In February 2014 Telenor and UNICEF signed a global partnership agreement. By joining forces with UNICEF, we wish to leverage the reach and capability of connectivity for children’s survival and development. The five-year agreement includes both financial support and access to a range of mobile technology solutions that will help advance children’s rights.
During 2016, Telenor and UNICEF collaborated on promoting child rights and Safe Internet in Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Hungary, Denmark and Serbia.
In Pakistan, Telenor Group, Telenor Pakistan, UNICEF and local authorities are building on the good results from the pilot project in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab to augment birth registration rates using cellular technology. In Pakistan, Telenor Group, Telenor Pakistan, UNICEF and local authorities are building on the good results from the pilot project in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab to augment birth registration rates using cellular technology, setting out an ambition to digitally register the births of 700,000 girls and boys in over 100 locations by 2017. A significant ramp up in scale from the pilot, the project will empower these children with legal identity that could potentially help limit child labour, trafficking and marriage as well as promote the planning of and access to public services.
In Thailand, dtac, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health are extending their work providing users with free mobile information services to promote healthy mothers and children. The mobile phone is used as a tool to convey life-saving information to expecting and new mothers. The service had more than 200,000 subscribers up to November 2016.
In 2016, the efforts of Telenor Serbia, UNICEF and local authorities continued to enable the social inclusion of the Roma population in Serbia through health outreach services in collaboration with UNICEF and local authorities.