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UNICEF, Azerbaijan mark 20th anniversary of cooperation
BAKU, 3 july 2013 - The State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs jointly with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) held an event called "Unite for Children", dedicated to the 20th anniversary of UNICEF's cooperation with Azerbaijan, on July 2. 

Hürriyet Daily News - Turkey
PACE urges end to discrimination against Roma children
STRASBOURG, 23 April 2013 - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) urged on April 23 its member states to take concrete measures to end discrimination against Roma children, adopting a text proposed by the rapporteur Nursuna Memecan, a deputy of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Child mortality rate drops twice in Azerbaijan - UNICEF
BAKU, 13 September 2012 - According to the last UN report, Azerbaijan took the 61st place among 195 countries on the child mortality rate.

Armenian Weekly
Ending the Era of Orphanages in Armenia
YEREVAN, 15 August 2012 - “The orphanage is the opposite of a mother. This is the reason that an orphanage is so terrible,” Armenian journalist Mher Arshakyan, an orphanage graduate, once said.
UNICEF: Romania has among lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe: Breast fed babies 14 times less likely to die
SOFIA, 6 August 2012 - Fewer mothers in Romania breastfeed their babies than almost anywhere else in the EU, according to new information released by UNICEF in partnership with the local authorities. Only 12.6 percent of Romanian women breastfeed their children – among the lowest rates in Europe.

IWPR - Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Armenia: Large Families Hardest Hit by Poverty
YEREVAN, 05 April 2012 - Benefits fail to provide safety-net for all vulnerable families, UN officer says. - Armenia
UNICEF Armenia office and Armenia’s French University sign memorandum
YEREVAN, 09 February 2012 - UN Children’s Fund Armenia office and the French University in Armenia signed an agreement-memorandum on Thursday.

Hürriyet Daily News - Turkey
UNICEF makes global aid appeal for children
The United Nations children’s fund UNICEF and Turkey made a joint appeal to the international community yesterday to raise $1.28 billion in humanitarian assistance in 2012 to help the millions of children affected by conflict and natural disasters. - Kazakhstan
Подписан проект по защите детства в Казахстане
Трехстороннее заявление по укреплению системы защиты детства в Казахстане было подписано сегодня в Астане. Уполномоченный по правам человека в нашей стране, представительство ЮНИСЕФ и посольство Королевства Норвегии закрепили дальнейшее сотрудничество.
Max Mirnyi appointed UNICEF National Ambassador for Belarus
Tennis ace Maxim Mirnyi was named a UNICEF National Ambassador for Belarus, in recognition of his commitment to the rights of children around the world and long-term collaboration with UNICEF Belarus CO.

The Messenger Online - Georgia
Supporting Professional and Ethical Reporting on Children – Media Monitoring
TBILISI, Georgia, 24 November 2011 - The Civic Development Institute, with UNICEF support, summarized the results of a seven-month long media monitoring exercise at a meeting of media and civil society organisations in Tbilisi.

The Messenger Online - Georgia
UNICEF applaud social assistance but demand more for Georgia's poor
TBILISI, Georgia, 20 July 2011 - Why don't all poor families get social benefits and services in Georgia? – This was the key topic of the survey presentation held by UNICEF on July 19. The preliminary results of a UNICEF study examining why all poor families in Georgia are not getting social assistance aimed at evaluating the effect of social programs and the problems, which the vulnerable society faced in Georgia.
UNICEF, Kazakh Majilis and EU held joint int'l child protection conference
ASTANA, 24 June 2011 - On June 23 the Lower Chamber of the Parliament of Kazakhstan - Majilis hosted Equity-focused International Child Protection Conference in lieu of the 20th Anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence with the assistance of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan.

Official website of the Government of Montenegro
UNICEF achieving excellent results in Montenegro, PM Lukšić says
PODGORICA, 21 June 2011 - Prime Minister Igor Lukšić thanked UNICEF Montenegro representative Noala Skinner for her commitment and excellent results attained in terms of child care and raising awareness of people with special needs in Montenegro. (Belarus)
Six Belarussian cities to join UNICEF Child Friendly City project in 2011
MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – Six Belarussian cities will join the UNICEF Child Friendly City initiative, BelTA learned from the UNICEF office in Belarus. To date partaking in this initiative are Pinsk, Pruzhany, Borisov, Dobrush, and Soligorsk. In 2011 Minsk, Brest, Lida, Novopolotsk, Gomel, Shklov will join them.

Central Asia Newswire
Kazakhstan unique in funding UNICEF study
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) survey of women and children in Kazakhstan, part of an international assessment of their current needs, is one-of-a-kind owing to financial support offered by the host country, UNICEF said on Tuesday. (Serbia)
Global IKEA initiative for a better everyday life of children in Serbia
January 27, 2011 - Via a UNICEF Initiative, which the IKEA Foundation supports through its activities, an opportunity for preschool education will be provided to 1,500 children under 5 in remote villages in the period from 2011 to 2013 on the territory of Serbia, as well as to other children from socially and economically disadvantaged groups. (Bulgaria)
Обсъждаха реформата в грижата за децата от социалните домове
Извеждането на 7000 деца, които живеят в 130 специализирани институции в България и осигуряването на подходяща грижа за всяко едно от тях бе обсъдено на семинар на тема „Нови перспективи в деинституциализацията и реформата в грижата за децата“, който се проведе в столицата днес.

Hürriyet (Turkey)
Star sculptures to inspire children throughout Istanbul
January 20, 2011 - UNICEF has announced a social responsibility project called “Stars of Istanbul” to raise funds for needy children deprived of nutrition, health services, and education.

Today's Zaman (Turkey)
UNICEF hopes for children’s rights ombudsperson in Turkey
January 18, 2011 - Dr. Ayman Abulaban, the newly appointed United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to Turkey, says they are hoping for an ombudsperson for children’s rights in Turkey whose efforts will go a long way towards improving the rights of children in the country. (Azerbaijan)
UNICEF to conduct search on legal status of disabled persons in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 9, 2010 - Starting from the next year, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) will conduct research on disability rights in Azerbaijan, the head of the UNICEF Child Protection Program Munir Mammadzadeh said on Friday at a roundtable, organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and dedicated December 10 - International Human Rights Day. (Bulgaria)
Бербатов и компания на благотворителна вечеря в подкрепа на УНИЦЕФ
Сър Алекс Фъргюсън, Димитър Бербатов (Посланик на УНИЦЕФ за България), Гари Невил, Райън Гигс, Рио Фърдинанд, Уейн Рууни и Кристиано Роналдо ще бъдат между играчите на Манчестър Юнайтед, които с блясък се събират тази вечер за седмата годишна престижна гала вечеря "Юнайтед за УНИЦЕФ", за да съберат средства за УНИЦЕФ - партньор на клуба. (Azerbaijan)
UNICEF resolves educational problems of disabled children in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 - UNICEF is carrying out joint projects with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to resolve educational problems of disabled children in Azerbaijan, UNICEF Baku Office head Mark Hereward said today.

The St. Petersburg Times (Russian Federation)
Russia Leads In Youth Murders
September 24, 2010 / MOSCOW — Russia has the worst record in Europe and Central Asia on homicides of young people, ranking ahead of Albania and Kazakhstan, and the world’s highest youth suicide rate, according to recent reports. (Belarus)
UNICEF Executive Board authorizes new country program for Belarus
September 9, 2010 - The Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) authorized the 2011-15 UNICEF country program for Belarus during its second regular session of 2010 in New York on September 8, BelaPAN reports.

Associated Press (AP)
AIDS spreading in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
VIENNA — Experts and activists are warning that AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is on the rise even as a global conference reports progress on other fronts. An estimated 1.5 million adults and children were living with HIV in the region in 2008, a 66 percent increase from 900,000 in 2001, according to the United Nations.

HIV Epidemic In Central Asia, Eastern Europe Intensifying
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says the HIV virus that causes AIDS is now spreading faster in Eastern Europe and Central Asia than anywhere else in the world. UNICEF says that in certain regions of Russia, HIV infection rates are estimated to have risen by 700 percent since 2006.

Harsh attitudes fuel Eastern Europe HIV epidemic
VIENNA (Reuters) - An underground HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is building at an alarming pace, fuelled by drug use, risky sex and severe social stigma that stops people asking for help, the United Nations said on Monday.

Deutsche Welle, Germany/Kosovo
New UNICEF report condemns German policy of deporting Roma children
UNICEF presented a shocking new report on Thursday, detailing the situation of some 12,000 Romany people, including many children, living in Germany under threat of deportation to Kosovo.

