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Media releases, stories and press statements from UNICEF oPt in 2005.


Launch of the First Psychosocial Standards in occupied Palestinian territory
RAMALLAH, 22 December 2005 - The Palestinian Ministry of Planning, the Union of Social Workers and Psychologists, UNICEF and the Canadian International Development Agency are launching the first ever national ps

AIDS Day Celebrated In Occupied Palestinian Territory
RAMALLAH, 22 December 2005 - The Palestinian Ministry of Health, The National AIDS Committee in cooperation with UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO marked World AIDS Day in oPt today.

Spain steps-up support for education in occupied Palestinian territory
JERUSALEM, 26 October 2005 – The Government of Spain has stepped-up its support to UNICEF education humanitarian action through contributing €1 million (US$ 1.2 million) for Palestinian children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

A 3.6 million USD Agreement Signed Between the Saudi Committee for the Relief of Palestinian People and the United Nations Children’s Fund –UNICEF and the Palestinian Authority
RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, October 18 2005- The Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People signed an agreement today with UNICEF and the Palestinian Authority in support of Palestinian children’s right to survival and education.

Human Security Action to improve Mother and Child Heath in Palestine
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH) are launching a new partnership for improving maternal and child health in Palestine.

Saudi Committee for the Relief of Palestinian People Donates $3.6-million to Palestinian Children
JERUSALEM / RIYADH, SEPTEMBER 5 2005 -- The Saudi Committee for the Relief of Palestinian People is giving US$3.6 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) towards critical projects supporting children in the occupied Palestinian territory

More Than 1 Million Palestinian Children Return to School
JERUSALEM, 3 September 2005 – More than one-million children returned to school today after a summer break which saw many developments affecting children in both West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Children Must Be Safe During Gaza Withdrawal
NEW YORK, 12 August 2005 - UNICEF today urged that children be kept out of harm’s way during the planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank.

H.E. Ms. Aileen Carroll, Canadian Minister of Cooperation visits children’s projects in Nablus and Habla
NABLUS/HABLA, 2 August 2005 - H.E. Ms. Aileen Carroll, Canadian Minister of Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Ghassan Al Khatib, Minister of Planning, accompanied by high officials from the Canadian Government, CIDA and UNICEF, carried out a field visit today.

Palestinian Ministry of Planning to Establish A National System to Monitor National & Millennium Development Goals with UNDP-UNICEF Support
JERUSALEM, July 16 2005 - Today a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed to establish a uniform national system for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and monitoring the progress made towards the World Fit for Children.

Fun Week of Summer Club Activities for Palestinian refugee Kids Launched in Syria
DAMASCUS, 3 July 2005 - A joint UNICEF team from occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Syria today launched a fun week of summer club activities for Palestinian refugee children in Syria.

MENA consultation calls for an alternative culture to violence against children
CAIRO, 29 June 2005 - Delegates attending the UN’s Regional Consultation for the Middle East and North Africa wrapped up their 3 day meeting with a declaration calling for the creation of a culture that condemns any violence against children.

Japan sets new record in support of Palestinian Children and Women’s health
JERUSALEM, 2 June 2005 – The Government of Japan set a new record today in its support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with a major boost of some US$3.2 million for children’s and women’s health in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

UNICEF and Saudi Committee for the Relief of Palestinian People Discuss Assistance for Children in oPt
JERUSALEM / RIYADH, June 1 2005 - The Saudi Committee for the Relief of Palestinian People have announced plans to forge a new strategic framework with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for assistance to children in oPt

Major Immunization Campaign Launched
RAMALLAH, 5 May 2005 – A major immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) was launched today for 1.2 million children and young people in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

Children Municipality Council Re-elections Held in Gaza City
RAMALLAH, 5 May 2005 - More than 18,000 children will be participating in elections held in 18 schools and two community centers for one of oPt's most established CMCs.

Children Municipality Councils Elections Held in Khan Younis: 13,000 Cast Ballots
GAZA, April 13 2005 – More than 13,000 children cast ballots today in elections for Children Municipality Councils (CMC) in Khan Younis. The voting took place in 16 locations.

Four Weeks of Activities Launched to Mark Palestinian Child Day
RAMALLAH/GAZA CITY, 5 April 2005 –This year Palestinian Child Day will mark the start of four weeks of UNICEF-supported activities in the West Bank and Gaza, aimed at providing more than 7000 children aged 6-16 years, with a supportive environment.

Humanitarian Action Report launched in the Arab World: UNICEF calls for enhanced global commitment to support countries in crisis
DUBAI, 5 April 2005 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today launched the humanitarian Action Report 2005 and called on the donor community.

UNICEF Brings Critical Supplies to the Isolated Children of Al-Mawasi
GAZA CITY, March 31 2005 -- UNICEF today began delivery of a series of critical health and sanitation as well as education supplies to the isolated and deprived children of the Gaza Strip enclave of Al-Mawasi.

International Women’s Day 2005: UN Agencies Call for Action in Improving the Situation of Palestinian Women
JERUSALEM, 8 March 2005 – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 11 UN agencies operating in the occupied Palestinian territory have put their voices together in a call to action for the protection of Palestinian women.

Gaza Students Receive Boost to Support their Commitment to Education
GAZA CITY, 8 February 2005 - About 10,000 children in impoverished areas in the Gaza Strip today received a boost in the form educational supplies to support their commitment to education.

Spouse of Japanese Foreign Minister Visits oPt
RAMALLAH, January 17 2005 - H.E. Ms. Junko Machimura, the spouse of the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited the Ministry of Health (MoH) today to meet with key officials and receive briefings on support extended by the Government of Japan.



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