UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month
COPENHAGEN/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 26 August 2014 – This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises -- the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the life of Goodwill Ambassador Lord Richard Attenborough
STATEMENT * NEW YORK, 25 August 2014 -- "With the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, the world has lost not only a great voice, but a great soul. Lord Attenborough touched the lives of millions of people through his remarkable films,
Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
STATEMENT* NEW YORK, 19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous. Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises.
UNICEF scaling up support and protection to children in Gaza amid fragile cease-fire
GAZA, 16 August 2014 – A pause in fighting has helped UNICEF bring life-saving assistance to children in Gaza, but a sustained peace is needed to reach hundreds of thousands more children who desperately need support to rebuild their lives.
Reality of Gaza destruction haunts families and children amid ceasefire
JERUSALEM, 8 August 2014 – As the three-day ceasefire in Gaza draws to a close, families are struggling to cope with the aftermath of 28 days of violence and destruction that has left an estimated 65,000 people homeless.
World Breastfeeding Week 2014
NEW YORK, 1 August 2014 - "Giving all children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding – one of the simplest, smartest, and most cost-effective ways we have of supporting healthier children, stronger families, and sustainable growth.
UNICEF on Gaza, Israel: “Outrage has become commonplace”
NEW YORK, 30 July 2014 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director: “Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace." Read more.
UNICEF on Gaza: Using or attacking school premises is unacceptable
AMMAN, 25 July 2014 - Statement about attack on an UNRWA school in Gaza by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
More than 80 children killed in Gaza conflict
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 July 2014 – As the conflict in Gaza continues, children and families continue to suffer the brunt of the siege.
UNICEF Commemorates 60 Years of Partnership in Malaysia
SPEECH: KUALALUMPUR, 25 June 2014 - How can we properly capture 60 years of commitment and partnership on behalf of Malaysia’s children? As we take this moment to acknowledge some important milestones achieved over six decades in Malaysia
60 Years of Service for Children in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 June 2014 – UNICEF Malaysia and its partners marked 6 decades of service for children in Malaysia today at a reception to commemorate the UN agency’s 60th anniversary in the country.
Engaging Youth as Agents of Change
SPEECH: MELAKA, 21 June 2014 - It is my pleasure to be here with all of you today. But I hope you don’t mind if I admit that I’m distressed by the topic we have to discuss. It is an important one – of that, there is no doubt. In fact,
UNICEF airlifts humanitarian supplies for displaced, conflict-affected children in Iraq
ERBIL, Iraq, 18 June 2014 – A cargo plane carrying emergency supplies for children affected by the conflict in Iraq arrived in Erbil on Tuesday.
Creating inclusive societies for children with disabilities
SPEECH: PERAK, 4 June 2014 - It is an honour to be here at the 5th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference. The theme for this year’s conference, ‘Passion 'has 'no' parameters’, is especially compelling.
Every Child Matters: Making a Commitment for Children with Special Needs
IPOH, 4 June 2014 – The National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) and UNICEF Malaysia today called for a concerted collaborative commitment to create inclusive spaces for children with disabilities, especially in education.
Media Advisory: 5th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference
MEDIA ADVISORY - KUALA LUMPUR, 2 June 2014 – UNICEF Malaysia and the National Early Childhood Intervention Council invite your media agency to attend and cover the Launch and Press Conference for the 5th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference.
Protecting girls from sexual violence: A call for collective responsibility and action
MEDIA STATEMENT - KUALA LUMPUR, 2 June 2014 - UNICEF Malaysia is deeply disturbed and saddened by the gang rape of one, possibly, two teenage girls in Kelantan recently.
Fans have a chance to be in Star Wars: Episode VII
LOS ANGELES, 21 May, 2014 — Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change to raise funds and awareness for UNICEF Innovation Labs. Be a part of it!
Almost 3 million newborns could be saved each year – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 May 2014 – A ground-breaking series of papers released by The Lancet at UNICEF Headquarters today shows that the majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved.
