Press releases and news notes
Japan & Republic of Korea
Japan pledges record-breaking humanitarian contribution to UNICEF of US$189.5 million for children in 35 countries
TOKYO, 14 March 2013 – UNICEF today announced that Japan will make its largest humanitarian contribution to UNICEF in its 67-year history. The government said it would donate US$189.5 million from its supplementary budget for a wide range of programmes in 35 developing countries and territories.
Government of the Republic of Korea and UNICEF sign agreement to strengthen collaboration
NEW YORK, 22 September 2009 - The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and UNICEF signed a new agreement today to strengthen collaboration...
Government of Japan donates $6 million to UNICEF Ethiopia for children affected by the global food crisis
ADDIS ABABA, 15 April 2009 – The Government of Japan today announced a $6 million donation to UNICEF Ethiopia for reducing the...
Japan provides US$2.9 million in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, 11 February 2009 - The Government of Japan provided US$ 2.9 million for “the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases” in support...
Japan and UNICEF sign agreement for US$ 7.5 million to rebuild Rwanda’s earthquake affected western province
Kigali, 30 January 2009 - The Government of Japan and UNICEF signed an agreement today for US$ 7.5 million to rebuild the earthquake affected western province of Rwanda.
Humanitarian access to the North Eastern Provinces of DPRK resumes
PYONGYANG, 11 July 2008 - Today, UNICEF trucks loaded with nutritional supplies and medicines, intended for children in the isolated North Eastern provinces ...
Young people meet with G8 Leaders
TOYAKO, JAPAN, 8 July 2008 – Young people from Group of 8 (G8) industrialized nations and from the developing world met yesterday with the G8 leaders in Toyako, Japan ...
Japan donates close to US $2 million for child survival in Liberia
MONROVIA, 10 March 2008 - The Government of Japan (GOJ) and UNICEF signed today, in the presence of the Assistant Minister for Curative ServiceS...
Japan donation provides major boost for children in Northern Uganda
KAMPALA, 7 March 2008 – UNICEF today received US$5 million from the Government of Japan to rapidly revitalize two of the most critical community...
The Government of Japan donates over US$ 2 Million to reduce child and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, 28 November 2007 - The Government of Japan donated US$ 2,249,751 for “Infectious Diseases Prevention” prevention in children under five years, pregnant women and...
UNICEF calls for aid to most affected by DPRK floods
PYONGYANG, 17 August 2007 – UNICEF today highlighted the needs of children affected by massive flooding across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, saying...
The Japanese government contributes US$19.5 million to help eradicate polio and boost child survival in Africa and Asia
TOKYO/JAPAN, 14 June 2007 - The Government of Japan is contributing some US$19.5 million to UNICEF to boost up the global effort towards polio eradication, and reinforce...
UNICEF and WHO respond to measles outbreak in DPRK
14 March 2007 – In response to a major outbreak of measles in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), UNICEF...
Japan's Kansai Telecasting Corporation wins 2006 ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award
BEIJING, November 7, 2006 - Kansai Telecasting Corporation of Japan was named today the winner of the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2006 for its documentary entitled "Conquering the Darkness - The Fight Against Memories of Abuse."
UNICEF calls on religious leaders to work together for peace and development
KYOTO, 26 August 2006 - UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today called for greater cooperation among religions to protect children from the threats of poverty, disease and violence.
Eighth World Assembly of Religions for Peace endorses declaration on violence against children
KYOTO/JAPAN, 28 August, 2006 – Delegates of the Religions for Peace Eighth World Assembly today endorsed the Declaration on Violence against Children, which commits religious and faith communities to confront violence against children and protect children in their communities.
Japanese support for polio eradication and malaria prevention in Nigeria
ABUJA, 23 August 2005 - The Government of Japan donated US $4.2 million (JPY 495 million) to UNICEF today to support polio immunization and malaria prevention in Nigeria. The country accounts for nearly 70 per cent of the world’s polio cases and 400,000 Nigerian children die each year as a result of malaria, the leading killer of children in Afica. Around 20 per cent of children die before their fifth birthday.
Government of Japan makes renewed investment in child health in the north of Sudan
KHARTOUM, 21 August 2006 - The Government of Japan is contributing a further $US 4.5 million (¥ 517 million) to support child and maternal health programmes in northern Sudan, including the Darfur region, through a partnership with the Sudanese Government of National Unity and UNICEF.
UNICEF lauds Japanese government gift to Iraq
NEW YORK, 23 May 2003 - UNICEF thanked the Japanese government for its generous gift of $10.2 million for Iraq to be used in the rebuilding and supply of schools devastated by the war. (News Note)
Child nutrition in DPRK, improved, but UN agencies concerned
Thursday, 20 February 2003 - Malnutrition rates among children in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have improved considerably over the past four years, according to a new survey, but the UN agencies that announced the findings today said the gains could be lost if international support for humanitarian assistance to the country continues to slacken. (Press release)
Japan becomes UNICEF’s #1 donor on Iraq relief
Monday, 2 June 2003 – The Government of Japan has donated $10.2 million to UNICEF to support the reopening of schools across the country, bringing its total contributions to UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in Iraq to more than $15 million and making Japan the leading governmental donor to UNICEF’s appeal for Iraqi children so far. (Press release)
U.N. hails South Korean support for aid programmes in North
Thursday, 27 March 2003 - Three United Nations agencies today welcomed a substantial pledge of support by the Republic of Korea for emergency feeding and healthcare programmes to assist millions of vulnerable children, women and elderly people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (Joint press release)
Japan Committee for UNICEF becomes first to pass $100-million mark
NEW YORK, 9 June 2004 – In a record-setting contribution, the Japan Committee for UNICEF has donated more than $100 million to the children’s agency, UNICEF said today.
Eigth World Assembly for Religions for Peace