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UNICEF Congo: Law for indigenous populations welcome milestone
BRAZZAVILLE, 31 December, 2010 – UNICEF today hailed a groundbreaking new law that gives Congolese children belonging to indigenous populations – until now the...

The government of Niger and its partners determined to continue their efforts against child malnutrition in Niger
NIAMEY, NIGER, 28 December 2010 - Despite a good harvest and pastoral season in late 2010, the nutritional situation of children remains alarming in Niger where more...

Marrakesh Declaration, a new milestone for children’s rights
AMMAN, 21 December 2010 – Participants at an Arab conference on children’s rights today adopted a declaration calling for further action to protect children and promote...

Government of Indonesia, religious leaders and UNICEF commit to promotion of breastfeeding as best start for children
JAKARTA, INDONESIA 21 December 2010 – As Indonesia commemorates national Mothers’ Day this week, influential leaders from the government and the country’s...

UNICEF Executive Director visits cholera-impacted residents at Haiti Treatment Centre
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 16 December 2010 – During a visit to the Haitian capital yesterday, Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, spoke with cholera patients and heard...

Kuwait funds UNICEF for flood affected areas in Pakistan
NEW YORK, 15 December 2010 - The State of Kuwait has contributed $250,000 to UNICEF in Pakistan for flood response. The support was announced by His Excellency...

UNICEF ready to assist children affected by floods in Colombia, Panama and Venezuela
PANAMA CITY/BOGOTA/CARACAS, 14 December 2010 - UNICEF today said the children’s agency is poised to support children and their families affected by...

Japan boosts child survival in Nigeria with $10.4 million
ABUJA, Nigeria 10 December, 2010 - UNICEF today received a grant of US $ 10.4 Million for Child Survival programmes in Nigeria. Donated by the Government...

Children’s rights events across Iraq conclude; several governorates agree to establish child rights committees
BAGHDAD, 10 December 2010 - As Iraq marks International Human Rights day today, government officials, community leaders and thousands of children across...

UNICEF to participate in international forum to end human trafficking
Media advisory

UNICEF: Children as the conscience of the climate change process
CANCUN, 9 December 2010 – As the UN climate conference is entering its final days, children from Latin America and Indonesia reminded delegates of...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi responds to questions from children in Barcelona
BARCELONA, 9 December 2010 – Leo Messi, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and footballer for Football Club Barcelona and the Argentinean national team...

UNICEF: Crisis far from over for Pakistan’s children
ISLAMABAD/GENEVA, 7 December 2010 – More than four months after the worst floods in the country’s history, UNICEF warns that winter will worsen the...

UNICEF supports Strategic Nutrition Framework for cholera response in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 6 December 2010 - The Ministry of Health (MSPP) with technical support from UNICEF has launched the Strategic Nutrition Framework...

Rich countries letting poorest children fall, says new report
FLORENCE/HELSINKI/GENEVA, 3 December 2010 - A landmark report by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has found that children in many...

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Statement - 3 December 2010

Global health leaders launch Decade of Vaccines Collaboration
NEW YORK, 2 December 2010 — The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the...

Bringing the voices of youth to COP 16 in Mexico
NEW YORK, 1 December 2010 - The outcome of the global Climate Change conference (COP 16) being held in Cancun, Mexico will have an important impact on...

An AIDS- Free Generation is achievable by focusing on the most disadvantaged communities affected by HIV, says a new U.N. report marking World AIDS Day
NEW YORK, 30 November 2010 - Achieving an AIDS-free generation is possible if the international community steps up efforts to provide universal access to...

Norway renews large scale support for UNICEF’s education programmes and focus on equal rights for girls
NEW YORK, 29 November 2010 - The Norwegian Government renewed its long commitment to children today, by signing a new cooperation agreement to provide...

Cricket unites for people living with HIV on World Aids Day
DUBAI, 29 November 2010 - International cricket will show its support for people living with HIV and AIDS this week with leading players wearing red ribbons on...

Asia-Pacific governments agree to speed progress towards the elimination of new HIV infections among newborns
VIENTIANE, Lao PDR, 26 November 2010 – Asia Pacific governments and UN officials have agreed to accelerated efforts towards eliminating the transmission...

UNICEF and partners launch emergency funding appeal for polio outbreak in Congo
NEW YORK, 23 November 2010 - UNICEF, Rotary International and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched an emergency appeal for $23.5...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore wraps up first visit to Kazakhstan by calling on all states to uphold the rights of children and help the most vulnerable
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 22 November 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore wrapped up his first visit to Kazakhstan by calling on...

UNICEF expands its cholera response in Haiti and launches a massive social mobilisation campaign
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 23 November 2010 – UNICEF, alongside international NGO partners, is reinforcing its outbreak response by assisting cholera medical...

UNICEF calls for a comprehensive Child Act in Afghanistan
KABUL, 23 November 2010 - Afghanistan needs a comprehensive Child Act fully in line with the provisions and principles of the Convention on the Rights...

Mozambique eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus
MAPUTO, Mozambique - 23 November 2010 – Mozambique has joined the ranks of the 19 countries that have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus...

Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21
NEW YORK, 20 November 2010 – 21 years ago today a remarkable milestone for the protection and realization of the rights of all children - the Convention...

New report offers breakthrough to ending female genital mutilation
FLORENCE, Italy 18 November 2010 – A new report provides evidence on how communities across Africa are ending female genital mutilation/cutting...

Developing skills and providing employment opportunities for youth in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka 18 November 2010 – Marking the 21st anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Youth Affairs Ministry and...

Two million Ugandan children targeted for polio immunizations
KAMPALA, 18 November 2010 - In response to the polio case detected in the Bugiri district in mid-October, the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF...

UNICEF joins religious leaders to launch global initiative to improve children’s health and well-being
NEW YORK/ GENEVA 16 November 2010 – A candlelight vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. in New York’s Times Square commenced a series of global activities in some 40...

UNICEF expands response to cholera outbreak in Haiti with supply distributions to communities and health centres
PORT AU PRINCE/GENEVA, 16 November 2010 - UNICEF is mobilizing all its staff and resources in an effort to stem the spread of cholera in Haiti...

PLoS Medicine: Poor sanitation and water kill more than two million children annually
LONDON, 16 November 2010 - A new series published today in leading medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine reveals that poor sanitation...

