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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan
19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director
1 January 2018 – Henrietta Fore takes office today as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director. Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience

About 770 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in the Pacific Island countries, says UNICEF
1 January 2018: About 770 babies will be born in the Pacific Islands on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. Worldwide, it is estimated 385,793 babies will be born globally on New Year’s Day.

Over 78,000 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in the East Asia and Pacific Region, says UNICEF
1 January 2018: Approximately 78,459 babies will be born in the East Asia and Pacific Region on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. This accounts for 20 per cent of the estimated 385,793 babies to be born globally on New Year’s Day.

Children under attack at shocking scale in conflicts around the world, says UNICEF
28 December 2017 – Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout the year, UNICEF warned today, with parties to conflicts blatantly disregarding international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable

UNICEF stands ready to support the government in responding to children and families affected by Tropical Storm Vinta
24 December 2017—UNICEF is closely monitoring the situation of children and families affected by tropical storm Vinta as it leaves the Philippines Area of Responsibility with reports indicating rising casualties in different areas affected.

UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
22 December 2017 – UNICEF welcomed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ announcement today that Henrietta H. Fore will succeed Anthony Lake as UNICEF Executive Director when his term ends on 31 December 2017.

In 2018 make migration safe for every child – UNICEF
15 December 2017 – 2018 could be a landmark year for migrant children if countries follow best practices to ensure their safety and wellbeing – UNICEF said today ahead of International Migrants Day on 18 December.

Cambodia launches Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Children
11 December 2017 – The Government of Cambodia announced today the launch of its first ever Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Children 2017- 2021, marking another positive step forward in the country’s commitment to ending all forms of

UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged
11 December 2017 – Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content, UNICEF said in its an

UNICEF Statement on recent abuse allegations in China nursery
27 November 2017 - Rana Flower, UNCIEF China Representative, comments on the recent abuse allegations in China

Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents
20 November 2017 – Despite global progress, 1 in 12 children worldwide live in countries where their prospects today are worse than those of their parents, according to a UNICEF analysis conducted for World Children’s Day.

150,000 children in Viet Nam are still at risk of malnutrition more than a week after Typhoon Damrey
13 November 2017 - 11 month-old Ngan lives in a small fishing community in Phu Yen province in southern Viet Nam, one of the worst hit areas by Typhoon Damrey. Her father works as causal worker on a fishing boat and the family is struggling to make ends..

UN agencies host Asia-Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition
12 November 2017, –Those responsible for producing, processing and overseeing the food we eat must take more collaborative and decisive action if the Asia-Pacific region is to achieve the zero hunger target of the Sustainable Development Goals by the 2030

Typhoon Damrey: UNICEF experts deployed to worst hit region in Viet Nam
9 November, 2017 - UNICEF is deploying experts to join the rapid assessment team led by Viet Nam’s Disaster Management Authority and they will assess specifically the situation of children in remote communes in Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces of Viet Nam

Statement on Impact of Typhoon Damrey on Children in Viet Nam
Typhoon Damrey that has battered Viet Nam is likely to be one of the worst storms to strike the country’s central- southern coastal region in years

Drama on child abuse wins 2017 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television
7 November 2017 - “Desperate for Love”, a drama produced by Yomiuri Telecast and broadcast by NIPPON TV Affiliate Stations of Japan showing the trauma of a woman who was abused by her own mother when she was young and the lifelong consequences...

Violent discipline, sexual abuse and homicides stalk millions of children worldwide – UNICEF
1 November 2017 – Staggering numbers of children – some as young as 12 months old – are experiencing violence, often by those entrusted to take care of them, UNICEF said in a new report released today.

Children to ‘take over’ business, government and entertainment on World Children’s Day
24 October 2017 – In a month’s time, children from around the world will be taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted, UNICEF

Youth representatives help Parliamentarians to connect with their generations’ concerns and hopes for Myanmar
25 October 2017 – For the first time, 40 youth will represent the more than 15,000 adolescents and young people from across Myanmar who use UNICEF’s innovative U-Report polling tool, at a forum with Parliamentarians in Naypyidaw today.

Launch of Vital Registration Manual - a critical step towards fulfilling the rights of every child in Myanmar
20 October 2017: One of the major milestones on the road to universal birth registration in Myanmar was achieved today with the launch of a revised Manual aimed at simplifying the registration process for births and deaths.

Violence in Myanmar driving Up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF
20 October 2017 – Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days

Leaving No One Behind: ASEAN 50th birthday symposium to highlight strategies and opportunities to improve lives across region
27th September 2017 - Senior officials from ASEAN Member States and regional experts will this week look at how to boost progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ASEAN-UNICEF Symposium on “Leaving No One Behind”...

UN Secretary-General's address to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, 19 September 2017
17 September 2017 - UN Secretary-General delivers his speech to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

New Rankin film puts spotlight on refugee and migrant children separated from their families
13 September 2017 – Renowned photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with UNICEF to create a 60-second film highlighting the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster, especially those separated from their families as they become

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children affected by the violence in Rakhine, Myanmar
5 September 2017 – More than 125,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Bangladesh since 25 August. As many as 80 per cent of them are women and children

Pacific screening of ‘The Beginning of Life’ highlights role of society in giving children the best possible start to life
31 August 2017 – The first Pacific screening of the documentary, The Beginning of Life – It takes a village to raise a child, was shown in Suva this week. About 100 children also attended a shorter session to witness the magical musical performance

More than 180 million people lack basic drinking water in countries ravaged by conflict or unrest - UNICEF
29 August 2017 – More than 180 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict, violence and instability around the world, UNICEF warned today, as World Water Week gets under way.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Myanmar
28 August 2017 - Statement: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at the reports of civilians being killed during security operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

UNICEF statement on the impact of the drug war on children’s rights in Philippines
22 August 2017 - The best interests of children must be the guiding principle in every action by Government officials. Actions, no matter the motivation, that increase the risks children face or violate their rights are not in accordance with the CRC

Progress on Early Essential Newborn Care in the Western Pacific Region, but millions of newborn infants remain at risk
14 August 2017 - At a gathering of Ministry of Health vice ministers and public health experts in Da Nang, Viet Nam, WHO and the UNICEF called on countries to accelerate efforts to save the lives of millions of newborn infants

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding
1 August 2017 – No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increas

Vanuatu announces drone trial participants to assess vaccine delivery in remote islands
27 July 2017: The Government of Vanuatu, with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), announced today the selected participants who will take part in the first phase of the Vanuatu drone trial in August.