Ukrainian National Radio
UNICEF: Ukraine must invest more in children
"UNICEF commends the work of the Ukrainian government in child protection, however, in order to ensure comprehensive development and well-being of children in the country it is necessary to make great efforts and invest more in this area," Steven Allen, the UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Central Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) has said in Kyiv, according to the UNICEF press-service.

UN mounts airlift for Kyrgyzstan refugees
More than a quarter of a million people have fled ethnic fighting in southern Kyrgyzstan, the UN refugee agency says. The UNHCR is mounting an emergency airlift of supplies for an estimated 75,000 ethnic Uzbeks who have fled to neighbouring Uzbekistan.

Trend AZ - Azerbaijan
UNICEF Regional Director to familiarize with Azerbaijani children' challenges
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 - UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe/CIS , Mr. Steven Allen will start his three-day visit to Baku  May 10. Results for children in the areas of health, education and protection will be the subjects of the visit.

Uzbekistan to start nationwide anti-polio drive
11 May, 2010 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Uzbekistan will start mass immunisation against polio this month after an outbreak of the disease in neighbouring Tajikistan, officials in the Central Asian state said Monday.

UN News Centre
Tajikistan: UN agencies help to roll out polio vaccines for distribution
30 April 2010 – Nearly 1.1 million young children in Tajikistan will start receiving vaccines next week against polio, the sometimes deadly disease which has returned to the Central Asian country where it was thought to have been eradicated 13 years ago, United Nations agencies reported today.

 RIA Novosti - Russian Federation
Роджер Мур: фестиваль Vivacello мог бы заставить Бонда вступить в КГБ
Заключительный концерт фестиваля пройдет в поддержку фонда UNICEF, послами которого являются Мур и Рахлин. Актер рассказал, что дружен с Рахлиным уже давно и именно благодаря ему познакомился с Андриановым и присутствует сегодня в Москве. "Спасибо вам, что я здесь", - обратился сэр Роджер к музыкантам.

Rossiskaya Gazeta - Russian Federation
Агент 007 стал послом - Сегодня в Большом зале консерватории выступит Роджер Мур
Знаменитый английский актер Роджер Мур, прославившийся в роли Джеймса Бонда (Агент 007) прибыл в Москву, чтобы принять участие в закрытии Второго международного виолончельного фестиваля.

Izvestia - Russian Federation
Агент 007 - лучший друг детей
17 марта москвичи увидят бывшего Джеймса Бонда - сэра Роджера Мура. На заключительном концерте Второго международного виолончельного фестиваля VivaCello! он исполнит партию чтеца в "Карнавале животных" Сен-Санса. - Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's Education Ministry, UNICEF representation sign plan of action for 2010
March 13, 2010 - The Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan and UNICEF Baku Office signed a plan of action for 2010 on reforms in the field of protection of children and in the system of education. - Azerbaijan
UNICEF appeals Azerbaijan to return to senior age for marriage to protect children’s rights
Baku, Fineko/ The State Committee on Family, Women & Children’s Affairs, with support of UNICEF Azerbaijan and in cooperation with the International Centre for Social Studies (ICSS), carried out a joint study on the theme “Early marriages: violation of the human rights of children”.

The Sofia Echo - Bulgaria
Hope for Haiti's Children to receive 1.6M leva in donations from Bulgaria
February 26, 2010 - Hope for Haiti's Children has received 1.6 million leva in donations from Bulgaria, a statement by Unicef Bulgaria said. The children of the devastated island are amongst the hardest hit, as 700 000 out of 1.26 million were "directly affected" by the quake, many of whom were left orphans.
UNICEF Macedonia Partners with Seward Incorporated and MIDEC to Conduct an Inclusive Education Study
UNICEF Macedonia is partnering with Seward Incorporated and the Minnesota International Development Education Consortium (MIDEC) to assess the overall inclusiveness of education in Macedonia. Inclusive policy and practices allow for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities to obtain the benefits of national education systems.

Messenger - Georgia
UNICEF improves education for the blind
Thursday, February 18 - On February 16 children in boarding school number 202 for blind and visually impaired persons in Tbilisi, Georgia became able to increase their braille literacy and to improve their reading and learning skills thanks to special education supplies and materials provided by the Ministry of Education and Science with the support of UNICEF.

Trend AZ - Azerbaijan
UNICEF Azerbaijan head: Number of early marriages decreases in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku - February 16, 2010 - While the number of early marriages in the world is growing, the tendency is becoming outdated in Azerbaijan, UNİCEF Azerbaijan head Mark Herevard said. The number of early marriages has recently decreased in Azerbaijan, Herevard said during a discussion of a State Committee for Family, Women and Children report.

Trend AZ - Azerbaijan
Ombudsman receives UNICEF's Azerbaijani office deputy head
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 / Azerbaijan's Ombudsman, Elmira Suleymanova has received the UNICEF's office deputy head in Azerbaijan, Rashed Mustafa, the Ombudsman's office press-service said.

Today.AZ - Azerbaijan
Head of UNICEF office in Azerbaijan: It is important to work with parents who do not let children with disabilities study
30 December 2009 / Today.Az interview with head of UNICEF office in Azerbaijan Mark Hereward.

Romania's unwanted children given a chance
BUZAU, Romania — In December 1989, the collapse of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's regime revealed the plight of thousands of malnourished orphans locked away in filthy, unheated institutions. Twenty years on, Romania is striving to give a chance to its unwanted children. "There have been some pretty dramatic changes. Back in 1989 conditions were very bad, children were suffering, the staff were not trained for child care," Unicef representative in Romania Edmond McLoughney told AFP.
ЮНИСЕФ будет рекламировать права детей
Москва, 9 ноября. ЮНИСЕФ начал кампании социальной рекламы, посвященной защите прав ребенка. Как сообщили «БалтИнфо» организаторы проекта, уже созданы видеоролики, разработаны макеты наружной и журнальной рекламы.

Newsarmenia - Armenia
Армянский парламент готов развивать сотрудничество с ЮНИСЕФ - спикер
ЕРЕВАН, 6 октября. /Новости-Армения/. Спикер армянского парламента Овик Абрамян обсудил с руководителем армянского офиса Детского фонда ООН (ЮНИСЕФ) Лейли Мошири вопросы расширения сотрудничества, сообщает управление по связям с общественностью Национального Собрания Армении. - Russian Federation
ЮНИСЕФ: миллионы детей — жертвы насилия и применении
October 6, 2009 - Прими участие в обсуждении новости Насилие и эксплуатация как всегда являются страшной реальностью в жизни многих детей в различных государствах мира. Миллионы мальчиков и девочек в мире становятся жертвами торговцев «живым товаром» или вынуждены работать во вредных для их здоровья условиях. - Bulgaria
Thousands Take Part in 'Day of Hugs' UNICEF Campaign in Sofia
September 12, 2009 - Thousands of kids and parents participated Sunday in the "Day of Hugs" organized by UNICEF Bulgaria. The Day of Hugs is part of a campaign entitled "Silence Today Causes Cries Tomorrow"; it featured a number of happenings, shows, and competitions where kids could participate alone or with their parents.

Radio Europa Libera - Moldova
Părinţi indiferenţi, copii de izbelişte
September 11, 2009 - Un proiect UNICEF Moldova, unic în felul său, le propune copiilor de la şcoala internat din Străşeni să redea în imagine video lumea din jur aşa cum o văd ei.  Atenţie motor... Astfel, începe unul dintre filmuleţele realizate de copiii de la şcoala internat de la Străşeni. - Russian  Federation
Стивен Аллен посетил с визитом Россию
August 14, 2009 - ЕЩЕ не так давно Москва прощалась с прошлым региональным директором ЮНИСЕФ (Детский фонд ООН) по странам Центральной и Восточной Европы и СНГ – Марией Каливис, и вот уже настала пора приветствовать нового. Стивен Аллен на встрече с первым заместителем мэра Москвы в правительстве Москвы, руководителем Комплекса социальной сферы Людмилой Швецовой обсудил основные моменты будущей совместной работы. - Russian Federation
Всё большей популярностью пользуется грудное вскармливание среди омичек
ОМСК, 10 августа. /АМИ-ТАСС/. В последние несколько лет омички все больше отдают предпочтение грудному вскармливанию. По данным Минздрава области, в медицинских учреждениях региона на протяжении ряда лет ведется планомерная и последовательная работа, направленная на увеличение доли матерей, отдающих предпочтение грудному вскармливанию малышей до года. По последним данным, количество таких матерей в регионе возросло с 45% в 2003 году до 65% в 2008 году, сообщает сегодня омский информпортал.

