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2011

South African youth ready to lead the battle against climate change
30 November 2011 - As world leaders gather in Durban this week seeking a consensus during the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, young South Africans have been asking tough questions...

Climate change set to exacerbate child vulnerability in South Africa
19 November 2011 – Climate change will exacerbate the existing vulnerabilities of children in South Africa, unless mitigation and adaptation strategies are child-sensitive and timeously implemented.

Techno Girl Programme tackles skills shortage in South Africa
4 November 2011– An innovative public-private partnership seeking to reverse the growing skills shortage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in SA is encouraging girls to pursue careers in these fields by giving them first-hand experience

UNICEF urges media to hear the voices of children on climate change
31 October 2011 - As South Africa prepares for COP17 in Durban from 28 November to 9 December, UNICEF is urging media to consult with children on what they believe to be the key issues surrounding climate change, its impact on the children of South Africa

UNICEF study explores the social networking habits of young people
11 October 2011 - Ask the parent of the average South African teenager what their child gets up to in the evenings, and many will tell you that their sons or daughters are probably typing away on their cellphones, on the country's largest social network..

New Lancet series strengthens economic case for investing in early childhood development
27 September 2011 – New findings published last week by the academic journal The Lancet reveal that increased investment by countries in early childhood development has the potential to contribute to long-term growth and significantly reduce inequalities.

Globally 12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990
15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said today.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour calls for undivided focus on plight of children affected by crisis in Horn of Africa
7 September 2011 – UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour has called upon African and other world leaders to find lasting solutions to the repeated cycle of crisis, after meeting families affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa.

Democracy for all: Children's participation builds citizenship
16 August - Children’s participation in decisions that affect them is essential for South Africa’s democracy,

UNICEF celebrates Global Breastfeeding Week by taking the message beyond health clinics
30 July 2011 - During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF joins global partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics and delivery rooms to the public at large...

UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2011 – Thousands of children in Africa are experiencing violence, exploitation and abuse on a daily basis. The situation is especially stark for children living and working on the streets.

2500 Young People Newly Infected with HIV Every Day, According to Opportunity in Crisis
1 June 2011: Every day, an estimated 2500 young people are newly infected with HIV, according to a global report on HIV prevention launched today. While HIV prevalence has declined slightly among young people, young women and adolescent girls face ...

Let’s make the creation of a safe and protective environment for all children a national priority
30 May 2011 – As Child Protection Week kicks off in South Africa, from 30 May to 3 June 2011, UNICEF joins the call of the Department of Social Development to make the creation of a safe and protective environment for all children a national priority.

Discovery and UNICEF helping to close the gap in access to childhood vaccination
13 April 2011 - Supporting the National Department of Health’s goal of eradicating preventable childhood diseases, UNICEF, in partnership with Discovery, launched Discovery UNICEF Immunise SA today.

Translating rights into reality for all children
23 March 2011, Johannesburg – With human rights on the minds of all South Africans this week, the South African Human Rights Commissions (SAHRC) and UNICEF have drawn attention to the rights of a particularly vulnerable group in society – children.

New study: Are we keeping our promises for children?
23 February 2011, Cape Town – The South African Government has developed strong policies for vulnerable children, some of which have been taken up in other African countries and other parts of the world.

 

 

 

 

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