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Investing in the early years: a roadmap for sustainable futures
High-level event to discuss how investing early, even before birth, in young children’s development – through nutrition, health, education, sanitation, security, responsive caregiving and early learning – is one of the smartest interventions governments can make to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty, and improve outcomes later in life. The event will mark the start of broad consultations to develop a nurturing care framework for early childhood development – including actions and results that countries can use to guide their investments in early childhood development. In addition, the event will serve as the official launch of UNICEF’s new report Early Moments Matter for Every Child, which details a six-point action agenda for governments and businesses. 

High Level Meeting on Accelerating Progress on Ending Child Marriage in Africa
In the context of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia, along with the Government of Canada, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UN Women, will host a High Level Meeting at which African Heads of State, development partners and donor countries will agree to speed up progress to end child marriage in Africa.

27 million children out of school in conflict zones– UNICEF
NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 million children are out of school in conflict zones, UNICEF said in a report released today. Focusing on the importance of education for children who have been forced from their homes by conflict and disasters, the report notes that failure to provide learning opportunities for uprooted children has profound consequences for individuals and nations.

27 empty school buses in Manhattan draw attention to 27 million children out-of-school in conflict zones
NEW YORK, 17 September 2017 – A convoy of 27 empty school buses – together with education activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan – travelled through the streets of Manhattan today to shine a spotlight on the 27 million out-of-school children living in conflict zones.

150,000 Rohingya children in Bangladesh to be vaccinated amid threat of disease outbreak
COX’S BAZAR, 17 September 2017 – A vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio is underway to immunize 150,000 Rohingya children below the age of 15 in 68 refugee settlements close to the border with Myanmar.

DR Congo: Children’s access to education under threat from ongoing violence in Kasai region
KINSHASA/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 15 September 2017 – A large campaign to get 150,000 primary school-aged children back to the classroom has kicked off in the volatile Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following months of clashes between militias and security forces that have displaced thousands of families and left 850,000 children without access to essential services like education and healthcare.

Civilian Joint Task Force in Northeast Nigeria Signs Action Plan to End Recruitment of Children
MAIDUGURI/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA 15 September 2017 –The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and UNICEF in Nigeria welcome today’s signing by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, of an Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children.

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2 million people without water in Aleppo

Central America's child migration crisis