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Young child survival and development

2012

Namibia, 22 November: Graça Machel applauds Namibia for strong commitment to scale up nutrition and urges Parliamentarians and Civil Society to accelerate action

Ethiopia, 30 October: Partners join forces against acute malnutrition and stunting

Rwanda, 14 September: UNICEF and WHO congratulate Rwanda on decline in child mortality

Madagascar, 13 September: Madagascar pledges to make child survival a priority

New York / Geneva,13 September: Accelerating progress on child survival since 2000, UN says

Zambia, 12 September: A Promise Renewed: Measles vaccination campaign underway

South Africa, 6 September: Making every child count – right from the start

USA, 5 August: Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF

Day of the African child, 16 June: UNICEF calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

Global, 14 June: World unites to accelerate progress in ending preventable child deaths

Global, 13 June: Maternal, newborn and child survival: A promise renewed

Ethiopia, 16 May: New report shines light on progress in child rights and what needs to be done next

Rwanda, 10 January: Prime Minister calls for all children to grow up in families

2011

Somalia, 16 September: The most difficult place to grow up – Somalia has the world's hihest child mortality rate

Kenya, 5 August: UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow

Uganda, 15 July: Uganda announces elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus

South Sudan, 8 July: On the eve of independence, the Government and UNICEF inaugurate a new ward at the country’s only children’s hospital

Angola, 27 June: Angola to reward child-friendly municipalities with budget incentives

Zimbabwe, 18 March: UNICEF launches report on the Situation of Women and Children

2010

Zimbabwe, 17 November: Graca Machel pledges continued support for Zimbabwe’s women and children

Zimbabwe, 8 October: Country needs massive investment in health to save lives

New York, 17 September: Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990

Ethiopia, 16 June: UNICEF urges increased investment in Africa’s children for the continent’s future development

Somalia, 15 June: Long-term local and international financial support a must to deliver basic services to Somali children

Nutrition

2012

Namibia, 22 November: Graça Machel applauds Namibia for strong commitment to scale up nutrition and urges Parliamentarians and Civil Society to accelerate action

Ethiopia, 30 October: Partners join forces against acute malnutrition and stunting

Angola, 16 June: Despite the difficulties, children have been saved from malnutrition

Somalia, 16 May: Somalis need continuing support to withstand future shocks

Eritrea, 30 April: UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visits Eritrea

Ethiopia, 18 April: EU donates €3 million to UNICEF for nutrition security

Uganda, 3 April: UNICEF: Ending child under-nutrition critical to achieving virtually all MDGs by 2015

2011

Burundi, 12 December: Government and its partners mobilize for food security and nutrition to ensure child survival and development

Brussels, 10 September: UNICEF and the European Union announce new support to help improve nutrition for millions

New York, 21 June: UN Secretary-General launches the "Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015"

2010

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 January: WFP and UNICEF to scale up nutrition to fight child stunting

Water, sanitation and hygiene

2012

U.S.A., 20 November: On World Toilet Day, ending open defecation is possible, says UNICEF

Zambia, 30 July: UNICEF honours HRH Chief Macha for Community-Led Total Sanitation

Ethiopia, 23 March: On World Water Day, poor rural people missing out on safe water and basic sanitation

Zimbabwe, 22 February: Boost for water and sanitation sector as UNICEF receives US$ 6.7million from AusAID

2011

Somalia, 22 August: Water-borne diseases are lethal threat to children in southern Somalia

New York, 21 June: UN Secretary-General launches the "Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015"

Zambia, 1 June: UNICEF Zambia donates 40 motorcycles to Ministry of Health

2010

Eastern and Southern Africa, 15 October: Global Handwashing Day partners lather up with millions around the world

Zimbabwe, 4 October: Water and sanitation sector to receive a boost

Maternal and newborn health

2012

USA, 5 August: Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF

Zimbabwe, 17 February: UK – UNICEF partnership on support to Zimbabwe’s health sector set to expand with £74 million pounds contribution

2010

Mozambique, 24 November: Country eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

Geneva, 15 September: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third

Angola, 25 August: UNICEF welcomes government campaign to reduce maternal and infant mortality

Ethiopia, 5 August: Health extension workers and health care facilities play a vital role in promoting good breastfeeding practices

Zambia, 11 June: Launch of campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality

Immunization

2012

U.S.A., 13 November: Pneumonia still number one killer

Zambia, 12 September: A Promise Renewed: Measles vaccination campaign underway

Angola, 10 August: A year without polio: Angola celebrates victory with a vision to eradicate

