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Travelling Safely around the World - Teaching kids about HIV/AIDS
Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World is a racing game that helps you to learn about HIV and AIDS prevention and takes you on a tour of some of the World's Heritage sites.

UNICEF in 2010: The year in review
NEW YORK, USA, 30 December 2010 – For UNICEF and the world’s children, the past 12 months have been marked by unprecedented difficulties and extraordinary opportunities.

Closing of the first phase of the awareness raising campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities “It’s about ability”
PODGORICA, DECEMBER 20, 2010 – Mr. Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister and Ms. Noala Skinner, UNICEF Montenegro Representative, together with children, will present the key results of the three month awareness raising campaign “It’s about ability”

Mothers receive information on baby care and development through SMS
TBILISI. 30 March. 2010. The project “positive parenting” is being launched today aimed at educating parents on baby care and early childhood development.

Conference discusses on how to incorporate disaster preparedness in education system
TBILISI, Georgia, 16 December 2010 – The conference on “Hyogo Framework for Action and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education” opened today in Tbilisi.

UNICEF raises concerns over high child poverty rates in Armenia
YEREVAN, 17 December 2010 – UNICEF voiced its concern today over high child poverty rates in Armenia, immediately after the National Statistical Service of Armenia published results of the 2009 Integrated Living Conditions Survey.

TV documentaries “Life as It Is” will tell the story of eleven Bulgarian foster families
SOFIA, 12 December 2010 – Today at 11:00 a.m. bTV viewers will get acquainted with the first foster families to feature in the new documentary series Life as It Is – Foster Families.

UNICEF and bTV campaign "Magnificent Six" raised over 1 million leva for the mission “A Family for Every Child”
Sofia, 7 December 2010 - 150 000 leva donated the viewers during the final of "The Magnificent Six" show last Tuesday. The total amount collected for the project "Family for Every Child" is 1,038,822 leva.

The well-being of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian repatriated children should be at the core of the ongoing debate in regard to readmission agreements between Western countries and Kosovo
Prishtinë/Priština, 30 November 2010 – Of the 12,000 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians from Kosovo long-term tolerated in Germany and legally obliged to leave, almost half are children, said UNICEF’s report ‘Integration Subject to Conditions’ launched today.

New generation of journalists learn on how to report on children in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia - 7 December, 2010 - A new child rights syllabus is set to become part of journalism degree courses at four Georgian universities, ensuring future generations of journalists report responsibly and respectfully on children.

Rich countries letting poorest children fall, says new report
FLORENCE/HELSINKI/GENEVA, 3 December 2010 - A landmark report by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has found that children in many wealthy European nations and the United States suffer greater inequality than children in numerous industrialized nations

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
NEW YORK, 3 December 2010 - "Today UNICEF commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an occasion to recommit ourselves to protecting the rights of every child, especially those with special needs.

Paata Burchuladze officially nominated as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia - 3 December, 2010 - UNICEF Georgia announced today the appointment of the famous opera singer, and world renowned bass Paata Burchuladze as the first National Goodwill Ambassador.

The Government of Turkmenistan lays the ground for the development of the National Plan of Action for Children
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 1 December 2010 – The United Nations Children’s Fund jointly with the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of Turkmenistan has conducted a two day workshop on the development of the National Plan of Action for Children

It's About Ability in Kotor and Pljevlja
KOTOR - NOVEMBER 30, PLJEVLJA – DECEMBER 2, 2010 – Within the “It’s about ability” campaign, on November 30th at 11.00am in Kotor and on December 2 at 11.00am in Pljevlja

Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report 2010
NEW YORK, 30 November 2010 - Achieving an AIDS-free generation is possible if the international community steps up efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, and social protection.

Rehabilitation of convicted juveniles acquire new pace thanks to new initiatives in penitentiary system
TBILISI. 26 November. 2010 – The progress achieved in the reform of the penitentiary system for convicted child offenders in Georgia has been reviewed at the conference organized by the Ministry of Corrections, Probation and Legal Affairs.

More than 60% of Moldovan pupils are at risk of falling sick because of the poor quality of water in schools
Chisinau, November 12, 2010 - More than 60% of Moldovan students are at risk of falling sick because of the bad quality of water in their schools.

UNICEF supported Rugby Festival to promote healthy lifestyle among young people
UNICEF supported Rugby Festival

How the media is protecting children’s rights in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia - 19 November, 2010. On the occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child the round-table discussion about reporting on children and media ethics in Georgia was held on 19 November.

Discussions between secondary school pupils in Novi Sad and members of Parliament on the problem of violence
NOVI SAD, Serbia - November 22, 2010 - Members of the Committee for Child Rights of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia today met the representatives of the youth and Pupils’ Parliaments of “Mihailo Pupin” Vocational School.

International UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore calls for space for youth programmes in media
Almaty, November 20, 2010 – At the closing stages of his trip to Kazakhstan UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore visited the Youth Friendly Services (YFS) Centre at Almaty Student Hospital.

Vulnerable children tell their stories in one-minute videos
Skopje, Monday, 22 November. Over the past two weeks twenty seven vulnerable children residing in child care institutions created short videos to comment on their lives and to express their aspirations and fears.

Children's rights festival in Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia - 22 November 2010 - On the occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child UNICEF in Croatia teamed up with partners to celebrate children’s accomplishments in visual arts.

Ana Ivanovic meets pupils participating in the "School without violence" programme
Belgrade, 19th November 2010 – Ana Ivanovic, UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, today met the pupils of 15 elementary and secondary schools in the “School without violence” programme and talked with them about the problem of school violence.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Sir Roger Moore and Batyrkhan Shukenov call for inclusion of vulnerable children at event with Special Olympics Kazakhstan
Almaty, 19 November 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore joined by UNICEF National Ambassador in Kazakhstan Batyrkhan Shukenov and UNICEF Representative Hanaa singer, met with children and athletes of Special Olympics Kazakhstan.

Robert Badinter makes recommendations on Juvenile Justice Reform in Bulgaria
Sofia, 18 November 2010 – The world-famous human rights advocate and former Minister of Justice of France Robert Badinter visited Bulgaria at the invitation of UNICEF on 15–17 November 2010.

Support of the European Union for the development of community services for children with disabilities and their families
Belgrade, 17th November 2010 – The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia has announced a new Call for Proposals for the development of community services for children with disabilities and their families.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore participates in disaster risk reduction drill in Kazakhstan’s Almaty Region
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 18 November 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore joined hundreds of children in an earthquake and fire emergency preparedness drill today at a school in Almaty Region’s Karasay District.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore’s first visit to Kazakhstan
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 12 November 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore is travelling to Kazakhstan this Tuesday in a first visit here for the popular British actor to help raise awareness and support for vulnerable children.

Medical professionals and health communicators strengthen capacity in emergency communication
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 12 November 2010 – The Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) completed a three day workshop.

UNICEF Ukraine: Got Sick? Stay Home!
11 November 2010, Kyiv - Today UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) together with Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Swiss Development Agency launched information campaign Simple Things Save Lives.

National immunization days against polio kick off in Abkhazia
Polio campaign in Abkhazia

Sixth round of immunisation wraps up Tajikistan’s polio vaccination campaign in 2010
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 9 November 2010 – About 2.7 million children under 15 years of age will be vaccinated against polio in the sixth round of the national polio immunisation campaign that started in Tajikistan yesterday.

Elektroprivreda and UK Embassy donate for the campaign "It's about ability"
PODGORICA, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 – Elektroprivreda and UK Embassy provide donations to the campaign It's About Ability.

European Union parliamentarians applaud Mother-Child Health project in Uzbekistan
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 2 November 2010 – Members of Parliament from the European Union visited Tashkent in October to see the positive results that Uzbekistan’s Mother and Child Health (MCH) project has produced.

Kosovo Youth Speaks out
Prishtinë/Priština, 20 October 2010 – The Kosovo Stability Initiative (IKS), in partnership with UNICEF Office in Kosovo launched the youth opinion poll ‘Unleashing Change: Voices of Kosovo’s Youth 2010’.