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation
13 JULY 2017– Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.4 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Wang Yuan Appointed UNICEF Special Advocate for Education in China
28 June 2017——Well known Chinese singer and actor, a member of the pop band TFBOYS, Wang Yuan was today appointed by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as Special Advocate for Education.

Investments in poor children save more lives per dollar spent, new UNICEF study says
28 June 2017 – Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money, saving almost twice as many lives for every US$1 million spent as equivalent investments in less deprived groups, according to

849 children and young people released from Tatmadaw of Myanmar since 2012
23 June 2017 – The Tatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. Since the signature of a Joint Action Plan (JAP) between the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children...

Alternatives to jailing children produce better results, UNICEF report launched at Juvenile Justice Symposium proves
26 June 2017: A new guide to how children who break the law can be punished and rehabilitated without recourse to unnecessary detention has been issued in the margins of an international symposium on diversion through restorative justice held in Bangkok..

More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers - UNICEF
16 June 2017 – More than half – or 55 per cent - of children aged between 3 and 4 years-old in 74 countries – approximately 40 million – have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new UNICEF analysis.

Vanuatu launches Pacific’s first drone trial
14 June 2017: The Vanuatu Government will make history today by launching what may be the first ever trial in the Pacific to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines to inaccessible remote communities...

Myanmar’s investments in children’s early development are paying dividends
13 June 2017- As momentum is building up towards the global celebration of Father’s Day on 18 June, UNICEF Myanmar draws attention to the critical importance of the first 1,000 days in a child’s life. Scientific evidence shows that it is during this first

Stars from the world of entertainment and sport join Super Dads campaign to highlight fathers' critical role in children's early development
6 June 2017 – Stars from the world of entertainment and sport joined Super Dads, a new UNICEF initiative launched today to celebrate fatherhood, and highlight the importance of love, play, protection and good nutrition for the healthy development of young

1.3 million children urgently need humanitarian assistance after storms batter Bay of Bengal
2 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days, UNICEF has warned. Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh..

Data gaps on children in residential care leave the most vulnerable unaccounted for – UNICEF
1 June 2017: At least 2.7 million children live in residential care worldwide, according to a new estimate by UNICEF.

UNICEF commends Chinese Government’s strong leadership in building child welfare and protection system
31 May, 2017 - At a special ceremony to launch the Child Welfare and Protection Week and to mark International Children’s Day, UNICEF commends the Government of China’s actions to extend the child welfare and protection system to more than 59,000 villages

UNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar: Fruits of rapid development and reconciliation efforts yet to reach remote, conflict-affected regions
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 May 2017 – Unresolved conflict, poverty and under-development are preventing children in more remote parts of Myanmar from reaping the benefits of the reform and reconciliation efforts being undertaken by the Government, says UNICEF.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the life of Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore
NEW YORK, 23 May 2017 - "With the passing of Sir Roger Moore, the world has lost one of its great champions for children – and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend..."

Fuelling children’s brains to power them for the future
16 May -- Investing in high-quality interventions that promote optimal brain development during a child’s earliest years of life not only benefits the individual child, but can bring enormous dividends to the future growth and prosperity of China.

10,000 run for #thisability to promote inclusive society in Malaysia
7 May 2017 – Today over 10,000 people put on their running shoes and ran alongside hundreds of children with disabilities in Kota Kinabalu’s waterfront to promote a more inclusive society for all.

Statement Attributable to Thomas Davin, Representative, UNICEF Thailand, on the indiscriminate attack in Pattani, Thailand
9 May 2017 – “According to reports, children are among the dozens of people injured in the bomb attack on a large and busy shopping centre in Pattani, Thailand, this afternoon.

Using solar power to protect life-saving vaccines for children of Fiji
8 May 2017 – No electricity, no problem. Seventy-four solar refrigerators will be distributed to more than 100 health centers in Cyclone Winston affected areas in Fiji, to ensure life-saving vaccines or medicines stay effective even without electricity.

Early childhood development for children 0-3 years old: A priority for China and the world
Chinese government officials are meeting in Beijing on 24 and 25 April with national and international experts at the International Early Childhood Development Conference 2017 “Promoting nurturing care for children 0-3 years”.

UNICEF welcomes Indonesian Women’s Ulema recommendation to avoid child marriage
28 April 2017 - UNICEF welcomes the recommendation issued by the Indonesian Women’s Ulema Congress to end child marriage and to raise the legal marriage age for girls from 16 to 18.

UNICEF opens office in the Republic of Korea
11 April 2017 – UNICEF formally opened its Seoul Office today, in a ceremony attended by senior representatives of the Republic of Korea Government and UNICEF New York Headquarters.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters
1 April 2017, ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040
Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on killing of ICRC workers in Afghanistan and SARC workers in Syria
8 February 2017 – “We are saddened and outraged by the cruel killings today of six workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan, and two workers for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Aleppo, Syria.

UNICEF seeks $48 million emergency assistance for children caught in conflict & crises in East Asia Pacific
6 February 2017 – As part of its annual global humanitarian appeal, UNICEF is seeking $42 million to deliver lifesaving aid for children in emergencies in two countries in the East Asia and Pacific region.

UNICEF concerned about serious violations of children’s rights in the northern part of Rakhine state reported in OHCHR report
UNICEF has just seen the report of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and is very concerned about the reported serious violations of children’s rights in the northern part of Rakhine state.

Early Moments Matter for children’s brain development, UNICEF
11 January 2017 – UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing

New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 per cent by 2030 if progress stalls – UNICEF
1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching adolescents stalls, according to a new report released by UNICEF today.

UNICEF statement on grave risks to children in Rakhine State, Myanmar
8 November 2016 - “Worsening inter-communal conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar is taking a terrible toll on children -- especially those living in the northern part of the state, where thousands of children have been cut off from humanitarian assistance..

Asia-Pacific governments agree on importance of universal health care and better protection for children
8 November 2016 – After two days of impassioned discussion about social protection and child protection, Governments from across Asia-Pacific today heard strong arguments for accelerated investment in good quality primary healthcare

Governments from across Asia-Pacific come together to advance children’s rights for one billion under 18s
7 November 2016 – Governments from across Asia-Pacific are meeting today to discuss ways to advance children’s rights in a number of critical areas. The event, ‘A Billion Brains: Smarter Children, Healthier Economies’, is hosted by the Government of Malay

Documentary on dangerous journey to school wins 2016 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television
Bali, 24 October 2016 – ‘Reel Time: Written on the Water’, produced and broadcast by GMA Network, has won the 2016 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award. The programme highlights the dangerous trip to school for students who must wade through the sea and climb

Thousands of children in urgent need in flood-ravaged DPR Korea as bitter winter looms
7 October, 2016 – After disastrous flooding in DPR Korea in August and September left tens of thousands of children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, a second wave of danger looms with winter approaching.

