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New poll: over 80 per cent of children call for more kindness
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 November 2017 – More than 80 per cent of 1,036 children from acrossMalaysia pledged to be kind and respectful to one another, regardless of race, gender ordisability, as a way to build a better future according to an opinion poll.

6 in 10 people are under-informed about childhood disability
Kuala Lumpur, 5 October 2017 – Six in ten people surveyed do not have enough information about children with disabilities, UNICEF said in a study released today at Petrosains.

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children affected by the violence in Rakhine, Myanmar
NEW YORK, 5 September 2017 – “More than 125,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Bangladesh since 25 August.

UNICEF Malaysia welcomes launch of Special Criminal Court for sexual offences against children
Kuala Lumpur, 23 June 2017 – UNICEF applauds the swift launch of the Special Criminal Court for sexual offences against children, and the ‘Permata room’, the technologically equipped holding room for child witnesses in cases involving sexual crimes.

Father’s Day: Super Dads show us how to #EatPlayLove
Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2017 - This Father’s Day, UNICEF is having a photo contest to celebrate the Super Dads making a difference in the early years of their children’s lives.

At least 200 children lost at sea trying to reach Italian shores so far this year
KUALA LUMPUR/TAORMINA,, 25 May 2017 – At least 200 children have died along the dangerous Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy so far this year – a rate of more than one child per day.

UNICEF Malaysia applauds Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017
Kuala Lumpur, 16 May 2017 – UNICEF welcomes the passing of the Sexual Offences against Children Bill 2017 in Parliament which was tabled by Dato’ Sri Azalina Othman Said, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

10,000 run for #thisability to promote inclusive society
Kota Kinabalu, 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.

Corporal punishment kills, positive discipline teaches
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April 2017 - UNICEF is saddened at the tragic and unnecessary death of Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, as a result of corporal punishment inflicted on him while in the care of his boarding school.

Child marriage is not acceptable
Kuala Lumpur, 6 April 2017 - UNICEF is outraged by statements uttered during the debate on the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017 claiming that it is okay for children to marry their rapists.

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

UNICEF statement on killing of aid workers in South Sudan
KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK, 27 March 2017 – “All of us at UNICEF are shocked by the senseless killing of staff belonging to our partner organization, the Grassroots Empowerment and Development Organization.

Statement on the possible inclusion of child marriage in the proposed Child Sexual Crimes Bill – UNICEF Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 22, 2015 – UNICEF commends the determination of the government of Malaysia to criminalize child sexual abuse and welcomes the proposed Child Sexual Crimes Bill.

Borneo International Marathon partners with UNICEF for #thisability
Kota Kinabalu, 15 March 2017 – Today the organising committee of the Borneo International Marathon, Kinabalu Running Club, and UNICEF joined forces to launch this year’s marathon with a new rallying theme: #thisability.

Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEF
KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 21 February 2017 – Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

Lisa Surihani Becomes New UNICEF Ambassador in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 21 February 2017 – Lisa Surihani was announced today as UNICEF’s newest National Ambassador in Malaysia. The homegrown Malaysian talent will henceforth be lending her celebrity voice to advocate for the rights of children across the country.

Early Moments Matter for Children’s Brain Development, UNICEF
Kuala Lumpur/New York, 10 January 2017 – UNICEF today launched #Early Moments Matter, to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences.

 

 
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