UN backs Vientiane declaration on Cluster Munitions
VIENTIANE, 12 November 2010 - The United Nations has hailed the outcome of this week’s high-level meeting in Laos of signatories to the Convention on...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore’s first visit to Kazakhstan
Media advisory

World Aids Day: Global launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN partners
Media advisory

Whole populations to be vaccinated in emergency response to polio outbreak
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo/DAKAR, Senegal 11 November 2010 – The first wave of mass polio immunization campaigns -targeting 3 million people...

Public Library of Science Medicine series on water and sanitation sends wake up call to international health community
Media advisory

134 million Indian children targeted for second dose of measles vaccination drive
NEW DELHI, 9 November 2010 – The Government of India today launched the second dose of measles vaccination in the states of Assam (Morigaon district)...

Asia-Pacific governments commit to increase cooperation for child rights
BEIJING, 6 November 2010 – Governments from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific today committed themselves to improving the rights...

UNICEF focuses response on children in storm-ravaged Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, 7 November 2010 – UNICEF teams are in the field and in Port-au-Prince conducting assessments and preparing to deploy...

UNICEF: Underfunding for Pakistan flood emergency jeopardizing life-saving operations for children
ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 5 November 2010 - UNICEF said today that serious underfunding of its emergency operation in Pakistan is jeopardizing...

Officials from 28 countries gather in Beijing for strategic talks on child rights
BEIJING, 4 November 2010 – Senior government ministers and officials from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Beijing today for the...

IKEA stores launch the 2010 Soft Toys campaign
NEW YORK, 4 November 2010 - Between 1 November and 24 December 2010, IKEA Social Initiative will donate 1 euro for every soft toy and children’s...

UNICEF positions emergency supplies for tropical storm as cholera outbreak continues in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, 3 November 2010 – UNICEF is rushing to ensure adequate emergency supplies in preparation for a severe tropical storm, as it...

UNICEF awards African Broadcasters the ICDB Awards
NEW YORK, 3 November 2010 – UNICEF awarded the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards to Télévision Togolaise (TVT)...

UNICEF Executive Director launches innovative approach to the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Kenya
NAIROBI, 29 October 2010 - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake joined the Kenya Government and other partners on Friday to roll out an innovative...

UNICEF assists in disseminating cholera prevention information in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 28 October 2010 – In addition to providing medical supplies, UNICEF is assisting government and humanitarian aid partners in...

UNICEF provides support to victims of Indonesian natural disasters
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 28 October 2010 – Following this week’s double natural disasters caused by an earthquake in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province...

UNICEF and partners respond to flood devastation in Benin
COTONOU, Benin, 26 October 2010 – Heavy and persistent rainfall has deeply affected the daily lives of more than 680,000 people in Benin, approximately...

Africa seizes chance against polio
DAKAR/BRAZZAVILLE, 26 October 2010 – This week, Africa seizes an unprecedented chance to drive out polio when 15 countries across the continent launch...

UNICEF expands response to cholera outbreak in Haiti with supply distributions to communities and health centres
ST. MARC, HAITI, 25 October, 2010 – UNICEF, alongside the Ministry of Health, DINEPA (Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’Assainissement) and...

UNICEF urgently responds to Haiti cholera outbreak
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, October 22, 2010 – UNICEF and its partners are working with urgency on the ground, responding to a recent outbreak of...

Youth filmmakers nominated for awards
NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, 21 October 2010 – UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation announced last week the nominees for the 2010 Oneminutesjr. Awards...

UNICEF responds to the devastation of Typhoon “Juan” (Megi) in north eastern province of Isabela, Philippines
MANILA, 22 October 2010 - Super Typhoon Juan (Megi) hit Northern Luzon on 18 October 2010 and left much of the region, notably, Isabela battered and...

UNICEF is distributing medical and sanitation supplies in Artibonite, Haiti where cases of acute diarrhea are reported
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, October 21, 2010 – UNICEF, alongside the Ministry of Health, DINEPA (Direction Nationale de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement) and...

Secretary-General appoints new Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 October 2010 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Martin Mogwanja as one of UNICEF’s three Deputy...

Statistics a powerful tool to drive change for the world’s most vulnerable children
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 20 October 2010 – On the occasion of the first World Statistics Day, UNICEF experts are calling attention to the essential role that...

More disaster looms for children caught in Sa’ada emergency
SANA’A, YEMEN, October 20, 2010 - UNICEF is sounding a loud alarm over staggering rates of child malnutrition in Sa’ada, a northern governorate...

Thousands of Iraqi students conclude Global Handwashing Day celebrations; Handwashing with soap could save thousands of children’s lives in Iraq
BAGHDAD, IRAQ, 20 October 2010 - Celebrating Global Handwashing Day on October 15th, over thirty thousand school children across Iraq...

Social protection needed to protect and support children affected by HIV and AIDS
WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA, 20 October - In an effort to forge greater commitment for child sensitive social protection policies, 40 parliamentarians from...

Awaaz Do digital campaign urges Indians to speak up for the eight million children out-of-school
NEW DELHI, 19 October 2010 – The Awaaz Do on-line campaign was launched today to mobilize Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million...

UN experts call for closer examination of the impact of disciplinary practices of children
NEW YORK, 15 October 2010 - At a special event held at the United Nations Headquarters today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence...

IN MEMORIAM: Charles A. Egger

Making clean hands a priority for more than just a day, Global Handwashing Day partners lather up with millions around the world
NEW YORK/GENEVA 15 October 2010 - For the third annual Global Handwashing Day, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers...

UNICEF calls for intensified efforts to bolster disaster risk reduction measures to protect the most vulnerable children
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 – As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today...

Narrowing the gaps to meet the MDGs in Yemen
SANA’A, 11 October 2010 - Half a million children in Yemen, including refugees, internally displaced and other war-affected children, are headed...

Chad: UNICEF’s emergency response to one of the worst cholera epidemics in 10 years
N’DJAMENA, CHAD, 6 October 2010 – Floods in Chad since July have resulted in one of country’s worst cholera epidemics in 10 years, forcing UNICEF and...

Zimbabwe water and sanitation sector to receive a boost
HARARE, 4 October 2010 - In a collective move to avert the recurrence of waterborne diseases and rehabilitate the country’s water, sanitation and...

