Climate change heats up threats to children
FLORENCE, Italy, 5 December 2012 - When Superstorm Sandy ravaged areas from the Caribbean to the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States of America at the end of October, more and more people eyed climate change as a cause of the calamity.
UNICEF report reveals drowning is a leading cause of child death in parts of Asia
LAP VO DISTRICT, Viet Nam, 22 May 2012 – It is every parent’s nightmare. Their child is missing. Friends and family are frantically searching. Minutes turn to hours. So it was for Mrs. Nguyen Thu Thao when her 9-year-old son Tong went missing from their village in the south of Viet Nam.
UNICEF report calls for more focus on protecting adolescents
NEW YORK, USA, 24 April 2012 – UNICEF has appealed for more to be done to protect the world’s adolescents from violence, disease and illiteracy.
UNICEF members pledge core resources to fund innovative approaches to reach the most vulnerable
NEW YORK, USA, 9 February 2012 – The global economic crisis continued to be felt at the UNICEF Executive Board’s annual pledging event, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Online and off, UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre extends its reach
FLORENCE, Italy, 5 June 2007 – The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) in Florence was established in 1988 as a centre of reflection and study on sensitive and emerging issues affecting children. It plays a critical role in strengthening UNICEF’s work around evidence-based knowledge.