South African youth take to the streets to capture climate change effects
In the first week of December 2009 eighteen young people from three of South Africa’s provinces took part in a photography workshop with renowned UNICEF photographer, Giacomo Pirozzi. The theme for this intensive five day training was climate change...
South African youth join call for action on climate change
Copenhagen, 4 December… Three South African youngsters were among the 164 gathered young people aged 14 to 17, gathered from all over the world, who have issued a Declaration in Copenhagen committing to personal changes in their own lives...
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham inspired by the work being done in South Africa to prevent babies being born with HIV
3 December, Cape Town - During a busy visit to South Africa this week, David Beckham took time out of his schedule to fulfil his Ambassadorial role for the world’s leading children’s organisation UNICEF...
UNICEF applauds South African Government's new HIV strategy
3 December – UNICEF welcomes the momentous and historic decision by the Government of South Africa to greatly expand access to ART towards universal access for the country’s positive women and children as well as prevent new infections amongst children.
Reina Cullinan, Corporate Marketing Manager of Total South Africa, visits the UNICEF stand in its third year at Soccerex
2 December 2009, Sandton - Soccerex over the last three years has provided an exceptional platform for partnerships and some resource, mobilization opportunities.
Sri Lankan Cricketers show support for children and young people living with HIV in South Africa
29 September 2009 - Famed Sri Lanka cricketers including Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera and Lasith Malinga visited with young people affected by HIV at the WITSECHO Adolescent Sprint Holiday Progamme at the Katlehong Art Centre.
Nationwide Child Health Weeks launched
Greater Giyani, Limpopo Province, 7 September 2009 – Today, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Health launched the first ever national two week child health campaign in an effort to improve the health of all South African children.
South Africa celebrates World Literacy Day
Nearly five million South Africans are illiterate. According to the Minister of Education, about 54% of the population have not completed an adequate level of education.
Mango partners with UNICEF in online fundraising campaign
21 July 2009 - Low cost airline Mango, UNICEF and Supersport’s Let’s Play announced today its partnership to raise funds for the organisations’ work in youth development through sport initiatives.
J8 Summit ends officially: Young delegates pay courtesy call at South African Embassy and continue work on Action Plans
27 June, 2009… Following the official closing ceremony at Rome City Hall and a tour and viewing of ancient artefacts and statuary at the Museum of Rome, the four young South African delegates to the J8 Summit were today received at the SA Embassy...
Fun and Games as Japanese football stars Hide Nakata and Tsuyoshi Kitazawa play and hand out sports equipment to children at Johannesburg School
27 June, 2009… It was the day after exams ended and schools closed for the winter holidays, but children at the East Observatory Primary School, joined by children from the Johannesburg Japanese School happily returned to school for a fun morning...
Four South African youngsters to represent the country at ‘J8’ Summit
16 June 2009…In South Africa’s Western and Northern Cape and Free State provinces, 4 South African students are busy preparing for more than their annual winter exams. That’s because the 4 have been selected from a nationwide field of young people...
Child Protection Week 2009: UNICEF helps strengthen government efforts to highlight role of communities in South Africa’s protecting children
24 May 2009…UNICEF has joined the National Department of Social Development and other partners in using the opportunity of the Child Protection Week from 25-29 May 2009, to intensify public focus on the issue of child protection...
UNICEF welcomes signing of Child Justice Bill into Law
Pretoria, 18 May 2009… UNICEF today welcomed the signing into law of the Child Justice Bill by the President of the Republic for South Africa, hailing it as a major step in strengthening the administration of justice for South Africa’s children.
South Africa’s youth share visions through film at One Minute Workshop
8 April 2009… There were hoots and cheers as children participating in the second One Minute Jr film workshop in Simonstown screened finished products for the first time in front of an important audience of critics – their peers.
Conference shines a light on potential hazards for street children during 2010
The large digital countdown clocks are visible at all the airports, the excitement is palpable, advertising on the theme of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is predominant and plans to accommodate an estimated 2.7 million spectators...
Experts gather to discuss status of National Strategic Plan targets for children
Durban, 1 April, 2009... Following the session, UNICEF Representative, Aida Girma said: "South Africa has stepped up its efforts to respond to the epidemic, but major challenges remain.
Child Health Week, 23-29 March, launched in four provinces
23 March 2009…Acknowledging the country’s first ever Child Health Week, UNICEF has joined with the Department of Health in an intense 7-day promotion aimed at introducing critical health interventions to improve the health of children under 5 years old...
UNICEF Celebrity Advocate, Nicole Fox, lends her support to UNICEF emergency efforts in Musina
6 February 2009, Musina – Popular radio and TV personality and UNICEF Celebrity Advocate, Nicole Fox, accompanied by UNICEF representatives traveled to Musina to assess the humanitarian situation in the Limpopo border town.
UNICEF: Extreme Risks for Pregnant Women and Newborn Babies in Developing Countries
15 January 2009 - Women in the world’s least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF’s latest State of the World’s Children report.
Launch of UNICEF flagship 2009 report
The State of the World’s Children 2009 focuses on maternal and newborn health and identifies the intervention and actions that must be scaled up to save millions of lives. Since 1990, the base year for the Millennium Development Goals, an estimated 10 mi