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Amidst widespread inequity, Mexico leads efforts to plan and monitor investment in children
MEXICO CITY, 23 December 2011 - The 2012 federal budget for Mexico will contain a critical innovation to improve equity for children and adolescents...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the unfolding crisis for children in the Sahel
Statement - 22 December 2011

Statement by Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative in Egypt, on the plight of children in demonstrations
Statement - 22 December 2011

UNICEF Ambassador Novak Djokovic marks holiday season by supporting children in Serbia
GENEVA/BELGRADE/NEW YORK, 21 December 2011 – World number one ranked tennis player and UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia...

Philippines: UNICEF launches appeal for $4.2 million to assist children and families affected by Tropical Storm Washi
MANILA, Philippines. 20 December 2011 - UNICEF is today delivering water and sanitation supplies to assist in the provision of clean water and sanitation...

Millennium Development Goal on drinking water “almost there”—UNICEF/WHO report
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 20 December 2011 – UNICEF and the World Health Organization today release a report showing that the Millennium Development...

UNICEF welcomes Israeli Government’s release of 55 Palestinian child detainees
Statement - 18 December 2011

Viet Nam survey shows disparities for children and women persist
Ha Noi, 16 December 2011 – Viet Nam’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2010-2011 report, launched today in Ha Noi, reveals persisting...

UNICEF: Saudi Arabia provides critical support for polio eradication in Niger
NIAMEY, 16 December 2011 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has contributed US$1,588,000 to UNICEF Niger to support polio eradication. The funds...

Amitabh Bachchan launches new Polio Communication Campaign
MUMBAI, India, 15 December 2011 - Lauding India’s unprecedented progress against polio, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio Eradication...

Burundi: Government and partners mobilize for food security and nutrition to ensure child survival and development
BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI, 14 December 2011 – The first high-level forum on food security and nutrition took place in Burundi between 12 and 14 December...

UNICEF launches report on the impact of labour migration on children left behind in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, 13 December 2011 – A UNICEF report launched today sheds light on the negative impact of labour migration on many children who are left...

UNICEF warns of looming children’s crisis in the Sahel
DAKAR/GENEVA, 9 December 2011 – An estimated 1,025,000 children in the Sahel region of Africa face severe and life threatening malnutrition during the...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at the Harvard Conference on Adolescent Rights
Speech - 8 December 2011

UNICEF Awards Broadcasters the 2011 ICDB Awards
NEW YORK, 6 December 2011 – UNICEF today announced the winners of the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards. The ICDB...

UNICEF deplores deaths among children in recent armed clashes in Taiz, Yemen
SANAA, 5 December 2011 - UNICEF is following with great concern the armed confrontation in Taiz with direct impact on the most vulnerable - women...

Investments for children must be at top of African HIV and AIDS agenda
Media Advisory

UNICEF calls for children with disabilities to be included in all development
NEW YORK, 3 December 2011 – Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF today called on the global development community to...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake in Bangkok on the Human Rights Council Resolution on the human rights situation in Syria
Statement - 2 December 2011

Actor and producer Aamir Khan appointed UNICEF Ambassador
NEW DELHI, India, 30 November 2011 — UNICEF is delighted to announce the appointment of the Padma Bhushan award-winning actor and producer...

Unparalleled global progress in HIV response but sustained investment vital
GENEVA, 30 November 2011 - Global progress in both preventing and treating HIV emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the...

Joint statement of the UNDG at Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
BUSAN, 25 November 2011 - Development cooperation cannot wait. Too many people still face poverty, inequity and exclusion. We must pay particular...

United Nations Development Group call to action
BUSAN, 25 November 2011 - “We must work with common purpose to reduce inequities, improve lives, and secure a better future for all."...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on international Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 15th Anniversary of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women
Speech - 23 November 2011

UNICEF and Save the Children report: Investing in children pays off, progress evident, but need to press on
LONDON/NEW YORK, 23 November 2011 - UNICEF and Save the Children UK today issued a report showing that children’s well-being has improved...

Ghana eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus
ACCRA, Ghana, 21 November 2011 - The Government of Ghana today announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), bringing the total...

UNICEF study provides new insight into how poverty affects children
BANGKOK, 22 November – A new UNICEF study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasizes that poverty affects children in vastly different...

Calle 13, UNICEF, MTV Latin America and TR3S launch “MTV Exit” to raise awareness around human trafficking and exploitation
NEW YORK, 21 November 2011 – Nineteen-time Latin Grammy winners Calle 13 joined forces with UNICEF, MTV Latin America and Tr3s: MTV...

UNICEF seeks strengthened cooperation with Governments, international organizations in the Gulf
DOHA, 21 November 2011 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director a.i. Rima Salah has just concluded a one-week trip to the Gulf to strengthen cooperation...

Government and the UN train to better serve Congo’s indigenous populations
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of The Congo – 21 November 2011 – Government officials, heads of UN agencies, and representatives of indigenous...

Climate change set to exacerbate child vulnerability in South Africa
PRETORIA, 19 November 2011 – Climate change will exacerbate the existing vulnerabilities of children in South Africa, unless mitigation and adaptation...

UNICEF and World Day of Prayer and Action for Children to protect children against violence
NEW YORK, 18 November 2011 – On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF today joined with...

Arab youth, key drivers of Arab development and democratization
BEIRUT, 18 November 2011 – Young men and women in the Arab world have faced numerous constraints and inequities over the years, significantly...

Massive humanitarian response to Somalia famine has saved children’s lives
NAIROBI, 18 November 2011 – Following the release of the latest survey findings from the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) in Somalia...

