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2013

Katy Perry is UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
3 December 2013 – At a special event today at UNICEF Headquarters, global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work.

South African children resilient in their mitigation of online risks
28 November 2013 – Four in five children in South Africa have access to a mobile phone, and almost half of them use mobile phones to access the internet.

On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF
20 November 2013 – As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF is urging a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country and at every level of society who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed.

On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning
11 October 2013 – To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children.

South Africa stands to benefit significantly from investing in its young
10 October 2013 - Better school results, increased productivity, long-term economic growth and social cohesion are some of the benefits that South Africa can gain by investing early in its children.

Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series – Focus on South Africa
9 October 2013 – Today the South African Department of Health and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) released a new report, the RBM Progress and Impact Series – Focus on South Africa.

Breastfeeding is most effective life-saver, UNICEF
1 August 2013 – During World Breastfeeding Week starting today, UNICEF is focusing on breastfeeding as the most effective and inexpensive way of saving a child’s life.

UNICEF concerned over harmful initiation practices
10 July 2013 - UNICEF expressed concern today over the reported deaths of several children as a result of harmful practices, including unsafe male circumcision, during recent initiation ceremonies.

New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50 per cent or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa
25 June 2013 - New report also shows that access to treatment remains unacceptably low for children––only 3 in 10 children in need of treatment have access in most ‘Global Plan’ priority countries.

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 released globally

Global conference stresses urgent need to prioritise the health of newborns
15 April 2013 – Representatives from over fifty countries gathered today for the opening session of the first-ever Global Newborn Health Conference (#Newborn2013) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Media advisory: Saving 3 million Newborns - Global Newborn Health Conference
April 2013 - World’s Leading Health Experts Gather to Share Interventions to Reduce Newborn Deaths, 15- 18 April 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Santam and UNICEF partner to promote quality education and safer schools
13 March 2013 – Santam today partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Department of Education in Mpumalanga to promote safer schools and quality education in the province.

 

 
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