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Stories and videos 2014

Here are all stories and videos published by UNICEF Montenegro in the year 2014

UNICEF ‘world version’ of John Lennon classic invites all to Imagine a better world for children
CAPE TOWN/LONDON/RIO DE JANEIRO/NEW YORK, 31 December 2014 – On New Year’s Eve, John Lennon’s anthem to hope and peace, Imagine, will take centre stage in capitals across the world to help inspire a global movement towards a better future for every child.

UNICEF and Ministry of Education to expand preschool education in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 11 December 2014 - Long-term investments in the early education are crucial for the individual and social development, it was concluded at the conference "The quality of education - the importance of investing in pre-school education".

Montenegro celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
CETINJE, Montenegro, 25 November 2014 - By accepting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Montenegro and 192 UN member states committed to have child rights among the top priorities.

Raise your voice with UNICEF and Imagine a better world for children
GENEVA/MOSCOW, 20 November 2014 — During a musical event at the United Nations General Assembly today, UNICEF will unveil the #IMAGINE campaign as part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Is Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia a better place for children?
GENEVA, 20 November 2014 - This week, leaders around the world will celebrate 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report
NEW YORK, 20 November 2014 – Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, UNICEF said in a new report launched on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF urges for improvement of hospital care for mothers and babies in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 18 November 2014 – UNICEF is saddened by the recent death of one baby from Bijelo Polje maternity ward. Deeply concerned, we hope that the other babies will be well and that such cases will not happen in future.

Governments in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia commit to ending violence against all children
MINSK, 12 November 2014 – For thousands of children across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, violence is a daily reality. More than two thirds of children in the region have experienced violence at some point in their lives.

UNICEF calls for protection of the privacy of children in state care
PODGORICA, 29 October 2014 - Reporting on children and young people has its special challenges and all media coverage should be assessed to check that reports do not contribute to children's vulnerability and are in their best interest.

It’s about ability in education: Regional meeting on inclusive education
SARAJEVO, 20 October 2014 - Educational authorities, experts, parents and civil society organisations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro met on 9 and 10 October 2014 in Sarajevo, to exchange experience in the field.

Conference on child rights in a digital future opens in Istanbul today
ISTANBUL/GENEVA, 16 October 2014 — An international conference on children, youth, and digital media co-hosted by UNICEF and 11 Turkish universities started today at Istanbul University.

Support vulnerable families to reduce reliance on institutional care: UNICEF
NEW YORK/GENEVA 10 September 2014 – At least 1.4 million children in 26 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia are growing up apart from their biological parents, often in institutional settings that can affect their development.

Violence against children – Hidden in plain sight
PODGORICA, 8 September 2014 - The key findings of UNICEF's report on violence against children in Montenegro and worldwide were discussed by UNICEF, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare and parliamentarians in Podgorica today.

UNICEF concerned about stereotypical media representation of children in state care
PODGORICA, 4 September 2014 – UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks appealed to all media, private organizations, foundations, companies, embassies and citizens to stop excessive and stereotypical media representation of children in state care.

Breast milk - all a baby needs
PODGORICA, 5 August 2014 - On the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week, NGO Parents, with the support of UNICEF, organized a conference aimed at promoting exclusive breastfeeding.

Montenegro Activate Talks: Innovative approaches to teaching for better learning
PODGORICA, 10 July 2014 - UNICEF Montenegro hosted an "Activate talk" event on innovative approaches to teaching for better learning in Podgorica on Thursday.

Quality education for every child in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 8 July 2014 - The international conference “Quality Education for Better Schools, Results and Future” started in Podgorica on Tuesday.

Montenegro achieves better integration of juveniles in conflict with the law
PODGORICA, 3 JULY 2014 - Results and recommendations for future actions within the juvenile justice reform in Montenegro were presented at the „Justice for Children“ conference, held in Podgorica on Thursday.

UNICEF and Montenegrin Ministry of Health present guidelines for postnatal care of women and babies
PODGORICA, 18 June 2014 - UNICEF Montenegro and the Ministry of Health presented three guidelines for routine postnatal care of women and babies.

Montenegro launches the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) on the situation of children and women in the country
PODGORICA, 16 June 2014 - Montenegro is the first country in the world to launch the fifth generation of the MICS survey.

It's about ability campaign improves lives of children with disability in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 5 June 2014 - Andjela, a 17 year old girl, and Nikola, an 18 year old boy, share many things in common like their passion for music, acting and travelling, as well as Montenegro as their homeland. And moreover they are champions for inclusion.

UNDP and UNICEF in Montenegro: Putting Innovation in the Center
PODGORICA, 30 May 2014 - What does the future hold for Montenegro, with its trajectory from being influenced by conflict and sanctions in the 90s to becoming an upper middle income country on a rapid paced EU integration process in 2014?

Floods in the region indicate the importance of emergency preparedness in cases of natural hazards
PODGORICA, May 30, 2014 - Floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia reminded us how important it is to be prepared for such situations.

Sub-regional conference on “Communicating with children” held in Budva
BUDVA, Montenegro, 29 April 2014 - How to produce quality television programs and content for children was the key challenge discussed at a regional conference “Communicating with Children” being held in Montenegro this week.

Protocol on Inter-Ministerial Cooperation on prevention of child abandonment
PODGORICA, 14 April 2014 - Today the Ministries of Labour and Social Welfare, Education and Health took upon themselves the obligation to implement the joint task of preventing the abandonment of children and, as a priority, accommodating them in families

“Every child needs a family” campaign results in positive change for children without parental care in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 31 March 2014 - 2014 has already brought a new addition to the Asovic family - in the shape of a three-and-a half month old baby girl whom they have fostered.

Students simulate the work of the United Nations bodies
PODGORICA, 17 March 2014 - More than 85 students from 16 countries gathered together in Montenegro to have real-time experience of negotiating the major world’s challenges through the participation in the simulating sessions of important UN bodies.

Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict
AMMAN, Jordan, 11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF published today.

UNICEF statement on the impact of the violence in Ukraine on children
KYIV, Ukraine / Geneva / New York, 20 February 2014 - The impact of the heightened violence in Ukraine on children and their families is a matter of growing concern.

Montenegrin actors ensure children with visual impairments access essential textbooks in Daisy format
PODGORICA, Montenegro, 7 February 2014 – The first textbook in the Daisy format, intended primarily for children with visual impairments, was produced in Montenegro.

Montenegro's first all-in-one application envelope reaches out to potential foster parents
PODGORICA, 27 January 2014 - UNICEF invented a prototype for Montenegro’s first ever free-post, self addressed, all-in-one application envelope/form enabling potential foster parents to express an interest and request more information.

UNICEF’s Latest Data Reveal Disparities, Show Need to Innovate to Advance Children’s Rights
NEW YORK, 30 January 2014 – Declaring that 'every child counts', UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.

“It’s about ability” campaign results in 80 per cent of citizens supporting Inclusive Education
PODGORICA, 22 January 2014 - According to a new survey on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Montenegrin citizens towards inclusion of children with disabilities, Montenegro is consistently progressing on the road of becoming an inclusive society.



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