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Less than 10% of children

Could access early childhood care and education in one-third of countries in 2011.

Tiny stories from the bottom of hearts

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10 December 2016
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“I’ll ask the magic wand for granting me brothers or sisters... for a trip to the zoo that daddy promised… for you to tell me fairy tales every night before I sleep…” – says the hero of one of the tiny stories – “The Magic Wand”, written by Dilfuza Kamoljonova. In a touching way, it describes naturally how little our children need to be happy. It also reflects how adults get absorbed in their daily routines and forget these little things that children appreciate the most.

This year’s global “Tiny Stories” campaign reflects various expressions of writers’ views on “the World they want for children”. The campaign became a powerful instrument, which states in a simple, ironic and even sad ways about how hard it is to be a child in today’s world.

Over 200 renowned writers from all over the planet joined the campaign to add their beautiful 70-word stories to highlight the issues of children. It is symbolic of the 70 years of UNICEF’s efforts to help children suffering from wars, emergencies, discrimination, neglect and other deprivations.

A young poet from Uzbekistan, Ashot Danielyan, recorded a mobile video where he reads his Tiny Story #ForEveryChild in rhyme.

UNICEF Uzbekistan partnered with the Writers’ Union to engage country’s authors working in various genres. Authors with many years of experience along with the young writers and celebrities took part in this global initiative. Most of the stories were published on UNICEF Uzbekistan’s page on Facebook in Uzbek language with hashtag #ForEveryChild. Powerful quotes from the stories were also published on UNICEF Uzbekistan’s Twitter account.

From 14 to 25 November, our Facebook followers were able to read the stories about the desired world for children and this nudged all readers into thinking about children and their rights.

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UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

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