October 15, Global Handwashing Day: Lathering up to beat disease
Media advisory

UNICEF promotes guidelines to aid children's recovery after calamities
NEW YORK, 1 October, 2010 - In an effort to help communities cope with the emotional and social suffering caused by conflict and natural disasters...

UNICEF expresses concern over the situation of children in southern Yemen
SANAA/AMMAN/GENEVA, 1 October 2010 – Over the past few weeks, there has been a steady increase in violent clashes, including air strikes...

More developing countries show Universal Access to HIV/AIDS services is possible
GENEVA/NAIROBI/WASHINGTON D.C., 28 September 2010 - Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in...

New countries endorse the Paris Commitments to end the use of child combatants
NEW YORK, 27 September 2010 – New countries today endorsed the ‘Paris Commitments’ to end the use of child soldiers, joining a growing list of States...

On the shores of Lake Chad, UNICEF intensifies its fight against malnutrition
N’DJAMENA, CHAD 28 September 2010 – Usually considered a breadbasket for Chad, the region on the northern shore of Lake Chad is now affected...

The United Nations outlines combined strategy to ensure the survival of millions of flood affected people in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 24 September 2010 – The emergency situation caused by the floods in Pakistan is far from being over and is worsening for the most vulnerable...

UNICEF sounds alert over alarming rates of child malnutrition in Chad
N’DJAMENA, CHAD 24 September 2010 – An expanded programme to save the lives of children is being put in place after a survey of under-5s revealed...

Millions affected by the floods in India
NEW DELHI, INDIA, 23 September 2010 – UNICEF and its partners are reaching out to millions of people in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and...

ADB, UNICEF join forces for children with major agreement
NEW YORK, 23 September 2010 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UNICEF today signed a major agreement, joining forces across Asia and...

New countries to endorse the Paris Commitments and Principles on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups
Media advisory

Global launch of the 2010 report "Towards Universal Access" on HIV/AIDS
Media advisory

World leaders and experts meet to raise the profile of education on the development agenda
NEW YORK, 21 September 2010 – A brainstorming session to examine ways to make the case for education by showing its powerful impact on...

Experts and leaders gather to discuss reaching the world’s most vulnerable children
NEW YORK, 21 September 2010 – The importance of ensuring that no child is left behind, as the world pushes forward towards the Millennium Development...

UNICEF issues a new appeal for the 10 million children affected by the flooding in Pakistan
GENEVA, 21 September 2010 - UNICEF today issued a report on the flooding emergency in Pakistan saying that, "with over 10 million children hit by...

Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990
NEW YORK, 17 September – The latest United Nations under-five mortality estimates were released today by UNICEF and they show continued progress...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim to visit the United Nations to mark International Day of Peace
NEW YORK, 16 September 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and international skating sensation, Yuna Kim, arrives in New York today for a two-day...

Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third
GENEVA. 15 September 2010 - The number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has decreased by 34 per cent from an...

Palestinian children deprived of basic rights to education
WEST BANK, 15 September 2010 - The Minister of Education and Higher Education, UNICEF, and the United Nations relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)...

Opening statement: Anthony Lake PFC/Advocacy report press conference
Opening statement - 7 September 2010

New UNICEF study shows MDGs for children can be reached faster with focus on most disadvantaged
NEW YORK, 7 September 2010 – The global community can save millions of lives by investing first in the most disadvantaged children and communities...

UNICEF Announces Nominees for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards
NEW YORK, 9 September 2010 – UNICEF last week announced the nominees for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards...

Achieving the MDGs with equity
Media advisory

UNICEF, WHO: Nearly 100 million children to be vaccinated against measles in China
BEIJING, CHINA, 1 September 2010 – Nearly 100 million children across China will be vaccinated against measles from 11-20 September in one...

UNICEF/WFP chiefs call for renewed support to Pakistan’s flood victims
ISLAMABAD, 31 August 2010 – The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on the...

UNICEF hails new child protection measures by the government of Southern Sudan
JUBA, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 31 August 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the formation and launch of a Child Protection Unit by the government of...

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, to visit flood affected areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 29 August 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrives in Pakistan Monday 30 August to tour flood-hit areas and...

Capturing the voices of young people at the World Youth Conference
LEON, MEXICO, 26 August 2010 - Engaging with adolescents and young people and discussing pressing issues they face in their lives is the goal of...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Statement - 24 August 2010

UNICEF welcomes Angolan Government campaign to reduce maternal and infant mortality
LUANDA, 25 August 2010 – According to the results of a Government survey released this month, Angola has made significant stride...

Call for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding in Pakistan
During emergency situations such as the current Floods Emergency, disease and death rates among under-five children are higher than for any...

UNICEF brings safe drinking water to displaced families in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 23 August 2010 – UNICEF said today that more than 3,000 people displaced by flooding in southern Tajikistan now benefit from...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the flooding in Pakistan
Statement - 20 August 2010

UNICEF's life-saving operation in Pakistan in jeopardy due to funding shortfall
ISLAMABAD/GENEVA, 17 August 2010 - UNICEF warned today that serious funding shortfalls are jeopardising its humanitarian operation in Pakistan...

International Year of Youth launched today
NEW YORK, 12 August 2010 - The International Year of Youth is being launched today in the General Assembly Hall with an eclectic event of speeches...

UNICEF ready to provide assistance to landslides-affected areas in China
BEIJING, August 11, 2010 – UNICEF is preparing to respond to requests for emergency assistance for children and families affected by the devastating...

UNICEF: 6 million children affected by the floods in Pakistan; some 2.7 million in need of immediate, life-saving assistance
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 11 August 2010 - As the figures continue to rise, UNICEF says that 6 million children have been affected by the floods in Pakistan...

UNICEF sending urgent supplies to women and children affected by Cameroon’s worst cholera outbreak in six years
YAOUNDÉ, CAMEROON 10 August 2010 - UNICEF has joined WHO, UNFPA, WFP and UNHCR in sending urgently needed supplies to thousands of...

“Welcome to school” Initiative launched in Bishkek
BISHKEK, 9 August 2010 – The Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and UNICEF launched today a “Welcome to School” Initiative to secure safe access to...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Statement - 9 August 2010

UNICEF and Government of Yemen jointly launch the First Inter-Agency Comprehensive Child Protection Assessment Report in Conflict Affected Areas in the north of Yemen
SANA’A, 9 August 2010 – Today marks a major milestone in the annals of child rights in Yemen as the first ever consolidated Inter Agency Child...