Children discuss inclusion with Rambo Amadeus, UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador
TIVAT, November 4, 2010 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador Rambo Amadeus together with the Deputy Minister of Education Vesna Vucurovic will join the special session about inclusion of children with disabilities.

Children in Georgia learn how to respond to natural disasters
TBILISI, Georgia, 3 November 2010 – Children in Georgian schools will soon be able to learn how to respond adequately to natural disasters thanks to a new partnership initiative launched today.

Partners in Kyrgyzstan Unite Against HIV Stigma and Discrimination
Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 28-29 October - Representatives of the Government and of the local authorities, women living with HIV, mothers of children living with HIV, NGOs and other partners met to finalize a common strategy against HIV-related discrimination.

2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards
UNICEF is proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards. The winners will be announced at the ICDB Awards Ceremony on 2 November 2010 in New York.

“Let’s Grow Up Together“ campaign launched in Serbia
An awareness raising campaign on the inclusion of children with disabilities will be launched by the Serbian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, UNICEF and Radio-Television of Serbia (RTS).

It's about ability in local parliaments
Presentations in local parliaments all over Montenegro about the benefits of an inclusive society within the campaign “It’s about ability”

UNICEF and bTV launch charity photo exhibition "Colour Haiti"
In August 2010, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ani Salich visited Haiti with cameraman Ivan Filchev in order to report and film the expensing of Bulgarian donations in aid of children and families.

Youth filmmakers nominated for awards
NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, 21 October 2010 – UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation announced last week the nominees for the 2010 Oneminutesjr. Awards.

Angelique Kidjo performed in favour of the Bulgarian children
SOFIA, Bulgaria - October 21, 2010 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo performed last night in favour of the Bulgarian children.

Statistics a powerful tool to drive change for the world’s most vulnerable children
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 20 October 2010 – On the occasion of the first World Statistics Day, UNICEF experts are calling attention to the essential role that data and statistics play in the development of effective policies that help improve the lives of children

EU and UNICEF kick off support to make the justice system child-friendly
Mr. Sheldon Yett, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative, today kicked off a two year (2010-2012) project to support reform of justice system for children.

UNICEF and the European Union: Partners for children
NEW YORK, USA, 18 October 2010 – UNICEF has been working to protect the rights of children for over 60 years, but it can only achieve the best results by working in partnerships – such as the unparalleled relationship between UNICEF and the EU.

New horizons for Turkey’s disadvantaged 0-6 year-olds
October 2010 - A renewed drive is under way to expand Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes in Turkey following a two-day international conference organised jointly by UNICEF and the World Bank.

Armenia marks International Day for Disaster Reduction
Yerevan, 13 October 2010 – The Government of Armenia and the United Nations marked today the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

UNICEF and DIPECHO support planning for disaster risk reduction in Azerbaijan
Baku, October 12, 2010 – As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), UNICEF Azerbaijan in partnership with the Disaster preparedness branch of the EC's Humanitarian Aid Department (DIPECHO) today hosted a meeting in Baku.

UNICEF says many children with disabilities are still in special schools
YEREVAN, 8 October 2010 – About 2,800 children with disabilities in Armenia are still attending special schools, according to the Ministry of Education and Science data.

Breastfeeding Week in Kosovo, 1 – 7 October 2010
Ferizaj/Uroševac, 1 October 2010 – UNICEF Office in Kosovo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, opened the Breastfeeding Week in Kosovo 2010 (1 – 7 October 2010).

The Working Group for Child Rights of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Visit the Bundestag Commission for Children’s Concerns
October 1, 2010 - Representatives of the Working Group for Child Rights of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia visited Berlin from 27 to 30 September, 2010, at the invitation of the Bundestag Commission for Children’s Concerns.

New round of polio immunisation campaign starts to maximise children’s protection against polio in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan / October 4, 2010 - Almost 2.7 million children under 15 years of age will be vaccinated during the new round of polio immunisation that is starting today in Tajikistan.

New USAID/UNICEF initiative to provide safe, supported family environment for vulnerable children
TBILISI, Georgia - 20 September, 2010. The United States Agency for International development (USAID) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have established a new partnership to protect vulnerable children in Georgia.

More developing countries show Universal Access to HIV/AIDS services is possible
GENEVA/NAIROBI/WASHINGTON D.C., 28 September 2010 - Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in increasing access to HIV/AIDS services, according to a new report released today.

New Countries Endorse the Paris Commitments to End the Use of Child Combatants
NEW YORK, 27 September 2010 – New countries today endorsed the ‘Paris Commitments’ to end the use of child soldiers, joining a growing list of States that have pledged to protect children from recruitment and use by armed forces and groups.

Child rights supersede party politics
Skopje, 20-21 September 2010 - Parliamentarians from the German Bundestag and the Serbian National Assembly joined local members of parliament in a two-day consultation on the Role of Parliaments in Monitoring and Promoting Child Rights.

It’s about ability
“It’s about ability” – awareness raising campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities by UNICEF, Government of Montenegro, European Commission, Associations of parents of children with disabilities and other partners

Statement by Steven Allen, UNICEF Regional Director for the CEECIS, on the occasion of the MDG Summit 2010
September 23, 2010 - In the CEECIS Region there are as many as 160 million people considered vulnerable because they live on less than 5 dollars per day.

MDG summit events close at UNICEF with a call to action on helping the most vulnerable
NEW YORK, USA, 23 September 2010 – At UNICEF’s closing event for the UN Millennium Development Goals summit last night, experts and world leaders gathered to highlight the importance of reaching the world’s most disadvantaged and hardest-to-reach children

"Right in Principle, Right in Practice"
20 September 2010, by Anthony Lake, Executive Director - UNICEF's work shows that in this case, principle and practice go hand in hand. An "equity" focus - approaches aimed at the most deprived - will save more children per dollar than the one we use now.

UNICEF to support Kazakhstan in promoting social services for the most vulnerable children
ASTANA, Kazakhstan - September 21, 2010 - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the UN Children’s Fund have conducted a seminar to discuss the strengthening of the social protection system for the most vulnerable children and families.

Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990
NEW YORK, 17 September 2010 – The latest United Nations under-five mortality estimates were released today by UNICEF and they show continued progress in reducing the number of children who don’t live to see their fifth birthdays.

It's about ability
PODGORICA, Montenegro - September 10, 2010 - The Government of Montenegro, UNICEF and EU Delegation launch a three month awareness raising campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities

'Progress for Children' report sheds new light on achieving Millennium Development Goals
NEW YORK, USA, 7 September 2010 – Addressing the needs of the poorest of the poor is the key to meeting ambitious development goals and reducing global injustice, according to a UNICEF’s latest ‘Progress for Children’ report.

Новое исследование ЮНИСЕФ показывает, что ЦРДТ для детей можно достичь быстрее, если сосредоточиться на наиболее неблагополучных слоях населения
НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 7 сентября 2010 года — Как показывает опубликованное сегодня новое исследование ЮНИСЕФ, мировое сообщество может спасти миллионы жизней, вкладывая средства прежде всего в улучшение положения наиболее неблагополучных детей и общин.

CEECIS - Achieving MDGs with Equity: Reaching the most Vulnerable and Excluded
The main challenges are child mortality and HIV/AIDS prevention and care which are still off-track in a number of countries. The Region has very positive headline data, with some of the best development figures in the world.

New UNICEF study shows MDGs for children can be reached faster with focus on most disadvantaged
NEW YORK, 7 September 2010 – The global community can save millions of lives by investing first in the most disadvantaged children and communities, according to a new UNICEF study released today.

UNICEF reopens school in remote community in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 6 September 2010 – A new school built with UNICEF support opened its doors to more than 110 children in Arnokhum village in Tajikistan’s mountainous Kuhistoni Mastchoh district.

Kazakh Health Minister and UNICEF Representative launch National Immunization Days against polio
Astana, 6 September 2010 – Kazakh Health Minister Zhaksylyk Doskaliyev and UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan Hanaa Singer launched today the National Immunization Days against polio.

