2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 May 2013 – Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today.
UN senior officials issue urgent call to end bloodshed in Syria
15 April – United Nations – In a joint appeal for an urgent political solution to theprolonged crisis in Syria which has killed some 70,000 people, the heads offive United Nations agencies today called on political leaders to meet .....
Paula Taylor, Nichkhun Horvejkul named “Friends of UNICEF” for Thailand
BANGKOK, 9 April 2013 – UNICEF Thailand today announced two new celebrity supporters, Paula Taylor and Nichkhun Horvejkul, who have been named as the first two “Friends of UNICEF” for Thailand.
Investing in Children for the Future of Thailand
Why is ensuring the full development of all children and youth in Thailand important to helping us meet the challenges posed by greater economic integration in ASEAN post 2015?
HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium visits children victims of abuse and trafficking in Thailand
BANGKOK, March 21, 2013 – Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Mathilde of Belgium today visited The Kredtrakarn Protection and Occupational Development Centre (Baan Kredtrakarn), a government-run temporary shelter that provides protection and ...
UNICEF providing assistance to shelters caring for Rohingya children and women
Bangkok – 14 February 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week began delivering footballs and other play and recreation supplies to eight Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) shelters ...
BANGKOK, 12 February 2013 - MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of definition the new..
A Chance for Change
BANGKOK, 14 January 2013 – UNICEF Thailand will launch a five-episode reality video series, ‘A Chance for Change’ about the two poor girls who took part in a five-month training aimed at improving the future prospects by teaching them skills in the ....
Nearly three years after Haiti earthquake, national survey shows progress for children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 10 January 2013 – Almost three years after Haiti’s earthquake, preliminary results of a new national household survey show substantial progress for children in the education, nutrition, health and sanitation sectors since 2006.
On Children’s Day, UNICEF urges increased investment in young children
BANGKOK, 10 January 2013 – To mark Children’s Day in Thailand, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is urging the government and public to pay greater attention to and increase investment in early childhood development, especially for children 0-6
UNICEF calls for end to violence against children in Thailand’s deep south
Bangkok, 12 December 2012 – A UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official today urged an immediate halt to violence against children in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, where an 11-month-old girl was among five people killed in an attack on a Narathiwat ..
Too Many “Invisible” Children Still in Asia-Pacific
Bangkok, 11 December 2012 – Government officials from 48 countries across Asia and the Pacific are meeting this week in Bangkok to strengthen their civil registration systems so that all births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and divorces are registered.
On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 28 November 2012 – New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.
On Universal Children’s Day, look to the future, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 November 2012 – On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF issued a new research paper highlighting global demographic shifts forecast for the coming generation of children that present major challenges to policy makers and planners...
Soft Toys for Education – helping kids create their own future
Bangkok, 16 November 2012, This is the season for Soft Toys for Education – one of the easiest most effective and certainly cuddliest ways to help children, their families and their society for generations to come. This year, from 4 November 2012 until..
UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child
NEW YORK, 11 October 2012 – On the first International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and partners are highlighting joint efforts to end child marriage – a fundamental human rights violation that impacts all aspects of a girl’s life.
Campaign promoting education
BANGKOK, 31 August 2012 - This September, UNICEF is launching a short version of a television campaign to promote access to education for disadvantaged children.
UN4U Asia-Pacific Photo Contest 2012
The United Nations is holding a photo contest.
UNICEF, WHO Statement on Thai Cabinet Resolution
10 August 2012 - UNICEF – WHO Statement on Thai Cabinet Resolution Number 16, adopted 7 August: Measures to monitor and control the marketing and promotion of breast milk substitutes for infants and young children
Cabinet resolution on curtailing infant formula marketing praised
BANGKOK, 10 August 2012 – A Thai Cabinet resolution aimed at curtailing the marketing and promotion of infant formula and other breast milk substitute products in all medical and health care facilities “is a commendable and critical step towards...