42 million children under five in East Asia and Pacific are at risk of not reaching developmental potential
Nearly 42 million children under five in the East Asia and the Pacific region are at an increased risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on attack the humanitarian convoy in Aleppo, Syria
20 September 2016 – “All those with a conscience must condemn the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo that killed and injured humanitarian workers.

Nearly 12 million children in Asia “uprooted” – UNICEF
7 September 2016 – Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Often traumatized by

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon engages with young people in Myanmar on peace and reconciliation
31 August 2016 - Ahead of his attendance at the 21st Century Panglong Conference and high level meetings, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reached out to young people from Myanmar through U-Report, a recently launched youth engagement tool...

UNICEF Invites Submissions from Young People to Improve Lives of Children in Asia Pacific
15 August 2016 – UNICEF is asking young people throughout the Asia-Pacific region to share their innovative ideas to improve the lives of children, families and communities.

Joint statement by UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO: The rights of indigenous peoples must be protected and respected
In a message to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNESCO’s Asia Pacific Regional Directors call on countries to give greater priority to the fulfillment of the rights of indigenous peoples..

UNICEF’s new Regional Director launches State of the World’s Children 2016 report
5 July 2016 – A regional launch of UNICEF’s 2016 State of the World’s Children report, which includes country by country data on the situation of children and argues for a more direct focus on issues faced by the most disadvantaged children...

Speech: Equity and Universality for Children in East Asia and Pacific by Gaspar Fajth, UNICEF Regional Adviser for Social Policy and Economic Analysis
5 July 2016 -Reaching the SDGs in East Asia and the Pacific and giving a fair chance for every child means good health, access to quality education, and breaking the vicious cycle of poverty for each and every child. How far are we now from this vision?

Speech: A Fair Chance for Every Child by Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director East Asia and the Pacific
5 July 2016 - Speech of Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director East Asia and the Pacific, at the regional launch of UNICEF’s flagship report for 2016, The State of the World’s Children.

UN envoy calls for strong collaboration and action to eliminate violence against children in Viet Nam
22 June, 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, has concluded a 3-day visit to Viet Nam calling on the government, civil society and all stakeholders for strong...

UNICEF welcomes Nauru Child Protection Act
14 June 2016 – The Government of Nauru has reinforced its commitment to children’s rights by adopting a comprehensive and forward-looking Child Protection Act.

In Asia, 78 per cent of 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of online sexual abuse – UNICEF/Ipsos global poll
7 June 2016 – Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the internet...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry meets children with disabilities in Viet Nam
31 May 2016 – Following a visit to Viet Nam, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry is calling for increased focus on children being left behind in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.

Child Rights Award 2016: A call to broadcasters
15 April 2016, The 2016 Child Rights Award for TV broadcasters and producers in Asia is now open for entries. This prestigious award, which is a partnership between the ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF, is now in its 16th year.

Joint Statement: Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
4 April 2016 - Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 Statement by UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, UNICEF, UN Women

True stories of refugee and migrant children inspire UNICEF to launch #actofhumanity global initiative
29 March 2016: UNICEF today launches a series of animated films to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children and young people on the move globally.

Children in South East Asia face a ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition, new report finds
28 March 2016 – A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and undernutrition...

Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF
21 March 2016 - On the eve of World Water Day, UNICEF said the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change

Over 40% of Fiji’s children affected by Cyclone Winston as school year begins
01 March 2016 – More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The latest data indicates that an estimated 347,000 people (40% of the country’s total population)...

UNICEF supporting Government of Fiji’s efforts to reach children in worst affected areas, following Cyclone Winston
25 February 2016 – As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, UNICEF Pacific estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be worst affected.

UNICEF Pacific urgently responding to Government appeal and needs of children after worst ever Cyclone Winston in Fiji
22 February 2016 – Less than 36 hours after Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, UNICEF Pacific has begun assisting those most affected, in partnership with the Government of Fiji.

UNICEF concerned for children in Fiji as devastation from Cyclone Winston becomes clear
22 February 2016 - As the full impact of category five Tropical Cyclone Winston continues to emerge, UNICEF's main concern is for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Statement on children following the Australian High Court finding on offshore detention of asylum seekers
9 February 2016 - The Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a signatory, underscores that the best interests of a child must be a primary consideration in all decisions and actions affecting that child.

New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF
5 February 2016 – At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genita

UNICEF appeals for US $62 million for children affected by crises in East Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 26 January 2016 – In the Pacific Islands, many children don’t have enough safe water to drink and their education has been interrupted as result of the severe, ongoing El Niño.

More than 16 million babies born into conflict this year: UNICEF
17 December 2015 – More than 16 million babies were born in conflict zones in 2015 – 1 in 8 of all births worldwide this year – UNICEF said today, a figure that underscores the vulnerability faced by increasing numbers of children.

Children’s lives and wellbeing saved by preparedness and resilience-building actions in the wake of Typhoon Melor/Nona
Manila, 16 December 2015 — UNICEF commends the Philippine government’s preparedness actions which minimized damage to life and property as Typhoon Melor/Nona exits the country.

Asia-Pacific region facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents, new report finds
30 November – The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents. There were an estimated 50,000 new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15-19 in 2014, accounting for 15 per cent of new infections.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change in East Asia-Pacific and beyond: UNICEF
24 November 2015 – More than half a billion children worldwide live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change...

Universal Children’s Day: Why fair matters
20 November 2015 – The world remains a deeply unfair place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, according to a UNICEF report released today.

On World Toilet Day, UNICEF highlights important link between sanitation and nutrition
19 November 2015 – Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition.

East Asia boasts most progress on reducing maternal mortality
12 November 2015 – Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham sees how his Fund is helping children in Papua New Guinea
9th November 2015 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham last week met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea.

Two years after Typhoon Haiyan, UNICEF helps build disaster resilience for children in the Philippines
8 November 2015 — On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, UNICEF has commended the recovery and rehabilitation efforts undertaken in partnership with the Philippines government and non-government agencies, civil society, children and families.

Documentary on child labour in the Philippines wins 2015 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television
28 October 2015 – ‘Reel Time: Bamboo’, a documentary produced and broadcast by GMA Network, has won the 2014 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television.

