New fund launches to address global education crisis
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.
Pioneering new film The Beginning of Life to be released across global streaming and multimedia platforms
The Beginning of Life, a groundbreaking feature documentary that explores the impact of a child’s early environment on their cognitive, social and emotional development, will be released worldwide on Netflix, iTunes and Google Play on 1 June 2016.
Four schools or hospitals attacked or occupied every day – UNICEF
An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day – according to UNICEF analysis released ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.
Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding.
Two-thirds of unimmunized children live in conflict-affected countries – UNICEF
Almost two-thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, UNICEF said ahead of World Immunization Week.
At least 150,000 children affected by Ecuador earthquake – UNICEF
At least 150,000 children are affected by the April 15 earthquake in Ecuador, according to initial UNICEF estimates.
World Bank Group, UNICEF urge greater investment in early childhood development
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today jointly urged global and national leaders to step up and accelerate action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) programmes as a critical
“Unfairy Tales” - True stories of refugee and migrant children inspire UNICEF to launch - #actofhumanity global initiative
UNICEF today launched a series of animated films to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children and young people on the move globally.
Children in South East Asia face a ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition, new report finds
A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and undernutrition, with some children overwei
87 million children under 7 have known nothing but conflict - UNICEF
More than 86.7 million children under the age of 7 have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, UNICEF said today.
New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF
At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
More than 16 million babies born into conflict this year: UNICEF
More than 16 million babies were born in conflict zones in 2015 – 1 in 8 of all births worldwide this year
Children will bear the brunt of climate change in East Asia-Pacific and beyond: UNICEF
More than half a billion children worldwide live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report
Universal Children’s Day: Why fair matters
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, according to a UNICEF report released today.
UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition
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.
Tech companies and governments pledge to protect millions of children from sexual exploitation online – UNICEF
Leading technology companies, governments and international organizations have committed to protecting millions of children from online sexual exploitation at the #WeProtect Children Online Global Summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates and the United K
A digital necklace and a wearable soap win ‘Wearables for Good’ Design Challenge with UNICEF, ARM and frog
A necklace that stores electronic health data to track child immunization and a wearable soap that helps limit the spread of infectious viruses by encouraging hand washing, have won the Wearables for Good challenge run by UNICEF, ARM and frog.
Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN
Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532,000 in 1990 to an estimated 303,000 this year, according to the report, the last in a series that has looked at progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens: UNICEF
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, the Pacific and Latin America.
Innovators determined to advance results for children
Helsinki Innovation Summit explores new solutions to benefit the world’s children
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham sees how his Fund is helping children in Papua New Guinea
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea
More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment
Children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said today to mark the Internati
Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF
Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from
Vaccinations protect and are safe for your children
All Papua New Guineans are encouraged to take their children to health facilities to have them vaccinated to prevent them from dying or permanent harm from preventable diseases. Vaccination is the most cost effective and safest intervention for preventabl
UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
GENEVA, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.
UNICEF helps schools to promote emergency preparedness
More than 1,000 school children in Eastern Highlands Province today took part in an earthquake emergency mock drill as part of emergency preparedness training.
UNICEF Executive Director reflects on visit to Papua New Guinea
Speaking at the conclusion of her visit to Papua New Guinea, Assistant General Secretary to the United Nations and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Yoka Brandt reiterated UNICEF’s commitment to promote the rights of all children in PNG.
Working to achieve an HIV-free generation in PNG
Ensuring that no baby is born with HIV is an essential step to achieving an HIV-free generation in Papua New Guinea.
Malnutrition - a silent emergency in Papua New Guinea
Malnutrition is a silent emergency in Papua New Guinea and the underlying cause for the majority of deaths of children under the age of 5.
Papua New Guinea launches national campaign to end violence against children
Papua New Guinea today joined global efforts to address violence against children by launching a national campaign aimed at leveraging support and amplifying in-country efforts already underway to end violence against children. PNG Coalition of Child Righ
Speech by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director on End Violence Against Children campaign
Violence does more than harm individual children; it undermines the very fabric of society. Children who have been abused may experience difficulty in learning and socialization, compromising their ability to become productive adults and citizens.
UNICEF condemns exchange of girls as compensation
UNICEF strongly condemns the use of children or any other human being as commodities under any circumstances.
Safeguard your newborn
Today, we celebrate the life of every child and woman of Papua New Guinea. We at UNICEF thank the Ministry and National Department of Health for the opportunity to be an active participant in saving lives of children and women.
See the child - before the disabiltiy, UNICEF says
Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those childen can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF's annual State of the World's Childrens Report.
Inclusion of children with disabilities benefits society as a whole
Today, we celebrate the life of every child and woman of Papua New Guinea, especially those who are differently abled.
People with disabilities are people first
People living with disabilties are people first and like everyone else, they deserve the same set of rights as every citizen of this country.
First 1,000 days last forever: Scaling up nutrition for a just world
A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth
Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated
A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five.
Functional cure of HIV from a baby
UNAIDS and UNICEF welcome news of a baby born with HIV who now as a toddler appears “functionally cured” through treatment.
Changing attitudes towards people with disabilities
Stigma, ignorance, neglect, superstition and communication barriers are among the social factors that explain the discrimination and isolation from society that children with disabilities
Promote Male Involvement in Antenatal Care and PPTCT – Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study
Male involvement and participation in antenatal and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services can contribute to improved use of Antenatal Care (ANC) and Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) services by pregnant women.
On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.
UNICEF says hardest part yet to come in providing drinking water to millions
STOCKHOLM, 27 August 2012 - As World Water Week kicks off, UNICEF says that despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in bringing access to improved drinking water sources to billions of people, finishing the task is not going to be easy.
Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF
UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five in the developing world each year.
Tackling deadliest diseases for world's poorest children can yield huge gains
A new report from UNICEF focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two primary killers of children under the age of five.