New fund launches to address global education crisis
ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016: Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.
Stunting is Holding Back the Development of South Asian Children and Nations
NEW DELHI - 18 May 2016: Stop Stunting in South Asia, a special issue of the international journal Maternal and Child Nutrition offers evidence that stunting is holding back the development of South Asian children and nations.
Rehabilitation of Drinking Water Scheme Inaugurated in Chitral
ISLAMABAD/CHITRAL – 12 May 2016: Rehabilitation of the Angarghoon drinking water supply scheme was inaugurated in Chitral today by the Deputy Commissioner Chitral, Osama Ahmed Warriach and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative.
UNICEF Pakistan Country Office Goes Green
ISLAMABAD - 11 Apr 2016: On 31 March, Ms. Karen Hulshof, Regional Director, inaugurated UNICEF Pakistan's 'Go Green' project - the 60 Kilo Watts Solar Power Plant.
Canada extends support to stop the transmission of polio in Pakistan
Islamabad - 12 April 2016: Canada has announced a contribution of $ 40 million Canadian Dollars to support the eradication of polio in Pakistan over the next three years.
Pakistan’s Achievement of Millennium Development Goal for Sanitation Lauded at Global Event on Sanitation and Water
Addis Ababa - 22 Mar 2016: The Minister of Housing Urban Development and Public Health Engineering, in the Punjab Government, H.E. Tanveer Aslam Malik, presented Pakistan’s success in achieving the millennium development goal (MDG) for sanitation.
Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF
New York, 21 March 2016 – On the eve of World Water Day, UNICEF said the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change.
Women's Day 2016 - Messages from UNICEF Pakistan Staff
UNICEF Pakistan staff share their views on women empowerment and gender equality in the context of the International Women's Day 2016.
Japan Contributes US$16 Million to Benefit FATA Returnees and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
Islamabad - 2 March 2016: The Government of Japan today announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme (WFP) to
UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Angela Kearney’s interview to the Pakistan Television (PTV World)
Islamabad: In a recent interview to the Pakistan Television’s weekly programme ‘Diplomatic Enclave’, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney talked at length about UNICEF’s programmatic priority areas in Pakistan.
More than 16 million babies born into conflict this year: UNICEF
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD - 17 Dec 2015: More than 16 million babies were born in conflict zones in 2015 – 1 in 8 of all births worldwide this year – UNICEF said today, a figure that underscores the vulnerability faced by increasing numbers of children.
Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 – UNICEF
Islamabad - 30 Nov 2015: The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS in the world has tripled over the last 15 years, says UNICEF in its recently released data.
OP-ED: A Fair Chance
A few days ago, on Nov 20, we celebrated Universal Children’s Day. Every year on this anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we take steps forward and back and reflect on the state of the children in the world.
Universal Children’s Day: Why fair matters
New York/Islamabad - 20 Nov 2015: The world remains a deeply unfair place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
Toilet Use contributes to a Strong and Talented Pakistani Nation
Living in Pakistan for more than one year, every Pakistani I have met proudly says, ‘there is no lack of talent in Pakistan’. At first I thought it’s a popular statement from a Bollywood movie but later a friend of mine clarified that it wasn’t the case,
UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition
New York/Islamabad - 19 Nov 2015: Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition.
World Prematurity Day Calls for Reducing Preterm Births and Child Deaths due to Related Complications
Islamabad - 16 Nov 2015: Pakistan, along with the rest of the world will observe the 5th annual World Prematurity Day tomorrow, to show its commitment towards reducing the number of preterm births in the country.
Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens: UNICEF
New York/Geneva - 10 Nov 2015: An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia.
UNICEF-NDMA Sign Work Plan to Strengthen Gender and Child Cell
Islamabad - Nov 3, 2015: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a joint work plan here today to promote a child centred disaster risk reduction approach in Pakistan.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Earthquake: "Children cut off from Aid," says UNICEF
Kabul/Islamabad - 27 Oct 2015: Children in earthquake-hit areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan are facing further deadly threats as extreme conditions and insecurity cut off communities from aid - warns UNICEF.
EU Provides Additional €4 million to UNICEF for Combating Malnutrition in Pakistan
Islamabad/Brussels - 19 Oct 2015: The European Commission has provided €4 million (Euros) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to work with partners for combating malnutrition among women and children affected by emergencies in Pakistan.