Ekapija - Serbia
Specijalne "adidas" majice Ane Ivanović za "UNICEF"
July 23, 2009 - U saradnji sa UNICEF-om, naša poznata teniserka i nacionalna ambasadorka UNICEF-a Ana Ivanović pokrenula je svoju sopstvenu liniju "adidas" majica, saopšteno je iz te organizacije. - Russian Federation
В Дагестане проходит миротворческий лагерь ЮНИСЕФ
July 21, 2009 - В Дагестане на берегу Каспийского моря возле города Избербаш проходит миротворческий лагерь ЮНИСЕФ "Каспийская одиссея". В него уже прибыли около 200 детей из Дагестана, Ингушетии, Кабардино-Балкарии, Северной Осетии-Алании и Чеченской Республики.

BeITA - Belarus
Belarus ready for further cooperation with UNICEF
MINSK, 15 July (BelTA) – Belarus highly praises the UNICEF activity and it is ready for further efficient cooperation, head of the Belarusian delegation, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva Andrei Savinykh noted in his report on evaluation of the UN operational activities in international development.

KyivPost - Ukraine
HIV/AIDS prevention program being developed in Ukraine
July 15, 2009 - Winnipeg's International Centre for Infections Diseases is helping to develop a model HIV/AIDS prevention program in Ukraine, which has one of the world's fastest growing epidemics of the disease. The ICID will be working in partnership with the University of Manitoba, UNICEF Canada and UNICEF Ukraine. - Russian Federation
Миротворческий лагерь для детей и молодежи откроется в Дагестане
July 14, 2009 - Миротворческий лагерь "Каспийская Одиссея-2", который будет действовать под эгидой ЮНИСЕФ с 17 июля по 24 июля на побережье Каспийского моря в Дагестане, соберет детей и молодежь из пяти Северо-Кавказских республик. - Russian Federation
Права ребёнка учились защищать играючи
Уполномоченные по правам ребёнка в школах Карелии - на сегодняшний день их число составляет около 100 человек - приняли участие в тренингах и ролевых играх "по профессии". Участникам игр предстояло побывать на месте детей, права которых они призваны защищать. - Kazakhstan
Children's day
Who is to secure you and your kid's health care if there is no hope for state medicine? We asked Anel Kulakhmetova, children's rights specialist and independent consultant, about social status of children in Kazakhstan. In 2006-2008 she worked as a national consultant with UNICEF (UN Children's Fund) in Astana and Almaty. - Bulgaria
Бербо представи ''Ти можеш''
Капитанът на българския национален отбор Димитър Бербатов и деца с увреждания представиха книгата "Ти можеш" за първи път на български език, като това стана в националния пресклуб на БТА.

Radio Bulgaria
“School without violence” – a UNICEF project
During the last years there is an increasing tendency of violence among children. Elementary school age has always been connected with different types of violence – from punching and pushing to threatening, gossiping or ridiculing, and complete exclusion of certain girls and boys from a group.

УзА - Uzbekistan
Права ребенка – под постоянной защитой
21.05.2009 - В Законодательной палате Олий Мажлиса Республики Узбекистан прошел семинар «Роль парламента в реализации Конвенции о правах ребенка и других международных соглашений, касающихся защиты прав ребенка». Данная конференция была организована по инициативе Комитета по демократическим институтам, негосударственным организациям и органам самоуправления граждан нижней палаты парламента совместно с представительством Детского фонда ООН (ЮНИСЕФ) в нашей стране.

Nine o'clock - Romania
370,000 more Romanians hit by poverty in 2009, survey
The total number of Romanians affected by poverty will grow to over 1.5 M in 2009, 370,000 new poor people adding to total registered in 2008. Almost a quarter of the poor population are children aged from zero to 14 years, according to a UNICEF and World Bank survey, Mediafax informs.

ami-tass - Russian Federation
Кинофестиваль "Ты не один" пройдет в Ярославле
ЯРОСЛАВЛЬ, 3 мая. /АМИ-ТАСС/. Кинофестиваль «Ты не один», цель которого - содействие реабилитации людей с ограниченными возможностями здоровья посредством кино, мультипликации, фотографии, приобщение молодёжи к искусству кино, поддержка творческой деятельности, открытие и поощрение авторов, состоится в Ярославле 6-7 июня 2009 года. Об этом рассказали в пресс-службе мэрии города. (...) Организаторы фестиваля - департамент образования мэрии города Ярославля, Центр анимационного творчества «Перспектива» при поддержке Детского Фонда ООН /ЮНИСЕФ/ и при участии Ярославской региональной общественной организации развития анимации "Мастерская Александра Петрова".

Georgia Today - Georgia
New Kindergarten Facilities for IDP Children in Tserovani
May 1, 2009 - The Elisabeth Gast Foundation, with the support from UNICEF, opened a new kindergarten-playground in Tserovani IDP settlement. Tserovani is one of the biggest IDP settlements with newly constructed cottages for more than 6,000 IDPs.

Kazakhstanskaya Pravda - Kazakhstan
Вопрос жизни
Казахстан и Детский фонд ООН (ЮНИСЕФ) начинают новый совместный проект «Поддержка по снижению риска бедствий среди наиболее уязвимых групп населения в Казахстане». Старт этой образовательной программы отмечен заключением Меморандума о взаимопонимании, который подписали министр образования и науки Жансеит Туймебаев, министр по чрезвычайным ситуациям Владимир Божко и представитель Детского фонда ООН в Казахстане Ханаа Сингер.

nv-online - Belarus
В Беларусь прибыли международные эксперты по правам ребенка
Агентство БелаПАН сообщает, что 9 марта в Беларусь прибыли международные эксперты в области прав ребенка и ювенальной юстиции: председатель Международной ассоциации ювенальных и семейных судей, президент Специального суда для Сьерра-Леоне Рената Уинтер и заместитель председателя Комитета по правам ребенка, директор Международного института прав ребенка (Швейцария) Жан Зерматтен.

Radio Bulgaria
“The Invisible Children”- UNICEF campaign for disabled children
February 24, 2009 - Bulgarians rarely talk about mentally or physically disabled children in this society but, in fact, they are around, often invisible and having difficulties to make their way through the hustle and bustle. Bulgarian society has driven out the children with special needs to its periphery. To attract the public eye, UNICEF Bulgaria started a campaign under the motto “The Invisible Children”, which would continue until May 2009. - Turkey
Rights of The Child in The University Curriculum
February 15, 2009 - UNICEF and deans of faculties of communication sign a joint protocol to include rights of the child in their curricula. Courses will begin in September 2009. bianet's efforts to introduce children's rights-based journalism contributed to the incentive.

Hürriyet Daily News - Turkey
NGO lends a hand for care of young victims of violence
According to UNICEF data, at least 42,000 children are estimated to be living or working on the streets in Turkey, although unofficial estimates are as high as 80,000.

Southeast European Times - Serbia
Serbia aspires to ban corporal punishment of children
December 26, 2008 - After a warning from Serbian social workers about growing violence against children in the family, state officials and NGOs have launched a debate on introducing penalties for parents who spank their children. Corporal punishment in Serbia is illegal in schools but not in homes.

New York Times - USA
Cash Flow From Tajik Migrants Stalls
December 25, 2008 - TOSH-TEPPA, Tajikistan — In poverty-stricken Tajikistan, the global financial crisis is measured in bags of flour.

Trend Az - Azerbaijan
UNICEF Appoints New Head of Baku Office
November 3, 2008 - Mr. Mohamed Bendriss Alami has been appointed new Representative for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Azerbaijan, Baku office of the organization said to TrendNews. Alami is the interim UNICEF Representative to Azerbaijan and he takes over from Ms. Hanaa Singer. Prior to this appointment, Mr.Alami has served as UNICEF Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. - Armenia
Foreign Minister received UNICEF Ambassador
The Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan has received the new appointed Ambassador of UNICEF Armenia Mrs. Laily Moshiri-Gilan. During the meeting the Foreign Minister has highly evaluated the fourteen years activities of the fund in Armenia which is directed to defending children’s rights, and to the improvement of their living and health conditions.

KazInform - Kazakhstan
Senate Speaker receives UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan
October 1, 2008 - Today, Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan’s Parliament Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received UNICEF representative in Kazakhstan Hanaa Singer; Kazinform refers to the Senate’s press service. The parties discussed further prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Trend Az - Azerbaijan
Decline in Child Mortality in Azerbaijan: UNICEF
September 25, 008 - According to UNICEF, the mortality of children up to 5 age has considerably dropped since 2000 in Azerbaijan. In 2007, every 1,000 newly-born babies and 1-year old children accounted for 34 child deaths and children up to 5 years – 39 deaths cases, UNICEF said.