UNICEF applauds joint call from four main religions in Myanmar for religious tolerance for the sake of children
21 October 2015 – UNICEF welcomes the joint statement released by Interfaith for Children, calling for the respect of religious freedom and tolerance as essential conditions for every child to grow and develop to her/his full potential, regardless of thei

Thailand hosts regional seminar on conflict and disaster risk reduction in the education sector
22 October 2015 – A week-long regional seminar on conflict and disaster risk reduction (C/DRR) opened in Bangkok on Monday 19 October, with delegates from eight countries in the East Asia and Pacific region.

UNICEF concerned about children in unreached areas affected by Typhoon Koppu
19 October 2015 — UNICEF is on high alert after Typhoon Koppu (local name Lando) made landfall in the Philippines on Sunday morning. The slow moving typhoon has brought torrential rain and strong winds, causing floods, landslides, flying debris, power out

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham brings voices of children to the United Nations General Assembly
24 September 2015 – A unique installation that brings the voices of children and young people to the heart of the United Nations General Assembly was unveiled today by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham

Asia-Pacific countries pledge to accelerate progress to eliminate parent to child transmission of HIV and syphilis
25 September 2015 - Government representatives from 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed to accelerate efforts to eliminate the parent-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

Ten exceptional TV programmes shortlisted for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award
16 September 2015 – Ten outstanding TV documentaries about children and their rights have been shortlisted for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015.

UN: Progress made but more to be done to ensure all children are born free of HIV & syphilis in Asia-Pacific
Bangkok, 14 September 2015 - The Asia–Pacific region has made significant progress in efforts to eliminate HIV and syphilis, but thousands of mothers and children have yet to feel the benefits.

Nearly 50 million lives saved since 2000; millions more can be saved by 2030: UNICEF report
9 September 2015 - The rate of decline in mortality among the world’s youngest children has more than doubled over a generation, and an additional 38 million lives could be saved by 2030 if progress accelerates further, in line with the Sustainable...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the child migrant and refugee crisis in Europe
19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

UNICEF calls for $9.2 million USD for children affected by Myanmar floods, as supplies arrive
10 August 2015 – UNICEF has called for US$9.2 million to fund urgent humanitarian assistance for children affected by the Myanmar floods.

Children in Myanmar face a 'double catastrophe' as floods hit the most vulnerable, UNICEF says
3 August 2015 – Vulnerable children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods add to the hardship faced by children living in poverty and those recovering from violence and conflict, UNICEF has warned. Myanmar has suffered heavy rain for weeks...

Children’s lives at serious risk if DPR Korea drought continues, UNICEF warns
8 July 2015 – Children are already suffering as a result of drought in some parts of DPR Korea and many more may be at serious risk of malnutrition and disease if it continues, UNICEF warned today.

Child maltreatment costing Asia-Pacific US $209 billion each year, says UNICEF
2 June 2015 – Child abuse and violence is costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific around US $209 billion/year, equivalent to 2 percent of the region’s GDP, according to newly published research commissioned by UNICEF.

Joint statement on untargeted distribution of infant formula and breast milk substitutes in emergencies
Kathmandu, 21 May 2015 – Child Health Division, Ministry of Health and Population, UNICEF and the nutrition cluster are calling for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding in the current emergency, and caution about unnecessary and potent

UNICEF statement on the situation of children stranded on boats in South East Asia
15 May 2015 -UNICEF is very worried about the situation of children and their families stranded on boats in the seas off Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. These children need, and they have a right to, urgent help and protection.

Nepal Earthquake: New appeal for children amid growing need- UNICEF
29 April 2015 – Around 1.7 million children are now in urgent need of aid in the areas worst-hit by the earthquake in Nepal, according to UNICEF.

Nearly 1 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquake
26 April 2015 – At least 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by yesterday's earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, says UNICEF. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 25 April, and nearly 60 aftershocks...

Statement on the protection of the rights of children who may be transferred from Nauru to Cambodia
17 April 2015 - UNICEF is concerned by reports of a decision by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.

Group Handwashing Facility inaugurated in school to protect children’s health and promote safe hygiene practices
15 April 2015 – An innovative low cost Group Handwashing Facility was inaugurated today at the Escola Basica Filial Vila Verde in Dili towards protecting children’s health and practicing safe hygiene in school.

Asian Parliamentarians gather to recognize children’s right to nutrition
2 April 2015 –Leaders and parliamentarians from Asian countries will gather today to recognize the vital role of parliamentarian leaders in advancing child nutrition and development.

UNICEF on standby as Philippines prepares for Typhoon Maysak
1 April 2015 – The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Maysak (local name Chedeng) as it enters the country’s area of responsibility this week.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015 opens for entries
1 April 2015, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF are inviting broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015.

UNICEF education assistance to reach 30,000 school-aged children in Vanuatu
30 March 2015 – As Vanuatu’s schools officially reopen UNICEF and its partners are supporting the Government of Vanuatu to provide assistance to 30,000 school-aged children who have been affected by Super Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam: new appeal for children amid critical funding shortfall
24 March 2015 – UNICEF has only around fifteen per cent of the money it needs to get life-saving aid to thousands of children and their families, after Cyclone Pam wreaked havoc in Vanuatu and other Pacific islands, the organisation warned today.

UNICEF reaching children affected by Cyclone Pam on remote Pacific islands
21 March 2015 - Despite logistical challenges posed by the impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam on small island countries in the Pacific, UN children’s agency, UNICEF, is delivering essential supplies to children who need them most in Kiribati, Solomon Islands,

Life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene supplies reaching children affected by Cyclone Pam
20 March 2015 – A week after the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific Islands, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) appear as the immediate needs of around 60,000 children affected. Initial reports indicate that in two of the six most

UNICEF to send emergency supplies for cyclone-affected children and families in Tuvalu
18 March 2015 – UNICEF is dispatching emergency life-saving supplies to communities in cyclone-affected Tuvalu. The archipelago nation comprising of nine islands with about 11,000 people has declared a state of emergency...

Measles prevention campaign gets underway in Vanuatu, with support from UNICEF and WHO
17 March 2015 – The Ministry of Health, Vanuatu today began a measles prevention campaign in Vanuatu with support from UNICEF and WHO. This is critically important given the low routine immunisation rates and a recent measles.

UNICEF ships emergency supplies for Cyclone-affected children in Vanuatu
16 March 2015 – While distributing its pre-positioned emergency supplies in Vanuatu, UNICEF also has dispatched additional life-saving supplies for affected communities from its Pacific regional warehouse in Suva, Fiji. This includes health...