European Union grants 2.4 million Euros to UNICEF in support of the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 17 November 2011 - Eleven year old Edward from Bomi County is an exceptional student and dreams of becoming an engineer..

Measles Initiative hails GAVI decision to fund Rubella campaigns
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 17 November 2011 - Today the Measles Initiative applauds the GAVI Alliance board decision to fund rubella campaigns in the countries...

WISE prize for education goes to Bangladeshi Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
NEW YORK, 16 November 2011 - UNICEF congratulates Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairman of BRAC (formerly known as Bangladesh Rural...

UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia on children
NAIROBI, Kenya, 15 November 2011 – UNICEF is extremely concerned about the impact on children of the escalating conflict in Somalia...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira meets adolescent girls in India
UDAIPUR, India, 15 November 2011 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira met today with a group of adolescent girls from impoverished parts of the country...

East Asia-Pacific children highly vulnerable to climate change impacts
BANGKOK, 14 November 2011 – According to a UNICEF report, Children’s Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and...

UNICEF provides 300,000 water, sanitation, hygiene items for flood victims in Thailand
BANGKOK, 10 November 2011 - UNICEF is providing more than 300,000 water, hygiene and sanitation items, including bars of soap, chlorine drops for...

Kuwait funds UNICEF for drought affected areas in Somalia
NEW YORK, 10 November 2011 - The State of Kuwait has contributed 250 thousand US dollars to UNICEF in Somalia for humanitarian response to the...

UNICEF commends Rwanda for focusing on adolescents at 7th Annual Paediatric Conference on Children and HIV
KIGALI, Rwanda, 9 November 2011 - At the nation’s seventh annual conference on Children and HIV, UNICEF emphasized the importance of investing in...

UNICEF opens humanitarian warehouse in Dubai for nutrition supplies for Southern Somalia
COPENHAGEN, 4 November 2011 – UNICEF announced the opening of its first humanitarian transit hub for nutrition supplies destined for Somalia...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit UNICEF’s life-saving emergency supply centre in Copenhagen to highlight desperate plight of children in East Africa
COPENHAGEN, 2 November 2011 – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to UNICEF’s global Supply Centre in Copenhagen today...

High-level UNICEF participation at the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference
Media Advisory

UNICEF calls for funding to prevent nutrition crisis in DPRK, especially among children
GENEVA, 1 November 2011 – UNICEF today called on the international community to fund its nutrition programme in the Democratic People’s Republic of...

UNICEF urges media to hear the voices of children on climate change
PRETORIA, 31 October 2011 - As South Africa prepares for the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate...

UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/ GENEVA, 28 October 2011 – One hundred days since famine was declared in parts of southern Somalia, UNICEF and its partners are doing their...

UNICEF providing 20,000 mosquito nets to protect flood-affected families
BANGKOK 27 October 2011 – UNICEF is providing 20,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to help protect families evacuated to temporary shelters and...

UNICEF corrects report of Polio in Madagascar
Information note - 25 October 2011

Massive flooding in South East Asia affecting millions
BANGKOK, Thailand, 21 October 2011 – Heavy seasonal rains and frequent cyclones have led to massive flooding across South East Asia affecting over eight...

UNICEF report: Crisis in the Horn of Africa far from over
NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 October 2011 – The massive international response to the child survival crisis in the Horn of Africa has already shown some positive...

UNICEF and partners push for scaling up of the community-based health workforce for emergencies
GENEVA, 20 October 2011 - UNICEF and its partners are calling for the urgent scaling up of community-based health workforces because of their potential...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, visits a UNICEF-supported facility that provides medical, psychological and legal assistance to children
Mexico City / New York, 19 October 2011 - During a visit to Mexico in the context of a concert later today, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo...

Zambia: “Brothers for Life” Begins to Reach Grassroots
KABWE, Zambia, 18 October 2011 – The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council has distributed more than 30,000 Brothers for Life posters and brochures...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting
Speech - 17 October 2011

Massive push to protect populations from malaria in Somalia’s south central regions
NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 October 2011 - An estimated two and a half million people in Somalia, already suffering from drought, famine and conflict, are at risk...

“Clean hands save lives” — Global Handwashing Day 2011 is celebrated by millions of people worldwide
NEW YORK, 14 October 2011 – UNICEF joins hundreds of millions of people across the globe tomorrow in celebrating the 4th annual Global Handwashing Day...

A third of women aged 20-24 in the developing world were child brides
NEW YORK, 12 October 2011 – Child marriage is a violation of a child’s human rights and is prevalent across the developing world, UNICEF said today as a...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at Third Committee of the 66th Session of the General Assembly
Speech - 12 October 2011

UNICEF says one-third of children not in school have a disability and are often denied dignity and rights
NEW YORK, 12 October 2011 – Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups and suffer widespread violations of their...

UNICEF: Exploring the social networking lives of young people
NEW YORK/PRETORIA, 12 October 2011 – UNICEF today launched the first in a series of ground-breaking studies, which analyzes the behavior of...

UNICEF hails decision by Government of West Darfur to recruit 1,000 new teachers
KHARTOUM, 11 October 2011 - UNICEF warmly welcomes the decision by the State Government of West Darfur to recruit an additional 1,000 teachers...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the High-Level Round-Table event on violence against children
Speech - 11 October 2011

Progress made in improving child-care systems marks second anniversary of Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children
NEW YORK, 11 October 2011 – Speakers at a high-level meeting in New York urged the international community to improve the quality and standard of care for...

UNICEF fights “one of the worst ever” cholera outbreaks in West and Central Africa
DAKAR/GENEVA, 11 October 2011 – UNICEF is calling for a redoubling of efforts to combat cholera outbreaks that are claiming lives and affecting large...