Namibia, 4 June: Country geared to vaccinate 900,000 children

2011

Burundi, 22 September: Introduction of the new vaccine against pneumococcus

Kenya, 5 August: UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow

Horn of Africa, 29 July: Vaccination campaigns for children underway

Angola, 25 January: UNICEF, WHO and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applaud Angolan Government for renewed commitment to polio eradication, pledge support, and urge continued action

2010

Angola, 4 August: Country launches nation-wide polio immunization campaign

Horn of Africa, 30 July: Horn of Africa is once again polio-free, UNICEF and polio partners announce

Zambia, 17 July: Launch of the national Child Health Week and measles campaign

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 June: WHO and UNICEF concerned about measles outbreak in the region

Malaria

2012

Ethiopia, 20 December: Ministry of Health, US President’s Malaria Initiative and UNICEF join forces to combat malaria

2011

Somalia, 14 October: Massive push to protect populations from malaria in south-central regions

World Malaria Day, 25 April: Preventable and curable, but still killing 800,000 every year

Somalia, 25 April: Malaria risk declines by over 50 percent

Basic education and gender equality

2013

Ethiopia, 4 January: UNICEF Ethiopia appoints Hannah Godefa as its new Ambassador

2012

South Sudan, 27 November: Children benefit from new classrooms in Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States

South Africa, 12 October: UNICEF applauds new integrated school health programme

Rwanda, 31 August: Rwanda wins prestigious commonwealth education award

Zambia, 16 January: Netherlands provides US$10 million for UNICEF education programme

2011

Somalia, 4 November: Emergency education survey completed; 13 percent of Somali students receiving food assistance in schools

Somalia, 9 August: Education Cluster rapid assessment warns of massive school drop out

Burundi, 6 May: ‘Education for All’ week puts girls’ education and women’s empowerment in focus

2010

Rwanda, 17 November: Children’s Summit focuses on education fit for children

Rwanda, 19 October: Joint review of the Education Sector in Rwanda focuses on quality education for all

Zimbabwe, 8 September: Over 5500 primary schools begin receiving vital education support

Somalia, 1 September: EU-funded education support programme launched

Child protection

2012

South Africa, 4 December: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends a day with South African children

Kenya, 29 November: Government committed to addressing findings on Violence Against Children Study Report

South Sudan, 20 November: As the country commemorates the Convention on the Rights of the Child’s 23rd Anniversary, there is an urgent need for ratification of the convention

Belgium, 15 November: Nobel Peace prize money to be given to projects that support children affected by war and conflicts

USA, 11 October: UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child

South Africa, 6 September: Giving children an identity – right from the beginning

Ethiopia, 16 May: New report shines light on progress in child rights and what needs to be done next

South Sudan, 30 April: UNICEF: Explosive weapons in populated areas must stop

Rwanda, 29 March: UNICEF supports Rwandan children to access justice

South Africa, 2 February: Children have a right to be protected from corporal punishment

Rwanda, 10 January: Prime Minister calls for all children to grow up in families

2011

Somalia, 15 November: UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict on children

Tanzania, 10 August: Tanzania government announces commitment to address survey report findings on the violence against children

Zimbabwe, 16 June: UNICEF and partners commemorate the Day of the African Child

Day of the African Child, 16 June: UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse

Lesotho, 10 June: Lesotho enacts Children’s Protection and Welfare Act

Somalia, 7 June: UNICEF shocked at new reports of increase in child casualties

Somalia, 20 March: Ongoing Somalia crisis is a children’s crisis says UNICEF

2010

South Africa, 1 December: South Africans need to unite to stop sexual violence

USA, 20 November: Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21

Italy, 18 November: New report offers breakthrough to ending Female Genital Mutilation

Ethiopia, 12 November: FGM/C Abandoned In Two Districts of Afar Region

Lesotho, 8 September: Don’t forget the children – A renewed call to enact the Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill

South Africa, 9 June: UNICEF applauds tourism industry’s commitment to stop child sex tourism

Children and AIDS

2012

Zambia, 11 September: UNICEF Zambia project Programme Mwana wins two design awards

Global, 3 July: Award-winning youth drama Shuga: Love, sex, money to reach new audiences in radio format

2011

Ethiopia, 5 December: Investments for children must be at top of African HIV and AIDS agenda

Rwanda, 9 November: UNICEF commends Rwanda for focusing on adolescents at 7th Annual Paediatric Conference on Children and HIV

South Africa, 1 June: Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report

South Africa, 24 May: Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report

Rwanda, 12 May: UNICEF and the UN in Rwanda applaud the new campaign to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 March: UN agencies and partners agree on framework to eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies

