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Press releases - 2006

UNICEF/SouthAfrica/Pirozzi UNICEF lauds move from confrontation to win-win response to HIV

Pretoria, 4 December 2006…UNICEF has lauded the Government of South Africa’s accelerated effort to contain the impact of HIV and AIDS through action under a new National Strategic Plan, saying it will “move the country from a confrontational platform of reactive crisis management to a win-win platform of comprehensive response”, to the epidemic.


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UNICEF/SouthAfrica/Hearfield 22 African countries pledge action now to end violence against women and children

Johannesburg, 27 Nov., 2006 – Twenty two African countries today recommitted themselves to ending violence against women and children on the closing day of a colloquium marking the annual observance of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, in Benoni, South Africa.

Also Read the Benoni Declaration: [word ] [ pdf ]


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UNICEF/South Africa/Hearfield Barclays teams up with UNICEF South Africa to strengthen Girls' Education and HIV prevention in young people in South Africa

"I am convinced that GEM is empowering  girls to face difficult life challenges. If only one child is changed it would still be a success, but from what I've seen today, this programme is changing many children's lives." Said Barclays CEO David Roberts to 1,500 children in KwaZulu-Natal schools that are directly benefiting from the bank's decision to invest ZAR 4 million in GEM.


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UNICEF/South Africa/Hearfield Barclays pledges ZAR 100,000 to Intshisekelo Secondary School, KwZulu-Natal

Durban 28 July 2006 - Barclays CEO David Roberts today pledged ZAR 100,000 to Intshisekelo Secondary School, Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal to further the school’s education programmes.   Also read the UNICEF brief on the Girls' Education Movement in South Africa


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UNICEF/SouthAfrica/Colsen Manchester United welcomes South Africa’s call to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the nation’s children

Cape Town, 17 July 2006 - As UNICEF and the Government of South Africa launch a campaign to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the nation’s children, Manchester United take time out of their tour to reinforce their support for UNICEF’s work for children affected by the pandemic.


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UNICEF/SouthAfrica/Hearfield South Africa launches Unite for Children, Unite against Aids campaign

14 July 2006 – Amidst festivities on the third day of a national conference on orphans and vulnerable children, Minister of Social Development, Dr. Zola Skweyiya, last night launched Unite for Children – Unite against AIDS campaign to underscore the urgency of the issues and draw much needed attention, commitment and resources to reduce the impact of the epidemic on the nation’s children.


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UNICEF/SouthAfrica/Pirozzi Stop violence against children

Pretoria, 16 June 2006  - The African Union has declared the theme of this year's June 16 commemorations, the United Nations Day of the African Child, as 'Right to protection: Stop violence against children'. Macharia Kamau explains.

Read this Op Ed by Macharia Kamau, UNICEF Country Representative, for 16 June Day of the African Child.


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UNICEF/SouthAfrica/Pirozzi Child Protection Week: UNICEF welcomes gains but warns against disturbing trends

30 May 2006 – Despite measurable and significant gains made by democratic South Africa since 1994 to protect its youngest and most vulnerable, UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) says a disturbing pattern is still evident when it comes to the abuse, exploitation and neglect of children.


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Music industry great Quincy Jones visits SA, meets young entertainers and visits social care projects in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal

Johannesburg, 4 April 2006 – Quincy Jones, a global music industry legend, is visiting UNICEF-supported projects in Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal this week to engage with youth, artists, business leaders and other South Africans on the topics of HIV, crime, sexual violence, drug abuse and youth development. (UNICEF/South Africa/Jantilal)


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UN Secretary General joins wife Nane on visit to Thuthuzela Care Centre for rape survivors in Mannenberg
Cape Town, 14 March 2006 – In a surprise move, Secretary General Kofi Annan today joined his wife Mrs. Nane Annan on her visit to the UNICEF supported 24-hour Thuthuzela Care Centre (TCC) at the GF Jooste Memorial Hospital in Mannenberg, a Cape Town township. (UNICEF SA photo by E Alexander)
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UNICEF applauds passing of South Africa’s historic Children’s Bill
15 Feb 2006 - UNICEF today applauded the Government of South Africa and the National Assembly on the passing of the Children’s Bill, after years of deliberation and debate with major stakeholders. More reading UNICEF SA photo by D Ingham-Brown
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UNICEF South Africa’s “Techno Girls” mentorship programme enters growth phase
10 Feb 2006 - For 16-year old Zoliswa Yoyo from Ndyebo Senior Secondary School in rural Eastern Cape, the fast-paced, complex work of environment a motor car assembly company contrasts starkly with the tranquil, scenic setting of her village.  Until recently, her exposure to the working world was limited to her school teachers and those from the village fortunate enough to have a job.
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Children Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Reach

UNICEF calls on partners to strengthen service delivery for all children

6 Feb 2006 – Hundreds of millions of children are invisible to the world and are excluded from social services, birth registries, statistics and news as well as from child development programmes. This makes them more vulnerable to suffering from neglect, severe abuse and exploitation. Children's Report Photo by R Hearfield


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Our Stories, Our Voices

Girls to produce own documentaries for television broadcast

Feb 2006 – UNICEF, The National Prosecuting Authority and the SABC have announced a new project to train and empower 45 young girls between the ages of 14 to 18 in life skills and the production of a tv documentary series on violence against children. It is expected to reach 2 million viewers when it is broadcast later this year.   


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