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UNICEF releases new birth registration report on its own 67th birthday underscoring the importance of counting every child
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered

Joint Press Release - Action plans launched to improve reproductive, maternal, neonatal & child health
KABUL, 8 December, 2013 – The Ministry of Public Health and its UN partners today announced the introduction of two action plans to further reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in the country.

Children’s Opinion Poll 2013 calls for proactive role from political aspirants and leaders to realise child rights
DHAKA, Saturday, 6 December 2013: Almost 62 per cent of children who took part in a recent Opinion Poll think that child rights are overlooked by political aspirants and leaders as children do not vote.

Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Bat for UNICEF
Mumbai, 28 November 2013 – International cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar has become UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia during a signing ceremony in Mumbai, India.

On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 November 2013 – As the world marks Universal Children’s Day - the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - UNICEF is urging a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country

UNICEF South Asia is Saving Children Lives through Innovations
UNICEF South Asia is using innovation to save children lives across South Asia. Innovations involve the use of new technology, and often involve the application of new ideas, which the organization is piloting on a small version, and then scale them up ex

Asia Pacific Governments Adopt New Delhi Declaration on Cooperation for Children’s Rights
Bangkok, Kathmandu, 25 October 2013: A New Delhi Declaration, renewing governments’ commitments to the rights of children and pledging to support each other in the achievement of those rights,

Report on Out-of-School Children in Pakistan Indicates 3 out of 10 Primary Age Children Not Enrolled in School
A report on Out of School Children in Pakistan, launched here today, indicates that despite achievements in the education sector, over 6.5 million children are not enrolled in primary education and another 2.7 are not enrolled at lower secondary level.

Policy Dialogue on Adolescents
UNICEF and the South Asia Regional Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are holding a Regional Policy Dialogue on Adolescents under the title “Adolescents: Current Rights for Future Opportunities”.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Education “Are children ready to learn?
Seoul, 13 September 2013 – The Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Education “Are children ready to learn? Are schools ready for children”, was successfully held at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul 10-12 September

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Forum - International Press Release
Seoul, 9 September 2013 - The Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Education (ECCE) will be held from September 10 - 12 in Seoul, with almost 200 delegates set to attend, including many top decision-makers in the education field.

Huge Rise in Number of Children in Asia and Pacific Receiving Critical Early Childhood Care and Education
New Delhi, India (27 Aug. 2012) - The number of children enrolled in nursery and kindergarten in South Asia has nearly doubled over the last decade with 47% children enrolling in pre-primary programs in 2009 as against only 25% in 2000

Progress for Children - A Report Card on Adolescents
For adolescents around the world, report cards present a measure of their academic progress – and can point the way towards their futures. But how does the global community measure up in our efforts to give those young people the futures they deserve – an

Children Break Guinness Record, Make Longest Red Ribbon
LUCKNOW, India, 5 May 2012 - More than 7000 children, assembled in the Lucknow’s Cantonment Area, were abuzz with expectation as they were led by their teachers to a gigantic open ground to participate in a historic feat.A feat of creating the world’s lon

Greater Investment in Youth Vital for Future Asia-Pacific Economic Development
Bangkok, 5 October 2011 – UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth called on regional governments to focus greater energy on Asia-Pacific’s 1.1 billion young people, which they say are vital for the l region’s future economic development.

Statement by Peter Crowley, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, on the Occasion of International Children's Day
Kabul 1 June 2011. On a day that is marked by many countries as International Children’s Day and dedicated to celebrating childhood, Afghanistan continues to be plagued by conflict and remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child.

UNICEF: Crisis far from over for Pakistan’s children
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.

Celebrating Universal children’s Day
Children’s rights in Afghanistan need to be further strengthened through a comprehensive Child Act fully in line with the provisions and principles of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Cricketers bowled over by the Healthy Hat-Trick
Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Thursday 17 June : Captains of four of the biggest cricket playing nations in the world – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - took time out from the Micromax Asia Cup here today to commit themselves to playing for a hat trick

UNICEF reiterates calls to halt Inter-country adoptions in Nepal
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered

Children and women in urban slums worse off than rest of the country, reveals BBS-UNICEF survey
Dhaka, 23 June 2010 – Urban slums have the worst performance regarding women’s and children’s wellbeing and access to basic services compared to rural and non-slum urban areas, reveals a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)-UNICEF survey released today.

UNESCO, ILO and UNICEF Welcome Right To Education Act
UNESCO, ILO and UNICEF today joined forces in applauding the ground-breaking Right to Education Act, legalising the right to free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of 6 and 14 in India.

Day of Prayer and Action for Children in Kabul
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered

Officials from 28 countries gather in Beijing for strategic talks on child rights
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered

Asia-Pacific governments commit to increase cooperation for child rights
Governments from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific today committed themselves to improving the rights of children in the world’s most populous region by increasing cooperation on issues critical to children’s survival, development and protection.

Child Poverty and Disparities in Nepal
The 20th anniversary edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report and the National Planning Commission/UNICEF report on Child Poverty and Disparities in Nepal were launched jointly by UNDP and UNICEF today.

High-Level Meeting on Cooperation for Child Rights in the Asia Pacific Region, 4-6 November 2010, Beijing
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered

 

 

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