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It’s Parenting Month! What would help you spend more precious time with your children? Add your voice to our parenting poll. #EarlyMomentsMatter

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What was your favourite toy as a toddler? This little one is playing with her homemade rattle in Paraguay. #EarlyMomentsMatter
“I love to serve these children because they cannot speak or show where there is pain. The best thing about my job is when I take care of a baby in critical condition, and when the baby goes home healthy. I feel so happy.” Hadija,  nurse at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Tanzania.

#EveryChildALIVE ©UNICEF/UN0270673/van Oorsouw
A birth certificate helps children access all of their rights. 
In 2019, @unicefvenezuela has helped provide more than 115,000 birth certificates to make sure children are properly registered in Venezuela. #ConLosNiñosDeVenezuela
🎵 Dancing with babies helps stimulate millions of connections in their growing brains.

This animation is based on real ‘play tips’ from parents. Thank you @freshminced!

#EarlyMomentsMatter
Students are often targeted by violence because of who they are or where they’re from. Violence in schools can have serious long-term consequences on children’s lives, their futures and the future of the communities where they live. It's on all of us to speak out to #ENDviolence. © UNICEF/UN0232616/Zehbrauskas
One Bangladeshi.
One Rohingya refugee.

Two best friends ready to take on the 🌏 and pursue their dreams of becoming a doctor and helping others. #RefugeeDay #AChildIsAChild
When you tell stories, you're helping to boost your child’s brain.

#EarlyMomentsMatter
We’re LIVE with @unicefsudan in Khartoum, join us! 👆 Learn about UNICEF's work for children in #Sudan, how they've been affected by the recent unrest and how you can help. #StandWithSudan
Have you heard? @unicefafrica has launched an exciting photography competition with the theme 'African Childhood Today.' If you’re 25 or under, live in a country in Africa and love photography, post your best photos that bring to life the theme using #youngafricaphoto for a chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to shoot with a renowned photographer in the continent.
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The #youngafricaphoto contest is open to everyone who is 25 years old or younger and has a personal Instagram account. Only those living in African countries are eligible.
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Entrants should post a photo interpreting the theme 'African Childhood Today' with the hashtag #youngafricaphoto from 16 June to 12 October 2019.
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A weekly finalist will be announced on @unicefafrica every Monday from June 24 to October 14.
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Three winners will be selected from the pool of weekly finalists and announced on, or after, 20 October. The prize? An educational one-day photography session with a top photographer working on the continent. The photos from these sessions will be unveiled in the run up to World Children’s Day celebrated on 20 November. Stay tuned!
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Finalists and winners will be selected based on their creativity, how they interpreted the theme “African Childhood Today”, as well as on the basic composition of the photo.
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Entrants can post as many photos as they like using #africayoungphoto during the submission period.
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You must hold the copyright of all photos you submit. Entrants are responsible for obtaining permission from any recognisable individuals. Entries that we deem abusive, inappropriate, offensive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable will not be considered part of the contest. The people using the hashtag associated to the contest are liable for their public posts and using the hashtag does not imply endorsement from UNICEF.
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Our team @unicefafrica will contact winners via direct message. .
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😁😝🙃 A silly face can make a child’s face light up with laughter. It also sparks millions of connections in a child’s brain. 
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Having a work-family balance isn’t just the responsibility of parents. It’s the responsibility of businesses and governments as well. Join us in calling for policies to support working parents by tapping the link in our bio. 😘 @unicef_ukraine © UNICEF/UN0201127/Maloletka #EarlyMomentsMatter
Baby Francisco feels the happiness as people displaced by Cyclone Idai await the arrival of emergency supplies at an accommodation centre in Beira, #Mozambique. We’re on the ground doing all we can to keep children and families healthy and safe. @unicef_mozambique © UNICEF/UN0305961/Oatway

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