‘A family for every child’ is the new mission of the Magnificent Six charity
SOFIA, Bulgaria - 1 September, 2010. Today bTV and UNICEF announced that the new mission of the charity TV show will be to raise funds for closing down the institution for infants aged 0-3 in the city of Shumen.

ЮНИСЕФ и Министерство здравоохранения проводят кампанию с целью защиты женщин и детей в Таджикистане от гриппа
ДУШАНБЕ, Таджикистан, 1 сентября 2010 г. – Сегодня в Душанбе Министерство здравоохранения Республики Таджикистан и ЮНИСЕФ дали старт национальной кампании, целью которой является защита здоровья детей и женщин в Таджикистане.

UNICEF and Ministry of Health launch campaign to protect women and children from influenza in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 1 September 2010 – A nationwide communication campaign launched by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in Dushanbe today aims to protect children and women in Tajikistan.

Заявление Исполнительного директора ЮНИСЕФ Энтони Лейка о ситуации в Пакистане
Масштабы бедствия в Пакистане, вызванного интенсивными муссонными дождями и наводнениями, огромны. Под водой уже оказалась пятая часть страны, наводнение смывает целые деревни. Около 900 тыс. домов повреждено или разрушено.

UNICEF and Edin Džeko promote video spot “Now I support you”
30 August 2010 - New video spots featuring UNICEF Ambassador Edin Dzeko!

World Bank President Zoellick completes two-day visit to Moldova
On August 11, President Zoellick visited a kindergarten in the village of Cucuruzeni. The kindergarten was rehabilitated through a World Bank-supported project and implemented in cooperation with UNICEF.

Second stage of national polio immunization campaign begins in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyz Republic - August 23, 2010 - In order to prevent an outbreak and spread in Kyrgyzstan of the polio virus, on Monday 23 August throughout the territory of the country, the second stage of the campaign to immunize children under 5 begins.

UNICEF brings safe drinking water to displaced families in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 23 August 2010 – UNICEF said today that more than 3,000 people displaced by flooding in southern Tajikistan now benefit from safe drinking water provided by UNICEF and regional government agencies in Khuroson district.

School Without Violence - Towards a safe and enabling environment for children
Violence in schools among and against children, however, is not a new phenomenon - it had just been neglected for years. The "School without violence" programme wants to change this now in Serbia.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the flooding in Pakistan
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 20 August 2010 – “Mothers fleeing flooded homes with nothing but their babies clinging to their backs; people waving for help from the top of houses and sheds as the waters rise around them; desperately thirsty children."

National Teachers’ Conference becomes a platform for scaling-up Child Friendly Schools and Early Childhood Development initiatives
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 20 August 2010 – The Child Friendly Schools and Early Childhood Development modules have been incorporated into the training sessions of the National Teachers’ Conference in Turkmenistan taking place this week all over the country.

Правительство Туркменистана укрепляет потенциал в области ювенальной юстиции
Ашхабад, Туркменистан, 16 августа 2010 г. – Детский Фонд ООН совместно с Национальным институтом демократии и прав человека Туркменистана провел двухдневный семинар по международным стандартам ювенальной юстиции в г. Мары.

The Government of Turkmenistan strengthens capacity in the juvenile justice system
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 16 August 2010 – UNICEF jointly with the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of Turkmenistan has conducted a two day workshop on alignment of the juvenile justice system with international standards.

UNICEF brings safe drinking water to disaster affected families in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 12 August 2010 - The newly constructed drinking water supply system in Shokhrukh settlement in Tajikistans Khuroson district was commissioned today by the Khuroson district government, UNICEF and Tajik Communal Service.

ЮНИСЕФ обеспечивает семьи, пострадавшие от стихийных бедствий в Таджикистане, чистой питьевой водой
ДУШАНБЕ, Таджикистан, 12 августа 2010 г. – Сегодня Местным органом исполнительной власти Хуросонского района, ЮНИСЕФ и Государственным унитарным предприятием «Хочагии манзилию коммунали» была сдана в эксплуатацию недавно построенная система водоснабжения

At New York launch, International Year of Youth kicks off with a diversity of voices
NEW YORK, USA, 12 August 2010 – Members of the international community marked the launch of the International Year of Youth today in the United Nations General Assembly Hall with an eclectic array of speeches, musical performances, videos and poetry.

“Welcome to school” initiative launched in Bishkek
Bishkek, 9 August 2010 – The Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and UNICEF today launched the “Welcome to School” initiative to secure safe access to education at the beginning of the school year in September.

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
NEW YORK, 9 August 2010 – Today UNICEF joins in celebrating the vibrant diversity, rich culture and remarkable contributions of the world’s indigenous peoples.

Learning about parenting from the first months of pregnancy
Educational promotional materials for ante-natal education of parents produced by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in 2010 will be presented to the participants of the school for pregnant women in Danilovgrad.

World Breastfeeding Week celebrated in Montenegro
DANILOVGRAD, August 5, 2010 - UNICEF, WHO and the Ministry of Health marked the World Breastfeeding Week from 1 to 7 August by presenting the educational material which will contribute to the promotion of the best possible start to life for all children.

Tajikistan and UNICEF launch new phase of a project on disaster risk reduction
August 7, 2010 - An MoU between the Ministry of Education, the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES), and UNICEF in Tajikistan on a new phase of a project to reduce disaster risk in education sector was signed today in Dushanbe.

Health Facilities Are Vital in Promoting Good Breastfeeding Practices
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 5 August 2010 – 35 maternity hospitals, family clinics and rural health points were certified as baby-friendly and implementing ‘10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding’.

Developing Local Plans of Action for Children in Montenegro
Podgorica, July 27, 2010 - The roundtable held in Podgorica on the 27th of July was an opportunity for representatives of LPA municipalities, government partners and civil society organizations to exchange experiences.

Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan, EC and UNICEF renew partnership to protect most vulnerable communities in disaster-prone areas
Hundreds of children and women living in high-risk areas across the country will be better protected against natural hazards through a new disaster risk reduction project launched by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan, EC and UNICEF today.

A national campaign promotes breastfeeding in Tajikistan
The Ministry of Health-led campaign, supported by UNICEF, coincides with the World Breastfeeding Week, marked throughout the world from 1-7 August.

Health facilities are vital in promoting good breastfeeding practices, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 30 July 2010 – In World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF and its partners are asking health professionals to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their children.

Turkmenistan’s health officials and UNICEF initiate discussions on population’s healthy nutrition
The workshop presented an opportunity for representatives of government agencies to discuss various aspects of nutrition, including food safety, flour fortification, salt iodization, breastfeeding, safe water, vitamin supplementation, and balanced nutriti

Statement by UNICEF’s Executive Director on ongoing situation in southern Kyrgyzstan
NEW YORK, 26 July 2010 - The political situation in southern Kyrgyzstan has calmed down. But life for Kyrgyzstan’s children has not. As their stories vanish from the front page, we risk putting their safety on the back burner.

Media professionals and health communicators strengthen capacity in emergency communication
Ashgabat,Turkmenistan, 27 July 2010 - The Health Information Centre under the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and UNICEF organized an orientation seminar for journalists and health communicators on risk and crisis communication.

Focus on Anemia Prevention and Breastfeeding promotion to improve mother and child health in Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, 2010 - Anemia, though easily preventable and treatable, is one of the most serious threats to the health of children and a factor in maternal mortality.

Two rounds of polio immunization to be conducted in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, 19 July 2010 – Today the first round of the National Immunization Days against polio (poliomyelitis) was launched simultaneously in Osh and Bishkek. The campaign was conducted to prevent the import and spread of the polio virus in Kyrgyzstan.

Young of Central Asia and Eastern Europe Suffering Blame and Banishment
VIENNA, 19 July 2010 - An underground HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is intensifying at an alarming pace, fueled by drug use, high-risk sexual behavior and high levels of social stigma that discourage people from seeking prevention info.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi visits Haiti to highlight plight of children six months after the earthquake
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI, 15 July 2010 – Leo Messi, renowned FC Barcelona and Argentina national team soccer player completed his first field visit since he was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in March to highlight the challenges children in Haiti face.

