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Children And Aids: Fourth Stocktaking Report 2009
The annual report examines data on progress, emerging evidence, case studies of best practices and current knowledge and practice for children as they relate to the ‘Four Ps’:

Remarks by UNICEF India Representative at the State of the World’s Children India Launch
India has a lot to be proud of in what has accomplished for her children. Home to one-fifth of the world’s children, India ratified the convention in 1992, embracing international standards in health care, education, legal and social services.

Twenty Years of The Convention on the Rights of the Child
As the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) today, India has a lot to be proud of in the strides being made for her children.

UNICEF’s State of The World’s Children report commemorates 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The annual report examines data on progress, emerging evidence, case studies of best practices and current knowledge and practice for children as they relate to the ‘Four Ps’:

South Asia carries bulk of maternal and child undernutrition, says UNICEF
KATHMANDU, 11 November 2009 – Most of the world’s chronically undernourished under fives – 83 million children -- are in South Asia, according to a new UNICEF report: ‘Improving Child and Maternal Nutrition,’ released today.

UNICEF to promote gender sensitive programmes
UNICEF is joining hands with Telugu language TV Channels to focus on the issues concerning the girl child in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

CFSI and Government of AP Partner with UNICEF To Support Child Rights at the launch of 16th Golden Elephant Festival
The annual report examines data on progress, emerging evidence, case studies of best practices and current knowledge and practice for children as they relate to the ‘Four Ps’:

Children As Media Producers
UNICEF Hyderabad and the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad have come together to put video cameras in the hands of traditionally marginalised children of rural Medak district in a participatory media initiative.

Lessons for Life from Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai
As the Facts for Life based entertainment-education serial, Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai (Because… That’s What Life Is) gains more popularity, viewers like Rachana and her mother are coming forward to share the impact that the show is having on them.

Media Update: Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Floods
UNICEF continues to work closely with the Government of India and local authorities to ensure that the rights of children and women, including those from the most marginalized communities, are fulfilled during this crisis.

Fast Facts And Figures on Sanitation
Over 1.5 million children under five die each year as a result of diarrhoea. It is the second most common cause of child deaths worldwide. Handwashing with soap at critical times - including before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet.

Everyone can make a difference in the “Clean hands saves lives” campaign
In India, diarrhoea is a major killer with about 1,000 children below 5 years dying every day due to diarrhoea. Handwashing with soap can reduce diarrhoeal deaths in children by 40 per cent and is the most inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoeal deaths.

Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Flood Update
One of the worst flash floods in decades in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka has left 247 people dead and an estimated two million people affected.

A Step Closer to AIDS-Free Generation
According to a new joint report from UNICEF,WHO and UNAIDS, the world is now closer than ever to its goal of the virtual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and a step closer to realising an AIDS-free generation.

UNICEF Announces Nominees for 2009 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards
All India Radio Lucknow also bags International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Regional Award.

2009 World Water Week: "Responding to Global Changes: Accessing Water for the Common Good”
Hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute, this weeklong event aims to build capacity, promote partnerships, and review progress achieved.

“Seal the Deal!” to Heal the Planet
The Seal the Deal! campaign will mobilize over one million young people to march across one hundred capitals and deliver to global leaders their declaration of priorities on climate change as agreed at the Tunza Conference

Nutrition: Key facts and figures
Some 148 million children under five in the developing world – or one in four – suffer from undernutrition, more than half of them in South Asia which has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world with 41 per cent.

Goodwill Ambassador Sharmila Tagore Supports HIV Affected in Rajasthan
Guddu told his story to Bollywood star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sharmila Tagore, who was on a two-day field visit to the state to see how those HIV-infected and affected are coping with the disease

UNICEF Statement on Severe Acute Malnutrition
The Ministry of Women and Child Development and UNICEF have a strong working relationship and are partnering together to implement a mutually agreed upon workplan to address the nutrition needs of the country’s most vulnerable children and women.

War on Diarrhea : A Battle to be Won
Since the cyclone hit, 100,000 diarrhea cases, resulting in 31 deaths, have been reported by the government in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas.

UNICEF Chief Promotes Breastfeeding for Better Health and Nutrition
Breastfeeding can save lives and plays a vital role in protecting infants from under nutrition and illnesses that are common byproducts of natural disasters and other emergencies

18 Million Indian Children to Receive Life Saving Five-in-One Vaccine
Immunization project gets US$ 165 million funding from GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership which brings together all key players in immunisation including Indian government, World Health Organization, UNICEF, donors, industry and Hib Initiative.

Japan Supports Polio Eradication Project In India
UNICEF India gets $2.1 million contribution from government and people of Japan will be used to help ensure India’s most inaccessible and marginalized children remain protected from polio.

Teen proud to meet Prime Minister to promote quality education
Seventeen-year-old Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.:

J8 Summit in Pictures
Seventeen-year-old Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

Indian teen Sanjukta Pangi meets Prime Minister at G8
Seventeen-year-old Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

UNICEF: J8 meets G8
Junior 8: Climate change targets must be met, teachers’ standards improved

Junior 8 Summit 2009 - Rome Declaration
As young people, we are the leaders of the future, and therefore will be the most affected by your decisions made today. We believe that collaboration between adults and young people is the best way to grant a better future for the upcoming generation.

Young delegates who met G8 leaders
Mayara Tavares, is 16 and lives in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She inherited from her grandmother and father a passion to take part in community action and social movements and has been an activist in her community fighting for children and adolescent rights.