Statement by Philippe Cori, UNICEF Regional Deputy-Director for South Asia on reports of sexual abuse of children in Kasur, Pakistan
KATHMANDU, 10 August 2015 – “Recent reports of children being sexually abused over a period of several years in the Kasur district of Pakistan are appalling.
UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Interveiwed by Radio Pakistan on World Breastfeeding Week
Islamabad, 7 Aug 2015: "Pakistani women should make sure to breastfeed their babies for at least first six months of their lives to build their immunity against various infant diseases," said Ms. Angela Kearney, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan.
Pakistan among 95 Countries to have Met Sanitation MDG
Islamabad, 2 July 2015: Pakistan is one of the 95 countries that have met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for sanitation aimed at halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to basic sanitation.
Pakistan Technical Advisory Group Meeting 4-5 June 2015 - Comments by UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Ms Karin Hulshof
Islamabad, 04 June 2015: “Pakistan has run a marathon for polio eradication, and now the finishing line is in sight. We have to sprint and finish the job.”
Pakistan Renews Commitment to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality Ratio
Islamabad - May 13, 2015: In a high profile inter-provincial meeting in Islamabad, the new National Vision for Coordinated Priority Actions to Address Challenges of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition in Pakistan was presented.
UNICEF Pays Tribute to Colleagues Killed and Injured in Somalia Attack
Nairobi - 21 April, 2015: With great sadness, UNICEF can now release the names of the four colleagues who were killed in a horrific attack as they travelled to work yesterday in Garowe, northern Somalia.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake on attack on UNICEF staff in Garowe, Somalia
ROME/NEW YORK, 20 APRIL 2015 - “The horrific attack on our UNICEF colleagues today in northern Somalia is an assault not only on them but on the people they served.
What is stopping us from ending violence against girls and women?
New York - March 08, 2015: On the eve of Women’s Day celebrations across the world, it’s time to reflect on gender based violence in South Asia which has reached the world stage once again.
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for Geeta Rao Gupta's Speech at Inaugural Session of PACOSAN II
Islamabad - 17 Feb 2015: Following are the contents of the speech made by the Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, Geeta Rao Gupta at the inauguration ceremony and the first day of the Pakistan Conference on Sanitation II, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Largest Ever Vaccine Shipment Arrives in Pakistan
Islamabad - 30 October 2014: The largest ever shipment of vaccines for immunizing children and women against vaccine preventable diseases intended for routine immunization and campaign activities arrived in Pakistan in October.
World Prematurity Day Builds Momentum to Reduce Preterm Births
Islamabad - 16 November 2014: Pakistan observes the World Prematurity Day tomorrow along with the rest of the world, to show commitment towards reducing the number of preterm births in the country.
School supplies worth 14.4 million handed over to KP/FATA by Saudi Fund for Development and UNICEF
Islamabad - 29 October 2014: School supplies worth 14.4 million US dollars donated by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and procured by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were officially handed over to the Education Department.
New UNICEF Representative in Pakistan
Islamabad - 29 October 2014: The new UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney, has presented her credentials to the Government of Pakistan.
Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousufzai and Kailash Satyarthi make South Asia proud
October 10, 2014: Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian anti-child labour activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the Nobel Peace Prize today.
Denmark Provides USD 11 Million to UNICEF Pakistan Country Programme
Peshawar/Islamabad, 29 May 2014 - The Government of Denmark will provide USD 11 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support its ongoing five-year Country Programme (2013-17) in Pakistan.
First Graduates of Building Young Futures Programme Set to Begin Their Careers
Lahore, 29th April 2014 – A graduation ceremony hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with Punjab Vocational training Council, the Department of Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism (YASAT) was held in Lahore on
Karachi Electric and UNICEF unite against childhood preventable diseases in Pakistan
Karachi, 22 April, 2014 – Good Health and nutrition status and access to clean water and sanitation as well as education are part of fundamental rights of children.
ZonG and UNICEF join hands to defeat Polio in Pakistan
Islamabad, 16 April 2014: As the number of polio cases in Pakistan reached 49 so far this year more partners come forward to protect the children and rid Pakistan and the world of the menace of the this debilitating disease.
Telenor and UNICEF to Pilot Birth Registration through Mobile Technology
ISLAMABAD 27 March 2014: In an effort to innovate access to birth registration in Pakistan, Telenor Pakistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund have joined hands in pioneering the use of mobile technology to ensure a fundamental right of children.