KazInform - Kazakhstan
UNICEF representative in Kazakhstan deliveres credentials to KZ FM
September 10, 2008 - Today Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Marat Tazhin has received UNICEF representative in Kazakhstan H.Singer, Kazinform reports. She delivered credentials to the Foreign Minister. “We are proud of the UNICEF presence in your country, because Kazakhstan is an engine of the economic development in the region. Our main task is to make the country’s economic power serve the children”, H.Singer emphasized.

Turkish Weekly - Turkey
UNICEF, Uzbekistan celebrate impact of exclusive breastfeeding
August 1, 2008 - World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated from 1 to 7 August this year with the initiative of UNICEF and supported by the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan and the Creative Union of journalists, a press release of UNICEF office in Uzbekistan said. - Bulgaria
Hopes for home for Mogilino children by 2009
July 16, 2008 - The Unicef representative for Bulgaria, Octavian Bivol, said on July 16 2008 that he hoped that a new home for the children from the Mogilino social care home would be built by the beginning of 2009.

ABC.AZ - Azerbaijan
20,000 Azeri children took part in Ministry of Education and UNICEF joint projects
July 2, 2008 - Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Education held a ceremony devoted to completion of 4-year activity of UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan Hanna Singer.

Trend News - Azerbaijan
UNICEF Calls on Azerbaijani Government to Invest in Children’s Rights Protection
June 23, 2008 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls on Azerbaijani Government to invest in protection of children’s rights. “Azerbaijani Government must allot sound investments,” UNICEF representative in Azerbaijan Hanna Singer said at a conference ‘Budget Policy and Investments for Children’ at Azerbaijani Parliament on 23 June. - Azerbaijan
UNICEF representative: "Azerbaijan's legislation in the sphere of children's rights is a model for others"
June 18, 2008 - Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received yesterday UNICEF representative in our country Hanna Singer due to the completion of her mission, said the press service for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

Transitions Online
The Other Orphans
June 17, 2008 - Romania gets serious about trying to stem the tide of children left behind by migrant-worker parents. - Belarus
Natalia Petkevich: UNICEF should address child abandonment
June 4, 2008 - Resolution of problems of child abandonment, children with special needs and disabled children should be in the centre of attention of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Permanent Representation of Belarus in the UN quoted Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalia Petkevich as saying at a substantive session of the UNICEF Executive Council in New York.

New Scientist
Stigma helps AIDS flourish in Russia
May 11, 2008 - Homophobia and the stigmatisation of people with HIV and AIDS are hampering efforts to tackle the spread of infection in Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union.

kazinform - Kazakhstan
Coop agreement signed between Ust-Kamenogorsk akimat and UNICEF
May 8, 2008 - The Akim (mayor) of Ust -Kamenogorsk, Shakarim Buktugutov, and the representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Kazakhstan, Tatyana Aderikhina, signed an agreement on co-project “City - friendly to child”, Kazinform reports. - Turkmenistan
International action under the aegis of UNICEF held at Rukhnama school
April 24, 2008 - An international action called "The biggest lesson in the world. Every child has the right for education" was held at Rukhanama special school. The event was organized by the ministry of education of Turkmenistan and UNICEF. - Bulgaria
Berba Collects Money From Local VIP's For UNICEF Charity Campaign
April 21, 2008 - Tottenham football star and captain of Bulgarian national football team Dimitar Berbatov will urge millionaires to dig deep into their pockets for an UNICEF charity campaign.

News Blaze - USA
Beautiful Tennis Sensation Is Also a Philanthropist
April 18, 2008 - In 2007 Ivanovic accepted the post of national ambassador for UNICEF to her homeland.

IRIN - Central Asia
Iodised salt, fortified flour: What are the next nutrition challenges?
April 9, 2008 - Health officials and experts gathered at a regional forum in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, on 8 April to assess the achievements and challenges relating to mother and child nutrition in Central Asia.

IWPR - Central Asia
Central Asia’s Poorest States in Crisis
February 5, 2008 - After a freezing winter marked by severe energy shortages, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan fear spring could bring food shortages as well.

Croatian coach Bilic to be UNICEF ambassador
February 14, 2008 - ˝Bilic has been acting as a children´s rights advocate for a number of years,˝ UNICEF said in statement.

UNICEF Alarmed by Conviction of Azerbaijani AIDS Carrier Girl
February 6, 2008 - UNICEF expressed its concern over the conviction of an Azerbaijani girl Elnara Ahmadova, 18, who is accused of deliberating spreading the HIV/AIDS infection.

Bianet- Turkey

UNICEF: Two in Ten People in Turkey Marry Underage
January 24, 2008 - The 2008 UNICEF report on the state of children in the world shows positive developments in child mortality and average life expectancy. However, too many children are still deprived of education or forced to marry underage.

B92 News - Serbia
UNICEF campaign gave christmas joy to Serbian children
January 19, 2008 - The results of a joint campaign, coordinated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, show that 1,280 children without parental care, as well as those with disabilities, received packages with Christmas and New Year presents.

DemaZ, Democracy, Human Rights - Azerbaijan
Ombudsman Received UNICEF Representative 
On January 15, the Ombudsman in Azerbaijan received a UNICEF representative. In the course of the meeting issues on cooperation in the field of the rights of the child were discussed. - Turkmenistan
UNICEF representative in Turkmenistan completes his mission
On December 14, the president of Turkmenistan received UNICEF representative in Turkmenistan Mahboob Shareef who has completed his mission in Turkmenistan. - Kazakhstan
UNICEF awarded Kazakhstani senators
December 11, 2007, Astana - A group of deputies of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan was rewarded with memorable medals of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), as reported by the KZ-today correspondent.

NTV-MSNBC - Turkey
More than a quarter of Turkish children living in poverty, says UNICEF
December 10, 2007 - More than a quarter of all Turkish children under the age of 15 live in poverty, according to a senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). - Turkmenistan
UNICEF to assist Turkmenistan in improving pre-school education
November 20, 2007 - Turkmenistan and UNICEF are to start cooperation in improving the national pre-school education. UNICEF regional director for Central Asia, Eastern Europe and CIS Maria Calivis offered to arrange training for Turkmen teachers in Finland and the UK and to provide Turkmenistan with modern strategies on preparation of such specialists at a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov today.

ABC.AZ - Azerbaijan
Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan is realizing 6 projects with UNICEF
October 22, 2007 - For the last years Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan has realized over 70 projects with over 20 international institutions. - Turkmenistan
Turkmen President receives UNICEF Executive Director
27 September 2007 - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman in New York, the Turkmen State News Agency (TDH) reports.

Moscow Times - Russian Federation
Wars, Water And Well-Being
8 September 2007 - When Carel de Rooy first agreed to work for UNICEF more than 25 years ago, he had little idea what he was in for.

Southeast European Times - USA
Youth unemployment becoming a serious concern in Southeast Europe
17 July 2007 - In a rapidly changing economic environment in Southeast Europe, many university graduates are unemployed.

DemaZ, Democracy, Human Rights - Azerbaijan
Infant Mortality Level is High Enough
16 July 2007 - Accordingly to information made public in UN Population Fund report, infant mortality level in Azerbaijan is high.

Azeri Press Agency - Azerbaijan
UNICEF expresses alarm over stigmatization of people living with AIDS
13 July 2007 - UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan Hanaa Singer expressed alarm today over growing stigmatization towards people living with HIV the UNICEF office in Azerbaijan told the APA.

DemaZ, Democracy, Human Rights - Azerbaijan
National Conference on 5 Year Anniversary of Resolution of UN General Assembly
11 July 2007 - A national conference on “Azerbaijan, worthy of children” dedicated to the anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution “World, worthy of children” was held on 6 July.

Sofia Echo - Bulgaria
Children in Institutions
10 July 2007 - A total of 8600 children without parental care are in institutions in Bulgaria.

Christian Science Monitor - USA
Millions of children left behind as Eastern Europe develops
10 July 2007 - Despite recent economic growth, two-thirds of Albania's children still live in poverty.

Today's Zaman - Turkey
'Parties promise to protect children but forget their rights’
9 July 2007 - Profile on 17-year-old children's advocate Rıfat Cankat, co-president of the UNICEF Children's Forum and Children Network, representing all 81 provinces of Turkey

Trend News Agency - Azerbaijan
UNICEF Prepared to Join hands with Azerbaijan Government
6 July 2007 - UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan, Hanaa Singer stated today “UNICEF are looking forward to joining hands with the CE, EU and the Government of Azerbaijan to reach out common objective: an Azerbaijan that is fit for children, built for children, and built with children”.

