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Media statement regarding alleged cases of sex for grades
PUTRAJAYA, 14 Nov 2018 - UNICEF is deeply disturbed by the revelations made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission of alleged cases of sex for grades. Any sexual abuse against children is a serious violation of their rights.

“Kita Semua Istimewa”
Kota Kinabalu, 10 November 2018 - ‘Kita semua istimewa: sebuah karnival untuk semua’ untuk mewujudkan sebuah suasana yang inklusif bagi semua kanak-kanak untuk bermain, belajar dan bergaul bersama sambil meraikan kepelbagaian dan semua jenis keupayaan.

“We are all Special”
Kota Kinabalu, 10 November 2018 – ‘We are all special: a carnival for all’, a festival to create an inclusive environment for all children to play, learn and engage while celebrating diversity and all abilities

The time is now: End child marriage
KOTA KINABALU, 2 November 2018 – Community leaders representing the government, healthcare and civil society called for measures towards ending child marriage at a dialogue organised by the Borneo Eco Film Festival together with UNICEF Malaysia.

Tax on sugary drinks will make children and the budget healthier
There is scientific evidence of a clear relationship between consumption of sugary drinks, weight gain and obesity. A single can of soft drink contains on average 8.5 teaspoons of sugar—the daily limit for a child aged 4-5 years, according to WHO.

UNICEF Borneo Marathon 2019
UNICEF is privileged to partner with the Kinabalu Running Club for the annual UNICEF Borneo Marathon. In 2019, we want to promote healthy eating habits among children and youths.

Clarification regarding the research on undocumented persons in Sabah
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), which includes UNICEF, will conduct a Study on Undocumented Persons in Sabah.

Arts for Grabs – Chapter Baru
Young people are powerful agents of change. UNICEF is participating in Arts for Grabs to give them the opportunity to voice their opinions because we believe that it is them that will power the Chapter Baru of Malaysia Baru.

Statement on child marriage between 15-year-old girl to 44-year-old man
The new Kelantan case is proof of the need to raise awareness on the impact of marriage on the child and bring legislative change to ban the practice.

Statement on children in conflict with the law
UNICEF is concerned by the level of protection that children in conflict with the law have been accorded, and the unethical way they have been portrayed in the Malaysian media recently.

Wanted: “Kindness” Proposals
Ministry of Education, WOMEN:girls and UNICEF launch World Children’s Day #KidsTakeOver Schools Kit seeking proposals to combat bullying

#ENDViolence Youth Talk to make Malaysia #SafeToLearn
The #ENDViolence Youth Talk, co-organised by Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“Digi”) and UNICEF Malaysia, aimed to raise awareness about bullying in school and online, and its impacts on both children and the community. It is one in a series of UNICEF's

Sime Darby Property: A Champion of Inclusion
Sime Darby Property and UNICEF sign Memorandum of Understanding to develop Malaysia’s first Inclusive Playground at the City of Elmina

#LettertomyPM: children’s hopes for #MalaysiaBaru
#LettertomyPM: children’s hopes for Malaysia Baru; Children and youth share their aspirations in letters to Tok Det Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir

Statement on shocking reports of child marriage
Statement on shocking reports of child marriage between 41 year old man and 11 year old girl

Kenyataan bersama perkahwinan kanak-kanak
Perkahwinan sebelum umur 18 tahun merupakan pelanggaran dasar terhadap hak asasi manusia dan hak seorang kanak-kanak yang menjejaskan setiap aspek kehidupannya. Kenyataan bersama menyeru kerajaan mengambil tindakan menghentikan perkahwinan kanak-kanak

Joint statement on child marriage
Marriage before the age of 18 is a fundamental violation of human rights and the rights of a child that impacts every aspect of a child’s life. This joint statement calls on the government to take action to end child marriage in Malaysia.

UNICEF mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada Y.A.B. Dato Sri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail di atas pelantikan beliau sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri wanita pertama Malaysia dan Menteri Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga.
PUTRAJAYA, 22 May 2018 - UNICEF mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada Y.A.B. Dato Sri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail di atas pelantikan beliau sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri wanita pertama Malaysia dan Menteri Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga.

UNICEF congratulates Y.A.B. Dato Sri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on her first day in office as Malaysia’s first woman Deputy Prime Minister and for taking up the leadership of the Ministry of Women and Family Development.
PUTRAJAYA, 22 May 2018 - UNICEF congratulates Y.A.B. Dato Sri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on her first day in office as Malaysia’s first woman Deputy Prime Minister and for taking up the leadership of the Ministry of Women and Family Development.

UNICEF mengalu-alukan kerajaan baharu dan menyeru untuk mewujudkan Pesuruhjaya Kanak-Kanak
PUTRAJAYA, 13 May 2018 - UNICEF di Malaysia ingin mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada Y.A.B Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kerana telah dipilih secara penuh demokratik sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-7.

UNICEF welcomes new government and calls for a Children’s Commissioner
PUTRAJAYA, 12 May 2018 - UNICEF in Malaysia would like to congratulate Y.A.B Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his democratic election as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia and welcomes the announcement of key Cabinet Ministers and Council of Elders.

Kenyataan tentang Kanak-Kanak Pinggiran Laporan UNICEF 2018
PUTRAJAYA, 14 MAC 2018 - UNICEF berbesar hati melihat tindak balas yang positif untuk kajiannya bertajuk Kanak-Kanak Pinggiran: kaji selidik mengenai kemiskinan dan penafian hak kanak-kanak bandar di rumah pangsa di Kuala Lumpur .

Statement on Children Without 2018 UNICEF report
PUTRAJAYA, 13 March 2018 - UNICEF is encouraged by the positive reactions that its study Children Without: A study of urban child poverty and deprivation in low-cost flats in Kuala Lumpur, has received since its launch.

Children living in poverty: unseen, but among us
PUTRAJAYA, 26 February 2018 – A new study released today by UNICEF reveals higher levels of poverty and malnutrition among children living in low-cost housing in Kuala Lumpur, compared to the national average.

8 in 10 children will turn to parents if sexually abused online
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 February 2018 – About 86 per cent of surveyed children in Malaysia identified their parents as the most trusted adult source to seek help in case of online sexual abuse, according to a poll run by UNICEF in four states.

Statement from Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF Representative in Malaysia on FC Decision on Unilateral Conversion
KUALA LUMPUR, 31 January 2018 - UNICEF welcomes the unanimous decision by the Federal Court declaring that the consent of both parents is needed to change the religion of their children.

Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director
NEW YORK, 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.

 

 
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