UNICEF sends emergency supplies to flood affected areas in Philippines
BULACAN, Philippines, 6 October 2011 – UNICEF Philippines today delivered 3,000 hygiene kits and 3,000 water kits to stricken families in Bulacan and...

UNICEF responds to new cholera outbreak claiming lives in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 5 October 2011 ― UNICEF is taking part in an emergency response to an outbreak of cholera in two prefectures which has...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the worsening situation in Yemen
Statement - 5 October 2011

Greater investment in youth vital for future Asia-Pacific economic development
BANGKOK, 5 October 2011 – UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth called on regional governments to focus greater energy on...

Joint Message from UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and Education International on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day
NEW YORK/ GENEVA/ PARIS, 5 October 2011 - Today, on World Teachers’ Day, we honour the millions of educators all over the world who devote their...

UNICEF and industry tackle unprecedented global demand for nutrition supplies
COPENHAGEN, 4 October 2011 – UNICEF brought together almost 100 partners today to discuss unprecedented demand for nutrition products and...

UNICEF: Life-saving assistance for flood-affected children in Pakistan at risk due to major funding shortfall
ISLAMABAD, 2 October 2011 – Following the monsoon floods that have struck Sindh province for the second year in a row, UNICEF and its...

UNICEF Announces Nominees for the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards
NEW YORK, 30 September 2011 – UNICEF today announced the nominees for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards...

Remarks by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the Italian National Committee
Remarks - 28 September 2011

Zimbabwe launches 1st national scale cash grant programme for children and families
HARARE, 27 September, 2011 – In a collective move to address the unmet basic and social needs of orphans and other vulnerable children, the Inclusive...

Governments urged to build on innovations, speed up inclusive education reforms for children with disabilities
MOSCOW, 27 September 2011 – Some 1.1 million children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States are...

100 countries endorse commitments to prevent the use of children in armed conflict
NEW YORK, 26 September 2011 – At the UN today, international commitment to protect children in times of conflict was strengthened...

What can be done to prevent children being forced to participate in armed conflicts?
Media advisory

Survey on the state of the environment in Iraq launched
BAGHDAD, 22 September 2011 - The Government of Iraq, in cooperation with UNICEF and the European Union, today launched the findings of a survey...

Congo Brazzaville and Benin sign accord to fight child trafficking
POINTE NOIRE, Republic of the Congo, 21 September 2011 – The governments of the Republic of Congo and Benin have signed a land mark agreement to protect children...

Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 – UNICEF today announced tennis champion Serena Williams’s appointment as international Goodwill Ambassador...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the High Level Meeting on Nutrition
Speech - 20 September 2011

Burundi introduces vaccine against pneumococcal disease
BUJUMBURA, 20 September 2011 – Burundi today intensified its efforts in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases, through the introduction of the...

Statement by Shahida Azfar, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on education in the region
Statement - 20 September 2011

Experts, governments discuss reforms to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities
BAKU, Azerbaijan 20 September 2011 – During an international conference which opened here today, experts urged governments and leaders to focus...

Most difficult place to grow up: Somalia has the world’s highest child mortality rate
NAIROBI, Kenya, 16 September 2011 – Stricken by chronic conflict and recurring drought for decades, Somalia now has the world’s highest mortality rate for children under the age of five...

“Brothers for Life” Media Campaign to raise HIV awareness in Zambia
LUSAKA, Zambia - 15 September 2011 – “Brothers for Life,” a mass-media HIV prevention campaign targeting Zambian males, has been launched by the National AIDS Council and UNICEF.

12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 – UNICEF, WHO
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said today, releasing the latest estimates on worldwide child mortality.

UNICEF rolls out emergency supplies to vulnerable flood-hit children & families in Pakistan
Islamabad, 14 September 2011 – Vital emergency supplies, including hundreds of thousands of litres of clean water daily, are being rolled out to children and families left vulnerable by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan.

UNICEF starts food voucher and cash transfer programme southern Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 September 2011 – UNICEF and its partners are striving to reach children and their families affected by famine and drought in southern Somalia...

UNICEF condemns today’s attack on children in school bus in Pakistan
Statement - 13 September 2011

Empowering women and girls is key to address world’s challenges
NEW YORK, 13 September 2011 – Empowering women and girls will have a profound impact on the survival and well-being of children, UNICEF said today...

UNICEF report shows widening disparities as boys and girls grow older in developing world
GENEVA, 13 September 2011 – While disparities in education, health and protection between boys and girls in developing countries are less stark than once...

New monsoon floods double disaster for children still recovering from last year’s devastation in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2011 – Up to 2.5 million children have been affected by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan – and with many still recovering from the worst floods...

UNICEF accelerates support to education as school term starts across Horn of Africa
NAIROBI, 9 September 2011 - As a new academic term began this week in countries affected by the on-going drought in the Horn of Africa, UNICEF...

UNICEF and Sansiri announce partnership for children
BANGKOK, 8 September 2011 – Under the theme of “Children are everyone’s business”, UNICEF and Sansiri Plc, one of the largest real estate companies in Thailand...

UNICEF strengthens water delivery to vulnerable communities in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI CITY, 6 September 2011 – DJIBOUTI CITY, 6 September 2011 – As part of the response to the drought crisis in Djibouti, UNICEF launched...

WFP and UNICEF partner to deliver vital humanitarian assistance to Libya
TRIPOLI, 5 September 2011 - A World Food Programme (WFP) humanitarian vessel carrying 500,000 litres of bottled water on behalf of UNICEF has...

Over one million go back to school in occupied Palestinian territory
JERUSALEM, 4 September 2011 - Over one million Palestinian students returned to school today in occupied Palestinian territory...