Trend News Agency - Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani Government to Report on State of Child Protection
5 July 2007 - A conference on Child Protection organized jointly with the Azerbaijan Government, UNICEF, European Union and Council of Europe will begin in Baku on 6 July.

Radio Free Europe - Czech Republic
Central Asia: Child Workers Shoulder Heavy Burden
11 June 2007 - The day begins early for Dona, a 17-year-old Tajik boy who has already spent five years working in a Dushanbe market.

Belarusian envoy urges UNICEF leadership to contribute to effort against human trafficking
5 June 2007 - Andrey Dapkyunas, Belarus' permanent representative to the United Nations, called on the leadership of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to contribute to international efforts against human trafficking.

Today - Azerbaijan
Children's Parliament introduced in Azerbaijani Parliament
1 June 2007 - Presentation of Children's Parliament was held on Friday in Azerbaijani Parliament.

Armenia Now - Armenia
This and Every Day: June 1 raises awareness as Child Protection Day
1 June 2007 - Yeranuhi Khachatryan, 13, knows well about Child Protection Day celebrated June 1. But the very day teachers congratulate children and wish them safety, she recalls the black days of her small life and the many scars they left on her face and her body.

Inter Press Service News Agency
Russia's Children Remain "Highly Vulnerable"
31 May 2007 - Interview with UNICEF's Carel de Rooy. "While UNICEF is happy that children's rights are commemorated on Jun. 1, we would like to see every day of the year be 'International Children's Day', particularly in Russia, where children remain highly vulnerable," says Carel de Rooy, the United Nations agency's representative in Russia and Belarus.

B92 News - Serbia
UNICEF: 13 pct of Roma children finish school
18 May 2007 - Study by the UN children's agency UNICEF conducted in the Balkan states showed Roma are the largest minority group across the Balkans, but most of them spend their life in poverty, illiterate, underfed and marginalized by society.

Reuters AlertNet
Balkan Roma: shunned, illiterate, hungry - UNICEF
17 May 2007 - Roma are the largest minority group across the Balkans, but most of them spend their life in poverty, illiterate, underfed and marginalised by society, a study by the U.N. children's agency UNICEF showed.

Scoop Independent News - New Zealand
Turkmenistan Youths' Child Rights Films
16 May 2007 - Young people in Turkmenistan are using their creativity to produce short video films on children's rights thanks to an initiative cosponsored by the country's Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). - Turkmenistan
В Ашхабаде стартовал инновационный молодежный семинар «One Minutes Jr. Video»
15 May 2007 - В рамках семинара «One Minutes Jr. Video» («Одноминутное молодежное видео»), организованного ЮНИСЕФ и Министерством культуры и телерадиовещания Туркменистана, студенты Национального института культуры и волонтеры Молодежной организации им. - Turkmenistan
Innovative youth seminar "One Minutes Jr. Video" opens in Ashgabat
15 May 2007 - Students and volunteers of the Youth Organization named after Magtymguly have started shooting 60-second video films about children's rights within the framework of the seminar "One Minutes Jr. Video" organized by UNICEF and the Ministry of culture and TV and Radio broadcast of Turkmenistan. - Spain
UNICEF: Turkmenistan children produce One Minute Junior video films on child rights
14 May 2007 – Young people from the National Institute of Culture and the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan will use their creativity and artistic skills to produce short video films on children’s rights at the “One Minutes Jr. Video” workshop that started today in Ashgabat.

The Journal of Turkish Weekly
UNICEF: Turkey has made tremendous progress in child poverty since 1980
14 May 2007. Lila Pieters, deputy representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Turkey says the country is developing a strategy to combat child poverty.

Today's Zaman - Turkey
Viable projects key to combat chıld poverty
14 May 2007 - Interview with Lila Pieters UNICEF Deputy Representative in Turkey. More than a quarter of Turkey's children live in poverty, meaning that their caregivers do not have adequate means to feed, clothe, shelter, educate or protect them.

Romano Vod'i - Czech Republic
UNICEF about the situation of Roma Children in South East Europe
10 May 2007 - On the occasion of a joint conference with the German Children’s Commission of the German Bundestag, 5 March 2007, UNICEF presented a study on the situation of Roma children in seven south-Eastern European countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, as well as Kosovo.

Turkish Daily News - Ankara,Turkey
UNICEF wants action against Internet crimes
30 April 2007 - Edmond McLoughney, Turkey representative of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), has praised the government's political will to seriously look into ways to offer safe Internet to children but underlined that the political will must turn into real action.

New Anatolian - Ankara, Turkey
UN: 'Millions suffering amid economic growth in Eastern Europe
28 April - Millions of people in the ex-Soviet bloc countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia are languishing in poverty, left behind by government policies aimed primarily at boosting macroeconomic growth instead of social welfare, three United Nations agencies said Friday.

Monsters and - Glasgow, UK
Millions impoverished as Eastern Europe and Central Asia prosper
27 April 2007 - Millions of citizens across Eastern Europe and Central Asia were surviving on less than 2 US dollars a day despite healthy economic growth in the region, according to the latest UN statistics.

Jurnalo - Berlin, Germany
Millions impoverished as Eastern Europe and Central Asia prosper
27 April 2007 - Millions of citizens across Eastern Europe and Central Asia were surviving on less than 2 US dollars a day despite healthy economic growth in the region, according to the latest UN statistics.

Reuters AlertNet - London, UK
Many excluded from E.European economic recovery - UN
27 April 2007 - Many women, children and families living in the countryside are being excluded from the benefits of economic growth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the United Nations said on Friday.
Armenia's Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF
18 April 2007 - Armenia’s renowned singer Alla Levonyan joined today the ranks of 200 celebrities around the world who have partnered with UNICEF to advocate for children’s rights

forUm - Ukraine
Ukraine and UNICEF sign cooperation agreement for 2007
10 April 2007 - Annual Cooperation Plan for 2007 was signed by Ukrainian Minister for Family, Youth and Sports Viktor Korzh and UNICEF Representative Jeremy Hartley, “Cabinet press office” reported.

Hot News, Romania
UNICEF report: disabled children's rights breached in Romanian state shelters
2 April 2007 - Disabled children living in Romania’s state shelters are still the victims of a malfunctioning child care system.

Today's Zaman, Turkey
UNICEF program to help protecting vulnerable 
27 March 2007 - A UNICEF country program will help Turkey to achieve some of its Millennium Development Goals, such as universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, and fighting AIDS.

News Blaze, US
Juvenile Justice System set up in Kosovo with UN help
24 March 2007The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF has teamed up with the European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) to support the development of the juvenile justice system in UN-administered Kosovo, focusing on rehabilitation rather than prison.

Novinite Sofia NewsAgency, Bulgaria
Bulgaria's UNICEF Ambassador Throws Discussion on Kids' Rights
23 March 2007 - Bulgaria's first UNICEF good will ambassador and footballer Dimitar Berbatov organized Thursday a discussion with children on their rights.

Novinite Sofia NewsAgency, Bulgaria
Bulgaria Ombudsman, UNICEF Representative Sign Cooperation Protocol
20 March 2007 - Bulgaria's Ombudsman Ginyo Ganev and UNICEF representative in the country Octavian Bivol signed a protocol to cooperate for the protection of children rights, Darik News reported.

Право Выбора - Баку, Azerbaijan
Meeting with UNICEF Regional Director Held
15 March 2007 - On March 12, meeting with central and east Europe and CIS countries director of UNICEF Children’s Fund, Maria Kalivis, was held at the State Committee on the issues of family, women and children.

UzReport, Uzbekistan
National flour fortification program expands
15 March 2007 - When talking about the health, many of us often mentions about such disease, as an anemia. Anemia of deficiency of iron in a human body, in other words, today anemia is a problem disturbing the whole world community.

Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan
UNICEF Regional Director Meets with Azerbaijani Health Minister 
14 March 2007 - On 13 March the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Ogtay Shiraliyev, met with UNICEF Regional Director for Central and East Europe countries, CIS, and Baltic Countries, Maria Calivis, and UNICEF Director for Azerbaijan, Khana Singer.

Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan
UNICEF Regional Director: Azerbaijan has full potential to become humanitarian aid donor
13 March 2007 - Azerbaijan has the potential, from being a receiver, to becoming a donor, of humanitarian aid.

