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Learning the different Factions of Child Protection issues with UNICEF Tunisia

By Israa Noureddine

Disclaimer: The views are those of the author's alone and do not represent the views of UNA-Canada.

UNICEF Tunisia has been nothing but a positive learning experience. However, before I get into that, I would love to introduce myself. I’m Israa Noureddine, I have both a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Global Affairs. During my Bachelors I took a course called Children and War, this course exposed me to International Human Rights, Children's Rights, Refugee Rights, and different international instruments. Having completed my Bachelors in Lebanon, I was present during the Syrian Refugee Crisis, which paved the way and increased my interest to pursue a career with an International NGO. I was interested in what UNICEF had to offer, as I saw first-hand in Lebanon how they assisted the refugees and the impact they created. I completed my Masters knowing that one day I would appreciate working with the UN and more specifically UNICEF. Having stumbled upon the United Nations Association in Canada’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), I knew that this was the program to get the experience I sought for.

After applying, I was placed as a Junior Professional Consultant with UNICEF Tunisia, more speci