UNICEF appeals for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation in Pakistan - 1.4 million children affected by the flooding
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 6 August 2010 - UNICEF has appealed for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation for the millions hit by flooding in Pakistan...

Angola launches nation-wide polio immunization campaign
LUANDA, 4 August 2010 - In anticipation of Angola’s upcoming polio immunization campaign from 6-8 August, UNICEF and WHO call for the full...

UNICEF sends in life-saving supplies to the millions of people affected by flooding in Pakistan, many of them children and women
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 3 August 2010 - UNICEF is sending in life-saving supplies to the millions of people hit by severe flooding in several provinces in...

UNICEF supporting government response to the needs of children affected by floods in central and eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, 2 August 2010 – UNICEF is distributing emergency assistance in the provinces that have been worst affected by recent floods, ensuring that...

Somali communities urged to promote breastfeeding
NAIROBI, KENYA, 30 July 2010 – Somali communities should promote breastfeeding to ensure infants get a strong and stable start to their lives...

Health facilities are vital in promoting good breastfeeding practices, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 30 July 2010 – In World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF and its partners are asking health professionals to encourage new mothers to breastfeed...

Horn of Africa once again polio-free, UNICEF and polio partners announce
ATLANTA/EVANSTON/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 July 2010 – The Horn of Africa is again polio-free, with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda having...

Statement by UNICEF’s Executive Director on ongoing situation in southern Kyrgyzstan
Statement - 26 July 2010

UNICEF at Vienna International AIDS Conference: Children and Young People in Focus at AIDS 2010 Conference
VIENNA, 23 July 2010 – UNICEF experts in HIV and AIDS, gathered from over 35 countries, said that the just concluded International AIDS Conference...

UNICEF's position on Inter-country adoption
Position paper

Pau Gasol cheers attempt by Gaza children to break Guinness basketball record
JERUSALEM, 22 July 2010 - National Basketball Association Superstar and UNICEF Spain Ambassador Pau Gasol delivered a video message...

UNICEF: Young of Central Asia and Eastern Europe suffering Blame and Banishment
VIENNA, 19 July 2010 - An underground HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is intensifying at an alarming pace, fueled by drug use...

Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia
LUSAKA, 19 July 2010 – The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), today launched...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi visits Haiti to highlight plight of children six months after the earthquake
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI, 15 July 2010 – Leo Messi, renowned FC Barcelona and Argentina national team soccer player completed his first field visit...

International skating sensation Yuna Kim becomes international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK/ TORONTO/SEOUL, 12 July 2010 — UNICEF is delighted to announce the appointment of the international skating sensation Yuna Kim as its newest...

Haiti six months after the quake: risks, support and opportunities impact the lives of children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, 12 July 2010 – Six months after the strongest earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years, the challenges to meet the needs of more than...

World Cup in My Village an enormous success
NEW YORK/CAPE TOWN, 12 July - Thousands of young people in the most remote areas in Rwanda and Zambia watched the 2010 FIFA World Cup...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow to visit Uganda
KAMPALA / UGANDA, 9 July 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow is traveling to Uganda this Wednesday to meet with children impacted...

UN Children’s agency in Vienna to focus on the children and the social exclusion and stigma of HIV and AIDS
Media advisory

Key tools to improve education in emergencies
NEW YORK, 7 JULY 2010 – UNICEF and partners today announced minimum standards for education to help the 25 million children in countries and...

UNICEF awarded emergency grant to support Tajikistan polio outbreak response
NEW YORK, 2 July 2010 – UNICEF has received two emergency grants, totalling $350,000, to support immunization efforts in Tajikistan, following a...

New child protection framework adopted in The Republic of Congo
BRAZZAVILLE, 29 June 2010 – A new child protection framework has been announced by President Denis Sassou Ngesso. The announcement was...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, welcoming the G8 Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and under-five child health
Statement - 25 June 2010

Prince Harry visits UNICEF’s Emergency Operation Centre
NEW YORK, 26 June 2010 - During a visit to New York this week, Prince Harry visited UNICEF Emergency Operations Centre in New York today...

Thousands attend screening of matches in rural Rwanda
NEW YORK/Rubavu District, 25 June 2010 - More than 3000 young people and their families in rural Rwanda watched the opening game of the World...

UNICEF: Thousands seeking shelter in southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 25 June 2010 - “Many of them are trying to return home, even if their homes have been destroyed,” said Jonathan Veitch, UNICEF’s...

UNICEF Korea and Seoul broadcasting systems team up to leave a legacy for children
INANDA, DURBAN, 23 June 2010 - Amidst the excitement of the Republic of Korea’s progression to the second round of the World Cup, representatives from...

UNICEF and WFP appeal for urgent mobilization of the international community to fight child malnutrition in Niger
NIAMEY, NIGER, 24 June 2010 – The nutritional situation of children in Niger has deteriorated considerably in the last 12 months, according to the results...

UNICEF welcomes Kiwanis partnership to fight deadly maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide
NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the announcement of a new partnership with global volunteer network Kiwanis International...

Children are everyone’s business
NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – At the opening of a major meeting of business leaders organized by the United Nations today, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact...

Children and women in urban slums worse off than rest of the country, reveals BBS-UNICEF survey
DHAKA, 23 June 2010 – Urban slums have the worst performance regarding women’s and children’s wellbeing and access to basic services compared to...

Lifesaving supplies delivered to conflict-ridden southern Kyrgyzstan
OSH, 22 June 2010 - UNICEF delivered forty tonnes of much needed emergency supplies to the tense and divided city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan today...

Despite fragile security, UNICEF delivers supplies in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 21 June 2010 - Despite ongoing concerns about security, UNICEF has started a massive ground and air lift of supplies to southern Kyrgyzstan...

UNICEF calls for full access for humanitarian relief in southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, June 18 2010 - UNICEF warned that lack of access was hampering the delivery of humanitarian relief for the 1.1 million people affected by...

WHO and UNICEF concerned about measles outbreak in Eastern and Southern Africa
NAIROBI/ HARARE, 18 June 2010 – A steep increase in cases of measles in Eastern and Southern Africa has put recent gains in reducing mortality due...