UNICEF Regional Director visited Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, July 9, 2010 - Mr. Steven Allen, the Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States visited this week Sarajevo and Banjaluka in order to discuss UNICEF's involvement in improving lives of children.

UNICEF to release report on 'underground' HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
14 July 2010 – According to an upcoming UNICEF report about young people affected by HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, only 24 per cent of those in the region who need anti-retroviral treatment receive it, and the HIV stigma is rampant.

Ministry of Health of Ukraine, UNICEF and advertising agencies unite to protect children from infectious diseases
Ukraine, 5 July 2010 – A social advertising campaign on the protection of children against infectious diseases was presented in Kyiv.

Children with special needs participate in decorating worldwide known Buddy Bears
ASTANA, Kazakhstan - 13 July 2010 – Two new bears decorated by youth Kazakh citizens joined the worldwide known exhibition of United Buddy Bears and were presented to the public as part of the event jointly organized by UNICEF and partners.

Preschool children will get access to good quality children books
Tirana, 2 July 2010 – UNICEF joined forces with a series of donors to support the government in bringing books to 1,436 compulsory schools and 900 kindergartens.

UN Children’s agency in Vienna to focus on the children and the social exclusion and stigma of HIV and AIDS
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV, 9 July 2010 – UNICEF today announced the agency’s participation in the 2010 XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July.

Kazakhstan, UNICEF and UNFPA launch second Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)
Astana, 8 July 2010 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Statistics Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on conducting a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey.

After violence tears apart communities in Kyrgyzstan, a brittle calm settles in
OSH, Kyrgyzstan, 1 July 2010 – All along the Alisher Navoi Street, the scene is similar from house to house. Some of the buildings are just charred walls. Some have collapsed completely. Others bear bullet holes from intense gunfire.

UNICEF provides technical assistance to Turkmenistan’s Government in compiling a report on implementation of the CRC
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 2 July 2010 – The United Nations Children’s Fund conducted a two day seminar for members of Turkmenistan’s Interministerial Commission on Treaty Body Reporting on effective compilation of the country report on the CRC.

In Istanbul, UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics launch joint education project
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 30 June 2010 – While Turkey has made significant progress in reducing the number of out-of-school girls in recent decades, the number of girls in school continues to decline sharply by the fifth and sixth grades.

Japanese Government and private donor join forces to fund UNICEF’s response to polio outbreak in Central Asia
TOKYO/JAPAN, 1 July 2010 – In view of the polio outbreak which has been affecting vulnerable people including many children in Tajikistan since May, the Government of Japan and a partner NGO are both providing much-needed vaccines through UNICEF.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, welcoming the G8 Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Under-Five Child Health
NEW YORK, 25 June 2010 – “UNICEF welcomes the commitment by G8 countries to accelerate efforts to improve maternal and child health by endorsing the Muskoka Initiative launched today at the G8 Summit in Canada.

UNICEF: Thousands seeking shelter in southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 25 June 2010 - Thousands of people are on the move in southern Kyrgyzstan seeking shelter, says UNICEF.

Aid reaches displaced and refugee families in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, and KURGANPATA, Uzbekistan, 24 June 2010 – Despite concerns about security, UNICEF has organized a continuing airlift and overland distribution of supplies to people displaced by violence in Kyrgyzstan.

UNICEF welcomes Kiwanis partnership to fight deadly maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide
NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the announcement of a new partnership with global volunteer network Kiwanis International to fight tetanus in women and children worldwide, a disease that kills around 60,000 newborns each year.

UNICEF Regional Director calls Ukraine to invest more in children
Kyiv, 24 June 2010 – Today UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States Steven Allen has completed his first visit to Ukraine.

Polio-eradication partners monitor life-saving immunization drive in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 22 June 2010 – The fourth round of a national immunization campaign against polio has just been completed in Tajikistan, targeting almost 3 million children under the age of 15.

Children are everyone’s business
NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – At the opening of a major meeting of business leaders organized by the United Nations today, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children called on the business community to work together to build universal principles that

Lifesaving supplies delivered to conflict-ridden southern Kyrgyzstan
OSH, Kyrgyzstan - 22 June 2010 - UNICEF delivered forty tonnes of much needed emergency supplies to the tense and divided city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan today.

Leo Messi calls out to "Unite for children"
June 2010 - On the occasion of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Argentinian UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi calls out to Unite for Children.

Despite fragile security, UNICEF delivers supplies
Bishkek, 21 June 2010 - Despite ongoing concerns about security, UNICEF has started a massive ground and air lift of supplies to southern Kyrgyzstan.

UNICEF Regional Director visits Ukraine
Kyiv, 21 March 2010 – UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), Mr. Steven Allen, is visiting Ukraine on 22-24 June 2010.

UNICEF calls for full access for humanitarian relief in southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, June 18 2010 - UNICEF warned that lack of access was hampering the delivery of humanitarian relief for the 1.1 million people affected by fighting in southern Kyrgyzstan.

UN and UNICEF take humanitarian action in response to Kyrgyzstan crisis
NEW YORK, USA, 18 June 2010 – As the crisis in Kyrgyzstan enters its second week, there are reports that violence against ethnic Uzbeks in the southern part of the country is gradually declining. However, the situation remains volatile.

An open letter to the European Union from UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake
The meeting in Brussels is a chance for the EU to reaffirm its historic advocacy for children’s rights – and especially the world’s most forgotten and marginalized children. We at UNICEF greatly hope it will do so.

UNICEF launches new reports on Justice for Children
GENEVA/BRUSSELS, June 2010 - UNICEF and UNODC are organising two events gathering high-level government officials and professionals from the CEE/CIS region with European Commission and UN staff in order to enhance cooperation in juvenile justice reform. T

UNICEF: Kyrgyzstan fighting splits families
BISHKEK, 16 June 2010 - With approximately 400,000 people displaced by fighting in Southern Kyrgyzstan, UNICEF warned today that separated families and missing children are an emerging issue.

Number of reported suspected polio cases on the decrease in Tajikistan as the fourth immunization round begins
The polio immunisation campaign is having a substantial impact on the number of reported suspected cases in Tajikistan, with more than 85 per cent total decrease from the peak period.

UNICEF trucks supplies to ethnic Uzbeks fleeing violence in Kyrgyzstan
NEW YORK, USA, 14 June 2010 – UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan Jean-Michel Delmotte has described a chaotic situation as thousands of ethnic Uzbeks, mostly women and children, flee ethnic violence in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan.

UNICEF sends supplies to Central Asia crisis
NEW YORK, 14 June 2010 - UNICEF today dispatched emergency supplies to refugees who have fled fighting in Kyrgyzstan.

UNICEF expresses deep concern about the situation of children in Southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 13 June 2010 - UNICEF expresses deep concern about the situation of children in Southern Kyrgyzstan, the scene of unrest and fighting since Thursday.

Creative media help Turkmenistan children learn about flu prevention
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 11 June 2010 – “Let’s stay healthy!” is a key message of the musical for children that is launched today in Turkmenistan.

Prominent French human rights advocate Robert Badinter calls for protection of juveniles’ rights in Ukraine
Kyiv, 14 April 2010 – The highly-respected human rights advocate and former Minister of Justice in France, Robert BADINTER, visits Ukraine on 13-14 April 2010, upon the invitation of UNICEF.

"Children in Russia - 2009" - New study launched in Moscow
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Partnership with corporate sector helps integration of children with special needs in Kazakhstan
Special Olympics in Kazakhstan together with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) summed up the results of the joint activities in 2009 at Haileybury School in Almaty on 14 January 2010.

UNICEF and Government of Tajikistan sign new six-year Country Programme Action Plan
DUSHANBE, 28 December 2009 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a new six-year Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) for the period 2010-2015 with the Government of Tajikistan on 25 December 2009 in Dushanbe.

