Press releases archive
India celebrates the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting
The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), a joint initiative of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and UNICEF, was celebrated on 11 December 2005. Broadcasting channels in many states of India organized various events
‘The State of the World’s Children 2006: Excluded and Invisible’ launched in London
– ‘The State of the World’s Children 2006: Excluded and Invisible’ is a major report that explores the causes of child exclusion and abuse.
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits Tonk in Rajasthan
Hundreds of villagers in the remote district of Tonk in Rajasthan turned out to greet UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman at the end of her week-long trip to India.
Ms. Ann M. Veneman addresses Parliamentarians in New Delhi on development and protection of children
UNICEF Executive Director Ms. Ann Veneman, currently on a visit to India, today delivered the fourth lecture in the series for Members of Parliament on “Children’s Development: Challenges Facing India” in New Delhi
Film icon Sharmila Tagore appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF India
Sharmila Tagore, one of India’s best-known and well-loved film stars, signed on as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF India this morning at a ceremony attended by the agency’s Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman.
UNICEF Executive Director visits India
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman is in India and will also be travelling to U.K. on an international trip that focuses on issues critical to children’s health and protection.
Sisu Samarakshak receives the World Summit Award – 2005 in Tunis
“Sisu Samarakshak”- (or Child Protector) - is an initiative by UNICEF Hyderabad Field Office to impart knowledge on health care to rural communities.
Cricketers Rahul Dravid and Graeme Smith support global campaign on children with HIV/AIDS
Indian captain Rahul Dravid and his South African counterpart Graeme Smith took time off the field today to express support for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
UNICEF endorses multi-faith campaign against female foeticide
UNICEF hailed the fortnight long multi-faith pilgrimage against female foeticide and sex selection. India’s well known crusader for human rights and social justice Swami Agnivesh lead the 2000 kilometre long campaign through five states of India.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore promotes salt iodization in India
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore, accompanied by his wife, Lady Moore, arrived in Jaipur on 17 November for a visit focused on promoting the use of iodized salt.
Child Reporters from Orissa represent India at the First International Forum on Children’s Development in Beijing, 27 - 31 October 2005
Two child reporters, Sunita Gemel and Anupama Nayak, from Koraput, a disadvantaged district in the Indian state of Orissa have been selected to represent India at the First International Forum on Children’s Development to be held in Beijing, China.
Adolescence Education Programme: teachers to be awarded for imparting quality HIV/AIDS awareness
The Adolescence Education programme (AEP) is positioned by the Department of Education and the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) as a key intervention in preventing new HIV infections and reducing social vulnerability to the infection.
UNICEF and the Indian Olympic Association join hands to raise HIV/AIDS awareness
New Delhi, October 13, 2005: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and UNICEF today entered into a strategic alliance on HIV/AIDS awareness among young people.
People find a voice through UNICEF’s Community Radio in Jharkhand
Potters, masons, and shepherds are turning into thinkers, actors, scriptwriters by night in the village of Ghatshila in East Singhbhum district (Jharkhand) to participate in UNICEF’s Community Radio initiative
Girl child issues highlighted in UNICEF / Prasar Bharati film awards
Over 100 short films, ad-films and radio spots were received as entries in just two weeks, in response to an event held in Hyderabad, where UNICEF and Prasar Bharti joined hands to honour makers of alternative cinema to comemorate The Girl Child Day
Emergency preparedness saves lives in monsoonal Bihar floods
Across Bihar, one of India’s poorest and least developed states, some 36 people have died in the flooding so far. Around 10,000 people from scores of surrounding villages have been forced off their land and are now living on a 10-km. embankment.
India's cricketing stars bowled over by AIDS-affected Zimbabwean children
Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid,Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan , J.P. Yadav and M.S. Dhoni spend time with AIDS- affected children in Zimbabwe
‘Wings of Fantasy’- a collection of short stories by a twelve-year-old Delhi schoolgirl
‘Wings of Fantasy’, a collection of short stories by Ragini Bali, a sensitive, twelve-year old Delhi schoolgirl, was launched at the International Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday, 28 August.
