Communicating with Unaccompanied Foreign Minors: How UN agencies engage with newly arrived migrant and refugee children in Italy

This paper provides an overview of the communication practices that UN agencies working on the migration response in Italy have adopted in their work with newly arrived unaccompanied migrant children. These include IOM, UNICEF and UNHCR. The aim is to present the different objectives and methodologies of each agency’s intervention under an overall framework.

This paper provides an overview of the communication practices that UN agencies working
on the migration response in Italy have adopted in their work with newly arrived
unaccompanied migrant children. These include IOM, UNICEF and UNHCR. The aim is to
present the different objectives and methodologies of each agency’s intervention under an
overall framework. This is built both around the agencies’ respective areas of technical
expertise and their commitment towards the principles expounded in the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child, which are applied here in the context of refugee and
migrant foreign minors. Recommendations on how to strengthen these practices are offered.