UNICEF: High prevalence of child maltreatment in East Asia andthe Pacific - stronger focus on prevention needed
New York/Bangkok 7 August 2012: Unacceptable physical abuse is causing long-term damage to the lives and futures of far too many children in East Asia and the Pacific, according to a report to be released by UNICEF tomorrow.
Ten tips for a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth
BANGKOK, 6 August 2012 - This Mother's Day, UNICEF is joining the people in Thailand to pay tribute to mothers for their timeless contributions towards raising the next generation. Learn 10 facts to ensure a healthy pregnancy and safe childhood.
Learn some interesting facts about mothers in Thailand
BANGKOK, 6 August 2012 - This Mother's Day, UNICEF is joining the people in Thailand to pay tribute to mothers for their timeless contributions towards raising the next generation. Here are some interesting facts about mothers in Thailand.
Celebrating Mother's Day in Thailand
BANGKOK, 6 August 2012 - This Mother's Day, UNICEF is joining the people in Thailand to pay tribute to mothers for their timeless contributions towards raising the next generation. Let
BANGKOK, 30 July 2012 - This August,UNICEF is launching a television campaign to promote access to education for disadvantaged children. The campaign will focus on ethnic hilltribe children living in remote areas of Mae Hong Son province.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan in Myanmar: “Children are not for sale”
New York/ Yangon 5 July 2012 – Celebrated actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan arrived in Myanmar this week on a three day mission to help combat child trafficking.
Ewan McGregor issues appeal for the children of the Sahel
NEW YORK, USA, 21 May 2012 – As aid agencies warn of a major funding shortage for the crisis in the Sahel, actor and UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor has added his voice to those calling for more help for the region.
Drowning in numbers
Florence-Geneva-Bangkok-Delhi, 23 May 2012 – A new report states that although drowning is a leading killer of children across parts of Asia, highly effective and cost-efficient programs to reduce such drowning deaths are not being sufficiently embraced.
FCB and UNICEF strengthen their partnership for children in four countries
Barcelona, 10 May 2012 – In an event at the stadium of the legendary football team, Barcelona FC, the FC Barcelona Foundation and UNICEF today powered up their promise to improve the lives of millions of children through sport and education.
One million children at risk of dying of malnutrition in Sahel: UNICEF
BANGKOK, 2 May 2012 – At least one million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition due to the drought crisis in the Sahel, an arid region that stretches across eight countries in West-Central Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund said today.
UNICEF Rings Alarm bells as Breastfeeding Rates Plummet in East Asia
Bangkok, 1 May 2012 – UNICEF is worried about major declines in breastfeeding rates across East Asia and today called for greater attention to the critical importance of breastfeeding for children’s survival and cognitive development, as well as...
Break the cycle of disasters for the children of the Sahel and act now, says UNICEF
N’DJAMENA, Chad, 4 April 2012 – As malnutrition reaches emergency levels across the Sahel with at least one million children at risk, UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake on a visit to the region today called for an urgent escalation of humanitarian..
Sansiri, UNICEF launch Let’s Play Together campaign to promote children’s right to play
BANGKOK, 17 February 2012 – Sansiri Plc., and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have launched a social media campaign -- “Let’s Play Together” -- to promote children’s right to play and to provide sports equipment to disadvantaged children...
Cities are failing children, UNICEF warns
NEW YORK, 28 February 2012 – Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services, UNICEF warns in The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World.
SHOW ME YOUR LOVE: Valentine's Day 2012
February 2012 - Every single child needs love. To mark Valentine's Day, UNICEF invites you to post your photos which show an act of love to children together with loving messages at UNICEF Thailand Facebook's wall.
Krungthep Turakit, Thai PBS win 2011 UNICEF Child Rights Reporting Award
BANGKOK, 24 January 2012 – A documentary television programme about the challenges facing a stateless girl in southern Thailand won the 2011 UNICEF Child Rights Reporting Award for broadcasting, the organization said today.
UNICEF urges improved protection of children’s rights as best gift on Children’s Day
BANGKOK, 12 January 2012 – To mark Children’s Day in Thailand, UNICEF is urging the Thai public to respect children’s rights and to provide improved protection for children threatened by poverty, violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation.