An open letter to the European Union from UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake
Statement - 16 June 2010

Global Polio Eradication Initiative launches 2010-2012 Strategic Plan for interrupting polio worldwide
GENEVA, 17 June 2010 – In Geneva this Friday, a broad range of stakeholders will formally launch the new Strategic Plan 2010-2012 for eradicating wild...

UNICEF: Kyrgyzstan fighting splits families
BISHKEK, 16 June 2010 - With approximately 400,000 people displaced by fighting in Southern Kyrgyzstan, UNICEF warned today that separated families...

UNICEF urges increased investment in Africa’s children for the continent’s future development
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2010 – Many of the millions of African children who don’t live to see their fifth birthday could be saved with greater...

Children hard hit by violence in Kyrgyzstan
NEW YORK, 15 June 2010 - UNICEF today reported 90 per cent of the refugees from fighting in Southern Kyrgyzstan were children, women and the elderly...

Financial threat to global supply of vaccine puts 120 million at risk of yellow fever
NEW YORK 16 June 2010 – More than 120 million people will remain at risk from yellow fever if planned mass vaccination campaigns are not carried out...

UNICEF: Long-term local and international financial support a must to deliver basic services to Somali children
NAIROBI, KENYA, 15 June 2010 – Children in Somalia need sustained and significant local and international financial and material support to ensure...

UNICEF sends supplies to Central Asia crisis
NEW YORK, 14 June 2010 - UNICEF today dispatched emergency supplies to refugees who have fled fighting in Kyrgyzstan. The initial rapid response...

New UNICEF report reveals alarming conditions for children in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI, 14 June 2010 – A new report reveals that the majority of children in Djibouti live in abject poverty, which exposes them to life-threatening situations...

UNICEF expresses deep concern about the situation of children in Southern Kyrgyzstan
Statement - 13 June 2010

UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector to end child labour
NEW YORK, 12 June 2010 - UNICEF is calling for renewed urgency to tackle the world worst forms of child labour on the 11th World Day against Child...

UNICEF and partners join together to help make the World Cup a win for children
PRETORIA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 11 June 2010 - UNICEF cheered the kick off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup today. A series of partnerships and...

Launch of campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Zambia
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, 11 June 2010 – The Ministry of Health and its partners including UNICEF are planning to conduct a vigorous campaign to intensify...

Six central African countries reassure commitment towards children in the sub-region by signing the N’Djamena Declaration
N’DJAMENA, CHAD 9 June, 2010 – Six Central African countries showed historic commitment to ending recruitment of child soldiers and to support social...

UNICEF applauds tourism industry’s commitment to stop child sex tourism
JOHANNESBURG, 9 June 2010 - UNICEF applauded the South African tourism and hospitality industry for its significant commitment to put an end to child sex...

First glimpse of World Cup for rural African youth
NEW YORK, 8 June 2010 - Young Africans are passionate about soccer, and some young people in remote parts of the continent will be able to watch...

Lack of skilled birth care costs 2 million lives each year, report shows both mothers and newborns at risk
NEW YORK, 4 June 2010 - A lack of skilled attendants at birth accounts for two million preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths each...

Regional conference on ending recruitment and use of children in armed forces and groups: contributing to peace, justice, & development
Media advisory

Myanmar achieves maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination
YANGON, MYANMAR, 3 June 2010 - Myanmar has achieved maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE). The country’s status was confirmed in...

Positive health, dignity and prevention for Adolescents living with HIV
KAMPALA, UGANDA 28 May 2010 – Participants in a four-day international meeting on providing services for adolescents living with HIV are cautiously...

UNICEF announces key actions to enhance child protection during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and beyond
PRETORIA, 1 June 2010 - With 10 days to go till the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, UNICEF today launched a comprehensive campaign aimed at...

European Union €5m cash injection boosts UNICEF fight against Niger nutrition crisis
NIAMEY, NIGER, June 1st 2010 – The European Commission (EC) has contributed €5m to stop the escalating nutrition crisis in Niger. UNICEF Niger and...

Day care center dedicated to UNICEF Education Chief killed in Pakistan bombing
GUIMARAS, PHILIPPINES, 31 May 2010 - The Perseveranda So Memorial Day Care Centre opened its doors in the island province of Guimaras on 22...

New effort by UNICEF, Central African Republic to cut malaria child deaths
BANGUI, 28 May 2010 – More than a million mosquito nets are being distributed in the Central African Republic in a bid to protect children and pregnant women...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the case of Guantanamo Bay detainee, Omar Khadr
Statement - 26 May 2010

Towards an AIDS free generation: African countries galvanized to virtually eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV
NAIROBI, Kenya, 27, May 2010 – Government representatives from 20 African countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS gathered today in Nairobi to discuss...

Girls’ education conference concludes with strong call to focus on the most marginalized children
DAKAR, SENEGAL, 26 May 2010 – Although great strides have been made to get more girls into classrooms, those still out of school are likely to be from...

The United Nations calls on all countries to take extra steps to prevent the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and to protect children during armed conflicts
NEW YORK, 25 May 2010 – UN experts called for universal ratification of the two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child...

Towards virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
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World Cup 2010: MXit launches free UNICEF Red Card contact to help keep children safe
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 26 May 2010 - UNICEF South Africa today announced that it has teamed up with popular mobile-based social networking...

President Zuma calls for parental vigilance during the World Cup at the launch of Child Protection Week
PRETORIA, 21 May, 2010 - With twenty days before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup ™ in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma joined Social Development...

UN to announce campaigns to push for universal ratification of the Optional Protocols
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UNICEF and Religions for Peace release guide for religious communities
NEW YORK, 18 May 2010 - UNICEF and Religions for Peace today released From Commitment to Action: What Religious Communities can do to Eliminate...

UNGEI global conference on girls’ education focuses on preventing “56 million wasted opportunities”
DAKAR, Senegal, 17 May 2010 – A conference designed to find new ways to ensure that some 56 million children – most of them girls – do not miss out on...

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake travels to Japan
TOKYO, 11 May 2010 – UNICEF’s new Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrived in Japan today as part of his first mission on behalf of the UN...

Girls Education, Focus of United Nations Global ConferenceEngendering Empowerment: Education and Equality (E4)
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Free education becomes legally compulsory in Lesotho
MASERU / LESOTHO, 11 May 2010– In a milestone effort to advance progress towards universal primary education, the Government of Lesotho recently enacted the Education Act...