Justice for disenfranchised women - The ‘Jan Sunwai’ Way
“Public Hearing” on ‘Women’s Issues’ in Rajasthan organised by the Rajasthan State Commission for Women in collaboration with NGOs and UNICEF –Rajasthan, held in Jaipur & Udaipur districts.
UNICEF's readiness and initiatives to face the recent emergencies in India - in the tsunami and flood-affected areas - is documented through the following stories
A lifetime experience for UNICEF interns in India
After nine weeks the interns returned to the capital and showed, at the Habitat Centre, the twenty films they had produced based on the work done. Some of the interns we had covered earlier reflect on their work and stay in India.
Meet interns Juveza Chadha and Mujeeba Tarannum - Part V- the last of our series on visiting interns
107 interns from eleven countries are currently in India to work on various field projects for the UNICEF over a ten week period. Meet Juveza and Mujeeba.
SISU SAMARAKSHAK receives Gold at ‘The Manthan Award’ 2004-05
UNICEF sponsored Sisu Samarakshak, a computer programme that provides information on key messages pertaining to women’s health, nutrition, child development and safe motherhood, received the GOLD Award in e-health category of the Manthan Awards on July 23
Meet interns Haady Taslim and Marianne Wouda - Part IV
107 interns from eleven countries are currently in India to work on various field projects for the UNICEF over a ten week period. Meet Haady and Marianne .
Meet the Interns - Part III
107 interns from eleven countries are currently in India to work on various field projects for the UNICEF over a ten week period. Meet Camille Narayan and Melike Egilmezler
DevInfo India developed by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in collaboration with the UN System in India
The Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), Government of India, Mr. Oscar Fernandes, released the DevInfo India CD at a function held in New Delhi on 27 June 2005.
UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano visits India at the 6th month anniversary of the Tsunami tragedy
UNICEF National Ambassador and popular U.S television actress, Alyssa Milano concluded her four-day tour to India, which commenced on 22 June 2005. Her visit comes at a time when India marks the 6th month anniversary of the tsunami-disaster that affected
Meet the interns - Part II
107 interns from eleven countries are currently in India to work on various field projects for the UNICEF over a ten week period. Meet Abby Zeveloff and Yong Won Kim
Meet the interns
107 interns from eleven countries are currently in India to work on various field projects for the UNICEF over a ten week period. Meet Gabriel Vockel and Ryusuke Yamachika.
Japan contributes $5.24 million to UNICEF for polio eradication
In an Exchange of Notes Ceremony in New Delhi on June 6th, Japanese Ambassador Yasukuni Enoki signed his Government’s pledge of US$5.24 million to end polio virus transmission in India by the end of 2005.
President Bill Clinton, UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery visits UN projects in Tamil Nadu
Former United States President Bill Clinton, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Tsunami Recovery, visited Nagapattinam and Chennai on 27 May.
Launch of the Second Phase of the National Campaign on Birth Certificates
The Union Home Minister of India, Mr. Shivraj Patil launched the second phase of the National Campaign to issue Birth Certificates to all children below the age of 10.
India gives resounding support for safe motherhood initiatives
The Government of India in collaboration with The White Ribbon Alliance (WRAI) for Safe Motherhood (of which UNICEF is an active member), organized a national stakeholders’ meeting, in capital Delhi.
Carol Bellamy launches HIV/AIDS & Sports project
Saying “This is one battle India cannot afford to lose” Carol Bellamy launched a campaign to spread awareness about AIDS through sports in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India and the National AIDS Control Organisation.
Government of India announces plan to make education disabled-friendly by 2020
HRD Minister Arjun Singh has committed that the government will provide education through mainstream schools for children with disabilities, in accordance with the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.
India's cricket stars call for an end to HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination
India's cricketing heroes came together on behalf of UNICEF and the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to break the silence surrounding this subject and support awareness campaigns to help reduce prejudice against people living with AIDS.
Two members from the UK House of Lords, visit UNICEF
Visit of members from UK House of Lords to India