60,000 children in need of immediate assistance after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu; at least 72,000 out of school
16 March 2015 – With Tropical Cyclone Pam ripping through Vanuatu from late Friday night (13 March) into the early hours of Saturday morning, UNICEF Pacific reminds that 45% of the population is children and they are particularly vulnerable in any emergen

UNICEF on standby to assist Government of Vanuatu as Tropical Cyclone Pam approaches Vanuatu
13 March 2015 – As Vanuatu braces itself for Tropical Cyclone Pam, UNICEF remains on standby to assist the Government of Vanuatu.

Ministry of Health receives equipment and supplies to support Nutrition Programme in Timor-Leste
10 March, 2015: Important equipment and supplies with a total value of US$ 367,000 were handed over today to the Ministry of Health to support the implementation of the Ministry’s Integrated Nutrition Programme in the districts of Ainaro, Bobonaro and...

UNICEF and UNAIDS go ‘All In’ to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents
17 February 2015 – While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic have said....

More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment
12 February 2015 – Children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said today...

UNICEF expresses sorrow over the deaths of two children and injuries to others by unexploded ordnance
2 February 2015 – UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep concern and sadness over the deaths of two children and injuries to four other children caused by an unexploded ordnance in the surroundings of the Ankalaung State Primary school in Kawkareik...

UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal. In East Asia and the Pacific....

FC Barcelona Foundation, Reach Out To Asia and UNICEF launch ‘1 in 11’ campaign
9 January 2015 – FC Barcelona Foundation, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and UNICEF today launched the ‘1 in 11’ campaign to extend educational opportunities to marginalized children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal, with the goal of expanding to more...

2014 Children in China: An Atlas of Social Indicators
19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

UNICEF statement on the Asian Tsunami, ten years on
23 December 2014 – Today, Ted Chaiban, UNICEF’s Director of Programmes and former UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, spoke about the ten year anniversary of the disaster.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on killing of children in Peshawar, Pakistan
16 December 2014 - The horrific, callous killing of more than one hundred children today in Peshawar, Pakistan must do more than shock the conscience of the world – as it will.

With 15 million children caught up in major conflicts, UNICEF declares 2014 a devastating year for children
8 December 2014 – The year 2014 has been one of horror, fear and despair for millions of children, as worsening conflicts across the world saw them exposed to extreme violence and its consequences, forcibly recruited and deliberately targeted by warring g

UNICEF mobilizes to reach children and families affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines
8 December 2014 – As Typhoon Hagupit wreaks havoc through the Philippines, UNICEF is acting quickly to support the Filipino government’s response to the emergency, providing lifesaving supplies and services for children and women in the areas hardest hit

ASEAN and UNICEF sign historic agreement to cooperate to improve the lives of South East Asian children
Jakarta, Bangkok. 3 December 2014: A formal agreement to work together to promote the rights and support the development of South East Asian children was signed today in Jakarta, Indonesia, by the Organization of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U

UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005
28 November 2014 – An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data released by UNICEF today ahead of World AIDS Day.

Raise your voice with UNICEF and Imagine a better world for children
20 November 2014 – During a musical event at the United Nations General Assembly today, UNICEF will unveil the #IMAGINE project as part of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children - UNICEF Report
20 November 2014 – Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, UNICEF said in a new report launched on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Lack of toilets dangerous for everyone, UNICEF says
19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

ASEAN to consider impact of cultural and religious practices on child rights
18 November - Delegates from across South East Asia are meeting today for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Consultation on Cultural and Religious Practices Impacting on the Rights of Children. The event will be held at the Arya Duta Hote

Philippines: a year after Super Typhoon Haiyan
8 November 2014 – A year after the worst-ever typhoon – Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) – hit the Central Philippines, disaster-affected communities are showing real signs of recovery and long-term growth, as a result of local, national and internati

Child health services all month for children in Vanuatu
3 November 2013 – This November, children under five years old in Port Vila, Luganville, and Lenakel will receive life-saving health services including immunisation, vitamin A and deworming free of charge thanks to the Government of Vanuatu...

Documentary about abandoned Filipino children wins 2014 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television
Macau, 27 October 2014 – ‘Front Row: Orphaned’, a documentary produced and broadcast by GMA Network, has won the 2014 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television. The programme highlights the plight of vulnerable children in the Philippines...

Ten million childhood disabilities prevented in campaign to end polio – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 23 October – Every day, a thousand or so children have been protected from disability during a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio. The worldwide campaign has immunised millions of previously-unreached children across the globe.

Handwashing one important tool in the Ebola fight – UNICEF
15 October 2014 – As the world celebrates the seventh Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF said the fight against Ebola further underscores the practice of handwashing in disease prevention.

Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence
10 October 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse.

As 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child approaches, UNICEF asks: Is the world a better place for children?
26 September 2014 – Looking ahead to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20, UNICEF today released new trend data and essays that ask a critical question: “Is the world a better place for children?”

Myanmar military speeds up release of children
25th September – The Myanmar Armed Forces (“Tatmadaw”) today released 109 children from the armed forces, demonstrating its continued commitment to professionalise its security forces, ensuring that they become and remain ‘child free’.

Ten outstanding documentaries shortlisted for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2014
18 September 2014 – Ten outstanding TV programmes about children and their rights have been shortlisted for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for broadcasting. The issues and countries covered by the finalists include trafficking in China...

Despite dramatic progress on child survival, 1 million children die during their first day of life from mostly preventable causes
New York, 16 September 2014 – Child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the absolute number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to a report released today by UNICEF

New UNICEF report exposes acute prevalence of violence against children
4 September 2014 – UNICEF today released the largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month
26 August 2014 – This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises -- the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous. Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises.

UNICEF China expresses solidarity with children of Yunnan affected by the earthquake
19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on child marriage
22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

Urgent need to improve the situation of children in Myanmar's Rakhine State
7 July 2014 - More than 105,000 children in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have been affected by inter-communal violence, including 78,000 displaced children living in rural camps in appalling conditions. They, and other vulnerable children, cannot wait. Their n

Newborns move to the top of the child survival agenda
1 July 2014 – At the conclusion of a global forum here focused on preventing maternal, child and newborn deaths, UNICEF said the commitments made by governments and public and private sector organizations have the potential to transform the outlook for...

More than 3 million children in Thailand do not live with their parents: UNICEF
23 June 2014 - About 21 per cent of children or more than three million children in Thailand do not live with either of their parents due to internal migration

1,000 children and young people call on Asian Governments to include children’s rights, needs, and capacities in disaster risk reduction
24 June, 2014 - Young representatives at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok on Tuesday called on their governments to recognise that they are not just victims of disasters, but also key to building a resilient and..