UNICEF calls for renewed efforts and investment to combat child labour
THE HAGUE, 11 May 2010 - "Identifying the most vulnerable children requires new efforts and increased funding," UNICEF said today, on the...

Statement by UNICEF Representative in Yemen Geert Cappelaere about school siege in the north
SANAA, 12 May 2010 – “UNICEF is deeply concerned about reports that schools in the northern governorate of Saada were occupied by armed men, and that children are...

UN launches appeal to address the humanitarian impact of the Mongolian Dzud
ULAANBAATAR /MONGOLIA, 12 May 2010, - the United Nations team in Mongolia today launched a consolidated appeal for USD18,150,794 to address the immediate and early...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow completes visit to Guinea
CONAKRY/GUINEA, 10 May 2010 – World renowned actress, humanitarian and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow ended yesterday...

UNICEF hands over water project in Somalia
NAIROBI, 11 May 2010 – In an effort to boost access to basic services in Somalia, UNICEF is strengthening local capacity in the northeast...

UNICEF concludes child protection mission to Kirkuk
BAGHDAD, 11 May 2010 - UNICEF recently conducted a three-day technical mission to Kirkuk to discuss child protection issues in the...

New UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, travels to South Korea
SEOUL, 8 May 2010 – One week after taking over the helm at the United Nations Children’s Fund, new Executive Director Anthony Lake is travelling to Seoul, Republic of Korea, for a...

Statement from UNICEF’s Executive Director and the Secretary-General's Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict on the recruitment of child soldiers in Somalia
Joint Statement - 4 May 2010

Anthony Lake begins his tenure as UNICEF's Executive Director
NEW YORK, 1 May 2010 - Anthony Lake today begins his tenure as UNICEF’s sixth Executive Director, bringing more than 45 years of public...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits Guinea to highlight plight of children
CONAKRY / GUINEA, 4 May 2010 – Internationally acclaimed actress, humanitarian and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow is traveling...

Outreach social services for children and women in dzud-affected provinces receive a further boost from UNICEF
ULAANBAATAR, 28 April 2010 – As Spring unfolds the dramatic costs of the Dzud for Mongolian children and women continue to mount.

DRC : Government of Japan grants US$6.68 million to support Child-Friendly Environment through Community Participation in Provinces of Equateur, Kasai Oriental and Kasai Occidental
KINSHASA, 29 April, 2010 – Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Maker MWANGU FWAMBA Minister for Primary and Secondary Education...

Afghanistan and Indian Cricketers “Bowl Out Polio” Together in ICC World Twenty20 Tournament
RODNEY BAY, St. Lucia, 1 May 2010 -  Indian and Afghanistan cricketers go head-to-head for the first time ever 1 May in the International Cricket Council World Twenty20...

Regional Goodwill Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil helps launch polio campaign in Mauritania
NOUAKCHOTT/ MAURITANIA, 29 April 2010- Egyptian actor and UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Middle East and North Africa...

Sixty thousand Haitian children to receive life-saving vaccination as part of Vaccination Week of the Americas
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 29 April 2010 - An estimated 60,000 Haitian children under the age of five will receive life-saving immunization in the next...

High Level Forum Calls for Improved Targeting of Aid for Sanitation and Water, Donor Coordination, and Practical Solutions
Washington D.C., 28 April 2010 – Finance and Water Sector Ministers representing 18 countries met Friday with representatives of 13 donors...

Iraq and Syria spearhead regional immunization week
GENEVA, 27 April 2010 – Iraq and the Syrian Arabic Republic this week launched their national immunization weeks, part of a region-wide push to raise vaccination rates. The week...

In Niger, UNICEF, WFP and the Government are working together to prevent malnutrition among children below the age of two
KOLÉRAM, NIGER, 28 April 2010 – Some 800 children aged 6-23 months received their first of four supplementary food monthly rations in Koleram, a village in the region of Zinder...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman to mark World Malaria Day
Statement - Malaria Day on April 25

The opportunities of adolescent girls as agents of social change
NEW YORK, 26 April 2010 - A major conference on adolescent girls, hosted by UNICEF and the New School University in New York, begins today.

UNICEF Executive Board completes visit to Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 26 April 2010 – Assessing the situation of children and women in Tajikistan and implementation of the UNICEF country programme was the aim...

Zambian children’s climate conference set to get underway
LUSAKA / ZAMBIA, 26 April 2010 - The Government of the Republic of Zambia and UNICEF will host the Zambian Children's Climate Conference in Lusaka, Zambia from...

Malaria risk in Somalia declines by over 50 per cent
NAIROBI / KENYA, 25 April 2010 – New research commissioned by UNICEF Somalia into estimates of malaria transmission in Somalia indicates a major decline in risk from the disease...

Global polio eradication partners respond as polio outbreak claims first victims in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, 23 April 2010 – After a 13-year absence, Tajikistan has recently witnessed a sudden reappearance of poliomyelitis (polio), with seven cases confirmed so far and more...

Providing quality education is essential to future development and prosperity, says UNICEF expert
NEW YORK, 23 April 2010 –  In a week where education advocates are calling for increased funding for education, a UNICEF expert today stated that effective support for quality education...

Fight to end African polio outbreak enters second round
DAKAR/BRAZZAVILLE, 23 April 2010 – More than 77 million children in 16 countries will be vaccinated against polio from tomorrow (Saturday) in the critical second round of a synchronized...

Sanitation and water must no longer play second fiddle to other priorities
WASHINGTON, D.C. 21 April 2010 – Between 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for sanitation and water fell from 8% of total development aid to...

On World Malaria Day 2010, Africa charts progress in counting malaria out - but major efforts still needed to reach global targets
New York, 19 April 2010 - With the end of the “Decade to Roll Back Malaria” in sight, 2010 is a milestone year for malaria control.  There are now just over...

Measles outbreaks threaten progress in child mortality in west and central Africa
Brazzaville/Dakar, 22 April 2010 – Sixteen countries of West and Central Africa are in the throes of a measles outbreak, with 22,364 cases and 185 deaths...

80 per cent of primary schools destroyed in Qinghai Earthquake
BEIJING, 21 April 2010 – The 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck near the town of Jiegu in northwest China, took a heavy toll on schools.