UNICEF calls on football fans to take the protection of children into their own hands
BRASILIA/KUALA LUMPUR, 18 May 2014 – UNICEF Brazil has launched an app -- Proteja Brasil, (Protect Brazil) - that allows users, with a few taps on their smartphones or tablets, to report cases of abuse, violence or exploitation of children.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets with Syrian children
NEW YORK/AMMAN, Jordan, 12 April 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit this week to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict - now in its fourth year.
UNICEF welcomes new Kuwait donation for children of Syria
NEW YORK, 7 April 2014 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from a generous US$ 34.5 million donation by the government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today.
Statement by UNICEF Syria on Reported Deaths of Children in Recent Violence
DAMASCUS, 4 April 2014 - The reported killing of 11 children in two separate attacks this week in Rural Damascus and in Al Qalamoun Mountains in Syria is a horrific and tragic reminder of the human cost of the conflict inflicted by all sides
World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF
NEW YORK, 21 March 2014 – Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water, and after the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right,
Three years of Syria conflict have devastated lives of millions of children
BEIRUT, 15 March 2014 – As the crisis in Syria reaches the end of another year of brutal violence today, five of the world’s leading aid organizations say that the three-year old conflict has devastated the lives of millions of children and young people
UNICEF: Justice still out of reach for millions of children
GENEVA, 13 March 2014 — Millions of children across the globe have their rights violated, but only a few are able to seek recourse to improve their situation in a timely, fair and effective way, UNICEF said today.
European parliamentarians mark third year of Syrian conflict and mobilize for children of Syria
STRASBOURG, France, 12 March 2014 - Leading Members of the European Parliament today joined ‘No Lost Generation’, the global initiative launched by UNICEF and other organisations to mark the third year of the Syrian conflict,
Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict
AMMAN/GENEVA,11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF published today.
UNICEF statement on anti-homosexuality laws
STATEMENT * Today 78 countries around the world have laws that subject their citizens to severe criminal penalties for homosexuality. Such laws not only undermine human rights
Launch of Reports on Child Protection and Juvenile Justice System in Malaysia
SPEECH * PUTRAJAYA, Well, for one, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The timing is also important since Malaysia is currently, actively, involved in drafting its 11th Malaysia Plan
The Launch of “Child Protection System in Malaysia”
PUTRAJAYA, 5 March 2014 – The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MWFCD) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today launched two reports, comprising comprehensive assessments of the child protection and juvenile justice systems
Public urged to voice their outrage and demand action to prevent a lost generation in Syria
NEW YORK, 24 February 2014 – UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating impact on children
UNICEF calls for US$2.2 billion to help 59 million children in emergencies
GENEVA, 21 February 2014 – UNICEF appealed today for almost US$2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2014 to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham applauds public’s response to Typhoon Haiyan
MANILA, Philippines, 14 February 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has made an emotional journey to the Philippines to meet children saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan almost 100 days after the super storm landed.
100 Days Since Haiyan:On the road to recovery for Haiyan-affected children
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 February 2014 – One hundred days after a massive typhoon devastated the central Philippines, the long trek back to normalcy for children hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan continues.
UNICEF expresses ‘deep concern’ on violence against children in the far south
BANGKOK, 5 February 2014– The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said it was deeply concerned about the continuing violence against children in Thailand’s restive southernmost provinces,
Candidates sit for primary school graduation exams while sheltering at UN compounds in Juba
JUBA, 14 January 2014. – Hundreds of students in the capital of South Sudan are this week sitting their primary school graduation exam at the United Nations compounds where they have been living since violence erupted in the city almost a month ago.
New child rights legal instrument strengthens the right of children to be heard
NEW YORK, 14 January 2014 – UNICEF joined children’s rights advocates around the world today in applauding the news that children will soon be able to file complaints with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,
Secretary-General supports Children of Syria as No Lost Generation initiative launched
NEW YORK, 7 January 2014 - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon today added his support to a campaign led by UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF that calls for Champions for the Children of Syria
Global champions and $1 billion investment needed to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children
NEW YORK, 7 January 2014 — UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners today called for governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the children of Syria and support the "No Lost Generation" strategy,