN | Saturday, 20 November 2010

The 20 and 21 of November 2010 a group of young people, from various religious communities coming from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina will meet in a two days workshop to reflect on peaceful ways of living together and celebrate the World Day of

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Brazil

Sao Paulo | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inter-religious celebrations will be held across the country during the week leading up to November 20th, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and also Black Consciousness Day in Brazil.

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Porto Alegre | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inter-religious celebrations will be held across the country during the week leading up to November 20th, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and also Black Consciousness Day in Brazil.

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Brasilia | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inter-religious celebrations will be held across the country during the week leading up to November 20th, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and also Black Consciousness Day in Brazil.

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Belem | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inter-religious celebrations will be held across the country during the week leading up to November 20th, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and also Black Consciousness Day in Brazil.

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Recife | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inter-religious celebrations will be held across the country during the week leading up to November 20th, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and also Black Consciousness Day in Brazil.

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Chile

Chile | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Colombia

Colombia | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Cuba

Cuba | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Democratic Republic of Congo

UNICEF DRC planned activities with Religious Communities | Saturday, 20 November 2010

UNICEF is working with the five major religious traditions in DRC to mark the Day of Prayer and Action for Children with a week of intensive promotion of exclusive breastfeeding as part of a broader partnership to promote key family practices.

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Concurs musical pour la sensibilisation des droits des enfants | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Le Centre don Bosco Ngangi (GOMA), avec la collaboration de VIS, AVSI, War Child, UNICEF, Cajed, Pmi, Parlement d'enfan, Fondation Prime organise un événement de sensibilisation aux droits des enfants a travers un concours musical y celebre la Journée de

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Dominican Republic

Muchachos y Muchachas con Don Bosco | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Los Centros Locales de la Red Muchachos y Muchachas con Don Bosco celebrarán el Día de Oración y Acción en distintos lugares del país con la participación de los niños, niñas y adolescentes.

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Ecuador

Ecuador | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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El Salvador

Día de Oración y Acción por la Niñez | Sunday, 21 November 2010
400 Attendees

Religious leaders from five faiths will lead a multi-generational celebration featuring artistic and cultural activities such as singing, dancing and juggling. Performances will include a social message consistent with the objectives and work of the Globa

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Guyana

Inter Denominational prayer meeting | Monday, 13 December 2010

On this day a number of churches across the nation will hold a special prayer meeting for Peace in our nation. so that our children can grow up in a society free from mental and domestic violence. Pastor Desmond & Nanda Richard

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Haiti

Haiti | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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India

Good nutrition and Good health Programme | Saturday, 20 November 2010
70 Attendees30 Adults20 Children7 Males60 Females

World Day of Prayer & Action for Children 20th November 2010 ‘For a world in which good nutrition and good health are a reality for every child’

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Youth Camp | Saturday, 20 November 2010

In the Indian state of Kerala, the faith-based Hindu organization Balagokulam is marking the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Universal Children’s Day with two-week youth leadership camps hosting more than 10,000 children aged 12-18 across

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Indonesia

Prayer and Action for Children of Single Mothers | Saturday, 20 November 2010

single mothers and their children are gathering celebrate prayer and action for children of single mothers. The goal of this celebration is to do advocacy on equal rights for children of single mothers in Indonesia.

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UNICEF Indonesia planned activities with Religious Communities | Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The UNICEF country office, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will hold a workshop with major faith-based organizations to formulate a common ‘call for action’ followed by a concrete action plan on the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

UNICEF Iran planned activities with Religious Communities | Wednesday, 15 December 2010

UNICEF Iran is working with the Ministry of Health to facilitate consultation meetings with religious leaders on the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding (dates to be confirmed).

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Japan

Official Japan Launch of World Day of Prayer and Action for Children | Tuesday, 12 October 2010
12000 Attendees

12,000 people attended the official Japan launch event for the World Day.

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Jordan

The Bag of Love Campaign | Monday, 22 November 2010

The Fisher Program members (GNRC Youth Group in Jordan) will launch a campaign in schools, members of the GNRC Jordan, titled 'Bag of Love' Campaign to gather food stuff from students and donate it to Orphanages in Jordan.

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Inter-faith Prayer in the Ecumenical Studies Center | Saturday, 27 November 2010

Representatives of GNRC member-organizations, schools, and religious communities as well as GNRC Youth Groups, their families and friends will gather for an inter-faith prayer in the Ecumenical Studies Center, Amman, Jordan on 27th November 2010.

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Kenya

DPAC and Eid Festivities in Baringo County, Kenya  | Tuesday, 16 November 2010

As Muslims celebrate Eid festivities that mark the end of the Hajj (Pilgrimage), communities are being encouraged to care for the less fortunate members of the societies, especially children.

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Isiolo | Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Day of Prayer and Action for Children was marked in Isiolo County in the Eastern part of Kenya at the Al-Falah Children’s Center where over 50 children from different schools and children centers came together to pray, commemorate and share together f

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UNICEF Kenya Planned Activities with Religious Communities | Saturday, 20 November 2010

UNICEF is helping to launch an initiative to train 27,000 religious leaders in key maternal and child health practices, with the aim of reaching 27 million people across the country.

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Consultations by African Religious Leaders and Women of Faith Recognize DPAC and Call for Advocacy on Issues Affecting Children. | Saturday, 20 November 2010

African Religious Leaders and Women of Faith from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia gathered at Nairobi Safari Club in Nairobi, Kenya on 19-21 November 2010 under the aus

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Lebanon

Lebanon | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Liberia

UNICEF Liberia planned activities with Religious Communities | Saturday, 20 November 2010

UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Gender and the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia to organize inter-faith county level dialogues and a multi-religious national gathering with speeches from key religious leaders to be broadcast nationally.