Education Sector Plans for Sindh and Balochistan Endorsed to Seek $100 Million from Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
Education Sector Plans for Sindh and Balochistan were endorsed by the representatives of ten development organisations and agencies, here today at UNICEF, as a prerequisite to seek USD 100 million from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF
Islamabad, 19 November 2013 – As the world marks Universal Children’s Day UNICEF is urging a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed and under-reported.
Life without Toilet has Devastating Consequences for the Health and Development of Children
Islamabad, 18 November 2013 – Toilets are still out of reach for more than one-third of the global population, with devastating consequences for the health and development of children, says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on World Toilet Day.
UNICEF on Global Handwashing Day: Hand washing with soap can save 320 children who die from diarrhoea every day in Pakistan – the power is in your hands
Islamabad, 14 October 2013 – As the world observes the sixth Global Handwashing Day tomorrow, UNICEF emphasises that the simple act of washing hands with soap before eating and after defecation can save precious lives of 320 children that die in Pakistan
The United Nations pay tribute to teachers on the occasion of World Teachers Day- 2013
Islamabad - 05 October 2013: On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, United Nations system in Pakistan pays tribute to the efforts of 1.2 million teachers of Pakistan, for their contributions to educating the children and youths of this country.
Report on Out-of-School Children in Pakistan Indicates 3 out of 10 Primary Age Children Not Enrolled in School
Islamabad, 19 September 2013 – A report on Out of School Children in Pakistan, indicates that over 6.5 million children are not enrolled in primary education and another 2.7 are not enrolled at lower secondary level.
UNICEF receives €3 Million Funds from the European Commission to Combat Malnutrition in Pakistan
Islamabad/Brussels, 24 June 2013 - The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) has provided €3 million to the UNICEF to work with partners to combat malnutrition among women and children affected by Pakistan.
EU Children of Peace initiative: EU Provides Nobel Peace Prize funds to UNICEF for Education in Northwestern Pakistan
Islamabad/Brussels, 8 May 2013 - The European Union has provided € 300,000 from its Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF to support its educational activities for children affected by a lack of security in parts of northwestern Pakistan. The agreement was fo
UNICEF and UNHCR join hands to enhance education opportunities for Afghan refugee children
Islamabad, 24 April 2013 - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have joined hands to explore opportunities to improve education services for Afghan refugee children in Pakistan.
Japan to Provide US$ 2.62 Million to UNICEF for Eradication of Polio in Pakistan
Islamabad, March 11, 2013 - A Grant Agreement on the provision of funds worth Two Hundred and Twenty Six million (226,000,000) Japanese Yen (US $ 2,623,046) for “The Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis” in Pakistan.
Broadcasters provide children a platform to discuss a better world
Islamabad, 3 March 2013 - Broadcasters around the country will provide children and adolescents the opportunity to share their aspirations about their future in a better world to contribute to the United Nations debate on the post-2015 development agenda.
Barclays and UNICEF Renew Partnership for ‘Building Young Futures’
Islamabad, 12 February 2013 - Barclays and UNICEF have today renewed their highly-successful “Building Young Futures” partnership for a further two years with an additional £450,000
US$1.4 billion needed now for children in humanitarian crisis says UNICEF
Geneva, January 5, 2013 – UNICEF appealed today for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year.
India, Pakistan Cricket teams unite to Bowl Out Polio
New Delhi / Islamabad, January 5, 2013 – Clashing for the One Day International match in Delhi, the India and Pakistan teams are however, united for a common goal - to defeat polio. Cricket stars Younus Khan and Imran Farhat today administered polio drops
UNICEF, WHO condemn attacks on polio ‘heroes’ in Pakistan
Islamabad, December 19, 2012 - UNICEF and The World Health Organization join the government and people of Pakistan in condemning the multiple attacks on health workers in the past week.
EU Nobel Peace Prize award to help build foundation of peace for children - UNICEF among five agencies to benefit
Brussels/New York/Islamabad, December 18 2012 – The decision by the European Union (EU) to give a portion of the Nobel Prize award to UNICEF, means that more children in Pakistan will have better chance at education and learning.
World Prematurity Day Highlights Effective, Low-cost Care For Saving Preterm Babies In Pakistan
Islamabad, November 17 2012 – With 748,100 preterm births recorded every year, Pakistan is observing the World Prematurity Day today to show its commitment to reduce preterm mortality.
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on World Polio Day
New York, October 24 2012 – “World Polio Day is a stirring reminder of all that we have achieved together in the fight against polio. There is much to celebrate. Fewer children than ever before suffer the debilitating effects of this cruel disease.
