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All press releases published by the UNICEF Regional Office CEE/CIS and the respective country offices in 2006:

Turkish children assert their own rights in new campaign
28 December, 2006 - Ankara, Turkey

Kyrgyzstan unites for children: UNICEF marks its 60th anniversary
19 December 2006 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

UNICEF Russia celebrates 60th Anniversary with children at Human Rights Film Festival
19 December 2006 - Moscow, Russian Federation

Kazakhstan hosts Child Protection Forum, marks 60th anniversary of UNICEF
17 December 2006 - Astana, Kazakhstan

Azerbaijan: Government and UNICEF celebrate 60th anniversary
15 December 2006 - Baku, Azerbaijan

President of Azerbaijan congratulates UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director on Fund’s anniversary
15 December 2006 - Baku, Azerbaijan

Measles immunization campaign targets over 620,000 young people in Tashkent
15 December 2006 - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

UNICEF Romania events for 60th anniversary
13 December 2006 - Bucharest, Romania

Children and Young People Living or Working on the Streets: The Missing Face of the HIV Epidemic in Ukraine
14 December 2006 - Kyiv, Ukraine

Children and adults united at the 60th anniversary of UNICEF
12 December 2006 - Zagreb, Croatia

Serbia’s President together with UNICEF celebrate 60th anniversary
12 December 2006 – Belgrade, Serbia

A new website for UNICEF in Tajikistan
12 December 2006 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan

UNICEF presents special awards to child-friendly journalists
11 December 2006 - Tbilisi, Georgia

UNICEF in Georgia celebrates 60 years for children
11 December 2006 - Tbilisi, Georgia

United for Children: UNICEF marks 60th anniversary
11 December 2006 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Armenia launch of State of the World's Children 2007 report
11 December 2006 - Yerevan, Armenia

State of the World's Children report: Empower Women to Help Children
11 December 2006 - New York/Geneva

Celebrating UNICEF at 60
8 December 2006 - New York

Central Asia takes joint action in addressing child protection issues
5 December 2006 - Astana, Kazakhstan

Data collection and policy changes for children in Georgia
4 December 2006 - Tbilisi, Georgia

World AIDS Day: Government of Kazakhstan, UNICEF, WHO press conference
2 December 2006 - Astana, Kazakhstan

Criminalization of children happens very easily in Georgia, UNICEF expert says
1 December 2006 - Tbilisi, Georgia

UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC join forces to train journalists in Azerbaijan on culturally appropriate and gender-sensitive reporting concerning HIV and AIDS
1 December 2006 - Baku, Azerbaijan

Remembering the past and looking towards the future
30 November 2006 - Belgrade, Serbia. Celebrating UNICEF 60th anniversary.

The Executive Committee Meeting of the Central Asian Education Forum completes its session in Ashgabat
30 November 2006 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

"Child poverty should be the number one concern of governments in the region"
21 November 2006 - Sophia, Bulgaria. UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), Maria Calivis, addresses the National Council for Child Protection

Teleradio Moldova wins 2006 ICDB Award
21 November 2006 - New York

Romanian children paint their way into the Guinness Book of Records for UNICEF 60th
18 November 2006 - Romania celebrates 60 years of UNICEF in record style

“Chechnya through the Eyes of Children”: Photography exhibition opens in Chechnya
17 November 2006, Grozny.

Armenia beats iodine deficiency
17 November 2006 - Yerevan, Armenia

Towards a child-friendly social protection system
16 November 2006 - International Forum on Reform within Child Social Protection concludes in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

UNICEF Ambassador calls on the Government of Ukraine to protect children from iodine deficiency disorders
14 November 2006 - Kyiv, Ukraine

Armenia ratifies the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption
14 November 2006 - Yerevan, Armenia

Every Kyrgyz child can now join the Magic Journey
13 November 2006 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Millers to power flour with mineral mix
9 November 2006 - Istanbul/Geneva

Мукомолы будут обогащать муку минеральной смесью
Стамбул/Женева 9 ноября 2006 г.