New plan to address significant needs of children in Rakhine State
10 June 2014- On 4th June, UNICEF launched a two year plan to address the long term needs of children in Rakhine State. Children living in Rakhine are more likely to suffer from chronic malnutrition

UNICEF Rakhine: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Every Child
04 June 2014 - Today UNICEF Myanmar launched its 2-year multi-sector work plan for Rakhine State under the slogan Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Every Child. The Rakhine State Work Plan is part of the Programme of Cooperation between the Governme

Rising costs in Myanmar put strain on UNICEF’s resources in Yangon
22 May 2014 - The end of foreign sanctions and the opening up of Myanmar have led to countless benefits for the country’s children, however they have also led to rising operational costs for UN agencies and other aid organizations.

Going the last mile for children in China
16 May 2014 - At the conclusion of a five day visit to China, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake commended the Government of China for its commitment to address socio-economic disparities facing the country...

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan: Promising signs on the long road to recovery
7 May 2014 – Six months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines, signs of recovery have started to emerge. UNICEF has brought children back to school, reached the most vulnerable with life-saving vaccinations...

Pacific has a regional cold storage facility for vaccines
2 May 2014 – For the first time, the Pacific has a regional cold storage facility for all vaccines. The facility, which is based at Yee’s Cold Storage in Nadi, Fiji, accommodates vaccines for 12 Pacific Island Countries.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television opens for 2014 entries
25 April 2014, The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF are inviting broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2014.

Children of Kachin in Myanmar need protection and have a right to peace, says UNICEF
22 April 2014 - Recent fighting in the vicinity of Man Win Gyi and Momauk areas (Southern Kachin State) has forced thousands of people, including an estimated 1,000 children , to leave their temporary homes.

“Kick Dengue Out!” campaign launched in Fiji
04 April 2014 - The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League, set to kick-off in Ba on Monday 7 April, marks another social responsibility milestone in OFC history.

Myanmar religious leaders vow unity for child rights, call for tolerance and respect of religious and ethnic diversity
3 April 2014 - The Ratana Metta Organization (RMO) and UNICEF, leaders of four main religions in Myanmar met in Yangon to express their unequivocal commitment to the realization of child rights and the building of a tolerant society...

World Water Day: World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF
21 March 2014 – Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water, and after the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right...

UNICEF joins efforts to mitigate impact of Tropical Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu
21 March 2014 – Two UNICEF staff based in Vanuatu are part of the humanitarian team assessing the impact of Tropical Cyclone Lusi, which impacted Vanuatu between 10 and 13 March.

EU-UNICEF join forces to support improving Timorese children’s nutritional status
13 March 2014 – The European Union and UNICEF signed the European Union Contribution Agreement of Euro 4.2 million for Timor-Leste’s Integrated Nutrition Project today.

Progress for children in Philippines after typhoon Haiyan; long road ahead
7 March 2014 – Four months after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centres, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to

UNICEF calls for urgently needed funds to help children affected by disasters in Asia Pacific
21 February 2014 – UNICEF appealed today for almost US$100 million to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to 2.75 million children in East Asia and the Pacific

UNICEF staff and partners unite to #ENDviolence against children
17 February 2014 - Marta Santos Pais, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, visited UNICEF's office for East Asia and the Pacific today.

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines
7 February 2014 – Three months after a massive Typhoon devastated the central Philippines, the long trek back to normalcy for children hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan has begun.

UN agencies welcome dawn of ‘SUN’ Movement in Myanmar
6 February 2014 – In partnership with FAO, WHO, WFP and UNICEF, the Myanmar Government today launched the ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ (SUN) Movement in Myanmar. In an attempt to tackle malnutrition - one of Myanmar’s biggest development challenges

UNICEF’s latest data show improvements in the situation of children, but disparities remain
30 January 2014 – Declaring that 'every child counts', UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.

Emergency health kits reach strained medical facilities in the Philippines
24 Jan 2014 - Getting emergency health supplies to remote clinics is one way UNICEF has supported communities recovering from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

Mass release of children by Myanmar Armed Forces important step towards a new Myanmar
18 January 2014 – In an historic step towards ending the recruitment and use of children by the Myanmar Armed Forces (the “Tatmadaw”), ninety-six (96) children and young people today rejoined family and friends.

UN Secretary-General visits UNICEF-supported school in Tacloban
21 December 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon visited Tacloban today, where six weeks ago Super Typhoon Haiyan left several regions in tatters.

Governments and UN agencies join forces to tackle unregistered births in Asia-Pacific
20 December 2013 – UNICEF, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP) and other partners(1) are working with governments across the Asia Pacific region to increase birth registrations, and have called for a ‘Civil Registration and Vita

1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF
11 December 2013 - On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the world.

Justin Bieber Launches #GiveBackPhilippines on Facebook to Help Children Affected by Typhoon Haiyan
4 December 2013 – Justin Bieber announced today the launch of a new campaign on Facebook – #GiveBackPhilippines – in partnership with Prizeo, AIA and TV5 to raise money in support of the families affected by Typhoo Yolanda.

Katy Perry is UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador
4 December 2013 - At a special event today at UNICEF Headquarters, global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency's work...

More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
29 November 2013 – A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low- and middle-income countries.

Children in Typhoon-hit Tacloban, Philippines, receive vaccines against measles, polio
26 November 2013 - Children in Tacloban - the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan - were today vaccinated against measles and polio in the first phase of a mass campaign

Sir Roger Moore calls for more help for the Philippines
21 NOVEMBER 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore yesterday visited UNICEF’s global humanitarian supply warehouse in Copenhagen and called for continued support for children and their families in the Philippines whose lives have been devastate

Keeping children safe is critical in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
20 November 2013 - Keeping the youngest survivors of Typhoon Haiyan safe and protected is a key priority while their homes and communities are being rebuilt in the aftermath of the devastating storm, said UNICEF today.

Grass-roots movements key to ending world’s toilet problem: UNICEF
19 November 2013 – Toilets are still out of reach for more than one-third of the global population, with devastating consequences to the health and development of children, UNICEF said on World Toilet Day.

HIV and AIDS risks to children and adolescents still too high in Asia & Pacific says UNICEF
19 November 2013 - Of the 350,000 people newly infected with HIV in Asia-Pacific in 2012, some 22,900 were children under 14 years of age and an estimated 58, 000 (17 per cent) were in the 10 to 19 age bracket, according to new figure released today.

Water supply back to full capacity in Typhoon-devastated Tacloban
18 November 2013 - At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine city of Tacloban and six surrounding districts are now receiving clean water for cooking and drinking, as the first water treatment plant came back to full operating..

Life-saving UNICEF supplies for children reaching areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
15 November 2013— Amidst the huge devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, critical life-saving supplies for children are being delivered by UNICEF in Tacloban, Ormac and Roxas, the areas most affected by the disaster.