UNICEF responds to the urgent water needs of 500,000 people in Tripoli
NEW YORK/BENGHAZI, Libya, 2 September 2011 – Due to the critical needs in Tripoli, UNICEF has delivered an additional 500,000 litres of bottled...

World Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic appointed UNICEF Serbia Ambassador
NEW YORK - 29 August 2011 — UNICEF today announced that world-number one ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic will serve as an Ambassador for...

UNICEF responds to the emerging water crisis in Tripoli
NEW YORK/ BENGAZI, Libya 27 August - UNICEF has delivered 23,000 bottles of water for the emergency use in Tripoli as the situation is expected...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Bombing of UN HQ in Abuja, Nigeria
Statement - 26 August 2011

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the crisis in the Horn of Africa
Statement - 19 August 2011

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Third World Humanitarian Day
Speech - 19 August 2011

Water-borne diseases are lethal threat to children in southern Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya, 18 August 2011 – An urgent multi-sectoral response is being mounted to contain the spread of cholera with an increasing number of...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo to lead a live Q&A on Livestream on the crisis in the Horn of Africa
Media Advisory - 15 August 2011

UNICEF and FHI 360 renew global Memorandum of Understanding
NEW YORK, 11 August 2011 - UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FHI 360 to strengthen cooperation and support in improving the...

Education Cluster rapid assessment warns of massive school drop out in Somalia
NAIROBI/GENEVA, 9 August 2011 – With an estimated 1.8 million children aged between 5-17 years already out of school in South and Central Somalia...

The Government of Tanzania announces commitment to address findings on the violence against children survey report
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 9 August 2011 – The results of a pioneering survey led by the Government of Tanzania released today reveal an urgent need...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Statement - 9 August 2011

FC Barcelona players David Villa and Thiago join UNICEF to meet school children in Dallas
DALLAS, 5 August 2011 – Legendary football team and UNICEF supporter FC Barcelona met with young people in Dallas to talk about how sport can improve...

UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow
GENEVA/NAIROBI/ DADAAB, Kenya 5 August 2011 - UNICEF is ramping up operations to meet the rising humanitarian needs of Somali children and families...

The Measles Initiative vaccinates one billion children in first decade
WASHINGTON D.C., 4 August 2011 – The Measles Initiative today announced it has helped vaccinate one billion children in more than 60 developing countries...

UNICEF celebrates Global Breastfeeding Week by taking the message beyond health clinics
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 July 2011 - During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF joins global partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast...

Saving children in southern Somalia must be first priority
NAIROBI, 29 July 2011 - With an estimated 1.25 million children across Southern Somalia in urgent need of life saving interventions and 640,000 acutely...

Pakistan flood survivors struggle to restore their lives amid new disaster fear and humanitarian funds shortage
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK, 29 July 2011 – A year after devastating monsoon floods hit Pakistan, many of the more than 18 million affected people...

Vaccination campaigns for children underway in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI, 26 July 2011 – This week, UNICEF, the Kenya Ministry of Health and WHO have launched a vaccination campaign for children living in the...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa
Statement - 25 July 2011

UNICEF: Facts on children in the Horn of Africa

UNICEF plans massive scale up to respond to crises in Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/GENEVA, 22 July 2011 - With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi...

Government and partners call for increased mobilization to curb child malnutrition levels in Niger
NIAMEY, Niger, July 20, 2011 – The harvest and pastoral season in late 2010 has not yielded positive nutritional results for children in Niger, as expected...

Situation in Horn of Africa set to get worse for millions of children
NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 July 2011 – UNICEF has called for an immediate expansion of assistance across the Horn of Africa’s drought affected communities, to address the...

UNICEF Executive Director and UK Secretary for Development in press conference
Media Advisory - 15 July 2011

Emergency supplies airlifted to southern Somalia in response to worsening child malnutrition
NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 July 2011 - UNICEF has airlifted emergency nutrition supplies and water-related equipment to Baidoa, Bay region in southern Somalia...

As impact of drought worsens, UNICEF scales up humanitarian response
NAIROBI/NEW YORK/GENEVA/LONDON, 14 July 2011 - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake arrives in Nairobi today to strengthen the concerted...

On the Day of the Iraqi Child, UNICEF reconfirms its commitment to protect the rights of children in Iraq
BAGHDAD, 13 July 2011 - On the occasion of the Day of the Iraqi Child, UNICEF reconfirms its commitment to protect and promote the rights of Iraq's...

Uganda announces elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus
KAMPALA/Uganda, 13 July 2011 – Uganda today announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The country is the 20th to do...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at United Nations Security Council in Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
Speech - 12 July 2011

UNICEF hails Security Council Resolution protecting schools and hospitals from attacks
NEW YORK, 12 July 2011 – UNICEF welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous adoption of Resolution 1998, which recognizes schools and hospitals...

UNICEF and Handicap International raising risk awareness through programs for children in Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya, 8 July 2011 - As the crisis in Libya drags into its fifth month, children are at increasing risk of exposure to mines and explosive remnants of war...

UNICEF estimates the lives of over 2 million children are threatened by the crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 8 July 2011 – UNICEF estimates that over two million young children are malnourished and in need of urgent life-saving...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the independence of the Republic of South Sudan
Statement - 8 July 2011

UN MDG Report: The most vulnerable children are left behind
NEW YORK/ GENEVA, 7 July 2011 – Significant strides towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been made, yet reaching all the...

Injection safety efforts eliminate immunization-related infections in sub-Saharan Africa
GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/ATLANTA, 1 July 2011 – The Measles Initiative and the GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and...

