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Zatvaranje prve faze kampanje podizanja svijesti o inkluziji djece sa smetnjama u razvoju “Govorimo o mogucnostima”
PODGORICA, 20. decembar 2010. – Predsjednik Vlade Crne Gore Milo Djukanovic i sefica predstavnistva UNICEF-a za Crnu Goru Noala Skinner, zajedno sa djecom, predstavice rezultate tromjesecne kampanje “Govorimo o mogucnostima”

Closing of the first phase of the awareness raising campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities “It’s about ability”
PODGORICA, DECEMBER 20, 2010 – Mr. Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister and Ms. Noala Skinner, UNICEF Montenegro Representative, together with children, will present the key results of the three month awareness raising campaign “It’s about ability”

UNICEF i vlada Crne Gore diskutuju o klucnim rezultatima u promociji prava djece tokom 2010. godine
Godisnji sastanak o programu saradnje izmedju Vlade Crne Gore i UNICEF-a u vezi sa aktivnostima i rezultatima postignutim tokom 2010.

UNICEF and the Government of Montenegro discuss key results in promotion of child rights in 2010
PODGORICA, December 15, 2010. – H.E. Mr. Veselin Sukovic, Acting Director General for Multilateral Relations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNICEF Montenegro Representative Noala Skinner will co-chair the 2010 Annual Review Meeting.

Basketball for everyone
PODGORICA, December 4, 2010 – Within the “It’s about ability” campaign and on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, around 100 children with and without disabilities will play basketball in the Sport Centre “Moraca” on Dec 4

Kosarka za sve
PODGORICA, 4. decembar, 2010. – U okviru kampanje “Govorimo o mogucnostima” i povodom Medjunarodnog dana osoba s invaliditetom, u subotu, 4. decembra, oko stotinu djece sa i bez smetnji u razvoju igrace kosarku.

It’s about ability in Podgorica’s local parliaments
PODGORICA, December 3, 2010 – Within the “It’s about ability” campaign, on December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, at 11.00am, Podgorica’s local parliament will have a special session on inclusion of children with disabilities.

Govorimo o mogucnostima u skupstini opstine Podgorica
U okviru kampanje “Govorimo o mogucnostima”, treceg decembra, na Medjunarodni dan osoba s invaliditetom, u 11.00 sati, Skupstina opstine Podgorica odrzace specijalnu sjednicu o inkluziji djece sa smetnjama u razvoju u Velikoj sali KIC-a “Budo Tomovic”.

Govorimo o mogućnostima u Kotoru i Pljevljima
KOTOR– 30. Novembar; PLJEVLJA – 2. DECEMBAR 2010. – Kampanja “Govorimo o mogucnostima”, 30. novembra u 11.00 sati u Kotoru i 2. decembra u 11.00 sati u Pljevljima

It's About Ability in Kotor and Pljevlja
KOTOR - NOVEMBER 30, PLJEVLJA – DECEMBER 2, 2010 – Within the “It’s about ability” campaign, on November 30th at 11.00am in Kotor and on December 2 at 11.00am in Pljevlja

Djeca Crne Gore danas - Gradani Evrope sjutra
Ministarstvo evropskih integracija, UNICEF i EU Delegacija u Crnoj Gori predstavljaju ključne nalaze istraživanja o stavovima mladih prema EU sprovedenog u junu 2010.

Montenegro's children today - EU citizens tomorrow
Ministry of European Integration, UNICEF and EU Delegation present the key findings of the EU Youth Opinion Poll conducted in June 2010

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 on the Rights of the Child – was officially opened for signature by United Nations Member States.

Podgoricka Banka Societe Generale Group donates to the campaign "It's about ability"
PODGORICA, NOVEMBER 8, 2010 – Up to 7,500 children involved in inclusive education in 5 primary schools in Podgorica will have an opportunity to play in soft play areas equipped to stimulate child's development.