Pakistan celebrates World Polio Day
Islamabad, October 24 2012 – Pakistan joins the rest of the globe to celebrate World Polio Day today and with nearly 70% fewer cases over 2011, there is hope that the country will soon be declared polio free.
UNICEF celebrates Global Handwashing Day
Islamabad, October 14 2012 – UNICEF is celebrating Global Handwashing Day across the country tomorrow by providing 250,000 children with handwashing soap as well as lessons to nearly half a million children on the benefits of handwashing.
Child marriage impedes girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their fundamental rights
Lahore, October 11 2012 – Intensive efforts to prevent the practice of child marriage are vital to ensure that the fundamental rights of adolescent girls are fulfilled.
UNICEF condemns attack on schoolgirl in Pakistan and calls on all parties to respect children’s rights
Kathmandu, October 10 2012 – UNICEF strongly condemns the attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year old girl from Swat, who was shot with two other children as she was leaving school by bus yesterday.
Pakistan is first South Asian country to launch vaccine against childhood pneumonia - Millions of infants to receive the life-saving vaccine
ISLAMABAD, October 9 2012 – Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf announced today the introduction of a new vaccine to protect Pakistani children from pneumonia – a disease that takes the lives of approximately 1.3 million children globally
UNICEF celebrates World Teachers Day; recognizes the contribution of over 1.3 million teachers
Islamabad, October 5 2012 – UNICEF is proud to participate in the commemoration of the World Teachers Day. This years’ theme, ‘Take a stand for teachers’, has both global importance as well as particular relevance in Pakistan. Over 1.3 million teachers
UNICEF reaches 183,000 people daily with safe drinking water; urgently needs funds to continue and scale up flood response
Islamabad, September 28 2012 – UNICEF has begun reaching 183,000 flood-affected people every day with safe drinking water in Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh provinces after heavy monsoon rains caused widespread flooding.
Scaling-up of rural sanitation in flood-affected districts emphasised
Islamabad, September 13 2012 – Immediate measures to scale up sanitation facilities in flood-affected districts were emphasised during the inaugural session of a two-day workshop that began here today, to review the Early Recovery Program
Polio eradication worker shot and killed in Karachi
KARACHI/NEW YORK/GENEVA, July 21 2012 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are deeply saddened by the killing of Mr. Muhammad Ishaq, a local community worker who was part of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Arriving in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, June 30 2012 – UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, Karin Hulshof, will be arriving in Islamabad tomorrow on a six-day visit to witness the situation of children in Pakistan.
Shahid Afridi joins the team to wipe out polio in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, July 7 2012 – Cricketing superstar Shahid Afridi and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime now has a new title to add to his many cricketing achievements: Polio Champion.
UNICEF combats malnutrition in Pakistan with EU support
BRUSSELS/ISLAMABAD, June 22 2012 – UNICEF has received 3 million euro (USD 3.7 million) from the European Commission to combat malnutrition among women and children in Pakistan who have been affected by floods and conflict.
More than 7 million primary school-aged children in Pakistan missing out on education
ISLAMABAD, April 7 2012 – With the start of the new school year now underway, UNICEF is encouraging parents and communities around the country to ensure that all children of primary school-age are enrolled in class.
Fifty-Five New UNICEF-Constructed Schools Inaugurated
ISLAMABAD, April 4 2012 – Fifty-five new schools constructed by UNICEF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with funding from Australia.
Pakistan Widely Celebrates the ICDB
ISLAMABAD, March 12 2012 – This March, UNICEF Pakistan organized a country-wide celebration of the ICDB by getting multiple broadcasters on board to allow children not only to be directly involved in radio and television programming
UNICEF and broadcasters call for ‘Every Child in School’ on International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2012
ISLAMABAD, March 3 2012 – On this year’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting on 4 March, UNICEF and broadcasters around Pakistan call for every child in Pakistan of school-going age to be enrolled in school.
Increasing urbanization creates challenges and opportunities for children in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 28 February 2012 - A new global UNICEF report highlights the challenges that face many children living in cities and towns around the world, and points to examples of good practice that can improve children’s well-being.
Thirty-five UNICEF-Constructed Schools Inaugurated in Flood-Affected Districts of Southern Punjab
Thirty-five UNICEF-Constructed Schools Inaugurated in Flood-Affected Districts of Southern Punjab
UNICEF at 65: Looking back, thinking ahead
On 11 December, UNICEF celebrates its 65th anniversary. Created in 1946 from the residual resources from UN’s relief and rehabilitation administration, to secure the fate of Europe’s children, few then imagined that it would still be in existence today.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Islamabad, 3 December 2011 – On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urge communities in Pakistan
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 in responding to humanitarian crises.
