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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on adolescents.

Seventeenth new youth centre opened in South Kyrgyzstan
OSH, Kyrgyzstan, 7 December 2011 – UNICEF Representative, US Ambassador and the Minister of Youth Affairs officially opened a new youth centre in Osh-town for all young people regardless of their ethnic and social backgrounds.

Over 90 per cent of deaths from suicide among adolescents are rooted in the disadvantaged family situation: UNICEF research
MOSCOW, Russian Federation, 30 November 2011 - Russia ranks third in the world in terms of the number of suicides committed by adolescents.

UNICEF and Turkmenistan’s Gunesh magazine promote children’s participation and self-expression
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 1 November 2011 – Turkmenistan’s Gunesh magazine and the United Nations Children’s Fund have partnered to promote children’s participation and self-expression through the media.

UNICEF helps young activists from three regions in Turkey to develop leadership skills
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 19 September 2011 - Thirty very active young people from sixteen countries converged in Istanbul today to develop their leadership skills and establish a network for cooperation across a region spanning the Balkans and parts of Asia.

Turkmenistan young people are empowered on their health and development
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 29 August 2011 – School children ages 7 to 14 participated in an information awareness campaign to advance knowledge and skills on health and development.

UNICEF and AFFA team up to promote girls participation in Azerbaijan
BAKU, April 20, 2011 - UNICEF and the Azerbaijan Federation of Football Associations (AFFA), the governing soccer body in the country, officially kick off their partnership campaign today by signing a joint Memorandum of Understanding.

UNICEF launches Innovations Lab Kosovo
Prishtinë/Priština, 22 March 2011 - On the occasion of the release of the 2011 State of the World‟s Children report “Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity”, UNICEF launched the UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo.

Your voice matters
PODGORICA, 29 March 2011 - UNICEF Montenegro and the Government have drafted a plan for our programme from 2012 to 2016. We want to hear what you, as Montenegro’s children and youth, think about what we are planning to focus on.

UNICEF Launches Its Flagship Publication Together with Adolescents
YEREVAN, 4 March 2011 – Boys and girls aged 15-17 and representing various social backgrounds and provinces of Armenia today talked about their problems and available opportunities during the launch of UNICEF’s 2011 State of the World’s Children Report.

Adolescents to parliamentarians: "You speak about future, we are the present!"
CHISINAU, 2 March 2011 - The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova in partnership with UNICEF Moldova focused their attention today on adolescents with the joint launch of UNICEF’s 2011 State of World’s Children Report and the opening of an exhibition of

UNICEF: Investing in adolescents can break cycles of poverty and inequity
NEW YORK, 25 February 2011 - Investing in the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 now can break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity, said UNICEF today in its 2011 State of the World’s Children report ‘Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity'.



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