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UNITE for Children, UNICEF USA’s new podcast, is a celebration of Americans who are committed to making the world a better place for kids. Our supporters — some of whom received support from UNICEF themselves at an early age — constantly find exciting, innovative ways to fundraise and advocate, and we aim to highlight this vibrant community with each episode.

UNITE for Children UNICEF USA

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UNITE for Children, UNICEF USA’s new podcast, is a celebration of Americans who are committed to making the world a better place for kids. Our supporters — some of whom received support from UNICEF themselves at an early age — constantly find exciting, innovative ways to fundraise and advocate, and we aim to highlight this vibrant community with each episode.

    Episode 25: Anya Barrett, in Going the Distance for Kids Worldwide

    Episode 25: Anya Barrett, in Going the Distance for Kids Worldwide

    In the last episode for this year, we're joined by Anya Barrett, who will be running for the third year in a row for Team UNICEF in the New York City Marathon this November. She's raised more than $30,000 to date in support of UNICEF's lifesaving work! She talks to us about her family's personal connection to the organization, her training regimen, and how listeners can effectively fundraise.

    Sign up for Team UNICEF for future events (including the 2020 Boston Marathon): http://www.unicefusa.org/teamunicef

    Learn how you can get active with UNICEF in your community: www.unicefusa.org/unite

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    • 16 min
    Episode 24: Nadya Okamoto, on Building the Menstrual Movement

    Episode 24: Nadya Okamoto, on Building the Menstrual Movement

    Too often, shame, stigma and misinformation around periods may discourage girls from attending school and reaching their full potential. This week's guest, PERIOD founder Nadya Okamoto, is fighting for a world where all menstruators are able to manage their periods with dignity and confidence. Ahead of Day of the Girl, she talks to us about her personal journey and how all of us can speak out on this issue.

    Learn more about PERIOD's work: https://www.period.org/
    And follow them on social for updates on National Period Day, October 19: https://twitter.com/periodmovement

    Learn how you can get active with UNICEF in your community: www.unicefusa.org/unite

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    • 11 min
    Episode 23: Oscar Méndez and Isabel Cristina Gamez, on Transforming Plastic into Classrooms

    Episode 23: Oscar Méndez and Isabel Cristina Gamez, on Transforming Plastic into Classrooms

    Many communities in Côte d'Ivoire have an excess of plastic waste and a deficit of classroom space. So UNICEF partnered with Conceptos Plásticos to find an innovative, cost-effective solution to address both issues: school buildings made from recycled plastic bricks. On this week's episode, co-founders Oscar Méndez and Isabel Cristina Gamez join us to talk about the importance of empowering local women, how they'll scale up the initiative, and showcasing their work at the UNGA.

    Check out a finished classroom: https://bit.ly/2Du7TZN

    Learn how you can get active with UNICEF in your community: www.unicefusa.org/unite

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    • 13 min
    Episode 22: Gautam Narasimhan, on How Climate Change Affects the Most Vulnerable

    Episode 22: Gautam Narasimhan, on How Climate Change Affects the Most Vulnerable

    Today’s children are least responsible for climate change, but they, and their children, will live with its consequences. That's the reality we're confronting this week, both at the UN Climate Summit and student-led climate strikes throughout the country. On this week's episode, Gautam Narasimhan, UNICEF's Senior Advisor on Climate, Energy and Environment, joins us to talk about how UNICEF is working to build a more sustainable, safer world for children, and how communities can take climate action now.

    Let your Members of Congress know that children must be protected from the effects of climate change: https://actnow.io/Climate

    Learn how you can get active with UNICEF in your community: www.unicefusa.org/unite

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    • 13 min
    Episode 21: Kimanzi Muthengi, on Helping Malawi's Children Rise Up and Learn

    Episode 21: Kimanzi Muthengi, on Helping Malawi's Children Rise Up and Learn

    One of the poorest country in the world, Malawi sees far too many of its girls drop out due to the high cost of education, early pregnancy and child marriage — but that's beginning to change. This week, Kimanzi Muthengi, UNICEF Malawi's Chief of Education and Adolescents, joins us to talk about his own teaching journey, the K.I.N.D. Fund's success and how UNICEF is working to keep girls in school.

    Learn how you can support the K.I.N.D. Fund: bit.ly/2AahF0S
    Follow UNICEF Malawi on Twitter: twitter.com/malawiunicef

    Learn how you can get active with UNICEF in your community: www.unicefusa.org/unite

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    • 22 min
    Episode 20: Pau Gasol, on Fighting Global Childhood Obesity

    Episode 20: Pau Gasol, on Fighting Global Childhood Obesity

    Malnutrition affects every country in the world, with both undernutrition and obesity posing major risks to our children. That's where NBA All-Star player and UNICEF Ambassador Pau Gasol comes in. He was recently appointed as Global Champion for Nutrition and Zero Childhood Obesity, and he joins us this week to talk about why he's excited to begin this new role.

    Urge your Members of Congress to invest in nutrition for moms and children around the world: https://actnow.io/Nutrition

    Learn how you can get active with UNICEF in your community: www.unicefusa.org/unite

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    • 20 min

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