The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Unicef: Impact Report

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In 2014, Unicef and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games came together, united by a groundbreaking ambition:

To transform children’s lives by reaching children in every part of Scotland, and in every Commonwealth Country by the next Games.

For the first time in history, a global organisation dedicated to saving and changing children’s lives teamed up with a global sporting institution dedicated to humanity, equality and destiny – to deliver change on an international level.

The partnership was integrated throughout the Games, with one pioneering moment where Unicef UK Ambassador, Olympian and Commonwealth athlete, Sir Chris Hoy took to the stage during the Opening Ceremony to ask spectators in the stadium and at home to make a donation and change the lives of children across the Commonwealth.

This report captures results of this ambitious partnership to ’Put Children First’ across the Commonwealth, and the future plans to continue to drive change for children.

Headline achievements

  • Programmes planned or underway in all 52 countries of the Commonwealth
  • More than 540,000 children benefiting across all the regions of Scotland
  • £6.5 million raised for programmes for children
  • More than 11.7 million children reached by programmes so far

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