Universal Children’s Day – Children in Pakistan have the right to be counted
Islamabad, 19 November 2011 – With an estimated 3 million children born in Pakistan each year not officially existing, UNICEF is calling for all births around the country to be registered so that children’s rights are protected.
Government of Spain provides US$680,000-plus for UNICEF’s flood emergency response
Islamabad, 9 November 2011 – New funding of Euros 500,000 (approximately US$682,130) from the Government of Spain is a much-needed boost for UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene emergency response to the 2011 floods, which has affected up to 5.4 million
Japan Grants US$2.64 Million to UNICEF for Eradication of Polio in Pakistan
Islamabad, 3 November 2011 – The Government of Japan has provided US$2.64 (203 million yen) to UNICEF to support efforts for eradicating polio in Pakistan. A signing ceremony and exchange of notes was held today in presence of the Secretary....
World leaders join Bill Gates in $122 million pledge for polio eradication
PERTH, Australia, 31 October 2011 – World leaders from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria and Pakistan joined Bill Gates on Saturday in pledging $122 million in new funds to help deliver a polio-free world.
European Union support boosts fight against malnutrition in Pakistan
28 October 2011, Islamabad – New funding worth Euros 4.3 million (US$5.48m) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department, ECHO, will help to counter malnutrition in flood-affected and food-insecure areas of Sindh and Punjab.
World Polio Day – Polio outbreak reaches 132 cases in Pakistan; urgent need to accelerate progress on eradication
October 24, 2011- Islamabad: As the world marks World Polio Day, Pakistan draws world attention as one of only four polio endemic countries globally.
Saudi funding with UNICEF support aims to bring children in conflict-affected districts of KP and FATA back to school
21 October 2011, Nawan Kalay, Swat – Almost half a million conflict-affected children in North-western Pakistan will benefit from a better learning environment as a result of key support from the Saudi Fund for Development for the UNICEF Welcome to School
Clean hands save lives: Global Handwashing Day 2011 in Pakistan
Islamabad, 13 October 2011 – Millions of people in Pakistan and around the world are marking Global Handwashing Day, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to preven
Life-saving assistance for flood-affected children 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 partners are now reaching hundreds of thousands of families with life-saving assistance. Almost 210,000 people are now
UNICEF rolls out emergency supplies to vulnerable flood-hit children & families
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.
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 in the country’s history just a year ago.
Saudi support brings improved health services to more than 100,000 children and their families in the earthquake-affected regions
23 August 2011, Muzaffarabad. – Seven new basic health units were opened at a ceremony in Muzaffarabad today as part of a programme to improve the health of more than 100,000 children and their families in earthquake-affected areas of northwest Pakistan.
Polio outbreak reaches 63 cases in Pakistan; eradication is possible with action and accountability at all levels
Islamabad, 9 August 2011 – With 63 new polio cases already reported in Pakistan in 2011, this country could potentially be the last polio reservoir worldwide, standing in the way of global polio eradication, unless progress is accelerated.
WHO and UNICEF: Twenty-two per cent of newborn deaths could be prevented by exclusive breastfeeding
Islamabad, 4 August 2011 – From August 1–7, 2011, more than 150 countries worldwide are celebrating the 20th annual World Breastfeeding Week. WHO and UNICEF join their partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics
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 – almost half of them children –are struggling to rebuild their shattered lives
Dutch ambassador inaugurates 21 UNICEF schools in Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarabad, June 24, 2011: Twenty one new schools constructed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the earthquake-affected districts of Muzaffarabad and Bagh were inaugurated by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, H.E Joost
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador highlights issue of children on margins of society
Lahore/Islamabad, 17 June 2011 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and one of Germany’s most prominent TV personalities, Sabine Christiansen, met with street children and a women’s group in Lahore today to raise awareness about the plight of some of Pakistan’s
UNICEF and ILO call for end to hazardous and exploitative child labour on World Day Against Child Labour
Islamabad, 11 June 2011: In a joint statement to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF today called for renewed efforts to end the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan.
UNICEF and the SRSG on Violence against Children welcome GoP’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 welcomed the Government of Pakistan’s move to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention...