Giving a boost to baby-friendly hospitals
Bucharest, 17 December 2009 – UNICEF Romania and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 23 maternity facilities have been awarded the baby-friendly hospital designation.

Ukrainian pop stars sing about child rights
KIEV, Ukraine, 16 December 2009 – For the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF along with a leading Ukrainian television channel (M1 TV) and other pop celebrities debuted a song about children’s rights titled ‘The Fire of

EU-UNICEF project to provide medical equipment for the children of Chernobyl
MINSK, Belarus - December 15, 2009 - Launch of the two-year project “Holistic and Sustainable mother and child survival and development in the Chernobyl affected areas (Belarus)”

Tajikistan receives US$13.5 million to implement its National Strategy for Education Development Programme
DUSHANBE, 14 December 2009 – On 5 November 2009, the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (EFA FTI) Catalytic Fund has allocated a grant of US$13.5 million for Tajikistan to support the National Strategy for Education Development (NSED) over an 18-mont

The history of a village that reanimated the kindergarten
In the early 1990s there were two kindergartens in Ialpujeni. Eleven years ago, in 1998, the pre-schools were closed down. The local administration did not have the funds to pay for heat, electricity, food for the children, and salaries for the staff.

National Adolescents and Youth Forum held in Kazakhstan
Over 2,500 young people, government officials, representatives from civil society, media gathered for UNICEF's Adolescents and Youth Forum in Kazakhstan.

Over 150 young delegates from all over Kazakhstan discuss burning issues of youth at UNICEF Pre-Forum in country’s capital
Astana, Kazakhstan 6 December 2009 - Over 150 young people meet in the Kazakh capital to conclude a regional consultation on children's issues in the Central Asian country.

Public opinion in Serbia on social inclusion of children with disability
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UNICEF Cards and Children’s Drawings Mark 60th Anniversary
Belgrade, 2 December 2009 – A “Cards Full of Life” exhibition opened today at the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade.

UN Ministerial Conference meets to review social policy options for a region, hard hit by the global economic crisis
ALMATY (ILO News) – “The global economic and financial crisis has affected all countries, and Kazakhstan was no exception."

United Nations Ministerial Conference - Social Impact of the Economic Crisis in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey
On 7-8 December 2009, the ILO, UNICEF, FAO and UNDP, hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, will organize a Conference on the social impact of the global financial and economic crisis in the region.

Prime Minister and UNICEF Representative host a reception for CRC@20
PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 – Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and UNICEF Montenegro Representative Noala Skinner hosted a reception in Villa Gorica at the end of a week of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the CRC.

20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
On November 20, 2009 UNICEF country offices across the CEECIS region celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Kyrgyzstan celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the CRC
20 November 2009 - Today, on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the results of national research into child poverty and inequality in Kyrgyzstan were presented in UN House.

UN CRC printed in Braille alphabet for the first time in Montenegro
NOVEMBER 16, 2009 – On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of UN CRC, UNICEF Regional Director for CEE/CIS Steven Allen gave to blind and visually impaired children copies of the Convention printed in the Braille alphabet for the first time in Montenegro

Governments pledge to tackle increasing child separation from families
CHISINAU, MOLDOVA, November 26, 2009 – Governments of five eastern European countries have agreed to start the long-term work of developing community-based services and phasing out state-run children’s institutions.

Georgia commemorates 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with creation of Child Rights’ Council at the Parliament
TBILISI, 20 November 2009 – A joint initiative of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and UNICEF to create the Child Rights’ council is announced at a special event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the CRC.

Armenia marks the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
YEREVAN, Armenia - 20 November 2009 - State of the World’s Children and Children’s Chamber Orchestra of UNICEF launched

UNICEF Awards Journalists for Ethical Reporting on Children and Children’s Rights
Belgrade, 20 November 2009 – Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child UNICEF Serbia Office awarded its annual award for professional and ethical media reporting on children and children’s rights.

Presentation of Children in the Serbian Media - Children in the Media Mirror
Presentation of Children in the Serbian Media - Children in the Media Mirror

Urgent need to diversify child care social services in Eastern Europe
GENEVA, November 20, 2009 – Social and welfare services in Eastern Europe are in need of comprehensive reforms if some of the most vulnerable children and families are to be properly supported in the current economic crisis, says UNICEF.

President of the State Reflects on Child Rights during CRC Panel Discussion
Skopje, 16 November 2009: During a panel discussion celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the President Gjorgi Ivanov, emphasized the responsibility of the State to provide basic services for all children.

National football star announced UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Apart from being a very successful sportsmen, widely recognised in the country and abroad, Edin Dzeko has demonstrated his strong personal commitment to children and young people,

UNICEF and MTV: Lights! Camera! Action!
Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World is a racing game that helps you to learn about HIV and AIDS prevention and takes you on a tour of some of the World's Heritage sites.

More reforms needed as some children still languish in custody in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, warns UNICEF
GENEVA, November 11, 2009 - Despite some progress in juvenile justice system reform, too many children are still being held in detention awaiting trial in Eastern European and Central Asian countries, a new UNICEF study warns.

2 November 2009: I have the right to know! UNICEF announces the launch of media campaign timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Turkmenistan starts off massive celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 30 October 2009 – Turkmenistan’s Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have officially started celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Turkish universities champion child rights
ISTANBUL, November 6, 2009 – Seven Turkish universities are leading the way in European journalism studies by teaching a new child rights syllabus as part of their degree courses.

The Voice of Children and Youth at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
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Yukie Mokuo: Investments to children is key to the successful national development of Ukraine
Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World is a racing game that helps you to learn about HIV and AIDS prevention and takes you on a tour of some of the World's Heritage sites.

“Playground for Ability Development” in Rousse gives chance to the most vulnerable children
ROUSSE, 13 October 2009 – “Playground for Ability Development” was opened today in the city of Rousse.

More than two million children in Tajikistan vaccinated against measles and rubella
DUSHANBE, TAJIKISTAN, 12 October 2009 – More than 2.2 million children in Tajikistan have been vaccinated during a national measles and rubella immunization campaign, which ends today.

Orlando Bloom named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, 12 October 2009 - Actor Orlando Bloom was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador today, in recognition of his commitment to the rights of children around the world.

UNICEF calls for action to tackle flow of children into institutions
Geneva, October 7, 2009 – UNICEF experts are calling on governments in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States to adopt measures that will stem the flow of children being abandoned in state-run institutions.

Without a protective environment, it’s a harsh life for children
TOKYO, 6 October 2009 - While progress is being made in reducing some violations of children’s rights, not enough is yet known about the extent of abuses against children.

UNICEF commends the Kosovo authorities for the endorsement of the Strategy and Action Plan on Children’s Rights
Pristina, 1 October 2009 – UNICEF today commended the Kosovo authorities for the endorsement of the Strategy and Action Plan on Children’s Rights 2009-2013.

More than two million children in Tajikistan vaccinated against measles and rubella
DUSHANBE, 12 October 2009 – More than 2.2 million children have been vaccinated during the national measles and rubella immunization campaign which ends today in Tajikistan.

UNICEF and EBU again join forces for children in need
LEMESOS, Cyprus - November 20, 2008 - Two days before the final of the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and UNICEF announce their renewed cooperation for the upcoming event.

Famous actor Orlando Bloom visits rehabilitation center in Moscow
MOSCOW, Russia - November 16, 2008 - The children in the Krasnoselsky social shelter in the centre of Moscow could not believe their luck when their hero from Pirates of the Caribbean - Orlando Bloom - specially came to visit and spend time with them.

UNICEF Serbia signs agreement with Serbian Parliament on long-term partnership
BELGRADE, Serbia - November 19, 2008 - Under the agreement, the Serbian Parliament will play a greater role in enhancing children’s rights.

UNICEF unites young leaders from eight North Caucasus regions for peace and tolerance congress
NALCHIK, Russian Federation - November 17, 2008 - To move the peace and tolerance programme to a new level and celebrate the International Day for Tolerance UNICEF organized the first of its kind Congress of young peace builders.