Scaling up nutrition investments leads to fewer child deaths and improves economy
BISHKEK/Kyrgyzstan, 30 June 2011 – Despite improvements in the past decade, 22 per cent of all deaths among children under-five in the Kyrgyz Republic are...

UNICEF concerned about impact of drought and food crisis on children in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 29 June 2011 - With a major food and refugee crisis looming in the Horn of Africa due to a deadly combination of drought, on-going...

OHCHR, UNICEF launch campaign to protect children, prevent harmful and unnecessary institutionalization
BRUSSELS, 28 June, 2011 - Two UN organisations have called on governments in Europe and Central Asia to put an immediate end to the practice of placing...

UNICEF Executive Director arrives today in Kyrgyzstan
Media Advisory - 28 June 2011

In the Birthplace of the Olympics, Special Olympics and UNICEF Join Efforts to Fight Marginalization of Children with Disabilities
ATHENS, 27 JUNE, 2011 – Against the backdrop of Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Special Olympics and UNICEF today signed a...

Japan donates $5 million in support of UNICEF programmes in Niger for child malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia
NIAMEY (Niger), 27 June 2011 - More than 1.2 million Niger’s children and 200 000 women, living in the most affected food insecure regions of Diffa, Maradi...

Japan grants $12 million to boost education and child survival in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 27 June 2011 – The Government of Japan today donated a grant of US$ 12 million (¥ 998,000,000) to UNICEF to...

Youssou N’Dour marks 20th anniversary as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 23 June 2011 - Grammy Award-winning musician Youssou N’Dour marked his 20th anniversary as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador today by calling...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at launch of Safe and Friendly Cities for All
Speech - 22 June 2011

UN launches initiative to make cities safer for women and children
NEW YORK, 22 June 2011 - UNICEF, UN-HABITAT and UN Women launch “Safe and Friendly Cities for All,” a five-year programme that aims at making...

LINK TV showcases broadcast premiere of powerful documentary on the struggle to educate girls
NEW YORK, 22 June 2011 – A powerful and moving film supported by UNICEF and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) on the struggles girls face...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at launch of the Sustainable Sanitation Five-year Drive to 2015
Speech - 21 June 2011

UN Secretary-General launches the “Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015”
UNITED NATIONS, 21 June 2011 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, Ugandan Minister of...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira visits school in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM, 21 June 2011 - Global education advocate and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira visited the Max Payne “Hand in Hand” School for Bilingual...

The Japanese Government helps 8000 children in Congo fulfill their right to education through the grant of $6.6 million
BRAZZAVILLE, 20 June, 2011 – ‘More than 8000 children excluded from the formal school system will have access to basic education programs thanks to...

UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2011 – Thousands of children in Africa are experiencing violence, exploitation and abuse on a daily basis. The situation is...

UNICEF Launches 'Facts for Life' in Lebanon
BEIRUT, 15 June 2011 - In the presence of Dr. Salim Sayegh, Minister of Social Affairs, Mrs. Shahida Azfar, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and...

UNICEF and Government of Niger launch process for a new child protection system
NIGER, NIAMEY 16 June 2011 – On the occasion of the Day of the African Child, the government of Niger and UNICEF are pulling their forces together to...

“Son preference” perpetuates discrimination and violations of women’s rights – it must and can end
GENEVA, 14 June 2011 – Gender-biased sex selection reflects and fuels a culture of discrimination and violence, and must be addressed urgently by all segments...

Statement by UNICEF Sudan Representative Nils Kastberg calling on north and south Sudan governments to allow immediate humanitarian access
Statement - 13 June 2011

Children must be at the center of the Global AIDS Response to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation, UNICEF declares at the close of High-Level Meeting on AIDS
NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 - In the days leading up to and during the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS (8-10 June), UNICEF engaged global...

Partnership Framework Agreements signed between the Government of Luxembourg, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNCDF to foster harmonization among UN agencies and increase predictability of aid
NEW YORK, 8 June 2011 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Capital...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at GAVI Replenishing Event
Speech - 13 June 2011

UNICEF applauds donor pledges to children’s health
LONDON, 13 June 2011 - The generosity and commitment of the donors at today’s GAVI replenishment conference will benefit the lives of millions of the poorest...

UNICEF and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children welcome Government of Pakistan’s commitment to protect children from sexual exploitation
ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2011 – In a joint statement with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, UNICEF Pakistan today...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at High Level Meeting on AIDS Side Event
Speech - 9 June 2011

World leaders launch plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2011 — World leaders gathered in New York for the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS have today launched a...

New survey reveals Niger on track towards reaching MDG-4 of reducing child mortality rate
NIAMEY, Niger 6 June 2011 - In one of the poorest countries on the globe, reducing child mortality and improving the health of the most vulnerable children is a...

UNICEF and partners step up their response to the needs of children displaced by Sudan’s Abyei Crisis
JUBA, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 6 June 2011 - A large scale humanitarian relief operation is underway in southern Sudan to provide for the needs of an estimated...

Vaccinate every child, says UNICEF, as donors map out new immunization programmes
NEW YORK/LONDON/GENEVA/COPENHAGEN, 6 June 2011 - As world leaders prepare to converge on London for the GAVI Alliance pledging conference...

Speech by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake at MDGs Follow Up Ministerial Meeting
Speech - 3 June 2011

UNICEF Executive Director calls on reaching the poorest, the most disadvantaged, to meet MDG goals for children
TOKYO, 3 June 2011 - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today joined world leaders at a meeting hosted by the Government of Japan to discuss how...

UNICEF statement on passing of mama Albertina Sisulu
Statement - 3 June 2011

Fifth Global Partners Forum focuses on care, protection and support for children affected by HIV and AIDS
NEW YORK, 3 June 2011 - Global efforts to improve the lives of children affected by HIV and AIDS are increasing but still fall short of the growing needs of millions...