Podgoricka Banka Societe Generale Group donira za kampanju "Govorimo o mogucnostima"
PODGORICA, 8. NOVEMBAR, 2010. – Do 7,500 djece ukljucene u inkluzivno obrazovanje u pet osnovnih skola u Podgorici imace sansu da se igra u igraonicama opremljenim tako da stimulisu cjelokupni razvoj djeteta.

Elektroprivreda i Britanska Ambasada doniraju za kampanju "Govorimo o mogucnostima"
PODGORICA, 5. NOVEMBAR, 2010. – Elektroprivreda i Britanska ambasada odlucili su da donacijama podrze kampanju „Govorimo o mogucnostima“.

Elektroprivreda and UK Embassy donate for the campaign "It's about ability"
PODGORICA, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 – Elektroprivreda and UK Embassy provide donations to the campaign It's About Ability.

Djeca razgovaraju o inkluziji sa Rambom Amadeusom, UNICEF-ovim ambasadorom dobre volje
“Govorimo o mogucnostima” – kampanja podizanja svijesti o inkluziji djece sa smetnjama u razvoju koju sprovode Vlada Crne Gore,UNICEF, Delegacija EU u Crnoj Gori i mnogi drugi partneri

Children discuss inclusion with Rambo Amadeus, UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador
TIVAT, November 4, 2010 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador Rambo Amadeus together with the Deputy Minister of Education Vesna Vucurovic will join the special session about inclusion of children with disabilities.

Govorimo o mogucnostima u lokalnim parlamentima
Prezentacije u lokalnim parlamentima sirom Crne Gore o dobrobitima inkluzivnog drustva u okviru kampanje “Govorimo o mogucnostima”

It's about ability in local parliaments
Presentations in local parliaments all over Montenegro about the benefits of an inclusive society within the campaign “It’s about ability”

Sjednica skupštine opštine Bijelo Polje
Sjednica skupštine opštine Bijelo Polje povodom usvajanja izvještaja o realizaciji lokalnog plana akcije za djecu 2005 - 2010 i podrška kampanji “Govorimo o mogućnostima"

Special Session of the Municipal Parliament of Bijelo Polje
Session of the Municipal Parliament - Adoption of the final report on the implementation of the local plan of action for children 2005-2010 and support to "It's about ability" campaign

Odbornici raspravljaju o dječijim pravima i inkluziji djece sa smetnjama u razvoju
U Bijelom Polju se održala prva u seriji specijalnih sjednica opštinskih parlamenata širom Crne Gore posvećenih kampanji „Govorimo o mogućnostima“

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.

Parliamentarians discuss child rights and inclusion of children with disabilities
October 15, 2010 - Bijelo Polje holds the first in a series of special sessions of municipal parliaments across Montenegro in support of the campaign “It’s About Ability”

'Konvencija o pravima osoba sa invaliditetom' predstavljena crnogorskoj javnosti
Podgorica, Crna Gora - 28 septembar 2010 – Djeca sa smetnjama u razvoju u centru su pažnje crnogorske javnosti.

Govorimo o mogucnostima
“Govorimo o mogucnostima” – kampanja podizanja svijesti o inkluziji djece sa smetnjama u razvoju Vlade Crne Gore, UNICEF-a, Evropske komisije, Udruzenja roditelja djece sa smetnjama u razvoju i drugih partnera.

It’s about ability
“It’s about ability” – awareness raising campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities by UNICEF, Government of Montenegro, European Commission, Associations of parents of children with disabilities and other partners

"Right in Principle, Right in Practice"
20 September 2010, by Anthony Lake, Executive Director - UNICEF's work shows that in this case, principle and practice go hand in hand. An "equity" focus - approaches aimed at the most deprived - will save more children per dollar than the one we use now.

Govorimo o mogućnostima
Podgorica 10. septembar 2010 - U sljedeća tri mjeseca, lica djece sa smetnjama u razvoju ozariće Crnu Goru.

Launch of the campaign "It's about ability"
PODGORICA, Montenegro - 10 September, 2010 - For the next three months, the faces of children with disability will light up Montenegro. Across the country, billboards showing children with disability as active members of society.