Turkmenistan introduces international standards for live birth definition
8 November 2006 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Tуркменистан переходит на международные стандарты определения живорождения
Ашхабад, Туркменистан, 8 ноября 2006 г.

Opportunities and Challenges: A new paradigm for maternal and child health
2 November 2006 - Tashkent, Uzbekistan: 10th Mother and Child Health Forum, Central Asia Republics

Serbian launch of Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children
1 November 2006 - Belgrade, Serbia

Launch of campaign on early childhood care and stimulation in Moldova
30 October 2006 - Moldova

2007 ‘Education for All Global Monitoring Report’
26 October 2006 - Early childhood care and education is the theme of the 2007 Education for All Global Monitoring Report launched by UNESCO at UNICEF HQ.

Social care professionals learn about seamless child protection
25 October 2006 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

“Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS” Youth football tournament kicks off
20 October, 2006 - Baku, Azerbaijan

UNICEF raises child rights at the joint Government-UN conference marking 15 years of collaboration in Turkmenistan
18 October, 2006 - Turkmenistan

Launch of Innocenti Social Monitor 2006 – Macedonia alarmed
18 October, 2006 - Skopje, Macedonia

Социальное неравенство среди детей омрачает картину успешного экономического развития
Москва, 18 октября 2006 г.

Disparities affecting children cloud economic good news story
18 October, 2006 - Launch of the Innocenti Social Monitor 2006: Understanding Child Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

4th UNICEF Gala in benefit of Romanian children
5 October, 2006 - Bucharest, Romania

TeleRadio Moldova nominated for ICDB Award 2005
October 16, 2006 - Chisinau, Moldova / New York, USA

HIV-infected children in South Kazakhstan to be the focus of comprehensive package
October 16, 2006 - Astana, Kazakhstan

Violence and its impact on children
October 12, 2006 - Tirana, Albania

United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children
October 12, 2006 - Launch of UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children

Macedonian Post Office issues a special postage stamp to mark 60th anniversary of UNICEF
October 2, 2006 - Macedonia

Juvenile Justice – a way to help to children in conflict with the law
October 2, 2006 - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Children Pay the Price for Lack of Safe Water and Sanitation
September 28, 2006 - Progress for Children: A Report Card on Water and Sanitation

Study on Child Poverty in Georgia kicked off
September 21, 2006 - Tbilisi, Georgia

UNICEF continues to support government in child welfare reform
September 18, 2006 - Baku, Azerbaijan

Prince of Asturias award given to UNICEF
September 13, 2006 - New York, USA

UNICEF allies with Union of Journalists in fighting anemia among women and children
September 8, 2006 - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Moving Young - Special Youth Edition of UNFPA's State of World Population 2006 Report
September 6, UNFPA launches State of World Population 2006 report

First Lady of Germany visits Ukraine in the framework of the Global Campaign "Unite for Children. Unite against AIDS."
September 2, 2006 - Odessa, Ukraine

Turkmenistan marks the National Breastfeeding Week
September 1, 2006 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

UNICEF, Government of Armenia promote education for minority children
September 1, 2006 - Armenia

UNICEF submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion
Geneva, September 2006

Beslan - Two Years On
1 September 2006. Russian Federation

Germany's First Lady visits Moldova, Makes appeal not to discriminate against HIV positive persons and their families
August 31, 2006 - Chisinau, Moldova

Child Traffickers Find Easy Prey in South Eastern Europe
30 August 2006. Launch of UNICEF/Terres des Hommes “Action to Prevent Child Trafficking in South Eastern Europe: A Preliminary Assessment”

Media Advisory: Launch of UNICEF/Terre des Hommes “Action to Prevent Child Trafficking in South Eastern Europe: A Preliminary Assessment”
Launch on the 29th August 2006

Engaging Youth in Turkmenistan
11 August 2006

UNICEF prepares supplies for quake-affected school children in Tajikistan
9 August 2006

Report by UNICEF and The Body Shop highlights impact of domestic violence on children.
1 August 2006

Children of the North Caucasus Want to Live in Peace
25 July 2006, Russian Federation

Breastfeeding in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the critical start to life
1 August 2006

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Parenting in Romania
25 July 2006

G8 Leaders Meet Junior 8 Children and listen to their recommendations
16 July 2006. Week of Deliberations, Including Talks with Young People from the Developing World Culminates in Half Hour Meeting with World Leaders.

