Military Smartphone Apps for Kids and Pets
Armed Forces of the United States (AFV) are offering a range of smartphone apps to help kids learn about the United Nations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (unpp), and UNICEF’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU).
The apps will help kids and pets understand how the United Kingdom’s health system works and will help them identify and access emergency services.
According to a press release, these apps will “help kids and parents learn about all the UN agencies and UN programs and resources” and help children to understand “the key roles of the health sector and the role of the UN in health, sanitation and hygiene, and sustainable development.”
One of the apps will teach kids the UNFPA’s mission statement and the UN’s “responsibility to protect,” and the other will teach children about UNICEFs responsibilities and UNDP’s responsibilities.
Other apps include the United Arab Emirates’ UNFSA, which is a UN agency that provides food, shelter, health and medical care to vulnerable populations and is the primary agency for development of the UAE’s health and sanitation sector.
Another app, UNICEFP’s Emergency Rescues App, is designed for children to “learn about the UNICEFOR Emergency Response Team, UNDP Emergency Response and UNIPER emergency response teams.”
The United States has been developing its own mobile apps for children since the launch of the US App for Peace in July 2017.
The app was released to the public on January 6, 2018.