UNICEF calls for investing in education for all Angolan children
LUANDA, 19 April 2010– Angola has made strides in education in recent years with more than two million children enrolled in primary school since 2002.

Children seriously affected by Qinghai Earthquake
BEIJING, 19 April 2010 – As teams of rescuers continue to search for survivors in earthquake flattened Jiegu Town, on the 4000 metre high Tibetan plateau, the immediate danger to children from cold weather has emerged.

Lack of funding may force UNICEF to shut down schools for over 19,000 children in IDP camps in Pakistan at the end of April
GENEVA, 16 April 2010 – A severe lack of funding for UNICEF in Pakistan may result in more than 19,000 children displaced by insecurity in north-western...

“Advocate Teams” set up for Mental Health and Psychosocial Response during Emergencies in Middle East and North Africa region
AMMAN, 18 April 2010 – A UNICEF-coordinated training workshop on how to provide mental health and psychosocial support for persons affected...

UNICEF mobilizing for Qinghai earthquake disaster
BEIJING, 15 April 2010 –UNICEF will send urgently needed relief supplies for children affected by yesterday’s massive earthquake. The response will...

Statement by Sigrid Kaag, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on the death of 12-year-old Yemeni girl, three days after her marriage
Statement - 7 April 2010

After January’s quake, humanitarian action in Haiti averts worse crisis for children, but much remains to be done
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 13 April 2010 - Three months after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti and left its mark on over a million children, UNICEF...

UNICEF Executive Director visit to Zambia focuses on the impact of HIV and AIDS on children and young people
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, 9 April 2010 - On a two-day trip to Zambia, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman advocated for greater HIV and AIDS...

Georgia is approaching international standards in juvenile justice
TBILISI. 14 April. 2010 – The Government of Georgia together with UNICEF and the European Union is reviewing today the mid-term achievements of the...

UNICEF Executive Director, Ann Veneman launches Facts for Life, a guide for healthy childhood
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ MASERU, LESOTHO, 7 April 2010 – During a visit to Lesotho, a country entirely landlocked by South Africa, UNICEF Executive...

UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits the Kingdom of Lesotho
LESOTHO, 8 April 2010 – During a two day trip to Lesotho, UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman met with Government officials, visited health...

Three months after earthquake, more children have chance to return to learning in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 5 April 2010 - Less than three months after a devastating earthquake that shook the lives of many children in the Haitian capital...

Lack of safe water and sanitation in schools affects children’s learning – and their lives
DUBAI/NEW YORK, 5 April 2010 – In 60 countries in the developing world, more than half of primary schools have no adequate water facilities and nearly two...

UNICEF marks International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
NEW YORK, April 4 2010 – UNICEF is marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April) by calling for more decisive...

UNESCO, ILO and UNICEF welcome Right to Education Act
NEW DELHI, 1 April 2010 – UNESCO, ILO and UNICEF today joined forces in applauding the ground-breaking Right to Education Act, legalising the right...

Child trafficking is only one aspect of child exploitation in Central Asia that needs to be addressed, says UNICEF
GENEVA, 31 March 2010 - Only a few cases of child trafficking or sale are officially registered in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and...

A Haiti fit for its children and young people
NEW YORK, 30 March 2010 – On the eve of an international donor’s conference for Haiti at the United Nations, Save the Children, SOS Children’s...

UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
NEW YORK, 16 March 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the UN Secretary-General’s announcement that Anthony Lake will take over as Executive...

Deteriorating water quality threatens global gains made towards access to safe drinking water
NEW YORK, 22 March 2010 – While almost 5.9 billion people or 87 per cent of the world’s population now have access to an improved drinking water...

Urgent actions needed to address arsenic threats in Bangladesh
DHAKA, 22 March 2010 - Urgent action is needed to address arsenic contamination of water and food in order to mitigate its impact on the health of...

UNICEF in Sudan marks World Water Day 2010 with focus on water quality
KHARTOUM/JUBA, SUDAN, 22 March, 2010 - UNICEF in Sudan is calling for improved access to safe drinking water across the country to mark...

Report for MDG Summit highlights successes and gaps for children and women in progress towards MDG achievements
NEW YORK, 16 March 2010 - With only five years left until the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the UN...

Christopher Kennedy Lawford visits Ukraine to advocate for Hep C prevention and treatment
KYIV, 16 March 2010 – Christopher Kennedy Lawford paid a visit to Ukraine on 14-17 March 2010 to discuss with senior health officials, civil society...

Progress in access to safe drinking-water; Sanitation needs greater efforts
GENEVA / NEW YORK, 15 March 2010 – With 87 per cent of the world’s population or approximately 5.9 billion people using safe drinking-water...

Fiji and Solomon Islands hit by two hurricanes: UNICEF ready to respond
SUVA, 15 March 2010 – Two extreme cyclones, Tomas and Ului, are striking Fiji and Solomon Islands at the same time...

UNICEF to provide support to nearly one million children affected by earthquake in Chile
SANTIAGO, 11 March 2010 - UNICEF will provide assistance to the estimated one million children and their families affected by the earthquake in...

Messi to serve as UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador
BARCELONA/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 11 March 2010 – UNICEF today appointed Lionel (Leo) Messi, FC Barcelona and Argentina national team soccer...

UNICEF to announce Lionel Messi as Goodwill Ambassador
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemns continued violence against children
FLORENCE-BOSTON, 9 March 2010 – The systematic use and abuse of children in conflicts across the world has continued, unabated, over the past...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on International Women’s Day
Statement - 8 March 2010

Project to strengthen juvenile justice launched in Yemen
SANA’A, 6 March 2010 – A three-year project to strengthen juvenile justice systems in Yemen was launched today by the Ministry of Justice, in cooperation...

Africa united in fight against polio outbreak
DAKAR/BRAZZAVILLE, 4 March 2010 - More than 85 million children under five years old will be immunized against polio in 19 countries across...

Accelerating efforts to advance the rights of adolescent girls
Official document - 3 March 2010

UNICEF airlifts emergency supplies for school children in Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, 2 March 2010 - ­Urgently needed supplies to assist nearly 4,000 school-age children in the hardest hit areas of the dzud winter...

Liberia launches its situational analysis report on human trafficking
MONROVIA, LIBERIA, 1 March, 2010 – The Government of Liberia on Thursday launched the report entitled “Situational Analysis of Human Trafficking...