Two years after earthquake, little victories for children in Haiti recovery — UNICEF
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 9 January 2012 – UNICEF today released a report showing that two years after the earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, the situation for children in the country is slowly improving, though critical challenges remain.
UNICEF at 65: Looking back, thinking ahead
On 11 December, UNICEF celebrates its 65th anniversary. Created in 1946 from the residual resources from UN’s relief and rehabilitation administration, to secure the fate of Europe’s children, few then imagined that it would still be in existence today...
UNICEF providing learning materials for 100,000 children affected by floods
BANGKOK, 6 December 2011 – Nearly 100,000 students at more than 1,300 schools severely damaged in the recent floods will be helped to get back to learning soon due to the provision of “school in a box” kits from UNICEF, the organization said today.
Dell donates Baht 10M to support UNICEF emergency relief and recovery efforts
BANGKOK, 23 November 2011 – Dell Corporation has donated 10.7 million baht (US$ 350,000) to support UNICEF emergency relief and post-flood recovery efforts for affected children and families in Thailand, the organization said today.
UNICEF provides 300,000 water, sanitation, hygiene items for flood victims
BANGKOK, 10 November 2011 - UNICEF is providing more than 300,000 water, hygiene and sanitation items, including bars of soap, chlorine drops for water purification, alcohol hand-wash gel and garbage bags, to flood-affected families.
Flood appeal: please donate to UNICEF to help children affected by floods
Due to floods, hundreds of thousands of children in Thailand are in desperate need of your help. Please donate to UNICEF to help children affected by floods.
Support Urged for Breastfeeding and Appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding in Flood Emergency in Thailand
BANGKOK, 4 November 2011 – UNICEF, WHO, and Thai Breastfeeding Center are calling for support for breastfeeding as the most appropriate means to feed infant and young child in the current flood emergency.
UNICEF providing 20,000 mosquito nets to protect flood-affected families
BANGKOK 27 October 2011 – UNICEF is providing 20,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to help protect families evacuated to temporary shelters and living in other flood-ravaged areas in Thailand from dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.
UNICEF, Save the Children launch project to protect flood-affected children
BANGKOK, 21 October 2011 – In response to the massive displacement caused by widespread flooding in central Thailand, UNICEF and Save the Children are launching a project to ensure the safety and protection of children in evacuation centres.
UNICEF urges protection of children during floods
BANGKOK, 17 October 2011 – With growing numbers of households across the country either affected or threatened by flooding, UNICEF urges families and communities to be better aware of how to best protect the health of children during floods.
Flood impact on children
BANGKOK, October 7, 2011 – UNICEF is increasingly concerned about the well-being of children affected by rising floodwaters that are forcing the evacuation of thousands of families and causing massive property damage in Thailand.
Thai language Facts for Life website launched
Bangkok, 6 October 2011 – Facts for Life, the UNICEF publication that provides authoritative information about practical, effective and low-cost ways to protect children's lives and health, is now available on-line in Thai.
UNICEF takes 12 top bloggers to visit orchard school projects in Chiang Mai
UNICEF Thailand is taking 12 well-known Thai web bloggers to visit a UNICEF-supported education project for the children of migrant orchard workers in Chiang Mai's Fang district. The trip will run from Thursday, 6 October, to Saturday, 8 October.
Water trucking provides lifeline for pastoralist communities
Ethiopia, 20 September 2011 - The women and children of Melbena Village await the arrival of the tanker with its precious cargo of water, in drought-stricken Borena zone of Oromia Region in southern Ethiopia, along the border with Kenya.
Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 – UNICEF today announced tennis champion Serena Williams’s appointment as international Goodwill Ambassador. Williams is one of the all-time greats of professional tennis, having achieved a decade-long dominance of the game.
12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 – UNICEF, WHO
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 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, releasing the latest estimates...
UNICEF and Sansiri announce partnership for children
BANGKOK, 8 September 2011 – Under the theme of “Children are everyone’s business”, UNICEF and Sansiri Plc, one of the largest real estate companies in Thailand, have announced a long-term partnership to promote the well being of children through ......
