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Feature news | 2013

CHAMPIONING ALL CHILDREN, EVERYWHERE 

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On Universal Children's Day, young activist receives EU's top human rights award
STRASBOURG, France, 20 November 2013 – It was an award befitting the day. On Universal Children's Day, European parliamentarians presented the Sakharov Prize, Europe's highest human rights award, to Malala Yousafzai,

How UNICEF Innovation Helps Lost Children After Typhoon Haiyan
21 November 2013 – UNICEF will begin using RapidFTR (Family Tracing and Reunification) in the Philippines tomorrow. RapidFTR, a mobile phone-based tool developed by UNICEF, speeds up the process of identifying unaccompanied children

Experts debate solutions needed to #ENDviolence against children
FLORENCE, Italy, 2 October 2013 – There is no country in the world that can say all its children are free from violence. The issue crosses social, economic and cultural lines, and it affects millions of children worldwide.

Using innovation to end violence against children
NEW YORK, United States of America, 25 September 2013 – With a digitally streamed lineup of leaders, celebrities and innovators – and as one of the only major public United Nations week events, happening across more than 100 countries,

UNICEF Executive Board session opens, stressing equity and inclusion
NEW YORK, United States of America, 3 September 2013 –The second regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board opened today at United Nations headquarters in New York.

European Union top officials back #ENDviolence initiative
BRUSSELS, Belgium, 27 August 2013 – Within a week of the launch of UNICEF's initiative on violence against children, all of the top officials of the European Union (EU) had endorsed the campaign and joined the growing global movement to #ENDviolence.

Liam Neeson supports UNICEF anti-violence initiative
NEW YORK, 31 July 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson is raising his voice in support of a new UNICEF initiative to prevent violence against children.

New UNICEF report on female genital mutilation/cutting: Turning opposition into action
NEW YORK, United States of America, 22 July 2013M – "I don't want any part of my body to be cut. I don't want to be circumcised," says 10-year old Kheiriya Abidi from Boorama town, North-West Somalia.

UNICEF celebrates a year of important firsts in 2012
NEW YORK, United States of America, 15 July 2013 – UNICEF's 2012 annual report celebrates a year of successes for children amidst a challenging climate.

They thought a bullet would silence us, but they failed, Malala Yousafzai tells United Nations Youth Assembly
NEW YORK, United States of America, 12 July 2013 – United Nations Headquarters hosted a very special birthday celebration today.

Nelson Mandela: Any society which does not care for its children is no nation at all
NEW YORK, 5 July 2013 – 18 July is Nelson Mandela Day, when UNICEF will join millions of people around the world celebrating his achievements.

UNICEF and sister agencies issue largest ever appeal to help Syrians
NEW YORK, 7 June 2013 — As the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic continues to spiral out of control, UNICEF and its sister United Nations agencies have mounted the largest ever appeal for funds.

In London, an historic opportunity to tackle global undernutrition
NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 June 2013 – Between 2005 and 2012 in Haiti, a coordinated effort to address childhood malnutrition helped reduce stunting levels from 29 per cent to 22 per cent.

Voices of Youth website revamp increases opportunities for engagement
NEW YORK, United States of America, 5 June 2013 – In honour of its eighteenth birthday this year, UNICEF's digital community for children and young people – Voices of Youth – is moving into a new chapter

New study brings violence against indigenous girls and women into focus
NEW YORK, United States of America, 4 June 2013 – The issue of violence against indigenous girls and women is not only under-discussed and under-studied, but it also remains concealed, in most countries.

Youth video contest winners reflect equal rights for children with disabilities
NEW YORK, United States of America, 24 May 2013 – Twenty-year-old Yun Han has always been hesitant about voicing her dreams. "Growing up, I had many big dreams, but I never had the guts to speak them when I was asked…

UNICEF launches groundbreaking cholera toolkit
NEW YORK, United States of America, 15 May 2013 – As part of its effort to reduce cholera in the world, UNICEF has responded to the growing threat of this disease by launching the UNICEF cholera toolkit.

UNICEF and Adobe team up on digital festival to empower young people
STRASBOURG, France, 20 November 2013 – It was an award befitting the day. On Universal Children's Day, European parliamentarians presented the Sakharov Prize, Europe's highest human rights award, to Malala Yousafzai,

Taking children's issues to the polls this Sunday
3 May 2013 - With the upcoming general elections on 5 May 2013, child-rights organisations in the country have undertaken a number of initiatives to put children's issues on the agenda of candidates and their parties.

A digital journey through UNICEF's dream for children
NEW YORK, United States of America, 5 April 2013 – Just over 12 years ago, the world came together to outline a vision and to set goals for a better world for millions by the end of 2015.

Event seeks to ensure issue of violence against children on post-2015 development agenda
NEW YORK, United States of America, 26 March 1013 – International experts gathered at UNICEF House yesterday to discuss how to advocate more effectively for the issue of violence against children.

Ahmad Alhendawi, newly appointed UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, on his new role
NEW YORK, 22 February 2013 – On 15 February 2013, the newly appointed Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, was sworn in at United Nations (UN) headquarters.

Helping children caught in emergencies and conflict - Humanitarian Action for Children 2013
NEW YORK, United States of America, 25 January 2013 – Displaced from their homes by violence, victims of the 22-month-long conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic are now facing bone-chilling temperatures in makeshift shelters in Lebanon.

Significant achievements for children in a challenging year
NEW YORK, United States of America, 31 December 2012 – It's been another challenging year for UNICEF and its partners – responding to a wide range of humanitarian needs under less-than-ideal financial circumstances.

 

 
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