Mass media campaign “Every child needs a family!" launched in Azerbaijan
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Azercell Telecom LLC and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) teamed up to support the campaign “Every Child Needs a Family”

UNICEF helps strengthen national immunization system
SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - November 14, 2008 - Over 300 health workers from the preventive health teams and health staff from the maternity wards have participated in a new continuous medical education program.

Tennis star Ana Ivanovic meets with Serbian children to put an end to violence in schools
BELGRADE, Serbia - November 14, 2008 - UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia Ana Ivanovic today visited the “14 October” primary school in Baric, south-east of Belgrade.

Moldovan primary schools promote iodised salt
CHISINAU, Moldova - 11 November 2008 - All Moldovan primary schools have taken part in a special day aimed at promoting the virtues of iodised salt.

Network of Violence-Free Schools in Croatia: Peer violence reduced by 50 percent
SIBENIK, Croatia - November 10/11, 2008 - More than 121 schools gathered at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Network of Violence-Free Schools to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the UNICEF Violence prevention programme.

“Children: Please pay attention” - UNICEF and Moscow City Government joint campaign
MOSCOW, Russia - 10 November, 2008 - With the support of the Moscow City Government Department of Family and Youth Policy, UNICEF has been conducting the second round of the campaign “Children: Please pay attention”.

Child-Friendly Spaces in IDP collective Centres of Tbilisi
TBILISI, Georgia - November 7, 2008. Six collective centres for those IDPs who fled the recent hostilities in and around South Ossetia, Georgia, will have special places for children thanks to the joint efforts of UNICEF and World Vision.

Reforming child care systems in Central Asia
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - November 5, 2008 - Kyrgyzstan hosts a meeting of about 30 delegates from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to share overviews of current child care situation in their countries and key priorities

Young people in Kosovo need more information on HIV/AIDS
Prishtine/Pristina, October 30, 2008 - Young people in Kosovo do not have sufficient information how to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS infection, reveals a study on Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Behaviour (KAPB) conducted with young people aged 15

UNICEF-supported studies indicate links between student absenteeism, dropouts and child labour in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia - October 30, 2008 - UNICEF announced today that rapidly growing student absenteeism and drop out rates are closely linked to child labour as well as quality of education in Armenia.

UNICEF Regional Director meets with Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank
GENEVA, October 31, 2008 - Ms. Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for CEE/CIS, today met with Mr. Raphael Alomar, the Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), to discuss the on going collaborations between the Bank and UNICEF.

Children speak out on violence in schools at UNICEF OneMinutesJr workshop
SKOPJE, October 26 - 30, 2008 - Over the last five days, eighteen children aged 12 to14 from three primary schools in Skopje have been working with UNICEF OneMinutesJr trainers to create short movies illustrating their views on violence in schools.

UNICEF Moldova Representative awarded medal of honour
CHISINAU, Moldova - October 2008 - The UNICEF Representative in Moldova, Ray Virgilio Torres, has been decorated by the Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin with one of the most important Moldovan State Awards - “Ordinul de Onoare” (Medal of Honor).

UNICEF, Special Olympics and eastern Kazakh city set to integrate children with special needs into society and reduce stigma
SEMEY, Kazakhstan - 24 October 2008 - The Akimat of Semey city together with UNICEF and Special Olympics Kazakhstan have come up with the initiative to integrate children with intellectual disabilities into society and to reduce stigma and discrimination

Launch to mark beginning of huge project to improve mother and child healthcare in Uzbekistan
TASHKENT, 27 October 2008 - The Government of Uzbekistan together with UNICEF and the EC has officially launched a new landmark project in which hundreds of thousands of mothers and children will directly benefit from improved maternal and child care.

UNICEF-developed textbook receives an award at a top Russian education forum
MOSCOW, Russia - October 22, 2008 - A textbook developed by United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF and Dagestan State Pedagogical University has been awarded a golden medal at the Forum and exhibition Russia Education Week 2008.

Parlamentarians call for improved response to domestic violence
SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - October 20, 2008 - More than eighteen Parliamentarians from the Parliamentary Commission on Equal Opportunities, called for a stronger national response to address domestic violence in the country.

Mass Immunization Campaign against Measles and Rubella launched in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia - October 20, 2008 - Almost 1.1 million people aged 6 – 27 will be immunized against measles and rubella between 20 October and 2 November in Georgia.

UNICEF boosts funding to help ensure proper nutrition for Kyrgyz children
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - October 17, 2008 - UNICEF will provide $270,000 in additional funds to help develop a national nutrition strategy in Kyrgyzstan.

UNICEF Executive Director visits Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 16 October 2008 - Ann M. Veneman, on the first ever visit by a UNICEF Executive Director to Kyrgyzstan, highlighted the plight of street children who have been exposed to violence, exploitation or abuse.

UNICEF Serbia launches “A Child’s Place is within the Family” project
BELGRADE, Serbia - 14 October 2008 - “A Child’s Place is within the Family - Transforming Residential Institutions for Children and Developing Sustainable Alternatives’’ project, funded by the European Union with 1.4 million Euros, was unvealed today.

UNICEF Executive Director marks 30th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 15 October 2008 - At the global health conference on primary health care, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said that health systems had to be scaled up through dynamic collaboration among governments, international partners, no

In the fight to save children’s lives, washing hands takes centre stage
NEW YORK, 15 October 2008 – Today marks the first ever Global Handwashing Day, celebrated in over 70 countries across five continents in an effort to mobilize and motivate millions around the world to wash their hands with soap.

In Kazakhstan, agency leaders launch global study on health care inequities
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 14 October – At the launch today of ‘World Health Report 2008’ on primary health care, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said an overarching theme of the report is the need to improve the effectiveness of health systems.

Democratic Practices in Education: Major International Conference
BUDAPEST, Hungary - October 10, 2008 - 350 experts from more than 70 countries discuss the development and promotion of democratic practices in education.

As cold weather nears, UNICEF and partners shelter Kyrgyzstan earthquake survivors
NURA, Kyrgyzstan, October 10, 2008 - Five days after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the town of Nura in the Alai Rayon region of southern Kyrgyzstan, UNICEFand its partners are working around the clock to provide relief to quake victims.

Children bear the brunt of earthquake in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 7 October 2008 - Hundreds of children and their families have been left homeless and need urgent assistance following the severe earthquake that struck eastern Kyrgyzstan on 5 October.

“What Happened in School Today?” – Manual for Parents
BELGRADE, Serbia - 2 October 2008 - The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia, UNICEF and Hypo Alpe Adria Leasing company have presented a manual for parents “What Happened in School Today?”

Gheorghe Hagi appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania - September 29, 2008 - UNICEF Romania today announced the appointment of Mr Gheorghe Hagi as National Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Romania.

Turkmenistan education specialists study the international trends in education management and planning
September 17, 2008 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - The Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan, UNICEF and UNESCO are conducting a week long workshop on education management and planning for about twenty specialists from different sectors in Turkmenistan this we

Julian Rachlin and Sir Roger Moore donate for Baby Friendly Hospitals in Croatia
DUBROVNIK, Croatia, 16 September 2008 - The chamber music festival “Julian Rachlin and Friends” joined forces with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore to support the Baby Friendly Hospitals Initiative (BFHI) backed by UNICEF in Croatia.

"Kazakhstan should become model of social-oriented economy" – UNICEF Representative
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 11 September 2008 - “Kazakhstan has all the incredients to become the role model of social-oriented economy for other countries in the world," remarked Hanaa Singer, newly appointed Representative of UNICEF Kazakhstan.

Goodwill Ambassador Slaven Bilic joins UNICEF-supported campaign against cyberbullying
ZAGREB, Croatia, 10 September 2008 - UNICEF and Croatian children’s hotline Brave Phone recently launched a campaign against cyberbullying, “Break the Chain”.

Government of Netherlands contributes €300,000 to UNICEF's social service project in Bulgaria
SOFIA, Bulgaria, 9 September 2008 - A project agreement for improving social services was signed between UNICEF Bulgaria and the Embassy of Netherlands.

