UNICEF issues press releases to inform on the agency's activities in Somalia. On this page are press releases from UNICEF and others issued by the UN and other organizations with a relevance to Somalia.
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Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end
6 March 2014 – The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict and UNICEF unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.
On Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF focuses on creating awareness about the link between hand washing and Polio prevention in Somalia
14 October 2013 - Washing hands regularly with soap and water is one of the simplest, most affordable and effective ways of preventing disease and saving lives.
New York meeting sets agenda for progress in education in Somalia
27 September 2013. A meeting between the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown and Somali Ministers has set the agenda for a transformation in the approach to education in Somalia.
High level signing ceremony highlights importance of strategic partnerships for getting Somali children to school
23 September 2013 – A high level signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Somalia, the Government of Denmark, and UNICEF took place on 23 September in New York.
The United Nations working together with the African Union to protect children in armed conflict
19 September 2013 – In an effort to better protect African children affected by armed conflict, the Peace and Security Department of the AU Commission and the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict signed an agreement.
Massive campaign to get one million Somali children into school to be launched
6 September 2013 - The Somali authorities are launching a wide ranging campaign to give one million children and youth access to education as part of an ambitious Go 2 School Initiative.
See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
30 May 2013 – Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report.