UNICEF shocked at new reports of increase in child casualties in Somalia
Statement - 2 June 2011

Statement by Peter Crowley, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, on the Occasion of International Children's Day
Statement - 1 June 2011

2500 Young people newly infected with HIV every day, according to Opportunity in Crisis
JOHANNESBURG/ NEW YORK, 1 June 2011 - Every day, an estimated 2500 young people are newly infected with HIV, according to a global report on HIV...

UNICEF alarmed about reported extreme violence against children in Syria
Statement - 31 May 2011

UNICEF promotes vaccine pricing transparency
COPENHAGEN – 27 May 2011 - UNICEF is improving transparency around vaccine supply by making vaccine prices available on its website. As the largest buyer of...

Joint statement from Sir Alex Ferguson, Manager, Manchester United and Josep Guardiola, Manager, FC Barcelona in advance of the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, London
LONDON, 27 May 2011 - “At 19.45 on Saturday 28 May, the world will be watching as our two clubs, Manchester United and FC Barcelona, meet for the UEFA...

UNICEF concerned about safety and health of children in southwest Côte d’Ivoire
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 May 2011 – UNICEF is concerned about the situation of children and women in the southwestern province of Bas-Sassandra in...

UNICEF focuses on the rights of indigenous children
NEW YORK, 23 May 2011 - UNICEF today reiterated its commitment to promote the rights of indigenous children during a Comprehensive Dialogue with the UN...

UNICEF and DFID deliver life-saving nutrition supplies to Sa’ada, northern Yemen
SANA’A, 21 May 2011 - In cooperation with the UK department for International Development, UNICEF Yemen has delivered life-saving nutrition supplies to the...

UN launches first global partnership to advance rights of indigenous peoples
NEW YORK, 20 May 2011 – The first global UN inter-agency initiative to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples was launched today...

New commitments to save women and children
GENEVA, 19 May 2011 - Today 16 countries announced new commitments to dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, as part of the Global Strategy...

UNICEF leads community forums against polio in eastern Chad
N’DJAMENA, Chad, 18 May 2011 – In an effort to eradicate polio in Chad, UNICEF is stepping up its social mobilization efforts at the grassroots levels by mobilizing...

UNICEF appeals for $20.5 million for humanitarian operations in Libya and neighbouring countries
AMMAN, 18 May 2011 - UNICEF appealed today for $20.5 million for humanitarian operations to address the needs of children and women inside Libya as well as...

Taking Evidence to Impact: Fifth Global Partners Forum on Children affected by HIV and AIDS
Media Advisory

Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report “Preventing HIV from early adolescence to early adulthood” with UN partners and the World Bank
Media Advisory

UNICEF welcomes Rwanda’s campaign to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child
BUGESERA, Rwanda, 13 May 2011 – UNICEF welcomed the announcement yesterday of a national campaign to eliminate the vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child...

Côte d’Ivoire: More than 85 per cent of schoolchildren back in class in North
ABIDJAN, 12 May 2011 – Over a month after schools officially reopened in the Center, North and West regions (CNO area) of Côte d’Ivoire, a report released...

Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at LDC IV Conference on Interactive Thematic Debate on Resource Mobilization for LDCs
Speech - 10 May 2011

Speech by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake: Investing in nutrition in the Least Developed Countries
Speech - 10 May 2011

AusAID provides funds for measles outbreak response campaign
Dili, Timor-Leste, 06 May 2011 - AusAID signed an agreement to fund US$865,855 through UNICEF to support measles control...

Poor nutrition 'silent emergency' but preventable
ISTANBUL 10 May 2011 - Poor nutrition in the world’s least developed countries constitutes a silent emergency requiring a coordinated global response...

UNICEF says rural poor lagging behind in health in Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 10 May 2011 – UNICEF said today that although a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have made considerable progress towards improving the health...

Kadhum Al-Sahir launches song for Iraq’s most deprived children
BAGHDAD, 9 May 2011 - UNICEF announced today the appointment of renowned Iraqi singer, Kadhum Al-Sahir, as its Ambassador to Iraq...

Children’s Rights are at the heart of ‘Business’
NEW YORK/ LONDON, 5 May 2011 - UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children are inviting businesses and civil society to take an active role in developing a global standard of business principles pertaining to children’s rights...

UNICEF says education for women and girls a lifeline to development
NEW YORK, 4 May 2011 – Making sure girls and women have equal access to quality education is key to sustainable economic development, UNICEF said today...

UNICEF Distributes emergency supplies to flood-affected families in Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia, 29 April 2011 – UNICEF continues a robust relief operation in the North of Namibia, which has been affected by the heaviest rains and worst flooding in 120 years...

UNICEF ready to help over one million children in Côte d’Ivoire resume school
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 25 April 2011 – UNICEF is ready to assist over one million children to return to school after months of disruption to the education system, caused by the political and security crisis...

UNICEF on World Malaria Day: Preventable and curable, but still killing 800,000 every year
NEW YORK, 25 April 2011 – Malaria is the third single biggest killer of children globally. An estimated 800,000 people die every year...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on situation of children in the Middle East and North Africa
NEW YORK, 20 April 2011 – "UNICEF is greatly concerned about the effects of violence on children caught in escalating conflicts...

UNICEF, EU to improve Guinea Bissau water infrastructure
Bissau, 18 April 2011 – A joint project to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene to 60,000 people was launched by the Government of Guinea Bissau...

UNICEF airlifts over 60 tons of relief supplies to Côte d’Ivoire
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 April 2011 - UNICEF is airlifting over 60 tons of medical, nutrition, education and water and sanitation supplies to Côte d’Ivoire where...