Baby boys at higher risk of death and disability due to preterm birth
15 November 2013- Groundbreaking global studies on preterm birth and disability carried out by almost 50 researchers finds baby boys are at a higher risk of death and disability due to preterm birth than baby girls.

UNICEF appeals for $34 million for the children of the Philippines, as Haiyan crisis deepens
12 November 2013 – UNICEF is appealing for $34 million to aid the four million children of the Philippines who survived Typhoon Haiyan.

As number of children affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan rises to 4 million, UNICEF steps up emergency response
11 November 2013 – UNICEF is rushing emergency supplies to areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November, as the latest estimates indicate that up to 4 million children could now be affected by the disaster.

The time is now for Myanmar to dramatically increase social budgeting for children, says UNICEF
6 November 2013 – UNICEF today called upon both the Myanmar executive and legislature to put children first when considering how to allocate Myanmar’s income from natural resources.

Asia Pacific Governments adopt New Delhi Declaration on cooperation for children’s rights
Bangkok, 25 October 2013 - A New Delhi Declaration, renewing governments’ commitments to the rights of children and pledging to support each other in the achievement of those rights, was adopted unanimously today by Asian and Pacific States.

Philippine documentary on child malnutrition wins 2013 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award
24 October 2013 – “Reel Time: Bone Dry”, a documentary highlighting child malnutrition in Philippines - where 2 out of 10 children are undernourished, has won the 2013 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for broadcasting.

Asia Pacific Governments gather to share expertise on child rights issues
Bangkok, 22 October 2013 - A high-level inter-governmental meeting of representatives of countries from Asia and the Pacific will begin in New Delhi, India tomorrow.

Finalists announced for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2013
17 October 2013 – Ten documentaries have been shortlisted for the 2013 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for broadcasting.

Global Handwashing Day: A simple solution with far-reaching benefits – the power is in our hands
15 October 2013 – As the world observes the 6th annual Global Handwashing Day, new figures from UNICEF say 1,400 children under five still die every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.

Universal immunisation key to Myanmar childhood disease-free future say Japan Committee for Vaccines and UNICEF
October 11, 2013- On the occasion of a Japan Committee for Vaccines (JCV) visit to Myanmar, JCV and UNICEF joined forces to highlight the importance of universal immunisation across Myanmar

UNICEF launches peace-building education initiative preparing Myanmar children to say no to violence
11 October 2013 – In response to on-going waves of inter-communal violence across Myanmar, UNICEF this week launched ground-breaking peace and reconciliation initiatives for Myanmar’s children.

On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning
11 October 2013 – To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children.

UNICEF says inter-communal violence in Rakhine State must end for the sake of Myanmar’s children
8 October 2013 – UNICEF today called for an end to inter-communal violence in Rakhine State.

Lao PDR first S.E Asian nation to introduce pneumococcal vaccine and demonstrate cervical cancer vaccine with GAVI support
2/102013 -- The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) will today become the first South East Asian nation to introduce pneumococcal vaccine and begin a demonstration project for HPV vaccine, simultaneously tackling two major killers of children...

UNICEF concerned about the threats to children in armed conflict area of Zamboanga City, Philippines
23 September 2013 - UNICEF today expressed concerns about the plight of an estimated 90,000 children affected by the armed conflict in Zamboanga City including 47,000 children who have been displaced.

Asia Pacific leads global reduction in child mortality, but world still likely to miss global target
13/9/2013- East Asia and the Pacific has led the world in reducing under-five mortality, with the fastest ever recorded rate of reduction between 2000 and 2005. Since 1990, the region has reduced under-five mortality by over 60 per cent

In Thailand, FC Barcelona stars Leo Messi and José Manuel Pinto champion the rights of children with disabilities
19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

A million refugee children mark shameful milestone in Syria crisis
23 August 2013 – With Syria’s war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million.

dtac announces "Call for Children" partnership with UNICEF, launches *1515 SMS to promote child development
August 20, 2013 - dtac and UNICEF today announced collaboration on promoting the rights of children in Thailand and efforts to improve their well-being and overall development at a "Call for Children"press conference.

UN calls for US $98 million to respond to urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea
15/8/13 - The United Nations has updated its plans to address critical humanitarian needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPR Korea) for the remainder of 2013.

Scores of children and young people released in latest Myanmar army discharge
7 August 2013 – The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and UNICEF today welcomed the release of a further 68 children and young people from the Myanmar armed forces. Today’s release follows the recent release of 42 children and young people.

FC Barcelona players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto share football skills with young disabled athletes and advocate for the inclusion of children with disabilities
6/8/2013 - On the first day of FC Barcelona’s trip to Thailand, internationally acclaimed players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto spent the morning sharing football skills with children who have intellectual disabilities.

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history
1/8/2013 – During World Breastfeeding Week starting today, UNICEF is focusing on breastfeeding as the most effective and inexpensive way of saving a child’s life. But less than half of all children under six months benefitting from exclusive breastfeeding

The cries of children in East Asia and the Pacific who are victims of violence must be heard, and action must follow
2/8/13 – UNICEF offices throughout East Asia and the Pacific will be gathering information and calling for action to stop violence against children as part of a new global End Violence Against Children initiative.

UNICEF’s story in 2012: unrelenting efforts for world’s most vulnerable children
, 15 July 2013 – Despite financial concerns in much of the world and complex emergencies affecting children in nearly 80 countries in 2012, global progress was still made for millions of children last year, according to UNICEFs Annual Report 2012.

UNITED for UNICEF helps to inspire children with intellectual disabilities in Thailand
BANGKOK, 12 July 2013 – This weekend, about 36 children with intellectual disabilities will attend a Manchester United training session and a match thanks to the support of the club’s partnership with UNICEF, UNITED for UNICEF.

Tatmadaw releases child soldiers on anniversary of landmark Myanmar - UN accord
7/7/13- The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today welcomed the discharge of forty-two (42) children# by the Myanmar Armed Forces (“Tatmadaw”).

Children are both the makers and the markers of healthy, sustainable societies
24 June 2013 – One year after the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference building “The future we want” – Rio’s outcome – will be dependent on children being at the heart of the post-2015 agenda, says UNICEF.

UNICEF Timor-Leste hands over school furniture to Ministry of Education
18/6/13 The Ministry of Education received from UNICEF school furniture for 22 primary schools implementing the Eskola Foun. The students and teachers’ furniture were handed over to the Ministry during a simple rite held at the Ministry of Education

Conflict creating unprecedented threats to children’s lives
13/6/13 – Children living in armed conflict today face unprecedented threats. These include grave violations such as the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, sexual violence against children, killing and maiming of children...