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Mauritania

UNICEF Mauritania planned activities with Reliigous Communities | Saturday, 20 November 2010

The UNICEF country office is spearheading activities to raise awareness about child rights and highlight key national priorities for children, particularly exclusive breastfeeding, birth registration and the abandonment of corporal punishment.

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Mexico

Mexico | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Nepal

Poetry and Art Competition | Thursday, 18 November 2010

Issues: education, community mobilization and advocacy initiatives to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. Participants: Children’s Peace Home (Dang), Children Study Club (Kathmandu), Hindu Vidyapeeth – School (Lalitpur)

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Children’s Workshop | Friday, 19 November 2010

Issues: education, community mobilization and advocacy initiatives to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. Participants: 15 schools from Bhaktapur (Students) Venue: (TBC)

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Inter-religious Prayer | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Issues: education, community mobilization and advocacy initiatives to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health and learning to appreciate and respect each other through prayer. Participants: Representatives from various religions, adult and ch

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Breastfeeding saves lives: Awareness Raising Programme on Exclusive Breastfeeding | Saturday, 20 November 2010
200 Attendees165 Adults35 Children50 Males115 Females

Date: 20th November Saturday, 4th Mangsir 2067 Time: 1-3 pm Venue: Landmark International School, Maitrinagar, Kirtipur

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Deaf Children's art workshop on peace | Thursday, 02 December 2010

Alliance for Peace, Education and Development –Nepal (APED – Nepal) is organizing different activities on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children in different parts of Nepal with special focus on remote areas.

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Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria planned activities with Religious Communities | Saturday, 20 November 2010

UNICEF Nigeria is planning activities with the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council and relevant government authorities that will include Friday Prayers and Sunday Church services on child and maternal health as well as mobilization of families to take their

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Pakistan

World Day Celebration | Saturday, 20 November 2010

The World Day celebration in Pakistan will be hosted by the Pakistan Children Ministries Alliance at the St. Mary's Public School in Wah (Tehsil Taxila) with about 180 children and 50 adults.

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Panama

Panama | Saturday, 20 November 2010

On 20 November, some 500 children ages 12 to 17 will join religious leaders representing the faiths and denominations of Panama in a celebration of prayer and dedication sponsored by the Institute for the Development of Women and Children (IDEMI).

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Portugal

Portugal | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Sierra Leone

Day of Prayer and Action for Maternal and Child Health Week | Saturday, 20 November 2010

UNICEF Sierra Leone is working with the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone to enlist religious communities in promoting maternal and child health as part of the Day of Prayer and Action for Children.

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Spain

Spain | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Sri Lanka

World Day 2010 - National Celebration in Sri Lanka | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Religious, government and community leaders from around the nation are launching a year-long child protection campaign.

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'Children for Peace' workshop | Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The 'Children for Peace' workshop will bring together over 70 children as representatives from 35 ‘Children for Peace’ groups from seven provinces of the island for a 2 day leadership development workshop.

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Sudan

UNICEF Sudan planned activities with Religious Communities | Friday, 26 November 2010

UNICEF, together with UN, government, and civil society partners will bring together 500 religious leaders to discuss peace and reconciliation in Darfur and the promotion of children's rights. Forthcoming info on additional activities in rest of Sudan.

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Swaziland

UNICEF Swaziland Planned Activities with Religious Communities | Friday, 19 November 2010

The UNICEF Swaziland office will focus on the role of religious communities in addressing violence against children, which has a very high prevalence in Swaziland.

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Tanzania

Day of Prayer and Action for Children - Tanzania 2010 | Saturday, 20 November 2010

1. Workshops. 2. Peace march. 3. Statement from 3 religion representatives. 4. Presentations of children's statement in the form of poetry 5. Observe one minute silent prayer at noon.

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Peace March | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Issues and themes: Breast-feeding. Participants: children and other partners having a stake in children. Children will carry different banners showing the importance of breast-feeding.

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Statement from 3 religion representatives. | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Issues: Child protection, early child development, saving the Lives of Children and Women and good nutrition for children. Participants: 3000 primary school children, 60 patrons/matrons, religious leaders, representatives from different religions, UNICE

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Presentations of Children’s statement in the form of poetry. | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Issues: The Top Ten investment for Children including; Investing in Saving the Lives of Children and Women, good nutrition, Safe Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, Early Childhood Development, Quality Education for all Children, Making Schools Safe, Preventio

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Observation of One Minute Silent Prayer at Noon | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Praying for all children in the world. Participants include religious leaders, children and other invited guests.

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Timor-Leste

UNICEF Timor-Leste Planned Activities with Religious Communities | Saturday, 20 November 2010

UNICEF will work with church-based network Pastoral das Criancas (Pastoral for Children) in community outreach activities with families in the Manatuto district. There will be a particular focus on the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding.

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United States

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil | Tuesday, 16 November 2010

On November 16th in Times Square, people of goodwill from all walks of life, will participate in a powerful evening of advocacy and prayer on behalf of poor and exploited children throughout the world.

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Uruguay

Uruguay | Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Venezuela

Venezuela | Saturday, 20 November 2010

Schools in Venezuela will take part in activities in the classroom on November 19th to bring attention to the World Day and to children’s issues. On the 20th, religious leaders from various faiths will introduce World Day themes to their congregations.

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Zimbabwe

UNICEF Zimbabwe Planned Activities with Religious Communities | Friday, 19 November 2010

In addition to a November 19 advocacy event bringing together key religious, civil society, government, and international organization actors, regular Friday Prayer and Church Services from November 19-21 will be used to promote maternal and child health,

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