UNICEF delivers supplies in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
ABIDJAN, 12 April 2011 – UNICEF has been able to deliver supplies in the embattled city of Abidjan in Cote D'Ivoire for the first time in weeks. The supplies included...

UNICEF calls for an immediate end to the siege of Misrata
AMMAN, 11 April 2011 – UNICEF called today for an immediate end to the siege of Misrata, warning that tens of thousands of children were at risk in the conflict...

WFP ship delivers vital humanitarian assistance at frontline of Libya conflict
ROME/NEW YORK, 7 April 2011 - A World Food Programme (WFP) cargo ship carrying food, medical supplies, doctors and other relief items has docked in...

UNICEF concerned about impact of Libya hostilities on children
AMMAN, 5 April 2011 – UNICEF expressed deep concern today at the continuing hostilities in Libya and their impact on children. “The current fighting in Libya is...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the situation in Cote D'Ivoire
Statement - 4 April 2011

Landmine clearance saves lives and protects livelihoods in over 40 countries
NEW YORK, 4 April 2011 — Achievements have been made but landmines and explosive remnants of war continue to kill or injure thousands of people a year...

DR Congo introduces new vaccine against one of its leading causes of child death
KINSHASA, 4 April 2011 – In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today....

Actor Liam Neeson accepts role of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK/LONDON/DUBLIN, 29 March 2011 - Actor and Humanitarian Liam Neeson was today announced as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, reflecting...

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director calls for concerted efforts to tackle key issues for children in Southern Sudan
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 27 March 2011 – UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Hilde F. Johnson today ended a four-day trip to Southern Sudan where she had been...

UNICEF calls for entries for children’s broadcasting awards
NEW YORK, 25 March 2011 - UNICEF today called for entries from broadcasters for the 2011 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards. The ICDB...

Massive international effort to stop polio epidemic across west Africa
BRAZZAVILLE/DAKAR, 25 March 2011 - Health experts today confirmed that a devastating polio epidemic in west African countries is on the verge of being stopped...

UNICEF concerned about escalation of violence in occupied Palestinian territory and Israel
JERUSALEM, 24 March 2011 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the recent escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel and its impact on...

Statement by Shahida Azfar, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on unrest in the region
Statement - 24 March 2011

Joint statement from the Nutrition Cluster on breastfeeding and breast-milk substitutes
NEW YORK. 21 March 2011 - During emergency situations, disease and death rates among under-five children are higher than for any other age group; the younger the...

South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and UNICEF bring together experts from Government, civil society and academia to focus the spotlight on children’s rights
JOHANNESBURG, 23 March 2011 – With human rights on the minds of all South Africans this week, the South African Human Rights Commissions (SAHRC)...

UNICEF appeals for $51 million to meet urgent needs of children in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia
GENEVA/ABIDJAN, 18 March 2011 – UNICEF is appealing for US$ 51 million to meet the rapidly growing humanitarian needs of children and families devastated by...

UNICEF launches report on the Situation of Women and Children in Zimbabwe
HARARE Zimbabwe, 18 March 2011 — UNICEF and the Government of Zimbabwe today called for action to improve the status of women and children...

Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people a year
GENEVA, March 18, 2011 — Mine action initiatives in 29 countries, territories or peacekeeping missions will cost $498 million in 2011, according to the 14th edition...

UN agencies and partners agree on framework to eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies
NAIROBI, 17 March 2011 – Key partners working in the area of HIV and AIDS have agreed on a way forward to boost the elimination of mother-to-child-transmission...

UNICEF, European Union and Government of Iraq start €17M programme to improve primary education in Iraq
BAGHDAD, 17 March 2011 - The European Union is contributing 17 million euro to improve access to quality basic education in Iraq. The EU is partnering with...

UNICEF Ambassadors Mia Farrow and Martin Bell express concern over the impact of armed conflict on children in Southern Sudan
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 16 March 2011 – Mia Farrow and Martin Bell wrapped up an eight day visit to Southern Sudan today where they witnessed firsthand the...

UNICEF supplies arrive near Tunisian-Libyan border
RAS JEDIR, Tunisia, 15 March 2011 – Some 47 tons of UNICEF supplies have arrived in the town of Ben Guerdane near the Tunisian-Libyan border, to cover needs...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Japanese earthquake and tsunami
Statement - 14 March 2011

Ongoing Somalia crisis is a children’s crisis says UNICEF
NAIROBI, Kenya, 11 March 2011 – Amid heavy fighting in parts of Somalia, UNICEF is seriously concerned about the severe impact on children and young people...

UN experts call for better data collection and research on violence against children
GENEVA, 11 March 2011 - At a special event held during the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today, UN experts called for...

UNICEF highlights promise of adolescent girls on International Women’s Day
GENEVA, 8 March 2011 - On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, UNICEF draws attention to the 515 million adolescent girls in the developing world...

UNICEF launches USD 1.4 billion appeal in response to most extreme crises
GENEVA, 7 March 2011 – UNICEF released the Humanitarian Action for Children Report (HAC) 2011 today, requesting $1.4 billion in its annual appeal to donors to...

UK Government boosts funding for UNICEF to improve children's health and education
NEW YORK, 6 March 2011 – The UK Government will almost double its core funding for UNICEF, after a recent aid review found the agency highly effective in...

UNICEF calls on DR Congo to protect children against violence, abuse, disease
GOMA / NEW YORK 4 March 2011 - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today visited Goma in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo to advocate for...