“10m2 of Love” campaign to promote public breastfeeding rooms launched in China
12/6/2013 – In an effort to boost declining breastfeeding rates in China the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Centre for Women and Children’s Health, CDC (NCWCH) jointly launched the “10m2 of Love” campaign.

Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says
12/6/13 – On the World Day Against Child Labour, UNICEF today called attention to the millions of children around the world who are engaged in some form of hazardous or exploitative work, usually at the expense of their health and education...

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
30/5/13 – Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report.

Protecting girls from child marriage
27/5/13 - UNICEF welcomes the decisions by the Attorney-General of Malaysia and the Sabah Welfare Department to protect the best interest of the 13-year-old girl who was wed by a 40 year old man after the alleged statutory rape.

Myanmar pledges stronger combat against child malnutrition
15/52013: The Government of Myanmar reinforces its commitment in the fight against child malnutrition by signing the Membership Letter to join the global Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement countries.

UNICEF prepares to support Myanmar as Cyclone Mahasen approaches
15/5/2013 - As Cyclone Mahasen threatens to hit the communities in Rakhine State, home to thousands of displaced people, UNICEF stands ready to support the government of Myanmar to respond to humanitarian needs.

Government of China hosts planning session for High Level Consultation on Child Rights
15/5/13, Beijing -Representatives from 10 countries gathered in Beijing this week to put the finishing touches on plans for the 2nd High Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in Asia and the Pacific (HLM2

Back to school after Typhoon Bopha in Philippines
15/5/ 2013- Six months after Typhoon Bopha took more than 1,000 lives and displaced more than a million people, teaching and learning are starting up again in elementary schools across affected parts of the Philippines.

2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
13 May 2013 – Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today.

UNICEF supplies for children reaching earthquake affected counties in China
3 May 2013 –UNICEF support for children affected by the 7.0 magnitude Ya'an earthquake on 20 April are reaching the most heavily affected communities in south western Sichuan.

UN agencies in DPRK urgently require US$ 29.4 million to respond to critical and life-saving needs
29/4/13- WFP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO UNFPA appeal for urgent funding to be able to meet the most critical and life-saving needs of the people of DPRK in the areas of Health and Nutrition up to the end of the year.

Child Friendly Spaces to help quake-affected children bounce back, China
28/4/13 Yang Haiyu, UNICEF Child Protection Specialist, has recently returned from Sichuan, and was interviewed about one of the key aspects of UNICEF’s emergency support.

Nets are key to cutting malaria deaths and illness
25/4/2013 – Malaria still kills 660,000 people every year, most of them African children. Universal coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets is key in making gains against malaria – one of the largest killers of children in the world in the world.

26,000 children of Lushan County, Sichuan seriously affected by massive earthquake
23/4/13 - With more than 190 deaths and over 12,000 injuries counted so far – and remote communities affected only recently being reached by Government rescue teams – the full scale of devastation following the Lushan earthquake is becoming clearer.

UNICEF mobilizing to help children affected by Ya’an earthquake in China
21 April 2013- The death toll from the severe earthquake that struck southwestern Sichuan province early yesterday reached 180 by press time. Thousands of injuries have been reported.

Political support crucial to reach ‘the fifth child’ with vaccines
19 April 2013 – One and a half million children would not have died in 2011 had they been immunized, according to UNICEF at the start of World Immunization Week. But one in five children is not being reached with vital vaccines...

Appeal by heads of leading UN humanitarian agencies for the people of Syria
16/4/13- We, leaders of UN agencies charged with dealing with the human costs of this tragedy, appeal to political leaders involved to meet their responsibility to the people of Syria and to the future of the region.

Making the Constitution Work Better for Children is Essential, UNICEF says
Ha Noi, 16 April 2013 – As Viet Nam’s National Assembly has engaged the public to put forward its views on constitutional reform, UNICEF today released a Position Paper on “Making the Constitution work for children in Viet Nam”.

UNICEF/WHO: New plan to address pneumonia and diarrhoea could save 2 million children a year
12/4/13– A new Global Action Plan launched today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) has the potential to save up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea, some of the leading killers of children under 5

Placing nutrition high on ASEAN governments’ agendas
9 April 2013, A two-day regional advocacy workshop in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, has started today to share the process that led to strengthening Viet Nam’s maternity leave policy and restrictions on the advertising of breastmilk substitutes.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2013: A call to broadcasters
3 April 2013, CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 13th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.

UNICEF welcomes adoption of Arms Trade Treaty as crucial step toward protecting children
3 April 2013 – UNICEF today welcomed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United Nations General Assembly as a crucial step towards protecting children by regulating the transfer of weapons from one country to another.

First Round of Vital Polio Immunization Campaign to Reach 370,000 Children in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
The Department of Health is planning to revitalize the immunization activities for all targeted population. UNICEF and WHO are providing full support in rolling out the campaign.

Improving Learning Environment for Primary School Children in Myanmar
Education is the key to building a peaceful world.’ Since 2000, we have supported this project in Cambodia, Nepal, Laos and Vietnam with great support of our customers in Japan and in collaboration with UNICEF

Children dying daily because of unsafe water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene, UNICEF says
22 March 2013 – As the world celebrates World Water Day today, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens across East Asia and the Pacific to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children.

UNICEF welcomes release of final report on nutrition situation of DPR Korea’s children
18 March 2013 – UNICEF today welcomed the publication of the final report on a national nutrition survey carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Central Bureau of Statistics in September and October 2012.

Fighting child malnutrition in rural China
13/3/13- In China, there are an estimated 12.7 million stunted children, a population the size of Tokyo. In poor rural communities in China’s central and western provinces, one out of 10 children under 5 is stunted.

Upin & Ipin named UNICEF National Ambassadors
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March 2013 – UNICEF Malaysia has officially named Upin and Ipin as National Ambassadors for children. The hugely popular animated twins were introduced in their new roles at a press conference on the eve of International Women's Day.

Decentralization, a new chance for the children of Chin State
UNICEF team discussed new roles played by the township council and elders in identifying their needs, setting their priorities and informing the 5-year State Plan

UNICEF welcomes the release of 24 children in Myanmar, calls for acceleration of discharges
18 February, 2013: Twenty-four children were officially discharged from the Myanmar Armed Forces (the Tatmadaw) in a ceremony in Yangon

A call to put children first in business
UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Indonesia Global Compact Network have joined forces with the national government and partners to release Children’s Rights and Business Principles released in Indonesia



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