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UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children
NEW YORK, 11 December 2016 – On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict...

27 children confirmed dead after Aceh Earthquake
Jakarta, 9 December 2016 – Over one quarter of the victims of the Pidie Jaya earthquake are children under the age of 18, including 17 children younger than 5 years.

AJI-UNICEF Media Awards calls attention to Digital Safety
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 29 November 2016 – The winners of this year’s Media Awards were announced on Tuesday, by UNICEF and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) acknowledging excellence in reporting about child rights issues.

Universal Children’s Day: A wake-up call on children’s rights
Jakarta, 18 November 2016 – Despite tremendous progress since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989, the rights of millions of children are still being ignored every day, UNICEF said ahead of Universal Children’s Day.

Indonesian student wins one of the top prizes at Asia Innovation Challenge to improve the lives of children
Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta – 9 November 2016. Indonesian student Sherley Mega Sandiori is taking home one of three top prizes at a regional competition for her proposal to improve children’s health.

Governments from across Asia-Pacific come together to advance children’s rights for one billion under 18s
Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu, 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.

Pollution: 300 million children breathing toxic air - UNICEF report
NEW YORK 31 October 2016 – Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines – reveals a new UNICEF report.

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 7 October 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to a report released by UNICEF

Half a million children live in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti – UNICEF
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, 7 October 2016 – An estimated 500,000 children live in the Grande Anse and Grand South departments in southern Haiti, the areas worst hit by Hurricane Matthew, UNICEF said today.

Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, new Lancet Series finds
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 4, 2016 – An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from...

New Video: Star footballers from FC Barcelona and Spain’s 5-a-side blind team celebrate the power of inclusive sport for children
Rio de Janerio, BRAZIL/NEW YORK, 8 September, 2016 - A new video featuring star-football players from FC Barcelona and the Spanish National 5-a-side blind football team was released today to celebrate the importance of inclusive play

Nearly 12 million children in Asia “uprooted” – UNICEF
New York, Bangkok, Jakarta, 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...

UNICEF Indonesia and Pramuka kick off U-Report partnership
Jakarta, 14 August 2016 – UNICEF Indonesia and the national Scouts movement Pramuka kicked off an ambitious partnership on Sunday aimed at engaging the huge Scouts membership to address key development challenges through the digital youth participation...

UNICEF welcomes the launch of Indonesia’s first child marriage report
JAKARTA, 20 July 2016 – UNICEF extends warmest congratulation to the National Statics Agency (BPS) and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (KPPPA) for the launching of the first child marriage report for Indonesia...

7, 400 young children in Kupang to be better prepared for school
JAKARTA, 18 July 2016 - Today, the Government of Indonesia, the Government of New Zealand and UNICEF launched a programme on Early Childhood Education and Development, which will be implemented in Kupang District, East Nusa Tenggara Province ...

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF
NEW YORK, 28 June 2016 – Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, the target date for ...

Indonesia has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus
JAKARTA, 19 May 2016 – Today, Indonesia is declared as having eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Millions of Indonesian babies are missing out on the best start in life
JAKARTA, 13 May 2016 – More than half of the 5 million children born each year in Indonesia do not fully benefit from breastfeeding during the first years of life and gaps in national legislation are contributing to this situation.

Music industry joins forces with UNICEF for children in Indonesia
JAKARTA, 22 April 2016. Artists and public figures in Indonesia have joined forces with UNICEF today to motivate people to ‘Give Back’ to Indonesia’s children.

UN Special Representative commends Indonesia for its strong commitment to Ending Violence against Children
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 19 February 2016 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary- General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais has completed a week long mission to Jakarta where she held policy dialogues with ASEAN and its Commissio

New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 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 Fem

UNICEF: All business operations affect children
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 3 February 2016 – UNICEF Indonesia is joining hands with government, civil society and business representatives to discuss the impact of business practices on the realization of children’s rights in the country.

 

 
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