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Out of school and out of luck
DAKAR/NAIROBI, 16 June 2014 – Despite major progress over the past decade, sub-Saharan Africa is still home to more than half of all the out-of-school children of primary school-age in the world. Moreover, millions who are in school are learning little.

UNICEF statement on Report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic
NEW YORK, 5 February 2014 – The first report of the UN Secretary General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic provides a chilling account of the brutality and abuses that children have suffered for nearly three years, and a clear reminder of why this horrific conflict must end. 

Cities are failing children, UNICEF warns
NEW YORK, 28 February 2012 – Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services, UNICEF warns in...

Time to focus on urban childhoods, UNICEF says in flagship report
Media advisory

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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: 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...

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...

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 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...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UN Report: Data shows progress needed on HIV testing and treatment for children and mothers
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ BARCELONA 30 November 2009 – National efforts to combat AIDS, particularly by preventing mother-to-child...

UNICEF’s State of The World’s Children report commemorates 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
NEW YORK, 19 November 2009 – A special edition issue of UNICEF's flagship The State of the World's Children report, tracking the impact of...

Future generations in jeopardy unless urgent efforts are made to tackle undernutrition, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 11 November 2009 – Approximately 200 million children under the age of five in the developing world suffer from stunted growth as a...

Global health experts report childhood vaccines at all-time high, but access not yet equitable
WASHINGTON, D.C. 21 October 2009 — Reversing a downward trend, immunization rates are now at their highest ever and vaccine development...

UNICEF: Without a protective environment, it’s a harsh life for children
TOKYO, 6 October 2009 - While progress is being made in reducing some violations of children’s rights, not enough is yet known about the extent of...

More than 2,000 children die every day as a result of unintentional injury and at least half could be saved
GENEVA/HANOI/NEW YORK, 10 December 2008 - More than 2,000 children die every day as a result of an unintentional, or accidental injury, and every year tens of millions more worldwide....

President Chissano launches UNICEF report “The State of Africa’s Children 2008”
NAIROBI, 25 November 2008 - UNICEF’s inaugural report The State of Africa’s Children 2008 was launched today by Former President of Mozambique...

UNICEF: Report highlights risk of maternal mortality in developing world
GENEVA, 19 September 2008 - A new report on maternal mortality, released by UNICEF today, highlights the risks faced during pregnancy and childbirth by women in....

India and China hold the key to world meeting MDGs, says UNICEF flagship report
NEW DELHI/BANGKOK, 5 August 2008 –  Global achievement of the health related Millenium Development Goals, the MDGs, depends largely on India’s success ...

Achievements Offer New Prospects for Success in Global Efforts to Help Africa’s Children
TOKYO, 28 May 2008 – UNICEF today called for large-scale, focused investments in improved health systems for sub-Saharan Africa, to capitalize...

Critical health care fails to reach most women and children in high mortality countries despite gains in fighting child killer diseases
CAPE TOWN, 16 APRIL 2008  – Leading global health experts, policy-makers and parliamentarians are convening in Cape Town today to address the urgent need for accelerated...

UNICEF launches State of the World’s Children 2008 in Guinea Bissau
BISSAU, 1 April 2008 – The Portuguese version of UNICEF’s annual flagship report The State of the World’s Children 2008: Child SurvivaL...

UNICEF appeals for $856 million to aid children and women in emergencies
GENEVA, 12 February 2008 - UNICEF launched its Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) 2008 today, calling on donors to provide $856 million to assist...

Integrated Health Strategies Can Save Children’s Lives, says UNICEF Flagship, State of the World’s Children Report 2008
GENEVA, 22 JANUARY 2008 –  Strategies that can help reduce the number of children who die before their fifth birthday were highlighted today, at the launch of UNICEF’s flagship report...

UNICEF in Latin America and Caribbean looks ahead, behind at challenges
PANAMA CITY, 31 December 2007  – As 2007 comes to a close, UNICEF is looking back at the work achieved for children and preparing for the challenges...

UN General Assembly holds Special Session focusing on children
NEW YORK, 11 December 2007 – Heads of State and other dignitaries have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York today for a landmark...

Ten years on, Machel Review cites continued abuse against children in conflicts
NEW YORK, 17 October 2007 - Dozens of conflicts around the world are still robbing children of their childhood, according to a new UN report that reviews...

Millions lose out in Eastern European and Central Asian growth
GENEVA, April 27 2007 - Millions of citizens across Eastern Europe and Central Asia are not benefiting from the marked economic growth in the region, according to a newly published set...

Largest-ever survey on situation of children and women in Thailand shows progress and challenges
BANGKOK, 9 March 2007 – Thailand has made significant progress in improving the situation of children and women in recent years, however...

Young people speak up on the status of girls
26 February 2007 - Media Advisory

Launch of the State of Children in Serbia Report 2006
BELGRADE, 8 February 2007 – Despite the  important steps that have been taken to improve the status of children in Serbia since the late 1990s,  there are still over 300,000 children today who are living in poverty...

UNICEF appeals for $635 million in humanitarian assistance
GENEVA / NEW YORK – 29 January 2007 – UNICEF today launched its Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) 2007, calling on donors to provide $635 million to assist children and women in 33 humanitarian...

Signs of progress and momentum in global response to children and AIDS
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 16 January 2007 – A year ago, UNICEF and its partners launched Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS to highlight the missing face of the child in the AIDS pandemic.

UNICEF-supported report on Maternal and Child Survival in China Launched
BEIJING, 11 January 2007.The report launched today confirms that while China is on-track for reaching MDG's four and five, there remain serious concerns about slowing progress...

Telebriefing on “Children and AIDS: A Stocktaking Report”
11 January 2007 - Media Advisory

Voices of Youth and the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting launches Media Magic Digest
NEW YORK, 27 December 2006 – UNICEF’s Voices of Youth (http://www.unicef.org/voy/) and the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting launched today a new online...

Empower Women to Help Children
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 11 December 2006 – Eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women will have a profound and positive impact on the survival and well-being of children, according to a new UNICEF report issued on UNICEF’s 60th anniversary.

Women’s rights essential to Iraq’s recovery
AMMAN, 11 December 2006 - Iraqi women need urgent action to protect and promote their rights, UNICEF’s Iraq Office said today.  The call follows the launch of a global UNICEF report saying that equal rights for women is the key to stronger societies.

UNICEF Flagship Publication: Empower Women to Help Children
4 December 2006 - Media Advisory

UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Website Wins Webby Award
NEW YORK, 10 May 2006 - The Webby Awards, the leading international honour for Web sites, Tuesday named UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2006 website the People’s Voice Award winner for non-profit web sites of 2006.  Winners will be honoured at The Tenth Annual Webby Awards in New York City on 12 June.

New study to assist Iraq’s most vulnerable children launched
BAGHDAD 26 June 2003 – UNICEF has teamed up with five international aid organizations to investigate the situation in which children live in Iraq today. The study will focus on the risks to children’s wellbeing and the coping mechanisms that exist within their families and communities to help them overcome the current challenges they face in post-war Iraq.


 

 

 

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