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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works with governments and partners throughout the world to use sport-based programmes to improve children’s lives and to strengthen communities. By teaming up with leading sports organizations and world-renowned athletes, UNICEF brings attention to challenges facing children and mobilizes resources to address them.

UNICEF (2007), Sport for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF, Panama

UNICEF (2004), Sport, Recreation and Play, New York, USA.

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News
Cricket players go out to bat for HIV awareness at ICC WT20 28 September 2012
(Source: UNAIDS) – World cricket players have united in a call to young fans to ‘get the facts’ about HIV prevention and to help eliminate AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. The call is part of a United Nations and International Cricket Council (ICC) HIV awareness-raising campaign taking place alongside the ICC World Twenty20 (WT20) tournament in Sri Lanka, which runs until 7 October.
Barcelona Football Club President and UNICEF Executive Director Power up the Promise 26 September 2012
New York (UNICEF) – Barcelona Football Club (FCB) President Sandro Rosell and Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, met today to celebrate the partnership of the FCB Foundation and UNICEF to improve the lives of millions of children.
Cricket and HIV campaign hits the road aboard the “Let’s talk” bus in Sri Lanka 21 September 2012
(UNICEF/UNAIDS) – A bus embossed with HIV messages, red ribbons and the faces of world cricketing stars is making a whistle stop tour through more than a hundred sites in Sri Lanka. Carrying young volunteers, the bus is part of the HIV awareness-raising campaign “Let’s Talk” taking place around the world Twenty20 cricket tournament that runs from 18 September to 7 October in Sri Lanka.
UNICEF Ambassador in Serbia Novak Djokovic calls for investment in quality early childhood education during his visit to a kindergarten 18 September 2012
Belgrade (UNICEF) – Novak Djokovic, UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia and  the  celebrated tennis champion, visited today the “Beneath the Linden Trees” kindergarten in the village of Lesnica, 150 km west of the Belgrade capital, to raise awareness of the importance of investment in early development and early childhood learning. During the visit, Djokovic spent time with the children, talked to their parents and caregivers, and met with local authorities
Soccer Aid 2012 smashes all fundraising records for UNICEF’s work for children 6 September 2012
Old Trafford (UNICEF UK) – Three months on from ITV1's star-studded football fundraiser, UNICEF is delighted to announce that Soccer Aid 2012 has raised over £4.9 million for its vital work to save children’s lives around the world.

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