We all want what's best for our children
Being a parent isn't always easy, and talking about certain topics can be a challenge. That's why we are bringing together a set of resources with top tips, interesting insights and fun facts to help you plan a lesson or just have an insightful chat with your children at dinner time.
Learn about children’s rights
Just like adults, children have rights. Children’s rights are stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
These rights belong to every child in the world, no matter what.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In 2015, world leaders set an exciting course for the future of human development with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These 17 Global Goals were designed to make sure that everyone is taken care of, and no one is left behind.
Disaster Talks Podcast
Australian National University Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) and UNICEF Australia are collaborating on a podcast titled Disaster Talks, about supporting and building the resilience of school communities in Australia to prepare and respond to a natural disaster. The series will share learnings, best practice and be a valuable resource for educators. It aims to shed light on the unique needs and rights of children in disasters and emergencies, before, during and after.
Put your knowledge to the test: Global Malnutrition Crisis Quiz
Around the world, the escalating global food crisis is forcing one additional child to suffer from malnutrition every minute. So, how much do you know about the effects of malnutrition on children?
Let's put your knowledge to the test. The answers may surprise you.
Supporting your children and students
19 May 2022
How to talk persuasively about child rights
UNICEF works to eliminate the burdens that deprive children of their rights and to build a more equitable world.
15 January 2021
Debunking five myths about vaccines
The spread of myths and conspiracies can be deadly when it comes to health. That’s why we have debunked the most common vaccine misconceptions.
5 June 2020
Workbook: Know your rights
A workbook to help children learn about and contextualise the Convention on the Rights of the Child, designed for ages 10-12
2 June 2020
UNICEF Child Rights activity book
Every child has the right to rest, relax, play and take part in creative and cultural activities
24 April 2020
8 Tips for parents balancing home learning and work: Eat, Play, Love
Alice Hall is UNICEF Australia's Program Manager for Early Childhood Development.
Families and parenting
2 March 2022
How to talk to children about the conflict in Ukraine
The escalating conflict in Ukraine is a terrifying situation for children across the country. Families have been forced to leave everything behind and flee their homes.
21 February 2022
Five ways to give your children the best start in life
A child’s first five years lay the foundation for the rest of their life. Their first relationships, environments and experiences shape how their brain develops.
10 June 2021
How family friendly is your workplace?
The return to the workplace after parental leave is never easy, but Linda’s got the support of her employer to put her family first.
24 March 2021
How to talk to children about vaccines
As the COVID-19 vaccine program continues in Australia, it’s highly likely that curious little minds will have some questions about vaccines and how they work.