Guardian Unlimited - UK
Close to home
11 March 2007 - Unicef's report on the plight of Roma children in Romania and Bulgaria should be a concern for the whole of Europe.

Trend News Agency - Azerbaijan
UNICEF Regional Director to Visit Azerbaijan
9 March 2007 - Results for Children in the areas of health, education and protection will be the subject of a visit by Ms. Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS). The three-day visit starts on 11th March.

Reuters AlertNet - London, UK
Kazakhstan: HIV trial spotlights fight against AIDS
6 March  2007 - As the trial continues in Kazakhstan of former health sector staff accused of infecting scores of toddlers with HIV, there are signs that the government is tackling the fight against HIV/AIDS with renewed vigour.

Sofia Echo, Bulgaria
UNICEF to launch anti-violence campaign in Bulgaria
6 March 2007 - UNICEF Bulgaria will launch a campaign against violence in schools, UNICEF representative Octavian Bivol, said.

The News, Pakistan
Roma children
5 March 2007 - BERLIN: About 1 million Roma children “remain invisible” in countries in southeastern Europe without documents, birth certificates or adequate healthcare, a UN report released on Monday in Berlin said.

Focus Information Agency
AFP: UNICEF wants more rights for Roma children in Europe
5 March 2007 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) insists on more rights for children of Roma families in Europe, appealing for better education. The appeal coincides with the conference, organized along with the German parliamentary commission, AFP reported. - Zagreb,Croatia
One Million Roma Children invisible
5 March 2007 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) insists on more rights for children of Roma families in Europe, appealing for better education. The appeal coincides with the conference, organized along with the German parliamentary commission, AFP reported.

UzReport, Uzbekistan
UNICEF, DonMahsulotlari to conduct flour fortification workshop
27 February 2007 - On 1-2 March UNICEF together with DonMahsulotlari (Grain Products) Scientific-Production Centre will conduct a workshop on flour fortification for the workers of private flour mills.

UzReport, Uzbekistan
UNICEF awards "child-friendly" certificates to maternity hospitals of Tashkent region
27 February 2007 - UNICEF Uzbekistan Office together with the Ministry of Healthcare will award "child-friendly" certificates to maternity hospitals and policlinics of Tashkent region in recognition of good treatment of children in a special ceremony to be held on 2 March 2007 at Tashkent Regional Khokimiat.

IRIN, Reuters and AlertNet
Kazakhstan: Preparing for bird flu threat
23 February 2007 - Kazakhstan is implementing measures to combat avian influenza as the spring migratory season looms, threatening to spread the disease as birds fly north after the winter, the government says.

UzReport, Uzbekistan
UNICEF organizes symposium on pandemic influenza
22 February 2007 - UNICEF in cooperation with the Uzbek government organized a symposium on communicational readiness to a crisis situation of pandemic influenza

KazInform, Kazakhstan
"Kazakhstan achieved progress in salt iodization field" - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
20 February 2007 - "Kazakhstan has achieved an impressive progress in the sphere of universal salt iodization," UNICEF ambassador of goodwill World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov told the Senate of the PArliment of Kazakhstan.

Forum, Ukraine
UNICEF: Media Critical in Fight to Prevent Pandemic Flu
15 February 2007 - As the threat of bird flu once again confronts Europe and Central Asia, an International Symposium on how governments can better manage emergency health situations has started in the capital of Ukraine.

NRCU - Ukrainian Radio - Kiyv,Ukraine
UNICEF launched series of workshops in Europe and Central Asia
15 February 2007 - The three-day workshops will run through February with participation of representatives of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

UtReport, Uzbekistan
UNICEF holds seminars in Europe and Central Asia to boost flu prevention
15 February 2007 - In a further effort to combat the global spread of deadly bird flu, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is holding a series of high-level seminars in Europe and Central Asia over the next month that will stress the importance of working with the media in getting the right preventive message out to the public.

Fighting a Difficult Battle
7 February 2007 - Misinformation still a problem in combating AIDS in Russia

BBC Online, UK
Russia's unwanted babies in hospital limbo
7 February 2007 - Mobile phone video of babies in a Russian hospital with sticking plaster apparently covering their mouths made headlines around the world but the plight of the otkazniki - the infants abandoned by their mothers in hospital - goes much deeper.

KazInform, Kazakhstan
EC, UNICEF to help prevent bird and human flu in Kazakhstan
6 February 2007 - Today Kazinform press centre held a presentation of the project "Communicative strategy for bird flu pandemic prevention in Kazakhstan"

KazInform, Kazakhstan
Senate speaker met with UNICEF head
2 February 2007 - Serik Kozhkenov, Speaker of Kazakhstani Senate met with the head of UNICEF in Kazakhstan Alexander Zuyev on Friday.

KazInform, Kazakhstan
Kazakh Government, UNICEF shape joint plans for 2007
31 January 2007 - An annual working session on fulfillment of a joint programe of the Kazakhstan's Government and UNICEF took place on January 29-30 in Astana.

B92 News, Serbia
IMLEK-UNICEF cooperation
29 January 2007 - UNICEF and IMLEK, the largest milk production factory in Serbia, will renew decades-long cooperation.

The Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkmenistan
Turkmen interim leader favours multi-party system
26 January 2007 - Turkmenistan's acting leader Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, set to win next month's presidential election, has suggested a multi-party political system would benefit the reclusive Central Asian state.

ООН ждет от новых властей Туркмении реформ в образовании
Чт янв 25, 2007 - Детский фонд ООН (ЮНИСЕФ) приветствовал намерение новых властей Туркмении вернуть к международным стандартам систему образования, эксперименты с которой проводил покойный диктатор Сапармурад Ниязов.

The Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkmenistan
UNICEF Turkmenistan and UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran have jointly welcomed the pledge for educational reforms in Turkmenistan 
26 January 2007- UNICEF Turkmenistan and UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran have jointly welcomed the pledge for educational reforms in Turkmenistan.

WebUser - London, United Kingdom
Review of UNICEF Tajikistan website
17 January 2007 - This website is aimed at raising awareness of the problems that children face in central Asian country Tajikistan.

Reuters Foundation, AlertNet - Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Silent Kazakhs on new frontier for HIV
1 January 2007 - Saule, a 27-year-old Kazakh biology graduate, has a job and a young daughter. No one knows she also has HIV. "I haven't told anyone. I don't know how people might react," said Saule, her dark eyes watching intently through a slit in a scarf wrapped around her face for anonymity.

The Anatolian Times, Turkey
UNICEF Programme Coordinator praises Turkey's efforts for homeless children
11 December 2006 - Lila Pieters, UNICEF Programme Coordinator in Turkey, described Sunday Turkey's efforts to protect homeless children as "positive," but said Turkey failed to produce solutions unless a problem occurred.

BBC News Online
Moldova's kids get old before their time
6 December 2006 - One in nine children in the Republic of Moldova - about 100,000 - grow up without at least one of their parents, who go abroad to work.

International Herald Tribune - France
Europe marks World AIDS Day with warnings, services, art actions
1 December 2006 - Church services in Moscow and London, a provocative artist's action in front of a Stockholm cathedral, and warnings about the spread of HIV on Europe's eastern fringe marked commemorations Friday of World AIDS Day across the continent.

Misinformation Still a Problem in Combating AIDS in Russia
1 December 2006 - Every year on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, the employees of the Yest Mneniye (There is an Opinion) research center in Chelyabinsk organize an event to encourage AIDS awareness among the city’s young people.

Officials fear 'catastrophic' epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
1 December 2006 - World AIDS Day was marked around the globe Friday by somber religious services, boisterous demonstrations and warnings that far more needs to be done to treat and prevent the disease in order to avert millions of additional deaths.

NewsCentralAsia - Santa Monaica,CA,USA
Central Asian Education Forum Wraps up Session in Turkmenistan
30 November 2006 - The Executive Committee Meeting of the Central Asian Education Forum has completed its 2006 session in Ashgabat.

Reuters Foundation, AlertNet
UNICEF sees higher Kazakh HIV numbers
28 November, 2006 - Almaty, Kazakhstan - The number of people living with HIV in Kazakhstan could be three times higher than official figures, a U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Southeast European Times - MD, USA
UNICEF and the Japanese government organise seminar in Tirana on bird flu
27 November, 2006 - UNICEF and the Japanese government organised an international seminar in Tirana on bird flu, focusing on communication during health emergencies and appropriate measures to minimise pandemic outbreaks. Carrie Auer, UNICEF representative in Albania, said the event – which took place on November 20th – was the first of six such seminars to be held in Central and Eastern Europe.

