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Latest news and press releases from 2015 in chronological order, most recent one on top

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 34 women killed this year in Serbia as result of gender based violence
Belgrade, 25 November 2015 – The Coordination Body for Gender Equality of the Government of Serbia and the UN Country Team marked today the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and announced joint activities within the global...

Muhamed Reaching his Goal Thanks to Model Programme
“I want to join the police force,” says Muhamed Jeseti. The 18-year-old from Kraljevo in southern Serbia certainly looks a prime candidate, with a muscular build seemingly made for maintaining public order (“I work out a little in the gym,” he shrugs).

Universal Children's Day: Give children on the move a fair chance
GENEVA / BELGRADE, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.

Pampers and UNICEF celebrate a decade together working to help eliminate neonatal tetanus
Belgrade, 12 November 2015 – The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries.

EU grants €2 million to UNICEF to meet urgent needs of child refugees and migrants on the move in the Western Balkans
Skopje /Belgrade/ Brussels/ Geneva, 11 November 2015 — The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has granted €2 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for children on the move in the Republic of ...

Inclusion must be inclusion into society, not just inclusion in school
Belgrade, 2 November 2015 – As part of the project Advancing Education in Serbia through the Development of the Network for Inclusive Education, implemented by the Network of Inclusive Education in partnership with the Ministry of Education ...

UNICEF’s Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe visits Serbia
Belgrade, 29 October 2015 - UNICEF's Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States and UNICEF's Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, Ms. Marie-Pierre Poirier visited Serbia ...

New Equipment for More Efficient Work of Roma Health Mediators
Belgrade, October 23 2015 - Seventy-five Roma Health Mediators received new equipment and additional training, as part of the "Connecting" project, implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, UNICEF and Telenor.

UN70 Celebration in Serbia
Belgrade, 22 October 2015 – On the occasion of the UN70 celebration Government and UN officials reflect on past cooperation and pledge to join efforts in implementation of UN Sustainable Development Agenda

SOS platform to help young people - victims of digital violence
Belgrade, October 22 2015 - An SOS platform to help young people, victims of digital violence, was presented at the panel discussion "How to be cool on the net", held as part of the "Teen Talk 2015" conference

Boset’s story: One child’s journey of survival and hope
Belgrade, Serbia, September 2015 - When he woke up that morning, six-year old Boset did what he had been doing for the previous few weeks. He came out of the tent, stretched and sought a place where he could be alone with his thoughts.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets refugee and migrant children on the move in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia/GENEVA, 30 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom has completed his two-day visit to Serbia to meet refugee and migrant children moving into Europe in the hope of finding a place of safety ...

UNICEF launches new appeal to support refugee and migrant children in Europe
GENEVA/NEW YORK,25September–UNICEF is appealing for US$14 million to assist refugee and migrant children in Europe,following an 80 per cent increase in the number of children on the move into the continent–many escaping conflicts in Syria,Iraq,Afghanistan

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Novak Djokovic visits refugee and migrant children in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia, 23 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Novak Djokovic visited a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Belgrade and met some of the refugee and migrant children who are passing through the Republic of Serbia ...

Child-Friendly Space and Breastfeeding Room for Children and Mothers on the Move Opened in Belgrade
Belgrade,22 September 2015-The Government of Serbia,the City of Belgrade and UNICEF have opened today,in the Bristol hotel in Belgrade,a child-friendly space and a breastfeeding room for refugee and migrant children and lactating mothers.

Statement: Situation of refugee and migrant children in Hungary
NEW YORK, 17 September 2015 - UNICEF is in touch with the Government of Hungary's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York to discuss how refugee and migrant children can be adequately protected in line with the country’s commitments...

Rising numbers of women and children pass through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia to seek refuge in Europe
SKOPJE/BELGRADE/GENEVA, 8 September 2015 – Women and children seeking refuge in Europe continue to pass through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia in growing numbers...

United action needed now for child refugees: UNICEF
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 5 September 2015 – Europe has a brief window of opportunity, before winter approaches, to protect and care for the tens of thousands of children seeking refuge, UNICEF said today.

World Tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic Takes Centre Court For Children With Appointment as UNICEF’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 26 August 2015 – UNICEF today announced Novak Djokovic’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador. Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the world, has focused on the issues of vulnerable children and their communities ...

The Basketball Federation of Serbia Supports UNICEF and the "Stop Digital Bullying" Project
Belgrade, 13 August 2015 - The Basketball Federation of Serbia gave its support to the Stop Digital Bullying project, initiated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, UNICEF and Telenor ...

Better workplace policies needed for breastfeeding
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 1 August, 2015 - Every year, the global community sets aside a week to draw attention to the vital importance of breastfeeding, not only in the lives of the most disadvantaged children but also in the strength of societies...

Violence involving children in conflicts has taken a darker turn
NEW YORK, 24 July 2015 – “Millions of children around the world today are caught up in adults’ wars – deliberately killed, injured, raped, abducted. Their schools and homes are being destroyed; they are being denied food, water and health care ...

Reaching Out to Families in Need
The idea is to identify families in need of assistance – then send the outreach workers to collaborate with their clients to create a tailor-made support programme. Prevention and early intervention are the keys to success in keeping families together...