Australian High Commissioner Inaugurates 20 UNICEF Constructed Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Bherkund, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, June 8, 2011: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has held an inauguration ceremony for 20 new primary schools constructed in the earthquake-affected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
UNICEF congratulates Pakistan on joining 100 countries in ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Islamabad, 6 June 2011 - UNICEF today congratulates Pakistan on its ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Pakistan joins 100 other countries in ratifying the first legally binding human rights treaty...
High-level WHO visit emphasizes critical importance of eradicating polio from Pakistan
May 31, 2011, Islamabad/Geneva/Cairo — With the world edging ever closer to eradicating polio, a high-level WHO visit is emphasizing Pakistan’s key role in tackling the highly contagious and crippling disease.
European Union Ambassador inaugurates 16 new UNICEF-constructed schools in Pakistan Administered Kashmir
25 May 2011, Muzaffarabad. – Sixteen new primary schools were opened at a ceremony in Muzaffarabad today as part of an ambitious programme to construct almost 700 schools following the devastating 2005 earthquake.
Joint UNICEF & WHO mission confirms the need to intensify polio eradication efforts in Pakistan.
May 14, 2011, Karachi/Islamabad – As concern mounts over the increasing number of polio case throughout the country despite massive efforts, UNICEF and WHO visited one of the most affected areas of Karachi this week to determine how the two UN agencies..
Education for All: The Missing Link for Pakistan’s Progress
As the world marks Global Action Week on Education (2-8 May), opportunities for breaking inter-generational poverty through accelerated education efforts are huge, says Dan Rohrmann of UNICEF.
Press Release: Education key but progress uneven for Pakistan
Islamabad, 6 May 2011 – Since “Education for All” (EFA) goals were adopted and firm commitments made in 1990, progress in educating more children, especially girls, has been uneven globally and in Pakistan as well, UNICEF said today.
UNICEF head ends Punjab visit with school opening
Muzaffargarh, April 29, 2011: UNICEF Pakistan Representative Dan Rohrmann concluded his visit to Punjab province today with the opening of a model school that will not only help rebuild schooling after the floods but rebuild the community as well.
UNICEF and Punjab Government agree on action for children
Lahore, April 26, 2011: UN children’s agency UNICEF and the Government of Punjab signed a two-year workplan amounting to US$ 38 million to scale-up action for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
New UNICEF Representative visits flood affected areas in Sindh
Karachi, 22 April, 2011: Newly arrived UNICEF Country Representative Dan Rohrmann today concluded his first field visit to Sindh where he observed UNICEF’s early recovery activities in the wake of the devastating floods of 2010.
New UNICEF Representative for Pakistan
Islamabad, April 13, 2011: Mr. Dan Rohrmann has presented his credentials to the Government of Pakistan as the Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Pakistan.
Pakistan children look to the future of safe drinking water at home and school
Islamabad, 21 March 2011 – Hundreds of children from around Pakistan will be presenting their innovative ideas on the future of clean water tomorrow as part of World Water Day.
UNICEF: Pakistan floods uncover dire nutrition situation
Six months after the 2010 Pakistan monsoon floods hit, UNICEF and its partners face another huge challenge following new survey results from Sindh province that reveal critical levels of malnutrition among flood-affected children.
Pakistan Girls Education Initiative launched with enthusiasm
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, National Commission of Pakistan (NCHD) and Department of International Development (DFID) launched Pakistan Girls Education Initiative (PGEI).
UNICEF: Crisis far from over for Pakistan’s children, the 120-Day Progress Report on the Floods
More than four months after the worst floods in the country’s history, UNICEF warns that winter will worsen the threats against Pakistani children who already suffer high rates of acute respiratory infections and malnutrition.
UNICEF sends in life-saving supplies to the millions of people affected by flooding, many of them children and women
UNICEF is sending in life-saving supplies to the millions of people hit by severe flooding in several provinces in northern Pakistan. The devastating floods are said to be the worst in the region for 80 years and have affected an estimated 3.2 million
Students of Dawood Public School in Karachi raise funds for Haitian Earthquake Survivors
The students of Dawood Public School of Karachi gave $3000 to UNICEF for the Haiti survivors. While presenting the cheque, Soha and Jannad, grade 10 students...
With Euros 4 million from the EU, UNICEF works to protect 82,500 children affected by conflict from water and sanitation diseases
The European Union’s humanitarian aid department, ECHO, has contributed €4 million (US$ 5.6 million) to UNICEF Pakistan, to support humanitarian work in areas affected...
With Danish donation, UNICEF will provide access to education to 9,500 children in Malakand Division
ISLAMABAD, 8 January 2010 – UNICEF Pakistan expresses its appreciation to the government and the people of Denmark for their recent contribution of DKK 10 million (approximately Rs.160 million, US$ 6,985,000), to support early recovery of ....