Право Выбора - Баку, Azerbaijan
Conference Dedicated to Creation of Safe World for Children
25 November, 2006 – Conference “Towards the creation of a safe world for children” organized by Ombudsman of the Republic of Azerbaijan with support of UNICEF was held on November 22.

Scotsman, United Kingdom
Ostracised Roma still struggle across Balkans
25 November, 2006 – Elka Strojan and her 30-strong Roma Gypsy family, forced to swap a house for three rooms in a former army barracks, highlight the precarious existence in the Balkans of Europe's largest minority.

Azertag, State Telegraph Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Ombudsman of the Azerbaijan holds conference on children
23 November, 2006 – Ombudsman of the Azerbaijan Republic with support of UNICEF on 22 November held a conference dedicated to the question how to create a safe world for children.

UN News Centre, United Nations
UNICEF grants award to Moldovan TV programme on sport in child development
22 November, 2006 – A Moldovan television programme highlighting the importance of sports in children’s development, including teaching them about conflict resolution and equality, has won the 2006 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award, presented by the United Nations' children’s agency and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Uzbekistan
Ombudsman receives UNICEF official
21 November, 2006 - The Human Rights Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, (Ombudsman) Sayyora Rashidova, received an expert of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Tronda Vaaj, on 17 November.

Novite Sofia News agency, Bulgaria
UNICEF Educates Bulgarians on Child Rights
20 November, 2006 - UNICEF Bulgaria has launched an informational campaign, aiming to educate grownups and kids alike on the rights of children.

Kazinform, Kazakhstan
UNICEF delegation visits Ust Kamenogorsk
16 November, 2006 - A delegation of specialists from UNICEF has arrived in Ust Kamenogorsk and conducted a meeting with Mayor Manarbek Sapargaliyev.

Panorama, Armenian Information Portal
Armenia ratifies the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption
14 November, 2006 - President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan signed today the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption

UzReport.Com - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Hospital in Ferghana region earns UNICEF certificate
08 November, 2006 - Maternity department and clinics at the Ferghana Central Regional Hospital earned the UN Children's Fund - UNICEF's certificate, UzA reported on 6 November.

Mold Press News Agency
UNICEF experts consider necessary to create national institution for child rights' protection  
08 November, 2006 - Chisinau, /MOLDPRES/- Moldovan Deputy Speaker Maria Postoico today presided over a working meeting on the protection of the rights of the child.

Kazakhstan Today
Central Asian healthcare workers meet in Tashkent
02 November, 2006 - Astana, Kazakhstan - The 10th Mother and Child Health Protection Forum of Central Asian republics and Kazakhstan is opening today, November 2, in Tashkent, Ministry of Health of RK reports.

UzReport.Com - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
UNICEF delegation visits Uzbek ministries to discuss cooperation
02 November, 2006 - A delegation headed by the UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and CIS Ms. Maria Calivis visited a number of ministries and agencies on 1 November.

UzReport.Com - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
UNICEF delegation pleased with public health projects in Fergana Region
31 October, 2006 - A UNICEF (UN Children's Fund) delegation, which is on a visit to our country, led by the regional director in Central and East Europe and Commonwealth countries, Mary Calivis, has visited Fergana.

ITAR-TASS - Moscow, Russia
UNICEF campaigns for universal selling of iodized salt
24 October, 2006 - UNICEF has suggested limiting the sales of regular salt in favor of iodine-containing analogs in all countries, Nutrition Project Officer for UNICEF CEE/CIS Arnold Timmer told a Tuesday press conference at the Itar-Tass main office.

ChristianToday - London, UK
World Vision Shocked at Child Poverty in South-eastern Europe
24 October 2006 - World Vision has expressed its shock at the extent to which serious levels of poverty continue to blight the lives of children in the poorest families in south-eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Central Asia, which a new report claims have made little progress over the last decade.

Reuters AlertNet - London, England, UK
Unicef report reveals extent of child poverty and inequality
24 October 2006 - Life for children in the poorest families in southeastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Central Asia has made little progress over the last decade as child poverty becomes more and more concentrated in certain groups and geographical areas in the region, according to the latest reports by Unicefs Innocenti Social Monitor 2006: Understanding Child Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Southeast European Times
UNICEF calls for policies to reduce child poverty in Balkans, former Soviet republics
19 October 2006 - About 18 million children in Southeast Europe and the former Soviet republics still live in utter deprivation, UNICEF said on Wednesday.

People's Daily Online, China
Millions stand up against poverty
19 October 2006 - Child poverty in southeastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union has declined significantly after a decade-long rise since the early 1990s, a report by the UN Children's Fund said yesterday. UNICEF said, however, that the number of impoverished children in this region remains disturbingly high. Some 18 million children under 15 were living on less than the equivalent of US$2.15 a day in 2003, the last year for which figures were available, UNICEF said. That compared with 32 million children living in what the agency considers "extreme income poverty" in 1998.

BBC Serbia
Međunarodni apel UNICEF-a
19 October 2006 - Dečiji fond Ujedinjenih nacija, UNICEF, apelovao je na zemlje istočne Evrope i centralne Azije da poklone daleko više pažnje siromaštvu dece.

Scotsman, United Kingdom
18 million children from former Soviet states are still living in extreme poverty
19 October, 2006 - The number of children living in extreme poverty in former Soviet bloc states has fallen by 44 per cent to 18 million, but this represents a quarter of those nations' child population

UN News Centre
Child poverty in South-East Europe, Central Asia clouds region’s future – UN report 
18 October, 2006 - Although the number of children under 15 living in extreme poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States has dropped from 32 million to 18 million since the late ‘90s, governments must increase their health and education budgets to ensure regional prosperity, according to a United Nations report released today.

United Press International
UN to SE Europe, CIS: Up child aid
18 October, 2006 - The United Nations says governments in Southeast Europe and states of the former Soviet Union must increase health and education budgets to ensure prosperity.

Southeast European Times
"Every Roma Child to School" campaign under way in Macedonia
18 October, 2006 - Roma NGOs in Macedonia have been conducting a campaign aimed at boosting the number of Roma children who attend school. The UNICEF-supported campaign has been implemented in towns with large Roma populations such as Skopje, Kumanovo, Prilep and Stip. The slogan is "Every Roma Child to School".

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic
One In Four Of Region's Children Extremely Poor
18 October, 2006 - A report by UNICEF, the United Nations children's organization, says that, despite an economic upturn in Southeastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) since the late 1990s, one in four children under the age of 15 is still living in extreme poverty.

International Herald Tribune, France
UN: Child poverty eases in southeast Europe, ex-Soviet countries
18 October, 2006 - GENEVA Child poverty in southeastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union has declined significantly after a decade-long rise following the fall of communism, a report by the U.N. Children's Fund said Wednesday.

ABC News, Australia
UNICEF urges more attention for child poverty
18 October, 2006 - The United Nations children's agency UNICEF has appealed to eastern European and central Asian governments to pay more attention to child poverty.

UzReport Business Information Portal, Uzbekistan
UNICEF and DonMahsulotlari conduct workshop
18 October, 2006 - On 18-19 October, UNICEF together with DonMahsulotlari (Grain Products) Scientific Research Centre will conduct a workshop for the specialists of flour production companies.

BBC News, UK
'Vast imbalance' in child poverty
October 18, 2006 - The United Nations children's agency Unicef has appealed to Eastern European and Central Asian governments to pay more attention to child poverty.

Guardian Unlimited, UK
Behind closed doors: A new study looks at violence against children
October 17, 2006

News Central Asia - nca
UNICEF Presents 60 Computer Systems to Turkmenistan
October 5, 2006

OneWorld Southeast Europe
UNICEF and CRCA New Research on Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency
October 3, 2006

ЮНИСЕФ тревожит нищета в бывшем СССР
September 13, 2006

Ankara Turkish Daily News
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra to perform for UNICEF campaign
September 8, 2006

San Angelo Standard-Times
Finding the courage to face attackers
September 8, 2006

Transitions Online
Too little, too late - Child trafficking in Albania
September 6, 2006 - Armenian Information Portal
UNICEF, Government of Armenia promote education for minority children
September 1, 2006

AKI, Italy
Balkans: Child Trafficking On The Rise, UNICEF
30 August 2006 (AKI) - Child trafficking in the countries of southeast Europe, particularly in Serbia’s Kosovo province, has been on rise and is reaching worrying proportions, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday…

Focus News - Sofia, Bulgaria
Albania Severely Criticized in UNICEF’s Latest Report
August 30, 2006 - Tirana. In its last report UNICEF criticizes Albania severely because of the insufficient combat against trafficking of children, Macedonian Makfax informs...