Kindergartens without Borders for the Best Start in Life
UNICEF is supporting the Kindergartens without Borders project, in cooperation with Serbia's government, academic institutions, municipalities and NGO partners, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It is opening up places for children...

Outreach Workers Help Families Cope with Crisis
UNICEF has been working with the Centre for Protection of Infants, Children and Youth and the City of Belgrade's Centre for Social Work to set up a network of Family Outreach Workers - who can provide timely, tailor-made assistance at times of crisis ...

"Connecting" - More efficient work of Roma Health Mediators
Belgrade, 2 July 2015 – The Minister of Health Dr. Zlatibor Loncar, UNICEF Serbia Representative Michel Saint-Lot and Telenor CEO Ove Fredheim today signed an agreement to continue their cooperation within the "Connecting" project ...

City of Belgrade and UNICEF sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Belgrade, 19 June 2015 – Mayor of the City of Belgrade, Mr Sinisa Mali, and UNICEF Serbia Representative Michel Saint-Lot signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on promoting the exercise of child rights in Belgrade ...

Peer Support Network to Inclusive Education
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, in cooperation with UNICEF and the Network for Support to Inclusive Education, develops and formulates the training and monitors activities of the Peer Support Network ...

Children urge world leaders to include them in push on water, sanitation and hygiene
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 10 June 2015 – Some 60 children and young people today told the International High Level Conference on Water for Life here that the world’s youth must be fully engaged in the effort to bring safe and sustainable water...

UNICEF Regional Director visits Serbia
Ahead of the new five-year Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Serbia, UNICEF Regional Director, Marie-Pierre Poirier, came to Serbia to see for herself the position of children in the country...

Nepal earthquakes: Looming crisis for children’s emotional health
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 14 May 2015 – Children in Nepal are facing an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences of two major earthquakes in two and a half weeks, warned UNICEF.

UNICEF’s position on breastfeeding and use of breast-milk substitutes in emergencies
UNICEF strongly recommends that mothers breastfeed their babies, especially during an emergency. Immediate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding within the first hour of life significantly reduces new-born mortality ...

Color Press Group and UNICEF Serbia begin strategic partnership
Belgrade, 8 May 2015 - UNICEF Serbia and Color Press Group signed today a partnership agreement with the aim to jointly promote child rights, corporate social responsibility focused on children and the culture of giving.

Step up action before more tragedies unfold in the Mediterranean
NEW YORK, 20 April, 2015 - “Reports of tragedies on the Mediterranean Sea - leaving hundreds of people, including children, dead or missing – are becoming all too frequent and the human cost all too high.

Advancing the Protection of Children against Violence
Belgrade, 20 April 2015 – A roundtable on advancing the protection of children against violence was held today in the organisation of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and UNICEF ...

UNICEF: Close the immunization gap for all children by including the most vulnerable
GENEVA, 20 April 2015 — UNICEF is calling on policy-makers, health care workers, parents and care-givers to immediately step up vaccination against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio across age groups at risk.

The Belgrade Marathon - Promoting the Values of Giving
Belgrade, 18 April 2015 – This year's Belgrade Marathon had a special significance. Under the slogan #RunDoGood marathon runners, in different categories, ran for a good cause ...

In Kindergarten I Will Learn All That I Need to Reach My Goal
Belgrade, 11 April 2015 – UNICEF and the Novak Djokovic Foundation partnered this year to support the Children’s Marathon in the Belgrade Zoo and to launch the mini campaign “In Kindergarten I Will Learn All That I Need to Reach My Goal” ...

Family Support – Support to Children: Preventing the Separation of Children from Their Families
Belgrade, 30 March 2015 – The roundtable Family Support – Support to Children: Preventing the Separation of Children from Their Families ...

The role of the educational system in the prevention and response to gender-based violence among and against pupils
Belgrade,24 March 2015–Research results on gender-based violence,as well as the experience in the prevention of gender-based violence in schools,were presented at the round table...

Insufficient investment in geographically remote schools
BARE, Serbia, 26 February 2015 - It is 19 degrees below zero. The climate is so severe that even dogs barely leave their warm shelters. On the Giljeva Mountain, which is 1300 meters above sea level, a primary school is located in the village of Bare...

Decide Now, Donate Regularly
BELGRADE, 19 February 2015 - UNICEF and the Association of Serbian Banks have enabled the citizens of Serbia to activate the Direct Debit service, free of charge, and to make monthly donations, without commission, in the amount of their choice.

#ThinkFirst – Educational campaign for empowering youth in the digital world
BELGRADE, 10 February 2015 – Marking the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, UNICEF, and Telenor have announced the start of their new campaign named #ThinkFirst.

UNICEF is helping keep families with children warm this winter
LAZAREVAC, Serbia, 9 February 2015 - Last year Serbia was faced with the worst floods in more than a century. An estimated 1.2 million people, including some 210,000 children, were affected by the floods. 32,000 people were evacuated from their homes.

UNICEF and David Beckham launch ‘7’ – a new fund for children in danger across globe
LONDON, 9 February 2015 – David Beckham and UNICEF are today launching a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger.



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