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Report on millions of never vaccinated children, is a call to make polio history, says UNICEF Executive Director
20 June 2012 – “The Independent Monitoring Board on progress with global polio eradication reports the significant finding that 2.7 million children in six countries have never been reached with a single polio vaccine.

Start Right with Early Childhood Care and Education: Asia-Pacific Regional Joint Statement
20 June 2012 – “The Independent Monitoring Board on progress with global polio eradication reports the significant finding that 2.7 million children in six countries have never been reached with a single polio vaccine.

UNICEF position on compulsory detention centres in East Asia and Pacific
2 March 2012 – Bangkok: UNICEF is concerned about the use of compulsory detention centres in some countries in the East Asia and Pacific region where children, many of whom have been detained for drug abuse and etc are being held.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Syria following the report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
23 February 2012 – “UNICEF is appalled by the impact on children of the escalating violence in Syria.

Join statement (UNICEF, WHO and Thai Breastfeeding Center): Breastfeeding and appropriate Infant and young child feeding in flood emergency in Thailand
20 June 2012 – “The Independent Monitoring Board on progress with global polio eradication reports the significant finding that 2.7 million children in six countries have never been reached with a single polio vaccine.

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa
This is a children’s famine. The magnitude of suffering and loss is tremendous. The haunting images we have seen from the Horn of Africa and the facts of this emergency speak for themselves.

Statement on the care and protection of children in institutions in Cambodia
In January 2010, Human Rights Watch issued a report documenting cruel and degrading treatment at drug rehabilitation and social welfare centres. The report made recommendations to the government, UN agencies, UN human rights bodies, donors and NGOs.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on International Women’s Day
“Last week in Guatemala I visited a UNICEF centre that houses girls as young as thirteen who have been rescued from brothels. The stories of suffering are simply unimaginable -- horrific situations of rape, prostitution, torture and lost innocence.

Statement of UNGEI partners in East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia: Give Girls a Chance – End Child Labour
This year’s World Day Against Child Labour marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention No. 182 calling on nations to take action to prevent and combat the worst forms of child labour.

Closing the gender gap: Youth and adult literacy and lifelong learning
Investing in the education of girls delivers high returns on many levels, not only for female educational attainment and lifelong learning opportunities, but also for maternal and children’s health, women’s empowerment, employment opportunities...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on Child Marriage
UNICEF is deeply concerned by reports that Saudi Arabian tribunals have decided not to annul the marriage of an eight-year-old girl. Irrespective of circumstances or the legal framework, the marriage of a child is a violation of that child’s rights.

Ministry of Health, UNICEF and WHO Myanmar statement on safe feeding for infants
The Ministry of Health, Government of Myanmar is taking prompt actions in response to contaminated milk powder issue. The Government of Myanmar has conducted search for possible contaminated milk formula in the market, initiated testing for melamine in...

UNICEF and WHO China statement on contaminated infant formula
Any deliberate contamination of foods produced and marketed for infants and young children – who are particularly vulnerable – is wholly deplorable. We are confident that swift and forceful actions will be taken by China’s food safety authorities to...

A Statement of Concern from the Inter Agency Standing Committee For Emergency Preparedness and Response in Mindanao, Philippines
It is with great concern that we witness the deteriorating humanitarian situation in various parts of Mindanao as a result of the recent upsurge in conflict. Many civilians have lost their lives and many more are at risk.

UNICEF expresses concern over conflict in areas of Central Mindanao, Philippines
UNICEF is very concerned at the reports of children being involved in the ongoing conflict in areas of Central Mindanao. We implore all parties concerned to avoid injuring, killing or involving civilians in their ongoing operations, and to assist in the..

World Breastfeeding Week 2008: UNICEF support letter
UNICEF is once again pleased to join the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and its affiliates, WHO and NGO partners in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August 2008.

Opening Remarks by UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office: The International Conference on “National Language Policy: Language Diversity for National Unity”
It is with great honor that I participate on behalf of UNICEF in this International Conference on “National Language Policy: Language Diversity for National Unity”. Following a rich debate at the preceding International Conference on Language Development

State of the World's Children 2007: Women and children: The double dividend of gender equality
Cebu, Philippines, 12 December 2006 - Speech of Anupama Rao Singh, Regional Director at the regional launch of the UNICEF flagship publication "State of the World's Children 2007": Report on gender equality.

Sixth Asia Pacific UN PMTCT task force meeting
SUBANG, 8 November 2006 - Statement of Toshiyuki Niwa, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director at the opening of the sixth Asia Pacific UN PMTCT task force meeting, Subang, Malaysia.

First Asia Pacific joint forum: Consultation on integration of prevention and management of STIs / HIV / AIDS into reproductive, maternal and newborn health services and the 6th annual Asia Pacific UN task force on PMTCT meeting
SUBANG, 6 November 2006 - Opening speech of Richard Bridle, Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF EAPRO at the First Asia Pacific Joint Forum.

Ulaanbaatar 2006 call for action: First Asia-Pacific regional conference on universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in low prevalence countries
ULAANBAATAR, 27 October 2006 - Delegates highlight the priorities of an effective response from government, civil society, international donors and multilateral institutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

East Asia and Pacific launch of the UN study on violence against children
BANGKOK, 19 October 2006 - Anupama Rao Singh urged governments from East Asia and the Pacific to act on the findings from the UN Study on Violence Against Children.

Hanoi call to action for children and HIV/AIDS in East Asia and Pacific region
HANOI, 24 March 2006 - Government delegates, civil society representatives, under-18 delegates and international partners met in Hanoi with the aim of galvanizing greater commitment to, and action for, children who are affected by HIV or AIDS.

East Asia and Pacific regional consultation on children and HIV/AIDS
HANOI, 24 March 2006 - Anupama Rao Singh, UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, makes closing remarks at the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/AIDS.

Fourth Asia and the Pacific regional conference on universal birth registration
BANGKOK, 17 March 2006 - One of the outcomes of this conference is a commitment to form a civil registars network. The civil registrars participating in the conference resolved to reach Universal Birth Registration by 2015.

Concluding statement of the East Asia and Pacific regional consultation on violence against children
BANGKOK, 16 June 2005 - Delegates are committed to end violence against children and violence in society by recognizing that peace is a human right.

 

 
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