Govorimo o mogućnostima
PODGORICA, 20. decembar 2010. – Predsjednik Vlade Crne Gore Milo Djukanovic i sefica predstavnistva UNICEF-a za Crnu Goru Noala Skinner, zajedno sa djecom, predstavice rezultate tromjesecne kampanje “Govorimo o mogucnostima”

It's about ability
PODGORICA, Montenegro - September 10, 2010 - The Government of Montenegro, UNICEF and EU Delegation launch a three month awareness raising campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities

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, according to a new UNICEF study released today.

CEECIS - Achieving MDGs with Equity: Reaching the most Vulnerable and Excluded
The main challenges are child mortality and HIV/AIDS prevention and care which are still off-track in a number of countries. The Region has very positive headline data, with some of the best development figures in the world.

World Breastfeeding Week celebrated in Montenegro
DANILOVGRAD, August 5, 2010 - UNICEF, WHO and the Ministry of Health marked the World Breastfeeding Week from 1 to 7 August by presenting the educational material which will contribute to the promotion of the best possible start to life for all children.

Developing Local Plans of Action for Children in Montenegro
Podgorica, July 27, 2010 - The roundtable held in Podgorica on the 27th of July was an opportunity for representatives of LPA municipalities, government partners and civil society organizations to exchange experiences.

Learning about parenting from the first months of pregnancy
Educational promotional materials for ante-natal education of parents produced by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in 2010 will be presented to the participants of the school for pregnant women in Danilovgrad.

Breastfeeding within the first hour after birth
PODGORICA, July 30, 2010 –Under the theme “Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps. The Baby Friendly Way” World Breastfeeding Week this year commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration on breastfeeding.

Statement by UNICEF’s Executive Director on ongoing situation in southern Kyrgyzstan
NEW YORK, 26 July 2010 - The political situation in southern Kyrgyzstan has calmed down. But life for Kyrgyzstan’s children has not. As their stories vanish from the front page, we risk putting their safety on the back burner.

Two rounds of polio immunization to be conducted in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, 19 July 2010 – Today the first round of the National Immunization Days against polio (poliomyelitis) was launched simultaneously in Osh and Bishkek. The campaign was conducted to prevent the import and spread of the polio virus in Kyrgyzstan.

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, high-risk sexual behavior and high levels of social stigma that discourage people from seeking prevention info.

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 since he was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in March to highlight the challenges children in Haiti face.

UNICEF Regional Director visited Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, July 9, 2010 - Mr. Steven Allen, the Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States visited this week Sarajevo and Banjaluka in order to discuss UNICEF's involvement in improving lives of children.

UNICEF to release report on 'underground' HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
14 July 2010 – According to an upcoming UNICEF report about young people affected by HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, only 24 per cent of those in the region who need anti-retroviral treatment receive it, and the HIV stigma is rampant.

Children with special needs participate in decorating worldwide known Buddy Bears
ASTANA, Kazakhstan - 13 July 2010 – Two new bears decorated by youth Kazakh citizens joined the worldwide known exhibition of United Buddy Bears and were presented to the public as part of the event jointly organized by UNICEF and partners.

Preschool children will get access to good quality children books
Tirana, 2 July 2010 – UNICEF joined forces with a series of donors to support the government in bringing books to 1,436 compulsory schools and 900 kindergartens.

UN Children’s agency in Vienna to focus on the children and the social exclusion and stigma of HIV and AIDS
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV, 9 July 2010 – UNICEF today announced the agency’s participation in the 2010 XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July.

After violence tears apart communities in Kyrgyzstan, a brittle calm settles in
OSH, Kyrgyzstan, 1 July 2010 – All along the Alisher Navoi Street, the scene is similar from house to house. Some of the buildings are just charred walls. Some have collapsed completely. Others bear bullet holes from intense gunfire.