Investing in adolescents can break the cycle of poverty and inequity
AMMAN, 6 March 2011 – Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children, UNICEF’s Regional Office for the Middle East...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on OHCHR Report on Remedies and Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Statement - 3 March 2011

UNICEF mobilizes staff and supplies to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the unrest in Libya
NEW YORK/TUNISIA, 2 March 2011 - As concern mounts over the influx of returnees and migrant workers to Tunisia, UNICEF is mobilizing staff and relief supplies to...

UNICEF Executive Director to DR Congo as polio outbreak spikes
BRUSSELS/NEW YORK/KINSHASA, 28 February 2011 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will arrive in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the...

The Cathal Ryan Trust invests $14 million in UNICEF programmes focusing on education
NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 28 February 2011 – UNICEF announced today that The Cathal Ryan Trust will contribute $14 million to help some of the most vulnerable...

UNICEF strongly urges protection of all children during unrest in the Middle East and North Africa
BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 26 February 2011 – UNICEF is deeply concerned by reports that children and adolescents have been killed or injured in the escalating violence that...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the death of Bill Sergeant
Statement - 26 February 2011

Remarks of Hilde F. Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, at launch of 2011 State of the World’s Children
Statement - 25 February 2011

UNICEF: Investing in adolescents can break cycles of poverty and inequity
NEW YORK 25 February 2011 - Investing in the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 now can break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity, said UNICEF...

Timor-Leste launches National Birth Registration Campaign
DILI, TIMOR-LESTE, 22 February 2011 – Children in Timor-Leste get a further boost in claiming their rights with the launch of the National Birth Registration Campaign...

UNICEF and partners focus on underserved to eliminate MNT
NEW YORK, 22 February 2011 - Despite an estimated 90 per cent decline in global maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) deaths over the last two decades, a newborn...

Investing in adolescents can break cycles of poverty and inequity
Media advisory

UN Adolescent Girls Task Force to brief governments, civil society
Media advisory

Remarks of Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director to the 2011 First Regular Session of UNICEF’s Executive Board
Statement - 8 February 2011

UNICEF: Children still at risk as renewed flooding hits Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, February 8, 2011 – UNICEF is dispatching more supplies to support communities hit by renewed, severe flooding in Sri Lanka...

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C
Joint statement - 6 February 2011

Over 6,000 communities across Africa abandon female genital mutilation/cutting
LONDON/GENEVA, 6 February 2010 – Over 6,000 communities have chosen to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), according to a joint...

European Union contributes €6.6 million to help achieve the MDGs on reducing child mortality and improve maternal health in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 4 February 2011 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Office (ECHO) has provided €6.6 million ($8.1 million) to support UNICEF...

UNICEF Liberia – Measles campaign underway in Nimba County
NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia, 1 February 2011 – A measles vaccination campaign targeting all children in Nimba County, which hosts over 30,000 refugees from the Ivory...

UNICEF Afghanistan mourns the death of Hamida Barmaki
Statement - 29 January 2011

UNICEF: Pakistan floods uncover dire nutrition situation
ISLAMABAD/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 28 January 2011 – Six months after the 2010 Pakistan monsoon floods hit, UNICEF and its partners face another huge challenge...

Impoverished Liberian villages struggle to cope with refugee influx
NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia, 27 January 2011 – Border communities, among the poorest in impoverished Liberia, are being stretched to the limit by the influx of refugees...

UNICEF, WHO and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applaud Angolan Government for renewed commitment to polio eradication, pledge support, and urge continued action
LUANDA, 25 January 2011 - As their visit to Angola came to a close today, Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Global Health...

Sehwag and Sangakkara star in global Think Wise campaign at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
DUBAI, 25 January 2011 - They may be rivals on the field of play, but India opener Virender Sehwag and Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara have joined together to star...

UNICEF and Save the Children thank IKEA customers for 11.4 million euro donation
NEW YORK, 24 January 2011 - The IKEA Foundation is donating 1 euro for each of the record 8.6 million soft toys and children’s books sold in over 300 IKEA stores...

Donors act quickly to save lives in Central Africa
WASHINGTON, DC, 24 January 2011 – Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, PSI (Population Services International), and UNICEF announced...

UNICEF and Gates Foundation join forces to support Angola's efforts to eradicate polio
LUANDA, 21 January 2011 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF today announced that Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, and Dr. Tachi Yamada...

UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire – Yellow fever vaccination campaign underway
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 20 January 2011 – A vaccination campaign against yellow fever is scheduled to get underway tomorrow in this West African nation, targeting...

Child trafficking film premiere spotlights grave child rights abuse
NEW YORK, 19 January 2011 – Not my Life, an independent documentary on child exploitation and abuse today premiered at New York’s Lincoln Centre. The film...

UNICEF: National and community leaders in Côte d’Ivoire must put children first
DAKAR/GENEVA, 18 January 2011 – UNICEF is calling on leaders in Côte d’Ivoire to ensure that all children are protected from violence, that they have continued...

WFP and UNICEF to scale up nutrition to fight child stunting in Southern and Eastern Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 18 January 2010 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF agreed today to work together to reduce levels...

UNICEF supplies arrive in flood-affected eastern part of Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, 14 January 2011 – A second consignment of UNICEF supplies arrived in the flood-affected eastern part of Sri Lanka today...

UNICEF tackles needs of Sri Lankan flood victims
COLOMBO, 13 January 2011 – UNICEF supplies packed into seven trucks have arrived in eastern Sri Lanka, to support the million people affected by massive...

Op Ed by UNICEF Executive Director on Haiti's recovery

Earthquake anniversary highlights need for basic systems to benefit Haiti’s children
GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE, 7 January 2011 – One year after the devastating January 12 earthquake shook their fragile lives, Haiti’s 4 million children continue to...


 

 

 

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