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2013

Children in grave danger amid increasing violence in South Sudan
24 December 2013 – As the violence in South Sudan escalates and tens of thousands of civilians take refuge in UN compounds around the country, children are in grave danger, says UNICEF.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on protection of children in South Sudan
22 December 2013 – All of South Sudan's friends, who have such high hopes for the future of the world's youngest nation, are deeply concerned at the escalating violence across the country.

South Sudanese high-level policy advocacy group to promote rights of vulnerable children
29 November 2013 – The Ministry of Gender, Child, Social Welfare, Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management is today launching the first high-level policy advocacy group in South Sudan, to promote the rights of children, especially vulnerable ch

South Sudan National Legislative Assembly passes the bill for Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
20 Nov 2013 - The South Sudan National Legislative Assembly has passed the bill to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). If signed, South Sudan will become the latest country to ratify the CRC.

South Sudan poised to ratify the Convention on the Child Rights of the Child
19 Nov 2013 - On the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Convention on the rights of the child (CRC), children in South Sudan today called on their Government to ratify this international treaty.

On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation is crucial in ensuring that more girls complete their education
11 October 2013 - Finding innovative and creative ways to propel girl’s education forward was the focus of today’s celebrations of the second anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child.

Children in South Sudan are at a risk of contracting Polio
18 August 2013 – Children in South Sudan face a risk of contracting the wild polio virus following outbreaks in neighbouring Kenya and Somalia.

Message from the Representative
The year 2012 was an eventful year and one that marked the beginning of the first programme of cooperation (2012-2013) between UNICEF and the Government of the Republic of South Sudan.

Youth Migration: Moving South Sudan Forward
12 August 2013 – South Sudan today joined the rest of the world to mark the International Youth Day. The annual event will this year be celebrated under the theme “Youth Migration: Moving South Sudan forward,” focusing on youth migration and its impact on

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – 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.

Ending violence against children is everybody’s responsibility
31 July 2013 – Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and underreported. Today, UNICEF is looking to change that with the launch of a global initiative “End Violence against Children”.

Government of Japan continues to support vulnerable children in South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan, 4 July 2013 – The Government of Japan through its supplementary budget in the Japanese fiscal year of 2012 has contributed USD 13 million to UNICEF to support humanitarian operations throughout the country.

South Sudan joins 40 countries to introduce a new movement to tackle malnutrition
24 June 2013 - A high level joint UN mission arrives in South Sudan to introduce Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

Ending Child Marriage in South Sudan: Our collective responsibility
14 June 2013 – South Sudan celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the Day of the African Child under the theme “Eliminating Child Marriage in South Sudan: Our Collective Responsibility."

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
30 May 2013 – UNICEF today launched the State of the World’s Children Report 2013 which highlights the situation of children living with disabilities. It calls for more efforts to support their integration and help tackle discrimination.

Use of long lasting insecticide - treated bed nets is key to cutting malaria deaths and illness - UNICEF
25 April 2013 – South Sudan today joined the rest of the world to mark the World Malaria Day. The day, themed “Invest in the future, defeat Malaria,” is commemorated every year to bring attention to one of the largest killer diseases of children and pregn

To mark World Immunization Week, South Sudan intensifies immunization activities throughout the nation
23 April 2013 - As South Sudan joins the rest of the world to mark the World Immunization Week , 68% of children under the age of one in the new nation are not fully immunized.

UNICEF supports capacity development for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
10 April 2013 - A series of capacity building workshops on disaster management and emergency response has just began in Malakal and will be replicated in Wau and Juba during the year.

UNICEF’s longest serving Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi re-visits South Sudan after 2 decades
14 March 2013 - Today, UNICEF South Sudan is buzzing with excitement as UNICEF’s longest serving Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi also known as Totto Chan landed in the country.

Celebration in Doleb Hill Community as children benefit from a new school in South Sudan
27 February 2013 - Today marked a day of pomp and celebration in Doleb Hill Community where over 1,000 children benefitted from a brand new school built with support from UNICEF and partners.

Civil Registration Seminar for the first time starts in South Sudan: Counting and Accounting for every South Sudanese Citizen
13 February 2013 - Today marked the begnning os a two-day seminar focusing on civil registration in a bid to count and account for every South Sudanese citizen.

25 January 2013: US$88.4 million needed for children affected by humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
25 January 2013 - UNICEF South Sudan appealed today for US$88.4 million as part of UNICEF’s global launch of Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) 2013 in Geneva.

 

 
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