In Djibouti, families fleeing conflict and drought continue to struggle in camp
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, 24 August 2011 – In what looks like a rubbish dump off of the main road southwest of the capital city Djibouti, a few hundred families have set-up makeshift tukuls and call them home. They have no water, no toilets...
UNICEF-supported mass vaccination campaign in Ethiopian refugee camps continue
DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, 22 August –Taakow, 40, sits under the stingy shade of a shrub with her two-year-old, taking a rest from the sun and a tumultuous morning where her toddler was one of hundreds of children to receive a jab in the arm, two drops...
UNICEF delivers crucial supplies as the situation in the Horn of Africa deteriorates
NEW YORK, United States, 22 July 2011 – A tragedy of epic proportions is unfolding in the Horn of Africa, where hundreds of thousands of children are facing death due to starvation. The disastrous combination of a paralyzing drought, ....
Situation in Horn of Africa set to get worse for millions of children
NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 July 2011 – UNICEF has called for an immediate expansion of assistance across the Horn of Africa’s drought affected communities, to address the dire needs of more than two million children, of whom half a million are at imminent risk..
New UNICEF Photography iPhone app showcases global efforts to advance child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 11 July 2011 – Users of the iPhone now have one more way to see the work that UNICEF is doing around the world to advance children’s rights.
Over £2.6bn pledged for vaccines and immunisation at the GAVI conference
LONDON, 13 June 2011 - At the GAVI conference, world leaders, businesses and charities pledged over £2.6 billion in funding for new vaccines and immunisation programmes, which could save up to 4 million lives.
World leaders launch plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2011 — World leaders gathered in New York for the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS have today launched a Global Plan that will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015
Joint statement from Sir Alex Ferguson, Manager, Manchester United and Josep Guardiola, Manager, FC Barcelona in advance of the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, London
LONDON, 27 May 2011 - “At 19.45 on Saturday 28 May, the world will be watching as our two clubs, Manchester United and FC Barcelona, meet for the UEFA Champions League Final. For both of our clubs it’s been a truly historic year, and .....
For First Time, Unicef Reveals Differences in Prices It Pays Drug Companies for Vaccines
NEW YORK, 27 May 2011 - The United Nations Children’s Fund on Friday publicly listed for the first time the price it pays for vaccines. The decision — which immediately revealed wide disparities in what vaccine makers charge — could lead to drastic cuts i
Princess Beatrice’s hat is sold for £81,100.01 on eBay
LONDON, 20 May 2001 - After ten eventful days of bidding, Princess Beatrice's hat has finally sold on eBay for a grand total of £81,100.01.
Princess Beatrice auctions her wedding hat for UNICEF and Children in Crisis
LONDON, 12 May 2011 - UNICEF is delighted to announce that Princess Beatrice will be auctioning her royal wedding hat on eBay, with money raised from the auction to be donated to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.
UNICEF and FC Barcelona agree to extend cooperation
16 May 2011 - "UNICEF and FC Barcelona have agreed to extend their cooperation beyond the present agreement that ends in June 2011. We can confirm that the UNICEF logo will remain on the FC Barcelona official jersey for the 2011-2012 season...
Climate change causing hardship and death for children worldwide
LONDON, 9 May 2011 - Two new reports from a coalition of charities, including UNICEF, show for the first time a direct link between climate-related disasters and an increase in some of the biggest killers of young children.
Children under conflict on Thai-Cambodia border
BANGKOK, 27 April 2011 - Two UNICEF Child Protection staff travelled to the Thai-Cambodia border province of Surin Tuesday to visit evacuation centres and assess the well-being of children in the wake of renewed conflict between Thailand and Cambodia.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on situation of children in the Middle East and North Africa
NEW YORK, 20 April 2011 – "UNICEF is greatly concerned about the effects of violence on children caught in escalating conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. We continue to condemn the targeting of civilians by armed groups, and call on...