Young delegates represent India at J8 Summit
Seventeen-year-old Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

Education priority for Indian youth: J8 delegates
The annual report examines data on progress, emerging evidence, case studies of best practices and current knowledge and practice for children as they relate to the ‘Four Ps’:

" World will improve for children with solutions discussed here"
Interview with young Indian delegate Narendra Kumar from Pure Gosain, Uttar Pradesh who is representing India at J8 summit in Rome, Italy

"A new Sanjukta will be going back to India"
Interview with young Indian delegate Sanjukta Pangi, from Karanja Guda, Orissa representing India at J8 summit in Rome, Italy

"Kids from developing countries are worried about their education"
Interview with young Indian delegate Samuel Venkatesan representing India at J8 summit in Rome, Italy

Three Indian youths to attend J8 summit in Rome
Seventeen-year-old Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

Joint Statement by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, ILO and UNICEF
India continues to have the world’s largest number of child labourers with many trafficked into labour.

Cyclone Aila: A Situation Update
To date, 137 people have died and an estimated 6.7 million people have been affected by the cyclone in the state.

5th year of KCCI Summer Internship programme gets underway
UNICEF's summer internship programme began in 2005 under the aegis of the Knowledge Community on Children in India (KCCI), an initiative aimed at fostering the exchange of information and learning on social policies and programmes related to children in I

Cyclone Aila: A Situation Update
– One hundred and twenty-five people have died and an estimated 6.2 million people have been affected following the havoc caused by cyclone Aila.

Empowering vulnerable communities through flood mitigation efforts
NEW DELHI, 15 April 2009: UNICEF has completed the 11-month long Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) project in Bihar, India. About US$ 700,000 million (520,000 Euro) was provided by ECHO to support this project.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman on World Health Day, 2009
NEW YORK, 7 April 2009 - “The critical importance of healthcare to emergency response is the theme for this year’s World Health Day 2009. The annual day commemorates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Empowering Vulnerable Communities through Flood Mitigation Efforts
UNICEF has completed the 15-month long Community-Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) project in West Bengal, India.

“Dhadkan” a Community Radio initiative of UNICEF in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
This small town in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh has launched a community radio station, just a few days after the first started in Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh. This is the second such community radio station supported by UNICEF, to be set up.

World Water Day 2009
Managing the world’s water resources key for future generations. World Water Day 2009 calls for collective action to tackle the issue of access to safe drinking water and water sharing.

IKEA Social Initiative adds $48 million to UNICEF's child health programme - at $180 Million, largest corporate donor to UNICEF
UNICEF announced that IKEA, through its corporate philanthropy arm, IKEA Social Initiative, is further expanding its support for children with a $48 million donation for UNICEF programmes in India.

Kyunki… Lighting up a brighter path for women
Shabnam, early twenties, married, is chided by her parents for standing up to her violent husband when he accuses her of being infertile.

UNICEF and Prasar Bharati Sign Partnership Agreement for Phase 2 of Facts for Life TV Show
Prasar Bharati CEO B.S. Lalli and UNICEF India Representative Karin Hulshof today signed a broadcast agreement for Phase 2 of the Facts for Life entertainment-education drama serial, Kyunki…Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai (Because… That’s What Life Is).

UNICEF: Extreme Risks for Pregnant Women and Newborn Babies in Developing Countries
Women in the world’s least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries

Statement By UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman Regarding the Humanitarian Operation In Gaza
“UNICEF is deeply concerned that the ongoing violence has forced UNRWA to suspend its humanitarian operation in Gaza. This can only deepen an already critical humanitarian situation and put children at even greater risk of death or permanent damage.

Zero Tolerance for Corporal Punishment
UNICEF and NCPCR organised a Press Dialogue with the Media to 'End Corporal Punishment: The Right to Protection and Dignity' at India Habitat Centre on 19th February 2009, New Delhi

IKEA Social Initiative adds $48 million to UNICEF's child health programme - at $180 Million, largest corporate donor to UNICEF
UNICEF announced that IKEA, through its corporate philanthropy arm, IKEA Social Initiative, is further expanding its support for children with a $48 million donation for UNICEF programmes in India.

Orissa Governor Releases
The SOWC 2009 report dedicated to newborn and maternal health was released at a glittering function held at the Governor’s House, Raj Bhawan here on February 24.

RYTHM Foundation supports Bihar flood rehabilitation projects
The RYTHM (Raise Yourself to Help Mankind) Foundation donated $30,000 towards UNICEF’s Water and Sanitation programme in the flood-affected districts of Bihar.

Academy Award recognition for India's fight to eradicate polio
“The Final Inch”, a film documenting the historic effort to eradicate Polio in India, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary (Short Film) due to be announced (in Los Angeles) this Sunday.

United Nations and Children of Andhra Pradesh remind legislators of their obligations towards MDGs
For the first time in the history of AP assembly, children came face to face with Chief Minister Mr. Y. S. R. Reddy and other legislators, to demand that their rights be fulfilled by all political parties.

Kyunki… a drop of life
Around 30 kilometers outside of the city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh is Devchauraha, site of one of the approximately 108,000 polio vaccination booths that were set up on the 1st of February 2009. The village buzzes with activity.

UNICEF and Prasar Bharati Sign Partnership Agreement for Phase 2 of Facts for Life TV Show
Prasar Bharati CEO B.S. Lalli and UNICEF India Representative Karin Hulshof today signed a broadcast agreement for Phase 2 of the Facts for Life entertainment-education drama serial, Kyunki…Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai (Because… That’s What Life Is).

UNICEF: Extreme Risks for Pregnant Women and Newborn Babies in Developing Countries
Women in the world’s least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries

Statement By UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman Regarding the Humanitarian Operation In Gaza
“UNICEF is deeply concerned that the ongoing violence has forced UNRWA to suspend its humanitarian operation in Gaza. This can only deepen an already critical humanitarian situation and put children at even greater risk of death or permanent damage.

 

 

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