UNICEF and youth: Working together for 'A World Fit for Children'
NEW YORK, New York, 15 January 2008 – The year 2007 marked the five-year anniversary celebration of the UN plan of action, ‘A World Fit For Children’ – a commitment by world leaders to protect and promote child rights.
UN General Assembly plenary closes with renewed commitment to children
NEW YORK, USA, 13 December 2007 – This week’s landmark United Nations General Assembly plenary ended today with a renewed commitment to meeting the goals laid out five years ago in ‘A World Fit for Children’, the plan of action from the assembly’s first Special Session on Children.
Children initiate UN discussions on education and climate change
NEW YORK, USA, 12 December 2007 – As policy makers and scientists from around the world discuss responses to climate change at a United Nations conference in Bali, Indonesia, young people convening for high-level meetings at UN headquarters in New York added their voices to the debate.
UN General Assembly opens high-level meeting on children’s issues
NEW YORK, USA, 11 December 2007 – The United Nations General Assembly began high-level talks on Tuesday, convening for a commemorative plenary meeting devoted to following up on the outcome of the Special Session on Children held in the same hall five years ago.
‘Our Stories’ project: Children around the world share and connect online
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2007 – A multitude of voices have joined together to launch ‘Our Stories’ – an initiative that will collect, preserve and share stories from young people around the world.
‘Progress for Children’ – UNICEF launches five-year report on Special Session goals
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2007 – Five years after world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children, UNICEF today launches ‘Progress for Children: A World Fit for Children Statistical Review’.
Youth Forum sets stage for ‘A World Fit for Children Plus 5’ UN meeting
NEW YORK, USA, 9 December 2007 – About 75 children from more than 50 countries met at UNICEF headquarters in New York today to prepare for a United Nations session on children’s rights this week.
Germany celebrates CRC 18th anniversary with a call for ‘Children first!’
BERLIN, Germany, 21 November 2007 – With a huge blue banner covering the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s landmark and memorial to the end of the Cold War, Germany celebrated the 18th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) yesterday.
New book, launched at UNICEF, examines legal framework for child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – A new guide examining various strategies for implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in different legal systems worldwide was launched today at UNICEF House in New York.
On CRC anniversary, Ishmael Beah appointed UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – UNICEF’s first Advocate for Children Affected by War, Ishmael Beah, has pledged to give a voice and hope to children whose lives have been scarred by violence.
Virtual video-making in Teen Second Life spreads the message on child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – To mark the 18th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), a group of teenage videographers has given an online screening of their short videos made in the virtual world of Teen Second Life.
In a child survival milestone, under-five deaths fall below 10 million per year
NEW YORK, USA, 13 September 2007 – The world has reached an important milestone on child survival. For the first time in modern history, the number of children dying before the age of five has fallen below 10 million.
Parliamentarians in Republic of Korea support UNICEF and ‘A World Fit for Children’
SEOUL, South Korea, 19 June 2007 – A new group, the Korean Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF, has been established in Seoul to further advance efforts on behalf of the world’s children and to strengthen the partnership between UNICEF and the Republic of Korea.