Girls and boys from Latin America ask leaders of the G8 to combat violence
14 July 2006 Young people from Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico share their views with the Junior G8 Forum in St. Petersburg.

Challenging the threat of vitamin A deficiency in Uzbekistan
21 August 2006

‘Junior 8’ delegates prepare for meeting with G8 summit leaders
July 13, 2006 - 64 young leaders are debating and discussing the recommendations they will deliver to G8 leaders on 16 July.

‘Junior 8’ Youth Forum opens in Russia
10 July 2006, PUSHKIN, Russian Federation.

Regional Training Course on Protecting Breastfeeding held in Baku
10 July, 2006 – Second Sub-Regional Training Course on implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes is beeing held on July 10-14 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Children of Junior 8 Gather to Share Views with G8 World Leaders
July 10, 2006. Russian Federation hosts youth forum as part of G8 summit.

UNICEF Welcomes New European Union Commitment on Children’s Rights -- Urges EU investment in children
4 July 2006

Goals for Children Last a Lifetime
19 June 2006. Palencia Press Release.

UNICEF warns about trafficking during World Cup
15 June 2006

Laying the foundation for the rights of Kyrgyz children
9 june 2006

Preventing Child Poverty In Turkey
12-13 june 2006

5th CARK Education Forum Opens in Ashgabat
28 December, 2006 - Ankara, Turkey

Turkmenistan parliamentarians learn about child development policies in Sweden
12 June 2006

Turkmenistan strengthens impact monitoring of salt iodization and flour fortification
28 December, 2006 - Ankara, Turkey

Высокопоставленные должностные лица обсуждают приоритеты в борьбе с птичьим гриппом в Центральной Азии
12 – 13 июня 2006

Senior Officials to Discuss Avian Flu Priorities for Central Asia
12 – 13 June 2006, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Croatia: Violence free schools join to celebrate their achievements
8 June 2006

Uzbekistan tackles iron deficiency
June 2006

President of Moldova and UNICEF speak with one voice: “Moldova – with and for children.”
29 May, 2006

Taking HIV/AIDS prevention to schools: the first Central Asian sub regional meeting of Ministers of Education
26-27 May, 2006, Uzbekistan

Football Star Dimitar Berbatov joins UNICEF in Launching a Report on Children with Disabilities in his capacity of newly appointed goodwill ambassador for children in Bulgaria.
Sofia, 31st May 2006

Children Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Reach
Tirana, 24 May 2006

UN helps Turkmenistan with Emergency Preparedness
24 May 2006

Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Lange visits a clinic for children living with HIV in Russia.
18 May 2006, Russian Federation

Moldovan children bring home messages on avian influenza prevention
18 May 2006

Carl Lewis jump-starts ‘School without Violence’ campaign in Serbia
10 May 2006, BELGRADE, Serbia

New study reveals education concerns in Kyrgyzstan
11 May 2006, BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan

Туркменистан проведет пятый Форум по образованию стран ЦАРК для достижения целей декларации «Образование для Всех»
5 мая 2006

Turkmenistan will host the 5th CARK Education Forum to Achieve Education for All Goals
5 May 2006

Chess Champion Teymur Rajabov joins ranks of UNICEF Ambassadors
BAKU, May 4, 2006 – Teymur Rajabov, the world-renowned young chess champion, has been appointed UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador for Azerbaijan.

A New Plan of Cooperation between the Government of Bulgaria and UNICEF approved.
28 April 2006. The Council of Ministers approved the new plan of cooperation between UNICEF and the Government of Bulgaria for the years 2006-2009.

UNICEF Turkmenistan Welcomes Decree Boosting Wheat Flour Fortification.
26 April 2006. Presidential decree will improve nutritional status of children and women in Turkmenistan.