In Istanbul, UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics launch joint education project
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 30 June 2010 – While Turkey has made significant progress in reducing the number of out-of-school girls in recent decades, the number of girls in school continues to decline sharply by the fifth and sixth grades.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, welcoming the G8 Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Under-Five Child Health
NEW YORK, 25 June 2010 – “UNICEF welcomes the commitment by G8 countries to accelerate efforts to improve maternal and child health by endorsing the Muskoka Initiative launched today at the G8 Summit in Canada.

Aid reaches displaced and refugee families in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, and KURGANPATA, Uzbekistan, 24 June 2010 – Despite concerns about security, UNICEF has organized a continuing airlift and overland distribution of supplies to people displaced by violence in Kyrgyzstan.

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 to fight tetanus in women and children worldwide, a disease that kills around 60,000 newborns each year.

UNICEF Regional Director calls Ukraine to invest more in children
Kyiv, 24 June 2010 – Today UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States Steven Allen has completed his first visit to Ukraine.

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 and Save the Children called on the business community to work together to build universal principles that

Leo Messi calls out to "Unite for children"
June 2010 - On the occasion of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Argentinian UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi calls out to Unite for Children.

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

UNICEF Regional Director visits Ukraine
Kyiv, 21 March 2010 – UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), Mr. Steven Allen, is visiting Ukraine on 22-24 June 2010.

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 fighting in southern Kyrgyzstan.

UN and UNICEF take humanitarian action in response to Kyrgyzstan crisis
NEW YORK, USA, 18 June 2010 – As the crisis in Kyrgyzstan enters its second week, there are reports that violence against ethnic Uzbeks in the southern part of the country is gradually declining. However, the situation remains volatile.

An open letter to the European Union from UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake
The meeting in Brussels is a chance for the EU to reaffirm its historic advocacy for children’s rights – and especially the world’s most forgotten and marginalized children. We at UNICEF greatly hope it will do so.

UNICEF is calling for human rights and fundamental freedoms of children with disabilities to be fully respected
PODGORICA, 11 June 2010 - UNICEF is alarmed by any threat to the life and dignity of a child and reaffirmed that children with disabilities had the same human rights and fundamental freedoms that all children enjoyed.

UNICEF expresses deep concern about the situation of children in Southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 13 June 2010 - UNICEF expresses deep concern about the situation of children in Southern Kyrgyzstan, the scene of unrest and fighting since Thursday.

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.

Young Ukrainians speak out on HIV/AIDS
KYIV, Ukraine, 7 June 2010 – Fifteen children aged between 12 and 18 from across Ukraine have gathered have gathered in the capital Kyiv this week to participate in a OneMinutesJr video workshop.

Second Round of NIDs launched in Uzbekistan with UNICEF deputy Regional Director
TASHKENT, 7 June, 2010 – The global partnership for polio eradication has intensified with a forceful reaffirmation of the commitment by the Uzbekistan Government to keep the country free of the debilitating disease.

With a focus on rights, Austria to host bi-annual international AIDS conference
VIENNA, Austria, 3 June 2010 – Over 25,000 delegates are expected to attend ‘AIDS 2010,’ the XVIII International AIDS Conference, which will take place between 18 and 23 July in Vienna, Austria.

Call for papers: Social Inclusion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
A Best Paper Prize is awarded to an outstanding paper evaluated by a committee composed of representatives from UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre, HDRO, UNICEF, MPA Sciences Po and the Human Development Centre of Moscow State University.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alyssa Milano calls for action to alleviate child poverty in Kosovo
Prishtine/Pristina, 01 June 2010 – While nearly half of Kosovo's children aged 0-19 live in poverty, one in five children live in extreme poverty, said UNICEF's ‘Child Poverty in Kosovo’ report launched at a High Level Forum today.