UNICEF sets up child-friendly spaces in quake-affected areas of Japan
TOKYO, Japan, 5 April 2011 – The children’s eyes sparkled with excitement when the Japan Committee for UNICEF staff opened a box of early childhood development kits to reveal colourful toys and dolls at a shelter in earthquake-hit north-eastern Japan.
Death toll rises in flood-hit southern Thailand
BANGKOK, April 4, 2011 – UNICEF has expressed its sympathies for people affected by the recent floods in southern Thailand, which have killed at least 45 people and left many more stranded.
Manchester United legends to visit Thailand to help raise funds for UNICEF
BANGKOK, March 29, 2011 – Manchester United legends Bryan Robson and Andrew Cole will be on a mission in Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong next month to help the club raise funds of £1 million for UNICEF operations around the world, Andy Cole, Bryan Robson
UNICEF supports emergency vaccination in a transit camp on the Tunisia-Libya border
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 21 March 2011 – A UNICEF-supported campaign led by the Tunisian Ministry of Health has been vaccinating children under the age of five living in the largest temporary camp on the Tunisia-Libya border.
UNICEF monitoring ongoing crisis in Japan
BANGKOK, 21 March 2011 - UNICEF Thailand is immensely grateful to our supporters for their concern and eagerness to help the children affected by the ongoing crisis in Japan.
UNICEF supplies arrive near Tunisian-Libyan border
RAS JEDIR, Tunisia, 15 March 2011 – Some 47 tons of UNICEF supplies have arrived in the town of Ben Guerdane near the Tunisian-Libyan border, to cover needs in the areas of health, child protection, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.
UNICEF stands ready to respond to Japan assistance request
BANGKOK, March 14, 2011 - UNICEF is monitoring the unfolding situation in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami and is prepared to provide assistance to the people of Japan if requested.
UK Government boosts funding for UNICEF to improve children's health and education
NEW YORK, 6 March 2011 – The UK Government will almost double its core funding for UNICEF, after a recent aid review found the agency highly effective in delivering results to keep children healthy and ensure access to quality education.
UNICEF responds to unrest in Libya
7 March 2011 - As concern mounts over the influx of returnees and migrant workers to Tunisia, UNICEF is mobilizing staff and relief supplies to the western and eastern borders of Libya.
Why investing in children today is so important for tomorrow?
Bangkok, 24 February 2011 -- Imagine a country where more than 14 per cent of the population is at least 65 years of age. Imagine that this very same country has a falling fertility rate. Then, try to imagine some of the challenges this country...
Six months after floods, malnutrition hits Pakistan
Pakistan, 27 January 2011 – The floodwaters that swept the length of Pakistan six months ago have abated to reveal a new humanitarian crisis: child malnutrition.
UN experts call for closer examination of the impact of disciplinary practices of children
NEW YORK, 15 October 2010 - At a special event held at the United Nations Headquarters today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action for prevention and response to violence...
UNICEF urges quick government action on child pornography
Bangkok, 11 October 2010 – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is urging Thai authorities to bring to bear “the full force of the law” on those found to be producing, distributing or selling videos or any other material related to the sexual exploitation...
UNICEF Thailand launches 60-second video "Some Children's Voices You Never Hear" to raise awareness of some issues facing children in Thailand
BANGKOK, 1 October 2010 - UNICEF Thailand has launched a 60-second public service announcement entitled “Some Children's Voices You Never Hear”, which covers several challenges facing children, including poverty, malnutrition, lack of educational...
New UNICEF study shows MDGs for children can be achieved faster with focus on most disadvantaged
NEW YORK, 7 September 2010 – The global community can save millions of lives by investing first in the most disadvantaged children and communities, according to a new UNICEF study released today. Such an approach would also address the widening....
UNICEF urges stronger enforcement of corporal punishment ban in schools
BANGKOK, 31 August 2010 - The caning of some 40 students by a teacher at a boarding school in Nakhon Ratchasima Province should serve as an urgent call for both improved awareness and enforcement of the ban on corporal punishment in schools...
The Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010: A call to broadcasters
Bangkok, 7 April 2010 - The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010. Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover....