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Tennis champion Novak Djokovic visits kindergarten in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia, 20 September 2012 – Tennis champion and UNICEF Ambassador Novak Djokovic visited the Beneath the Linden Trees kindergarten in the village of Lesnica to raise awareness of the importance of investment in early childhood learning.

Issue of The Lancet on child and maternal health highlights equity and accountability
LONDON, United Kingdom, 20 September 2012 - A week after UNICEF and partners released data showing that rapid progress has been made in reducing the number of children dying before the age of 5.

Inaugural Forum on the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities puts children with disabilities in the forefront
NEW YORK, 18 September 2012 - On September 14-15, UNICEF hosted the first Forum of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities. Two hundred and forty participants representing more than 100 organizations from across the world.

UNICEF report points to rapid progress made in reducing child deaths worldwide
NEW YORK, 13 September 2012 – Across the world, the number of deaths among children under 5 has been on a continuous decline for over two decades, says the 2012 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed.

UNICEF says sustainable development possible only with investments in children
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, 25 June 2012 - Throughout Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held last week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake argued .....

In Kiribati, youth use video to show climate change is reality
NEW YORK, USA, and TARAWA, Kiribati, 19 June 2012 - Nineteen-year-old Bwenateuea Iona thinks a lot about climate change and the future of her country, the Republic of Kiribati.

Child Survival Call to Action summit closes with commitment to eliminate preventable child deaths
WASHINGTON, D.C.,USA, 16 June 2012- Ethiopia's Minister of Health opened the second day of the Child Survival Call to Action conference in Washington, D.C, by encouraging countries to take ownership of new international momentum to reduce child mortality.

Netizens rally to support children
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 6 February 2012 – The Internet has tremendous power in Malaysia, and so do its users. The recent ‘Groupon for Children’ campaign, a collaborative effort between UNICEF and Groupon Malaysia, is a spot-on illustration of this.



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