Tag: UNICEF

Jump in and play for children’s rights!

October 23, 2017

Today, the IKEA Foundation kicks off the second year of the Let’s Play for Change campaign, which runs from the end of October until Christmas in IKEA stores. Play is not only vital for a healthy childhood; it’s a basic human right. Working with six amazing partners—Handicap International, Save the Children, Special Olympics, Room to Read, UNICEF and War Child—we’re making the right to play a reality for children affected by poverty, disability and migration. Read more

Humanitarian Aid – Business As Unusual? (Inter Press Service, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

Big business is most often seen by human rights defenders and civil society organisations as “bad news,” as those huge heartless, soulless corporations whose exclusive goal is to make the biggest profits possible. Too often and in too many cases this is a proven fact. Read more here. Read more

Let's Play IKEA Foundation

Thank you for making the first Let’s Play for Change campaign a success!

January 9, 2017

Around Asia and Africa, thousands of children are playing their way to a better life, so we wanted to say thank you to the IKEA Foundation’s partners, IKEA co-workers and customers who got involved in the first Let’s Play for Change campaign. During the campaign period, IKEA co-workers and customers engaged in the cause, and […] Read more

Say yes to play with our new Good Cause campaign!

November 20, 2016

Today—20 November—is Children’s Rights Day, and the IKEA Foundation is celebrating by launching a new campaign in IKEA stores to help more children enjoy their right to play. Play is at the heart of every happy childhood. It gives children the chance to find out about the world, learn how to get on with people, […] Read more

World Humanitarian Day IKEA Foundation

How business and philanthropy can take a lead in responding to humanitarian and refugee crises

August 19, 2016

On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), the IKEA Foundation is calling on businesses and foundations to step up. Read more

How we’re helping kids get their childhoods back

August 19, 2016

It’s World Humanitarian Day and we’re celebrating our partners’ amazing work to help children and families caught up in disasters and conflicts, often at their own personal risk. Read more

Unlocking opportunities for kids through play

August 16, 2016

Imagine being a child and getting a treasure box of toys! Even better, imagine getting a treasure box of toys that help you develop essential skills, such as creativity and critical thinking. Earlier this year, a team from the IKEA catalogue visited our partner UNICEF in the Union of the Comoros to see how our support is helping children who need support in early childhood education. The story is featured on page 59 and replicated here. Read more

Soft toys IKEA Foundation

How soft toys are helping 12 million dreams come true

January 15, 2016

Thank you for helping us donate €88 million since 2003! More than 12 million children in Africa, Asia and Europe have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a successful 13-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF. Since 2003, we have donated €1 for every soft toy sold during the […] Read more

Over 12 million children have better educational opportunities through IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF partnership

January 15, 2016

More than 12 million children in over 46 countries have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a 13-year partnership... Read more

Two years on from deadly Typhoon Haiyan, world-first centre for humanitarian leadership set to open in Melbourne

November 18, 2015

As the world marks two years since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the world’s first Centre for Humanitarian Leadership opens today in Melbourne. Read more

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