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 9 September 2008 – UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan recently celebrated the World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August) by launching a unique campaign called “Breast Milk – a Treasure of Humanity”.

UNICEF supports families displaced by conflict
GENEVA, Switzerland, 5 September 2008 – When the conflict broke out last month in and around South Ossetia, Georgia, Solomon Surameli, a 10-year-old living in the frontline village of Brotsleti, fled south with his parents.

Adolescents in Moldova learn to become peer educators on HIV
CHISINAU, Modova, 5 September 2008 – This summer, more than 1,400 adolescents have been trained to become HIV peer educators. Through summer camps held in seven districts, the young people learned about HIV transmission and methods of prevention.

UNICEF and Sarajevo Talent Campus support young filmmakers to focus on excluded children
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 5 September 2008. – “Unite for Children, Unite for Social Inclusion” is the key message of a joint initiative launched by UNICEF and the Sarajevo Talent Campus.

Schoolchildren of Turkmenistan start their first day of academic year
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 1 September 2008 – UNICEF and UNESCO congratulate all schoolchildren and teachers of Turkmenistan on the first day of academic year 2008-2009.

Schools in Turkmenistan assess effectiveness of teaching and child-friendly environment
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 11 August 2008 – Today the Ruhnama school in Ashgabat has hosted school inspectors and specialists of who will learn the principles and steps of child-friendly school assessment.

UNICEF and HSBC launch campaign to help children stay with families
YEREVAN, Amenia, 4 September 2008 – UNICEF and HSBC Bank Armenia launched a joint campaign “Help a Child Stay with a Family!”. The goal of the campaign is to support disadvantaged families in Armenia and prevent placement of children into orphanages.

UNICEF Regional Director returns from visit to Georgia and Russian Federation
GENEVA, 2 September 2008 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the grave impact that the recent conflict in and around South Ossetia has had on children and women, said Regional Director Maria Calivis.

National Breastfeeding Week in Turkmenistan focuses on supporting breastfeeding mothers
“Mother support: going for the gold” is the motto of the annual National Breastfeeding Week, which is carried out this year in Turkmenistan in the week of 1-7 September in conjunct with the Olympics.

UNICEF Regional Director visits displaced women and children in Georgia
28 August 2008 – UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Maria Calivis finished a two-day visit to Georgia to assess the situation of the most vulnerable women and children affected by the confli

UNICEF to Spend $1.45 Million Assisting Displaced People from South Ossetia, Georgia
Geneva, August 26: UNICEF is ramping up its response to the immediate needs of children and their mothers from South Ossetia affected by the conflict in Georgia.

Nearly 40,000 children in need of urgent assistance in Georgia
NEW YORK, 22 August 2008 – UNICEF today voiced its concern over the situation of nearly 40,000 children affected by the conflict in Georgia.

UNICEF, WFP deliver water, food and hygiene kits to residents of conflicted affected town in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, 19 August 2008 – UNICEF and World Food Programme have rushed 15 tons of food, bottled water and hygiene kits for 400 families to the town of Gori town after a humanitarian corridor was opened for the UN and other international agencies.

UNICEF responds to immediate needs of displaced children and women in Georgia
August 14, 2008 - UNICEF and its partners have distributed hygiene kits and bottled water to 3,600 displaced women and children in and around the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Andreea Marin Banica hosts fundraising telethon
BUCHAREST, Romania, 11 August 2008 - UNICEF Romania partnered with the National Television for a telethon, raising $440,000 USD for the expansion of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative across Romania.

Goodwill Ambassador Oksana Fedorova visits UNICEF's peace and tolerance camp for children
11 August 2008 - Not too long ago, UNICEF organized a peace and tolerance camp for children from all over North Caucasus, a region that have been shaped by ethnic tensions for decades.

Uzbekistan celebrates the World Breastfeeding Week
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 4 August 2008 – World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in Uzbekistan this year through initiatives supported by UNICEF, the Ministry of Health and the Creative Union of journalists.

Children’s arts draw attention to HIV/AIDS in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17 July 2008 - Winners of a UNICEF-supported children’s drawing and photo contest received cellular phones and cameras for their work depicting the effects of HIV/AIDS in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

National Plan of Action sets new standards for early childhood care in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, 16 August 2008 - The National Strategic Plan of Action for Early Childhood Development was recently launched by the Government of Georgia in partnership with UNICEF.

European Commission donates €3.5 million euros to support maternal and newborn care in Uzbekistan
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 16 July 2008 – Hundreds of thousands of mothers and children across Uzbekistan will benefit from a landmark partnership, sealed by the Government of Uzbekistan, the European Commission (EC) and UNICEF today in Brussels.

“Justice for Children” report calls for commitment and action against rising juvenile crimes in Kosovo
PRISTINA, UN Administered Province of Kosovo, 14 July 2008 – UNICEF and partners recently launched “Justice for Children”, a report focusing on the extent of juvenile crimes in Kosovo.

New protocol underlines alternative sentencing other than imprisonment for child offenders
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzatan, 14 July 2008 - In May 2008, a Protocol on Mutual Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the Government and UNICEF, underlining the reform of the juvenile justice system in Kyrgyzstan.

Young parliamentarians pose tough questions to their adult counterparts
ASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 11 July 2008 - Representing every region of Uzbekistan, young parliamentarians recently met with their adult counterparts, asking tough questions about what they have done to improve the well-being and rights of Uzbek children.

Pilot project brings success to maternal and newborn care in Ferghana, Uzbekistan
FERGHANA REGION, Uzbekistan, 10 July 2008 - Guzalkhon Karabaeva is constantly smiling. Her newborn son is tranquil in her arms and so is the maternity ward in which we sit. No babies’ cries interrupt our chat - a clear testament to attentive childcare.

Children take a lead in the nationwide sanitation campaign
GEOKDERE, Turkmenistan, 8 July 2008 - Nazar Orazov, 13, is one of the 26 children participating in a hygiene and sanitation summer camp held in Geokdere, Turkmenistan.

UNICEF-supported report "Child Trafficking in Kyrgyzstan" reveals gap in reliable data
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 4 July 2008 - Reliable information on the extent of human trafficking, and particularly on child trafficking, does not exist in Kyrgyzstan, concluded a UNICEF-supported report “Child Trafficking in Kyrgyzstan”.

Supporting immunization, breastfeeding and universal use of iodized salt in Albania
Poverty and ill-health often find each other company. As the poorest country in Europe, Albania has some of the worst health indicators for women and children.

Young delegates’ hopes are high as ‘Junior 8’ Summit opens in Japan
HOKKAIDO, Japan, 3 July 2008 – The Junior 8 Summit opened with thunderous performance by young local drummers at a traditional ceremony in Hokkaido, Japan.

Ana Ivanovic donates USD 62,800 for 'School without Violence'
BELGRADE, Serbia, 3 July 2008 – Tennis star and UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador for Serbia Ana Ivanovic donated 3,360,000 Serbian Dinars (or 62,804 US dollars) to support UNICEF’s programme 'School without Violence'.

Kyrgyzstan’s voice to be heard: Fifteen-year-old Ishkhan Buyuklyanov heads to J8
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 27 June 2008 - For the first time, Kyrgyzstan will be represented at the global children’s summit - Junior 8, which will be held on the island of Hokkaido, Japan from 2 to 9 July.

"Voice of the most vulnerable": Social workers receive a boost through UNICEF-supported training
CHISINAU, Moldova, 26 June 2008 – Around 500 community social workers from Moldova participated in a 5-day training session in the country’s capital Chisinau.

Central Asian governments to tackle HIV transmission between mothers and babies
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 26 June 2008 – The emerging Central Asian phenomenon of transmission of HIV from mothers to infants is to be discussed by governments at a high-level meeting in Uzbekistan.

Celebrating the International Year of Sanitation
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 26 June 2008 – UNICEF, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and partners from the health industry of Turkmenistan have launched a summer-long campaign on sanitation and hygiene, targeting children, mothers and their families.

