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NEW YORK, 28 June 2016 – Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030.....

27 May 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka - UNICEF in partnership with Ministry of Education hosts the first ever South Asia Symposium on Sustainable Peace and Education in Sri Lanka.

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.

World Immunization Week – Close the Immunization Gap (24-30 April, 2016)
World Immunization Week reminds us that children, no matter where they live, should be immunized. Vaccines not only save children’s lives and ensure healthy and productive futures, immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions.

New Publications

Violence Against Children in Education Settings in South Asia : A desk review April 2016
UNICEF South Asia

Stop Stunting in South Asia, a special issue of the international journal Maternal and Child Nutrition
Edited by Victoria Hall Moran and Rafael Pe´rez-Escamilla
Guest editors: Víctor M. Aguayo (UNICEF) | and Purnima Menon (IFPRI)

Effective Interventions Aimed at Reaching Out-of-School Children: A Literature Review
Ashim Shanker, Diana Marian, Christopher Swimmer
UNICEF South Asia, August 2015

Educate All Girls and Boys in South Asia: The Global Out-of-School Children Initiative 
UNICEF South Asia, August 2015

The 2015 South Asia Data Pocketbook
UNICEF South Asia 

EQUITY SNAPSHOT 2015: Reaching South Asia’s most disadvantaged children
UNICEF South Asia


Fungma Fudong

Child Marriage in Bangladesh: A story of two girls overcoming the odds of child marriage in Bangladesh where 65 perecent of women aged 20-24 were first married by the age of 18.

Aamir Khan on Children's Rights: Aamir Khan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia talks about the need to advance the realization of the rights of all children in South Asia, especially the most marginalized...

India: Educate All Girls and Boys: UNICEF is steadfast in its commitment to educate all children. We have therefore set a South Asia target of reaching 12 million currently out-of-school children with quality education by 2017...

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