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UNICEF STATEMENT ON THE REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE OF CHILDREN IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
NEW YORK, 17 December 2015 – “We are reviewing the Independent Panel’s Report, especially references to those instances where UNICEF failed to implement its policy on responding to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Children’s lives and wellbeing saved by preparedness and resilience-building actions in the wake of Typhoon Melor/Nona
Kuala Lumpur / 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.

Every Gift Saves a Child’s Life: Rakuten hosts UNICEF’s first Inspired Gifts store in South East Asia
Kuala Lumpur, December 9, 2015: From today, Malaysians can potentially save, or change, the lives of thousands of children in need with just a click of the mouse or a swipe of the finger, thanks to a new partnership between UNICEF Malaysia and Rakuten.

UNICEF welcomes positive provisions in the new Child Bill 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 December 2015 – UNICEF welcomed today a number of positive provisions in the Child Bill 2015, introduced in Parliament this week by the Honorable Minister for Women Family and Community Development to amend the Child Act 2001.

Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 – UNICEF
KUALA LUMPUR / JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released today by UNICEF.

Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF
KUALA LUMPUR/LUSAKA, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 24 November 2015 – More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence; 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report.

UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY 2015 - Major advances for children in Malaysia & globally
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 November 2015 – The world has made major advances for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989, according to a UNICEF report released today.

UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition
KUALA LUMPUR / NEW YORK, 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.

UNICEF Ambassadors and Manchester United Legend David Beckham unite for the world's children
Kuala Lumpur / Manchester: 16 November 2015: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson united ahead of last Saturday’s #MatchforChildren to help shine a light on the challenges children across the globe face.

Indigenous youth ask to be included in development
PENAMPANG, Sabah, 13 November 2015 – In the lead up to the COY11 and the COP21 in Paris, a group of Sabah’s Indigenous youth are asking to be included in the country’s development to protect their environment, their ancestral heritage and their future.

Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 November 2015 - An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia Pacific.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets children in Papua New Guinea
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham today met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea.

Documentary on child labour in the Philippines wins 2015 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award
KUALA LUMPUR, 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 concerned about children in unreached areas affected by Typhoon Koppu, appeals for $2.8 million USD
MANILA, 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

Experience the life of a child in a refugee camp
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 October 2015 – Surrounded by stark desert, you walk through a refugee camp, have a meal, sit in a make-shift classroom and play with children. As you live through these powerful scenes, your senses are overwhelmed by what you experience.

UNICEF – No child should be afraid to go to school
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 October 2015 – UNICEF extends our deep condolences to the families of children from the Orang Asli communities in Kampung Penad, Pos Simpor and Kampung Gawen, Pos Gob, Kelantan, who have suffered much grief and pain over the past 8 weeks.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets refugee and migrant children on the move to Western Europe
GENEVA, 30 September 2015 – Today UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom completed his two-day visit to meet refugee and migrant children seeking refuge in Europe. After visiting the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday

Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria on child casualties
DAMASCUS, 16 September 2015 - UNICEF condemns, in the strongest terms, yesterday’s mortar attacks on civilian areas of Aleppo which reportedly killed at least 19 children including six in a UNICEF-supported child friendly space.

UN: Progress made but more to be done to ensure all children are born free of HIV & syphilis in Asia-Pacific
KUALA LUMPUR, 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.

Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 3 September 2015 - Surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school, according to a UNICEF report released today.

Strengthening Child Protection in Malaysia - A review of domestic laws related to violence against children
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 August 2015 – Malaysia’s legal provisions on child trafficking, child abduction and child prostitution were highlighted in a UNICEF-commissioned review of domestic laws related to violence against children in ASEAN countries.

Children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods hit the most vulnerable, UNICEF says
YANGON, 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.

Translate commitments to invest in children into action, UNICEF urges leaders at Financing for Development Conference
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 15 July 2015 – At the close of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, UNICEF challenges the international community to turn its promises to invest in children and young people into concrete action

UNICEF: Missing children’s portal reflects commitment of stakeholders to protect and safe lives
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 July 2015 - UNICEF lauds the collaborative efforts of the Royal Malaysian Police and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, that led to the creation of the Missing Children’s Portal (Portal Kanak-Kanak Hilang)

LINE supports UNICEF with Special Edition stickers
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 July 2015– LINE, the world’s leading life platform, today releases a new set of stickers “LINE X UNICEF: Special Edition” as part of its global partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Making the Invisible Visible
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 July 2015 - UNICEF Malaysia is deeply concerned over the recent case of severe child abuse that has been highlighted in the media over the past week. More so, because we know this is not an isolated case.

Millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress, new UNICEF report says
NEW YORK, 23 June 2015 – The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, UNICEF warned today.

Child maltreatment in Asia-Pacific is costing countries US$ 209 billion each year, says UNICEF
BANGKOK, Thailand, 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.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in the Andaman Sea and the Straits of Malacca
NEW YORK, 17 May 2015 - The Secretary-General is increasingly concerned about the plight of migrants and refugees stranded in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.

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

Protecting our Girls: Maintaining the best interests of the child in all judicial decisions
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 May 2015 - UNICEF Malaysia is deeply disturbed by a Court of Appeal acquittal of a 60-year-old man in Sarawak, who had previously been convicted of 4 counts of rape of a 15 year old girl.

Protecting children from abuse, online and off-line
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 May 2015 - Child pornography is not only abhorrent, it is big business all over the world -- and those who pay most dearly are the children who are exploited.

UNICEF launches emergency appeal for children in Nepal
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 April 2015 – UNICEF is mobilising an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by yesterday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.

UNICEF fears for wellbeing of children after Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU/NEW YORK, 25 April 2015 – UNICEF is mobilising an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by today's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Social inclusion a priority in reaching every child
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 April 2015 – As Malaysia marks the 20th anniversary of its ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UNICEF’s Executive Board delegation visited the country to witness the incredible development that has taken place.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015 opens for entries
HONG KONG / BANGKOK / KUALA LUMPUR, 1 April 2015 - 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.

Creating a better internet for children
PUTRAJAYA, 24 March 2015 – Opening Remarks by UNICEF Representative to Malaysia at the two-day regional conference on “Child Online Protection”.

Learning from past tragedies to combat racism today
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 March 2015 - Every day, people of all ages endure hatred, injustice and humiliation because of their skin colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, or other supposedly racial characteristics.

Securing children’s role in shaping disaster risk reduction
NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 - UNICEF welcomes the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 2015-2030 framework recognizes the vital role children and youth have to play

Measles prevention campaign gets underway in Vanuatu, with support from UNICEF and WHO
SUVA, 17 March 2015 – The Ministry of Health today began a measles prevention campaign in Vanuatu with support from UNICEF and WHO to prevent a measles epidemic in a population made doubly vulnerable by low immunisation coverage and the cyclone disaster.

A new competition for young creative talent, focus - healthcare!
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 February 2015 - The Young Lions Health Award in association with UNICEF and Unilever aims to discover the next generation of young talent in creative healthcare communications.

“All In” to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents
NAIROBI/KUALA LUMPUR, 17 February 2015— Despite major advances being made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders during the launch of the All In movement.

Twenty years of child rights in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 February 2015 – On this day, 20 years ago, Malaysia acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the world’s most widely ratified human rights treaty.

US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 February 2015 - UNICEF has launched 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.

Abolish the caning of minors in court
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 February 2015 - UNICEF Malaysia believes that the recent proposal by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to abolish the caning of minors in court, is timely and simply, the right thing to do.

To cane or not to cane?
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 January 2015 - There are conflicting views on whether using the cane is a useful mechanism to discipline children. Most individuals will have an opinion, as will NGOs, religious bodies, etc.

Building capacity and identifying opportunities
PUTRAJAYA, 26 January 2015 – Welcome Remarks by UNICEF Representative to Malaysia at the “National Consultation On Public Finance For Children In Malaysia”.

121 million children and adolescents are out-of-school
LONDON/KUALA LUMPUR, 22 January 2015- Around 121 million children and adolescents between 6 to 15 years old are out-of-school, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF.

Put children at heart of global agenda, UNICEF challenges Davos
DAVOS, Switzerland, 20 January 2015 – On the eve of the World Economic Forum, UNICEF outlined an ambitious ‘Agenda for Every Child’ that it says must drive the post-2015 sustainable development targets.

 

 
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