Twentieth Anniversary of the CRC by Martin Mogwanja
On 20 November 2009, it will be twenty years since the countries of the world, including Pakistan, came to a historic decision and recognised, for the first time in human history, that children have special rights and needs.
Over 100 Schools Now Constructed by UNICEF Pakistan in Response to the 2005 Earthquake
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – More than 100 new schools have now been constructed and handed over to the government in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir and the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), in an initiative by UNICEF and Pakistan’s Earthquake Reconstruction
Press Conference by UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, Mr. Daniel Toole
UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Dan Toole visited communities in Malakand Division yesterday, in his first visit to Pakistan since May of this year. On his previous visit, the challenges of delivering humanitarian assistance to the children...
Children and women displaced by conflict in Pakistan need urgent and ongoing support
GENEVA, 3 July 2009 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the condition of thousands of children who have been displaced by conflict, or who remain in affected areas, in north-western Pakistan.
In memoriam: Perseveranda So, 1956-2009
The UNICEF family today mourns the tragic loss of Perseveranda So in the bombing of a hotel in northwest Pakistan last night. We miss her already.
Deputy Executive Director Hilde F. Johnson visits Pakistan and requests aid for the conflict-affected
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 3 December 2008 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Hilde F. Johnson, visited Pakistan this week where she discussed UNICEF programmes with government ministers and held discussions with non-governmental organisations...
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Arrives in Pakistan
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Hilde Johnson begins a four-day visit to Pakistan today.
UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Arrives in Pakistan
Islamabad, 19 May 2008: The UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, Daniel Toole, has arrived for his first official tour of Pakistan on Monday.
Child Health and Sanitation Week 2008 to Help Reduce Child Deaths from Water-Borne and Other Diseases
The National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Health Care, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners, will launch Child Health and Sanitation Week on Monday 21 April
UNICEF Celebrates International Women's Day in District Nankana
NANKANA SAHIB, 3 MARCH 2008 – At a commemoration of International Women's Day 2008, the district government Nankana and UNICEF Pakistan honoured the women who are at the frontline of efforts to improve health and education in rural areas.
More needs to be done to prevent thousands of children's dealths in Pakistan, says UNICEF at the launch of 'The State of the World's Children Report 2008'.
Islamabad, 23 January: The launch of UNICEF's flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children Report 2008: Child Survival, today highlighted the importance of coordinated actions at family, community and government levels to reduce...
Pakistani and Indian Cricketers Immunise Children Against Polio
NEW DELHI: Little children’s mouths literally fell open when the cricket players from India and Pakistan immunised them on the eve of the next polio immunisation campaign that started in India on November 25.
Save the Children and UNICEF urge an end to all forms of corporal punishment
Islamabad, Nov. 19, 2007: UNICEF and Save the Children are calling for an end to corporal punishment on Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007.
Impersonation of UN Staff (Scams)
Isld. Sept 18: The United Nations in Pakistan wishes to inform all business partners and the general public that a number of incidents have come to light in the recent past where unscrupulous individuals have impersonated UN officials for financial gains.
Pakistan Needs Funds Now to Restore Children’s Education in Flooded Southwest
ISLAMABAD, 3 August 2007 – UNICEF is concerned that primary school education could become a casualty of the floods that have affected southwest Pakistan in the wake of cyclone Yemyin in late June.
The United Nations launches a USD 38 million Flash Appeal to assist the flood-affected
Islamabad, 18 July 2007 - The United Nations launched a USD 38 million Flash Appeal today in Genevato assist hundreds of thousands of people in southwest Pakistan struggling to survive widespread floodingin...
Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2007: A call to broadcasters
The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2007.