UNICEF, UNECE, UNDP and OECD hold 3rd Annual Meeting with the Directors of National Statistics Offices of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
13 June, 2008 - Paris, France

Turkmen policy makers and managers examine modern approaches to educational planning in France and the UK
17 June, 2008 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Regional Office Director Participates in Council of Europe Conference on Corporal Punishment-Free Europe
16 June, 2008 - Zagreb, Croatia

EU donates EURO 1.4 million for Serbian child protection programmes
11 June, 2008 - Belgrade, Serbia

UNICEF participating in 2008 Kid’s Festival
5 June, 2008 - Sarajevo, BiH

Government, Public Health and Industry Leaders Meet to Discuss Flour Fortification
3 June, 2008 - Yerevan, Armenia

Buy Five, Help Save a Life!
1 June, 2008 - Yerevan, Armenia

Turkmenistan Children’s Forum Marks the International Children’s Day and Child Protection Week
31 May, 2008 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

High level UN delegation to Ukraine to discuss suspended measles and rubella campaign following the death of a 17-year old boy
30 May, 2008 - Kiyv, Ukraine

WHO and UNICEF: Hepatitis B vaccination safe
27 May, 2008 - Sarajevo, BiH

Вспышка кори неизбежна
22 мая 2008 года - Киев, Украинa

Measles Outbreak Inevitable
22 May, 2008 - Kyiv, Ukraine

Инвестиции в перемены: от гуманитарной помощи к устойчивому развитию общества
21 мая 2008 года - ВЛАДИКАВКАЗ, РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ

The Power of Theatre - Drama Therapy in Kyrgyzstan
21 May, 2008 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

UNICEF and Azerbaijan mobile operator promote Corporate Social Responsibility though a joint conference
21 May, 2008 - Baku, Azerbaijan

UNICEF in North Caucasus moves from humanitarian needs to sustainability
21 May, 2008 - Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation

Vitamin A campaign completed in Kyrgyzstan
19 May, 2008 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Vivacell, Unicef Joint Project Improves Education Environment for Children with Special Needs
16 May, 2008 - Yerevan, Armenia

UNICEF raises € 250,000 for baby-friendly hospitals in Romania
13 May, 2008 - Bucharest, Romania

Declaration on the Right of the Child to Immunization Adopted by Parliament
Sarajevo, BiH, 6 May 2008

Healthy Mother, Healthy Child, Healthy Generation Campaign
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 4 April 2008

Moldovan Study Illustrates Regional Migration
Chisinau/Geneva, 5 May 2008

Anti-mumps vaccines arrive in Moldova to protect children and young people
Chisinau, Moldova, 1 May 2008

Juvenile Justice Reform Picks up Pace in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, 1 May 2008

Charity Dinner with Art Auction
Sofia, Bulgaria - May 1, 2008

Azerbaijan joins European Immunization Week
Baku, Azerbaijan, 30 April 2008

UNICEF and Serbian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy Are Developing A Comprehensive Support System for Children Without Parental Care And Children With Disabilities
Belgrade, 30 April 2008

Armenia discusses implementation of the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption
Yerevan, Armenia - 29 April 2008

Water and Sanitation after Tajik Harsh Winter
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 28 April 2008

Turkmenistan upholds the importance of quality education by joining Global Campaign for Education
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - April 24, 2008

The Government of Japan and UNICEF provide equipment worth USD 351,000 for the improvement of the immunization system in Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia - April 23, 2008

UNICEF Serbia conference during European Immunization Week
Belgrade, Serbia - April 22, 2008

UNICEF CALLS FOR PARENTS TO CHECK CHILDREN’S IMMUNIZATION RECORDS AND SCHEDULE ANY NECESSARY CATCH-UP DOSES
Skopje, FYR of Macedonia, 20 April 2008

European Immunization Week starts off in Turkmenistan with SMS messages on immunization
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 17 April 2008

Temperatures rise, but Tajikistan still on alert after winter crisis
13 March, 2008 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan

UNICEF Serbia’s Activities within the European Immunization Week.
Belgrade, Serbia, 17 April 2008

Bosnia and Herzegovina marks European Immunization Week under the slogan: “I am the child – immunize me”
Sarajevo, BiH, 17 April 2008

Child Rights Impact Assessment of Potential Electricity Price Rises in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, BiH, 2007

UNICEF, Statoil Team Up to Reduce Mortality, Boost Newborn Care in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, 16 April 2008

Conveying Powerful Messages in One Minute - OneMinuteJr Workshop in Yerevan
Yerevan, Armenia, 15 April 2008

New early child development standards being developed in Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia, 10 April 2008

UNICEF survey among injecting drug users: First drug use between 15-17 years of age
Sarajevo, BiH, 10 April 2008

11th CA Maternal & Child Health Forum, Turkmenistan, 8-9 April 2008
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 8 April 2008

"Every child has the right to live in a family" Campaign
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 4 April 2008

From words to deeds – the Children’s Code of the Kyrgyz Republic in action
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 4 April 2008

Mine Action Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
4 April, 2008 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Young composer and singers from Banja Luka donate a song for peace to UNICEF
27 March 2008 - Banja Luka, BiH

UNICEF launches the Facts for Life special edition
21 March 2008 - Ukraine, Belarus, Russian Federation

UNICEF strongly condemns violence against children in institutions
12 March 2008-Sofia, Bulgaria

Albanian OneMinutesJr video wins award in Tokyo
2 March 2008-Tokyo, Japan

UNICEF Belarus wins music award
7 March 2008- Minsk, Belarus

Newly trained social workers to help Uzbekistan’s children
4 March 2008-Uzbekistan

UNICEF Croatia teams up with national football hero
4 March 2008, Croatia

Help for children psychologically affected by war in Chechnya
3 March 2008-SHALI, Chechen Republic, Russian Federation

TV show in Bulgaria raises more than a million dollars for disabled children
29 February 2008-Sofia, Bulgaria

New law on salt iodisation drafted in Albania
28 February 2008-Tirana, Albania

‘Albania Reads’ – IKEA donation brings new books to schoolchildren in need
25 February 2008-Albania

Actress Lucy Liu visits UNICEF project in Moscow
25 February 2008-Moscow, Russia

Every fourth child in Moldova beaten by parents
21 February 2008, Moldova

Thousands more fall ill in Moldovan mumps epidemic
22 February 2008-Chisinau, Moldova

UNICEF takes part in Moscow child policy
20 February-Moscow, Russia

Donating creditcard created in Serbia
19 February-Belgrade, Serbia

UNICEF responds to mounting crisis in Tajikistan
14 February-Dushanbe, Tajikistan

`Violence among children can be prevented by good early childhood care`
14 February-Sarajevo

Winter emergency in Tajikistan
8 February-Dushanbe, Tajikistan

First workshop on mother-to-child HIV transmission held in Turkmenistan
7 Febrary-Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Tajikistan: Cold Wave OCHA Situation Report
5 February-Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Mumps epidemic sweeps Moldova
5 February - Chisinau, Moldova

Severe winter threatens children in Tajikistan
1 February-Dushanbe, Tajikistan

New AIDS film in Georgia circulated using mobiles
31 January-Tblisi, Georgia

UNICEF flagship report launched in Ankara
23 January 2008-Ankara, Turkey

Care for children from Mogilino Institution is improving
23 January 2008-Sofia, Bulgaria

State of the World’s Children Report 2008: Making Progress on Child Survival
22 January, 2008-Geneva, Switzerland

Интегрированные стратегии здравоохранения могут спасти жизни детей, - отмечается в докладе «Положение детей в мире, 2008 год» - ведущей публикации ЮНИСЕФ
22 January 2008-Geneva, Switzerland

New TV show in Bulgaria improves plight of children in institutions
14 January 2008-Bulgaria

Правительство Туркменистана полностью поддерживает обогащение муки
14 January 2008-Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Прогресс в интересах детей: Мир, пригодный для жизни детей - Статистический обзор
10 December 2007 - New York, USA



 

 

 

 

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