Risk is inclusive: Young Armenians portray disaster risk reduction through film
GYUMRI, Armenia, 14 March 2013 – Margarita Sargsyan, 14, and her classmates at School #1 in Gyumri, the second biggest city of Armenia, are taking part in school lessons that might save their lives. They are learning about disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Five more nations sign international accord to stop children from being forced into conflict
NEW YORK, USA, 27 September 2011 - Five more nations have officially committed to ending the phenomena of children in armed conflict by signing the Paris Commitments. The inclusion of Angola, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica and San Marino means that 100 nations have now pledged to do everything they can to protect children from being forced into conflict.
Young reporters bring unique perspectives to child rights conference in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia, 6 July, 2011 – Young reporters here in the Armenian capital took over the cameras and the microphones last month at an international conference on child rights organized by UNICEF and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
In Armenia, parliamentarians commit to invest in early childhood development programmes
YEREVAN, Armenia, 21 June 2011 – More than 30 parliamentarians from Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEECIS) gathered for a three-day regional conference in Armenia.
'Every Child Needs a Family' child-protection campaign begins in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia, 28 February 2011 – Last week, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Maxim Vengerov, a world renowned violinist and conductor, announced the start of the ‘Every Child Needs a Family’ campaign during a master class held for several young artists from the UNICEF Children’s Chamber Orchestra while in Armenia.
Young Moldovan’s film addresses need for reform of institutional child care
CHISINAU, Moldova , 7 December 2009 – Tudor Culeanu, 15, looked on with pride while his short film, ‘The Moscow Train’, was presented to delegates attending a high-level Conference on Child Care System Reform in the Moldovan capital.
In Armenia, the chance to develop schools that children love to attend
SYUNIK PROVINCE, Armenia 17 April 2009 – Located 200 km from Armenia's capital, Yerevan, the village of Ishkhanasar in Syunik province represents a sad picture of rural poverty.
UNICEF and Armenian postal service join forces to stamp out child mortality
YEREVAN, Armenia, 3 June 2008 – A new postage stamp, the first of its kind ever issued in Armenia, was launched here yesterday. This stamp will not only get a letter sent to its intended recipient, but will also publicize the issue of neonatal mortality in an effort to reduce infant deaths worldwide.
Reforming Armenia’s education system to benefit all children
YEREVAN, Armenia, 17 April 2008 - School number 27 is unremarkable from the outside. It is large, brown and grey, typical of Soviet-era public buildings.
Alla Levonyan appointed UNICEF Armenia Goodwill Ambassador
YEREVAN, Armenia, 26 April 2007 – Renowned Armenian singer, Alla Levonyan, recently joined the ranks of 200 celebrities around the world who have partnered with UNICEF to advocate for children’s rights.
Armenia: My son, Mikhail
TAVOUSH, Armenia – When Mikhail Simonyan’s mother, Rouzana, noticed that her son was having trouble walking, she thought the three-year-old had simply taken a bit of fall, and thought nothing more of it. But a trip to the doctor proved her wrong: it seemed that Mikhail had contracted measles and the infection had spread to his inner ear. The infection caused by his bout of measles had spread to the muscles that keep his spinal cord straight.
Peer education discourages misinformation about HIV/AIDS
YEREVAN, April 2005 - Any visitor to School No. 43 in the Armenian capital might easily mistake Veronica Seropyan for a teacher. Yet, standing in front of thirteen pupils aged between fourteen and sixteen, there is something different about her class. The ubiquitous red ribbons that adorn the children’s t-shirts perhaps provide the best clue.