Much more needs to be done to help Haiti’s children, says UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
PORT-AU-PRINCE, February 26, 2010 - Six weeks after the massive earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, UNICEF is urgently scaling...

CSW Side Event: Have women forgotten girls?
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Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow to travel to Chad to highlight polio
NEW YORK/GENEVA/N’DJAMENA, CHAD, 26 February 2010 – Internationally acclaimed actress, humanitarian and UNICEF Goodwill...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the death of Professor Ihsan Dogramaci
Statement - 25 February 2010

Against child marriage: children demand their rights for a secure future
KOLKATA, India, 24 February 2010 – Almost 225 children from across West Bengal gathered together today to launch a movement against child...

Japan commits $2 million to boost immunization in Haiti, bringing post-quake total for UNICEF to $8.5 million
TOKYO/JAPAN, 23 February 2010 – The Government of Japan committed US$2 million (JPY180 million) to UNICEF to reinforce immunization...

African Governments urged to adopt Hague Conventions on children
PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 February 2010 - Senior Government officials from 15 States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region will meet in...

Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser appointed as UNICEF Jamaica Goodwill Ambassador
KINGSTON, 22 February 2010 – UNICEF Jamaica today named 23-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser, one of the nation’s most accomplished female...

UNICEF welcomes 30th ratification of Convention on Cluster Munitions
NEW YORK, 19 February 2010 – UNICEF welcomes the thirtieth ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) which took place...

UNICEF: The Berliner Philharmoniker to give benefit concert for Haiti – Live on the Web
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BERLIN 18 February 2010 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle...

Despite progress, millions of children still live in poverty in Egypt, UNICEF study says
AMMAN, 18 February 2010 – A study looking at the impact of poverty on children in Egypt reveals that while significant progress has been made...

Bangladesh to vaccinate 20 million children against measles
DHAKA, 13 February 2010 - Bangladesh will vaccinate more than 20 million children against measles during a two-week measles campaign starting...

UNICEF: Severe winter ‘dzud’ pushes most of Mongolia to disaster status
ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA 12 February 2010 – In response to weeks of freezing temperatures and heavy snows that have left more than half of...

Much more help still needed in Haiti - UN
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, 12 February 2010 - One month after the Haiti earthquake, many lives have been saved because of the bravery and...

UNICEF Executive Director visits Haitian earthquake victims
NEW YORK, 8 February 2010 – Following a visit to Haiti, UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman spent two days in the Dominican...

Forced recruitment of child soldiers in DRC
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 12 February 2010 – As the world celebrates the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, UNICEF...

UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits quake struck Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, 4 February 2010 - UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visited Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince, which...

Sudan: UNICEF Regional Director calls for greater investment in basic services for children
JUBA, February 11, 2010 – At the end of a mission to Sudan, UNICEF's Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Sigrid Kaag...

UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on female genital mutilation/cutting
NEW YORK, 6 February 2010 - Progress has been made in recent years in reducing the incidence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C)...

UNICEF launches USD 1.2 billion appeal for emergency assistance
GENEVA, 4 February 2010 - As global attention focuses on efforts to provide life-saving support to the people of Haiti, UNICEF today released its...

Cash transfers to the most vulnerable households in Liberia
BOMI COUNTY (LIBERIA), 4 February 2010 – The Government of Liberia with support from its partners – UNICEF, the European Commission...

UNICEF Executive Director in visit to Haiti
NEW YORK, 3 February 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman is departing today for the Dominican Republic as the first stop on...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman applauding Gates Foundation $10 billion pledge for vaccines
Statement - 2 February 2010

UNICEF and partners kick off fifth annual Global Immunization Meeting
GENEVA, 1 February 2010 - UNICEF together with WHO and the GAVI Alliance, its global partners in the fight against vaccine-preventable...

UNICEF Humanitarian Operation in Haiti Zeroes in on Unaccompanied Children
NEW YORK, 27 January 2010 - Assistance to unaccompanied children, who have lost or became separated from their families, is a focus of...

UNICEF: Canada’s G8 focus on maternal and child health will help global efforts
NEW YORK, 29 January 2010 – This week’s announcement by Canada that it will make maternal and child health a priority when it hosts the...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the situation of children in Haiti
Statement - 19 January 2010

Thousands of Iraqis to benefit from training on dangers of guns
SULIMANIYAH, IRAQ 20 January 2010 - Mine Advisory Group (MAG) and UNICEF have commenced a training on the dangers of small arms...

More UNICEF life-saving emergency supplies, experts arrive in Port-au-Prince
NEW YORK, 16 January 2010 – Another plane loaded with UNICEF emergency relief supplies arrived in Port-au-Prince this morning, carrying...

Call for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding in Haiti
NEW YORK, 21 January 2010 - During emergency situations, disease and death rates among under-five children are higher than for any other age group...

UN Appeals for $562 million for humanitarian operation in quake-struck Haiti
NEW YORK, 15 January 2010 - UNICEF joined the United Nations appeal for $562 million for humanitarian operation in Haiti launched today...

UNICEF Solomon Islands: Schools to open despite emergency
SUVA, 15 January 2010 – Widespread landslides, flash floods, damaged schools, water contamination and reports of diarrhoea, red eye...

UNICEF rushing supplies to quake-stricken Haiti
NEW YORK, 13 January 2010 – UNICEF is rushing life-saving supplies and funding into the hardest-hit communities in Haiti...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the earthquake in Haiti
Statement - 13 January 2010

UNICEF gears up relief efforts to earthquake-stricken Haiti
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, 13 January 2010 – Despite heavy damage to its own offices in Port-au-Prince UNICEF is ready to provide immediate...

Remarks of Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director to the 2010 First Regular Session of UNICEF’s Executive Board
Statement - 12 January 2010

UNICEF delivers relief items to refugee population in Northern Congo
BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 12 January 2010 – On January 7th and 8th, UNICEF started the delivery of 19.8 tonnes of nutrition...

From military to civilian life – first group of minors discharged from Maoist army in Nepal
SINDHULI, NEPAL, 7 January 2010 - A group of young Nepali men and women will leave their military lives behind and return to civilian life after...

UNICEF boosts relief efforts to tsunami-struck Solomon Islands
GIZO, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 5 January 2010 – UNICEF Pacific is providing immediate support to the victims of a tsunami that hit Rendova and...


 

 

 

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