Президент Туркменистана подписал Постановление об обогащении пшеничной муки железом и фолиевой кислотой - важный шаг на пути улучшения питания женщин и детей в Туркменистане.
Ашхабад, 26 апреля 2006 гАшхабад, 26 апреля 2006 г.

Update on the Flood Situation in Romania.
23 june 2006

From the Ural mountains to St Petersburg, the Global Campaign on Children and AIDS is on the move in Russia.
5-7 April, 2006, St Petersburg

Global Campaign on Children and AIDS comes to Russia
14 March, 2006, Cheliabinsk, Russian Federation

Child Rights Ombudspersons dealing with growing number of cases in Russia, says new report.
27 April 2006

UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS organizes a Consultation on Child Injuries.
27/28 April 2006, Geneva, Switzerland.

JETIX Kids Cup 2006 kicks off in Georgia.
14 April 2006. UNICEF unites with other partners to advocate against tobacco and drugs.

Roma children produce OneMinuteJr videos in Bulgaria
Roma teenagers from Bulgaria, Romania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia speak out on issues affecting their lives.

Child rights are the undoubted indicator of economic, social and political development.
10-12 April 2006. Maria Calivis, UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Director, visits Kazakhstan.

Годовщина аварии на Чернобыльской АЭС: ЮНИСЕФ утверждает, что йод мог бы спасти многих детей от рака щитовидной железы
19 April, 2006: On the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl, UNICEF says that the numbers of children who developed thyroid cancer could have been significantly lower if they had been consuming iodized salt in their daily diet at the time of the accident.

Chernobyl Anniversary: UNICEF says iodine could have spared many children from thyroid cancer.
19 April, 2006: On the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl, UNICEF says that the numbers of children who developed thyroid cancer could have been significantly lower if they had been consuming iodized salt in their daily diet at the time of the accident.

The Government of Georgia and UNICEF’s new programme addresses the needs of most vulnerable and unprotected children of Georgia.
11 April, 2006

First National Conference on Juvenile Justice Development in Azerbaijan.
12 April 2006

French Journalist Florence Shaal Revisits Beslan.
31 March 2006, Beslan, Russian Federation.

Saving Children from the Tragedy of Landmines.
4 April 2006. On First Global Mine Awareness Day, UNICEF says Mine-Free World is in Sight

Russian Federation: A Rehabilitation Centre for Families is Opened in Beslan
29 March 2006: UNICEF has opened a Family Centre in Beslan.

Grant to Help Improve Special Education in Uzbekistan
27 March 2006

Government of Turkmenistan is committed to give the best start in life for children
23 March 2006 - Turkmenistan has achieved and sustains 98% of immunization coverage

Donors enhance coordination for education sector

UN Agencies Fight Avian Influenza outbreak in Azerbaijan
22 March 2006 - Baku

400 million children deprived of safe water
21 March 2006: On Eve of World Water Day, Children Deliver Urgent Call for Change

UNICEF supports Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina in analysis of living standards for women and children.
14 March 2006: Reliable statistics on whether Bosnia and Herzegovina is "fit for children” will be gathered over the next six months.

Azerbaijan immunisation campaign launched by President
27 February: President Aliyev kicks off two-week mass immunisation campaign

AZERBAIJAN: campaign to protect three million against measles and rubella
24 February: campaign aims to reach around 40% of the entire population

Kazakhstan creates Child Rights Protection Committee
21 February 2006: new Committee paves way for report to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

UN Administered Province of Kosovo: call for relocation of Roma families affected by lead poisoning
9 February: temporary relocation urged for the sake of children

Azerbaijan: Conference aims to build "a brighter future for children"
3 February 2006: Conference will feed into national Poverty Reduction Strategy

EU provides EURO 6 million for Turkish child protection scheme
6 January, 2006: New project aims to help institutions improve child protection.

UNICEF Seeks $805 Million Worldwide for Humanitarian Emergencies
23 January, 2006: UNICEF report provides an annual overview of the agency's emergency programmes and funding needs

Call for Child Rights Ombudsperson in Kazakhstan
20 January 2006: Ombudsperson needed to raise child rights issues.

UNICEF responds to Tajikistan fire tragedy
11 January, 2006.





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