BBC News, UK
Europe warned over trafficking
August 30, 2006 - Not enough is being done to prevent the trafficking of young people in south-eastern Europe, a report by two children's charities says…

BBC News, UK
'Dream offer lured me into prostitution'
August 30, 2006 - As a report condemns the UK for not doing enough to prevent the trafficking of young people from eastern Europe, Katerina - a young woman from Romania - explains how she was forced into prostitution in the UK…, Ireland
EU criticised in human trafficking report
August 30, 2006 - A report by the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, says European countries are not doing enough to protect children from being exploited by human traffickers…

Makfax, Macedonia
Albania criticized in UNICEF report on child-trafficking
August 30, 2006 - A report by the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, has said Albania is not doing enough to curb child-trafficking…, UK
Child trafficking measures "too little too late"
August 30, 2006 - A report by children's charity groups UNICEF and Terre des Hommes warns that "piecemeal prevention efforts" are failing to protect children from falling prey to traffickers and suggests awareness-raising campaigns often do not work… - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Uzbek Health Ministry, UNICEF carry out Vitamin A supplementation national campaign
August 22, 2006

NewsCentralAsia - Santa Monaica, CA, USA
Youth Forum in Turkmenistan Sends Message to Parliament
August 12, 2006

AzerTag - Azerbaijan
UNICEF and Ministry of Economic development hold meeting to discuss problems in white salt industry
August 9, 2006

Bucharest Daily News - Bucharest, Romania
UNICEF: Romanians beat children to educate them (activate free trial to read)
July 26, 2006

Makfax - Skopije, Macedonia
UNICEF Children in Albania are poor and sidelined

Civil Georgia - Georgia
UNICEF Concerned over 10-Year Imprisonment for Juvenile
July 18, 2006

AzerTag - Azerbaijan
Education Minister, UNICEF representative and Professor of Stockholm University discuss personnel training for social sphere
July 16,2006

Relief Web, Geneva, Switzerland
UNICEF Humanitarian Action: North Caucasus donor update 13 Jul 2006
July 13, 2006. Unicef still seeks over $ 2,330,000 to address the needsof 300,000 children and mothers in the region

Право Выбора - Баку, Azerbaijan
"Transparent Elections": UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report
July 11, 2006. Emergencies in CEE/CIS - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Junior G-8 kicks off in Russia with hopes to influence main summit
July 10, 2006. (AP) - Armed with diplomatic jargon and an interest in international affairs, teenage delegates from the Group of Eight major industrialized countries on Monday kicked off the Junior G-8 summit with the hope of influencing world leaders gathering in Russia this week.

Turkish Daily News - Ankara,Turkey
UNICEF urges Turkey to teach in Kurdish
July 9, 2006. The United Nations Children's Fund's deputy chief urged Turkey on Friday to try out teaching its Kurdish children in Kurdish, saying international examples indicated it would improve educational standards.

Zaman Online - Istanbul, Turkey
UNICEF Delegation Arrives in Van for Girls Education Campaign
July 7, 2006. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kul Chandra Gautam, and an accompanying delegation arrived in the eastern Turkish province of Van on Friday as part of "The Girls Education campaign."

Today.Az - Azerbaijan
UNICEF's Regional Training Course on Protecting Breastfeeding to be held in Baku
July 7, 2006. Second Sub-Regional Training Course on implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes to be held on July 10-14 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

TREND Information - Azerbaijan
UNICEF to organize regular courses in Baku
July 7, 2006. Regional training courses on preservation of breast-milk feeding will be held in Baku from 10 to 14 July, the Baku Office of UNICEF told Trend.

Kazinform - Kazakhstan
Kazakh mass media reps discuss child’s rights
July 6, 2006. KAZINFORM /Yekaterina Panchenko/ - Two-day seminar for mass media Communication system on protection of child’s rights in Kazakhstan has started its work today in Almaty. - Turkey
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director In Turkey
July 6 2006. UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Kul Chandra Gautam arrived in Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday.

Kazinform - Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan joined campaign of FIFA, UNICEF directed to protection of children
July 5 2006. Today presentation of UNICEF in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstani Football Union and Union of Crisis Centers of Kazakhstan joined the global campaign "Unite for children, unite for peace" at a special press conference in Almaty.

Southeast European Times in Tirana
UNICEF urges Albania to do more for children’s rights
June 29 2006. Many young people in Albania face poverty, discrimination, and lack of educational opportunity, according to a recent report. The problem is especially severe in rural areas and among the country's Roma.

Kazinform - Astana,Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's iodization rate may exceed 90%, UNICEF rep
June 19 2006. During the period of June 19-23 Astana holds a conference on foodstuff fortification under the aegis of Healthcare Ministry. Those attending are the representative of Kazakh Food Academy, deputies of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, salt producers, mill industry and NGOs. - Turkmenistan
Central Asia education forum wraps up in Ashgabat
14 June 2006. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), UNESCO and the Ministry of education of Turkmenistan hosted the 5th Central Asian Region and Kazakhstan Education (CARK) Forum.

National Legal Internet Portal - Minsk,Belarus
Belarus highly appraises level and quality of interaction with UNICEF
6 June 2006. Belarus is satisfied with the level and quality of interaction with UNICEF. The statement to that effect was voiced by the delegation of Belarus at a session of the UNICEF Executive Board in the UN headquarters in New York. The session runs from June 5 till June 9.

UNICEF leads workshop for iodine deficiency 
6 June 2006. UNICEF is ready to support Azeri government on universal salt iodizing and in fighting iodine deficiency-related diseases, Trend reports quoting Hanna Singer, representative of UNICEF to Azerbaijan, speaking at theme workshop organized by UNICEF’s Baku office jointly with Azeri Ministry of Health.

Sofia News Agency - Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Best Footballer Becomes UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
31 May 2006. Berbatov joined UNICEF efforts in fight for the rights of the disabled children. "I am proud to be a part of that organization.

UNICEF to hold workshop on iodine deficiency disorders
May 27, 2006. UNICEF will organize a one day workshop for media professionals on iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) and Universal Salt Iodization in Baku, Baku office of the organization told Trend.

Radio Free Europe
UNICEF Says Albania Doing Too Little For Children
25 May, 2006. The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that Albania lacks social policies to protect children facing poverty, discrimination, and social exclusion.

UNICEF Helps Bulgaria Raise Teens AIDS Awareness
27 April 2006. Sixty of every 100 Bulgarian teenagers should be aware how to protect themselves from AIDS, states a Plan from the 2009 program between the Bulgarian government and the United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF.

UZBEKISTAN: Interview with Aziz Khudoberdiev, Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
21 Apr 2006 . The total number of registered HIV/AIDS cases in Uzbekistan is the highest recorded in Central Asia, according to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report for Uzbekistan published on 11 April. Nearly 2,200 cases were registered in 2005, bringing the official total to 7,800. Unofficial estimates put the number of infections much higher.

UN News Center
UNICEF says iodine could have prevented cancer among Chernobyl victims
19 April 2006. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today that iodized salt could have significantly lowered the numbers of exposed children who developed thyroid cancer and called for the supplement to be widely used throughout the affected region.

UNICEF prepared report on situation of children's rights in Azerbaijan
30 March 2006. The sitting of the Milli Majlis Social Policy Standing Committee taken place on 29 March discussed the annual report of UNICEF on condition of the rights of the child in Azerbaijan.

Kazakh FM met with UN Offices’ reps
17 March 2006. Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan Kassymzhomart Tokayev has received representative of UN Children’s Fund UNICEF to Kazakhstan Alexander Zuyev on request of the latter, Kazinform has learnt from Kazakh MFA’s press service.In the course of the meeting the sides discussed current state and perspectives of collaboration between Kazakhstan and UNICEF.
Russia, CIS World’s Second Biggest Human Trafficking Market — UNICEF
16 March 2006. The number of international human trafficking victims in both industrialized and developing countries is estimated at 600,000 to 800,000, the representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Russia and Belarus, Carel de Roy told a news-conference at Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Youth media reporter
Where Youth Media is the Media
4 March 2006. In countries where press freedom is curtailed, human rights are violated, and conflicts are common, young journalists are essential. The Youthful Media listserv offers a snapshot of youth media abroad.

BBC news
Unicef appeals for $805m in aid
23 January 2006. Unicef has launched an appeal to raise more than $800m (£450m) to help women and children affected by humanitarian emergencies in 29 countries.



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