Ten Pakistani children to attend Young People's Forum in Thailand
Islamabad, 27 April 2007: From 27 April to 4 May, a select group of children from earthquake-affected areas in Pakistan are meeting children from Southern Thailand and Indonesia at the first ever regional forum on natural disasters in Thailand
ICC Cricket World Cup to Shine Spotlight on Children and Young People Affected by HIV
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 6 March, 2007 – The International Cricket Council (ICC) will team up with UNAIDS, UNICEF and the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS at the Cricket World Cup 2007 to highlight the situation of children living with HIV/AIDS
Government - UNICEF Hold Mid-Term Review Meeting
Islamabad, February 20, 2007: A joint Mid-term Review Meeting of the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was held here today, to examine the progress made so far under the current five year country programme 2004-2008
Martin Mogwanja, new UNICEF Representative for Pakistan
Islamabad, February 6, 2007: Mr. Martin Mogwanja has assumed charge as the new UNICEF Representative for Pakistan replacing Mr. Omar Ahmed Abdi, who is now UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
Bio data: Martin Mogwanja, Representative UNICEF Pakistan
Bio data of Mr. Martin Mogwanja, Representative UNICEF Pakistan
Japan provides US$3.85 million to UNICEF for polio erradication in Pakistan
Japan provides further funds of US$3.85 million to UNICEF to support polio erradication in Pakistan
UAE Red Crescent - UNICEF sign agreement to construct a health facility in quake-hit area
Islamabad, October 6, 2006: A Memorandum of understanding was signed here today between the UAE Red Crescent and UNICEF whereby the former would provide UNICEF US $260,000 for construction of a health facility in quake-hit area
Invitation to Eye See II Exhibition
What happens when you give cameras to 160 children moving back from temporary camps to villages that were shattered by the earthquake? The answer is a photo essay of lives being rebuilt and the work that is left to do.
SACOSAN 2: UNICEF calls for children to be at centre of Regional Action on Hygiene
Islamabad, September 20 - Children should be placed first in the debate on improving hygiene standards in South Asia, a top level meeting of policy makers has been told.
ERRA, UNICEF and EC delegation visits school reconstruction site in Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarab, August 23: The ceremony to inaugurate reconstruction of 250 primary schools in the AJK took place in Muzaffarabad this morning. Deputy Chairman, Gen. Nadeem Ahmed was the chief guest
EC signs agreement with UNICEF to fund the education recovery programme
Islamabad, August 17, 2006: European Commission grants Rs.750 million (EUR 10 million) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for funding its ongoing education sector recovery process in support of the Government’s Early Recovery Plan
UNICEF announces $150 million earthquake recovery plan
ISLAMABAD, JULY 11, 2006 -- UNICEF will construct 500 permanent schools and around 70 permanent rural health centres in areas devastated by Pakistan’s October 2005 earthquake, as part of its 150 million dollar contribution to the recovery plan
Major Water Network launched in Gari Habibullah
UNICEF launches a major water supply scheme in Gari Habibullah, North West Frontier Province of Pakistan which was severly affected by the October 8 earthquake
Report Confirms High Child Casualty in Pakistan Earthquake
Islamabad, February 7, The findings of a U.N. survey on the current nutritional status of the surviving population showed that while almost 5 per cent of the population was killed in the hardest hit areas in the last October’s earthquake, children under
International Children's Day of Broadcasting 2005 in Pakistan
Islamabad, December 10: International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) comes round again and is celebrated worldwide this year on December 11.
UNICEF delivering warm clothing kits in high-altitude areas
Islamabad – December 8: With the freezing temperatures of the northern Pakistan winter now producing snow across a large swathe in the mountains above 5000 feet, the need to deliver items to help earthquake-affected families who remain in the high altitude villages is critical.
UNICEF reaffirms commitment to protect children from HIV and AIDS
Islamabad, November 30: On World AIDS Day being celebrated on December 1, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Mr. Omar Abdi has highlighted the need to focus attention on protecting children from HIV and ensure care and support for those children infected
Measles Campaign for Children
Muzaffarabad, November 17, 2005 - In an extensive and accelerated campaign UNICEF is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health targeting 800,000 children under 15 years of age for immunization against measles.
Regional Director ROSA, Cecilia Lotse to attend International Donors Conf.
Islamabad November 16, 2005 - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for South Asia, Ms. Cecilia Lotse will lead the UNICEF delegation at the International Donor Conference being held in Islamabad on November 19.
Japan Provides 6.5 m to UNICEF for polio
Islamabad: November 10, 2005, A Signing Ceremony and Exchange of Notes took place here today between the Government of Japan and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) whereby Japan would provide further funds of US$ 6.5 million for polio
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman on her visit to quake-ravaged Pakistan
MUZZAFARABAD, Sunday 30th October, 2005 - Ladies and Gentlemen, today I witnessed the extraordinary scale of devastation and the breadth of human suffering during this short visit to the heart of the earthquake zone.
UNICEF Warns Thousands of Children Are At Risk
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 October 2005 – UNICEF warned today that tens of thousands of children are in peril in remote earthquake-affected parts of Pakistan because of deteriorating weather, injury, and illness.