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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.

Giving voice to children
The BR Ambedkar Auditorium in Sanga Reddy, Medak district, is resounding with children’s voices – there are slogans, songs, laughter and discussions.

5.4 million Children participate in the Hand Washing Campaign in Andhra Pradesh
5.4 million school going children in 78,000 government run rural and urban schools, spread across the state of Andhra Pradesh in India participated in the National Campaign for Sanitation and Hygiene promotion on 15th October, the Global Handwashing Day.

UN partnership with Andhra Legislative Assembly triggers quick action
The support of political leadership to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is a must, but how to make it happen is a question high on everyone's agenda. Andhra Pradesh (AP) – a state in southern India - is showing the way.

UNICEF dedicates new born care equipment to Warangal district to help in neonatal survival
The Government Maternity Hospital in Hanumakonda, Warangal handles up to 15 deliveries every day — that’s about 450 per month or over 5000 per year.

Karnataka Child Rights Observatory Launched
Bangalore, Karnataka: June 30th 2008 saw the start of a new initiative to promote and protect child rights in Karnataka.

CHALO KUCH SEEKHEN: Come on, let’s learn something new
The peer educators had an opportunity to build their skills, and enhance their understanding on a diverse range of topics during the ‘Chalo Kuch Seekhen’ – (Come on, let’s learn something new) skill building workshops

The National Convention of Peer Educators in Bangalore from 28th – 30th May 2008
UNICEF in partnership with NACO and other youth organizations organized a National Convention of Peer Educators from May 28 to 30, 2008.

National Youth Convention on AIDS
The purpose of the convention is to create a platform for young voices to fight against HIV and AIDS and take up issues that affect youth in the country.

Low-cost materials boost toilets construction in rural Andhra Pradesh
UNICEF identified and provided technical support in setting up compressed earth brick (CEB) production units while MEDVAN provided the necessary training to 11 entrepreneurs some of whom are already trained masons...

"Shubhram Awards" for total sanitation launched in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad – July 10th, 2007: Supplementing the Nirmal Gram Puruskar (NGP) from the President of India, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to add to the momentum towards total sanitation in the state.

Harbingers of a new Medak - village volunteers meet at Medak
The head quarter of Medak district in Andhra Pradesh - Sangareddy- witnessed a gathering of over 2000 youth on 15 Febrauary 2007. These youth are volunteers of a village level micro planning programme initiated by UNICEF.

March 22, 2007 : Child Friendly Legislators of Karnataka recognized by the children
“Let us learn that every child has rights…..” and “Children are our wealth….”- the two songs sung by children who had gathered at the Shaskara Bhavan, Vidhan Soudha .

Enforcement of Compulsory Registration of Marriages on International Women’s Day in AP
International Women’s day events in the state of Andhra Pradesh had a meaningful culmination this year with the Minister of Panchayati Raj, Mr. J.C. Diwakar Reddy promising to enforce implementation of the Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act.

Child budgeting in India
Children under the age of 18 constitute 40% of India's population. They represent not just India's future, but are integral to securing India's present. Yet, development indicators continue to show slow progress towards securing their welfare.

State Coalition for Sustained Adequate Iodine Intake launched in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad 29 May 2006: At a ceremony organized by the Department of Civil Supplies and Health & Family Welfare in collaboration with UNICEF, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y S Raja Sekhara Reddy launched the State Coalition for iodine intake.

The ‘Iodine Salt Run' in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, on Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day
2000 children from various schools of Hyderabad, the capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, enthusiastically trooped into the heart of the city wearing blue caps and white T-shirts, to run a 2 km sprint to mark the Global IDD Day.



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