Children from all over Kosovo get together to celebrate Children’s Day 2010
“Children have a lot to say and they have a right to be heard; it is our responsibility to listen and give them opportunities to interact with their peers from all communities” said Ms. Alyssa Milano, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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
The UN and child rights experts champion universal ratification of Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child by 2012

First Polio Campaign in Many Years to Protect Three Million Children of Uzbekistan
TASHKENT, 17 May 2010 - Close to 2.9 million children under the age of five are expected to be immunised against polio during a nationwide campaign that was launched in Uzbekistan on 17 May 2010.

“Let’s Stop Violence Together – Violence Does Not Stop By Itself”
Belgrade, 13 May 2010 – A two-day conference “Violence Does Not Stop By Itself” began today in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and UNICEF.

UNICEF Regional Director visits Azerbaijan
BAKU, May 10, 2010 – Results for children in the areas of health, education and protection will be the subjects of a visit by the UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Mr. Steven Allen.

UNICEF calls for renewed efforts and investment to combat child labour
11 May 2010 - "Identifying the most vulnerable children requires new efforts and increased funding," UNICEF said today, on the opening day of The Hague Global Child Labour Conference.

Three-round polio immunization drive launched in Tajikistan to stop outbreak
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - May 4, 2010 - A three-round polio immunization campaign is starting today in Tajikistan, to stop a polio outbreak threatening children across the country.

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake brings a wealth of experience to his new role
NEW YORK, USA, 1 May 2010 – As Anthony Lake assumes his new role as UNICEF's sixth Executive Director today, he builds upon a solid foundation formed by the organization's 60-plus years of child-rights advocacy.

Entoni Lejk stupio na dužnost izvršnog direktora UNICEF-a
NJUJORK, 1 maj 2010 - Entoni Lejk (Anthony Lake) započeo je mandat UNICEF-ovog šestog izvršnog direktora. Lejk ima 45 godina iskustva u javnom i medjunarodnom radu.

The European Union, UNICEF and the Azerbaijan government partner to create better policies and actions for children and young people
BAKU, April 29 – The European Union and UNICEF, in collaboration with the Government of Azerbaijan, have joined together in an effort to create better policies and actions contributing to improving the lives of children and young people in the country.

Media and Public Health Sectors jointly to improve immunisation
SARAJEVO / April 28, 2010 - In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the 2010 European Immunisation Week was marked with a special conference, gathering some 80 Public health professionals, media representatives and parents’ associations from 20 cities.

UNICEF launches national campaign promoting foster care “Every child wants a family”
April 20, 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria – The communication campaign "Every child wants a family” launched by UNICEF today aims at promoting foster care and the right to children to live in family environment.

Presentation of the Results of the “Juvenile Justice System Reform” Project (October 2008 - April 2010)
One of the key project results is drafting of the first ever Law on Juvenile Justice, which is expected to be adopted by the Parliament of Montenegro in the second half of 2010.

Statement on allegations in News Reports of Inappropriate Child Care at Komanski Most
PODGORICA, March 26th, 2010 - UNICEF expressed concern about allegations in the media of the mistreatment of children in the Komanski Most institution.

Konferencija o kljucnim rezultatima projekta ''Reforma sistema maloljetnickog pravosudja''
PODGORICA, 28. April, 2010 - Prezentacija rezultata projekta “Reforma sistema maloljetničkog pravosudja”

Statement concerning the media allegations of inappropriate child care at Komanski Most
PODGORICA, March 26th, 2010 - UNICEF expressed concern about allegations in the media of the mistreatment of children in the Komanski Most institution.

Developing alternatives to institutional care in Montenegro
UNICEF Montenegro article on alternatives to institutional care of children published in weekly Monitor

Round table discussion on the "Draft law on juvenile justice"
PODGORICA, February 8th, 2010 – Ministry of Justice, UNICEF, and EU Delegation in Montenegro are organizing a round table discussion of the “Draft Law on Juvenile Justice’ on Monday, February 8th, 2010.

Children with disabilities develop positive human interaction
PODGORICA, February 9, 2010 – Snezana Mijuskovic, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Vesna Vucurovic, Deputy Minister of Education and Noala Skinner, UNICEF Montenegro Representative will open the award ceremony.

 

 
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