2010

USA, 30 November: An AIDS-free generation is achievable by focusing on the most disadvantaged communities affected by HIV, says a new UN  report marking World AIDS Day

Kenya, 1 November: UNICEF Executive Director launches innovative approach to the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Namibia, 23 October: Regional parliamentarian meeting closes with a commitment to strengthening child-sensitive policies

Namibia, 20 October: Parliament of Namibia, Inter Parliamentary Union and UNICEF host regional parliamentarian meeting to champion child-sensitive policies

Zambia: 13 October: Champions unite to renew battle against HIV

Nairobi: 28 September: Developing countries can provide universal access to HIV/AIDS services, the latest report confirms

Social policy

2012

South Africa, 23 October: Children still live in unequal worlds

South Sudan, 30 April: UNICEF: Explosive weapons in populated areas must stop

Swaziland, 19 March: UN warns fiscal crisis in Swaziland worsens poverty for already vulnerable groups

Emergency preparedness and response

2012

South Sudan, 11 September: UNICEF supports capacity development in emergency preparedness and response

New York / Brussels, 11 September: UNICEF and EU put children first in emergencies

20 July: Horn of Africa crisis one year on – famine reversed, countless lives saved, but situation of millions of women and children still grave

Somalia, 16 May: Somalis need continuing support to withstand future shocks

UNICEF, 11 April: Despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome

Madagascar, 5 March: UNICEF brings children back to school after cyclone Giovanna

Madagascar, 15 February: UNICEF and partners gear up to assist victims of cyclone Giovanna

2011

Somalia, 18 November: FSNAU survey results show massive humanitarian response to famine has save children's lives

Horn of Africa, 4 November: UNICEF opens humanitarian warehouse in Dubai for nutrition supplies for southern Somalia

Denmark, 2 November: In Copenhagen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark visit UNICEF's Supply Centre

Horn of Africa, 28 October: UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death

Horn of Africa, 20 October: UNICEF report – Crisis is far from over

Horn of Africa, 26 September: ‘Context, challenges and best practices’ – UNICEF and FAO announce expert briefing on crisis

Somalia, 14 September: UNICEF starts food voucher and cash transfer programme for children and their families in need in southern Somalia

Somalia, 22 August: Water-borne diseases are lethal threat to children in southern Somalia

Kenya, 5 August: UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow

Somalia, 29 July: Saving children in Southern Somalia must be first priority

Italy, 26 July: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa, 26 July: UNICEF plans massive scale up to respond to crises

Somalia, 20 July: The UN declares famine in Somalia

Horn of Africa, 18 July: Situation set to get worse for millions of children

Somalia, 15 July: Emergency supplies airlifted to southern Somalia in response to worsening child malnutrition

Horn of Africa, 15 July: As impact of drought worsens, UNICEF scales up humanitarian response

Horn of Africa, 30 June: UNICEF concerned about impact of drought and food crisis on children

Horn of Africa, 3 June: Impact of the drought

Namibia, 29 April: UNICEF distributes emergency supplies for families affected by floods in northern Namibia

Partnerships

2012

Ethiopia, 20 December: Ministry of Health, US President’s Malaria Initiative and UNICEF join forces to combat malaria

Tanzania, 4 December: Reaching every child: GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum

Belgium, 15 November: Nobel Peace prize money to be given to projects that support children affected by war and conflicts

U.S.A., 13 November: Pneumonia still number one killer

Ethiopia, 30 October: Partners join forces against acute malnutrition and stunting

New York / Brussels, 11 September: UNICEF and EU put children first in emergencies

Ethiopia, 18 April: EU donates €3 million to UNICEF for nutrition security

Zambia, 27 January: UNICEF Signs Agreement with Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society

2011

Italy, 26 July: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa

Rwanda, 21 January: Swiss actor Anatole Taubman visits children in Rwanda

2010

USA, 17 November: World Aids Day: Global launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN partners

USA, 12 November: UNICEF partners with Frog Design for major mHealth initiative

Ethiopia, 24 September: Great Ethiopian Run launches 'I’m Running for a Child' campaign

Youth in action

2011

Zimbabwe, 23 September: Children claim their stake in the Constitution-making process

New York, 9 September: UNICEF announces nominees for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards

2010

Rwanda/Zambia, 12 July: World Cup in My Village an enormous success

Technology for development

2012

Zambia, 11 September: UNICEF Zambia project Programme Mwana wins two design awards

Uganda, 4 April: Executive Director becomes U-reporter #105,549 and sees innovations in action

2010

USA, 12 November: UNICEF partners with Frog Design for major mHealth initiative

 

 

 

 

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