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UNICEF Pacific Youth ambassador Merewalesi Nailatikau, UNICEF Pacific Representative Dr Isiye Ndombi, UNICEF Pacific Chief of Child Protection Johanna Eriksson. Lead the Hibiscus float procession.

Fiji Airways and UNICEF announce $72,000 Partnership
NADI, 12 JULY 2013 (FIJI AIRWAYS) --- Fiji Airways has announced a new partnership with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water and sanitation needs in two primary schools – Lautoka Primary School and Ratu Saimoni Memorial in Fiji.

Young Pacific islanders to envision the future they want at “My World, My SIDS: YES”
NADI, Fiji, 4 July, 2013 – Thirty young Pacific islanders aged from 12 to 30 years old gathered in Nadi today to discuss issues close to their heart and envision the future they want.

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says Inclusion of children with disabilities benefits society as a whole
Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report.

RMI Drought: UNICEF calls for attention to health and hygiene needs
SUVA, 13 May 2013 – With thousands of people in the north of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) experiencing severe drought conditions, it is essential that access to clean and safe drinking water, proper sanitation and nutritious food is provide

Kiribati: First Open Defecation Free (ODF) Island in the Pacific
North Tarawa, 11 May 2013 – Today, North Tarawa Island is the first island in Kiribati and the Pacific to be declared open defecation free (ODF) - thanks to the initiatives of the “Kiriwatsan I Project” ...

UNICEF and SPC join hands to support 14 Pacific Island Countries
NADI, 2 May 2013 – The needs and priorities expressed by Pacific Island Countries and Territories will guide the renewed partnership between the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Pacific Office and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Palau Launches Comprehensive Report on Child Protection
Treat children equally, be a good example to them and show them love and affection are the simple things that children in Palau asked of grown-ups as part of UNICEF’s first assessment on child protection issues for Palau.

An Open Defecation Free Solomon Islands is Possible by 2015
World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March all over the world. It is a day for celebrating achievements in managing and supplying fresh water in our countries and a day for reflecting on the state of safe and clean water as a public good we all depend on f

Pacific Early Childhood Education Boosted by New Guidelines
Education specialists from across the Pacific, development agencies and donors converged in Nadi last week to agree on best practices for early childhood education.

Ground Breaking Report on Child Protection for the Marshall Islands
“Ajiri in Ibunini: Value and Protect Our Precious Children” the report brings together insights from children, teachers, health workers, youth, religious leaders, police and legal workers, and was launched today. In receiving the report, the President of

350 Pacific – Warrior Day of Action
01 MARCH 2013 SUVA (350.ORG) ---- “We are not drowning. We are fighting” – will be the key message when organisers across 14 Pacific Island Nations will come together in mass numbers on their islands, at prominent locations to perform their unique war cha

UNICEF Sends Emergency Supplies to Santa Cruz Islands
SUVA, 08 February 2013 – Pre-positioned emergency supplies in Honiara, Solomon Islands were sent to the Santa Cruz Islands yesterday, as part of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) support to those affected by the 8.0–magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsu

Fire Safety Curriculum for Primary Students Launched Today
SUVA, 07 February 2013 – Several fires last year in which seven children were killed has prompted the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ministry of Education and the National Fire Authority to work together and launch a Fire Safety Curriculum.

Educational Materials for children affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan
UNICEF recognises the importance of education in emergencies. Education eases the emotional impact of conflict and disasters by giving stability, structure and hope for the future.

UNICEF Supports Government and Families in Samoa and Fiji
SUVA, 20 December 2012 – In an effort to keep children safe and protected in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has offered initial support to Government and families in Samoa and Fiji through the provision of

Vila Central Hospital is Mother-Baby Friendly
NADI, 12 JULY 2013 (FIJI AIRWAYS) --- Fiji Airways has announced a new partnership with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water and sanitation needs in two primary schools – Lautoka Primary School and Ratu Saimoni Memorial in Fiji.

Early Childhood Care and Education: One of the Best Investments a Country Can Make
NADI, 4 December 2012 – Research shows that providing a high quality education for children before they turn five yields significant long-term benefits.

World AIDS Day: HIV positive pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 28 November 2012 – New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.

Fiji joins millions celebrating Global Handwashing Day worldwid
Suva, 15 October 2012 - Now more than ever, children in Fiji have access to safe clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. This has significantly reduced infant mortality rates for the nation. Today, Fiji joins hundreds of millions of people...

A call for early investments in children and quality social services
Suva, 26 September 2012 – Early investments in children and the quality of social services that support families can reap the greatest economic benefit. This was the message that government representatives took away from discussions in Viet Nam ...

Investing in Children Key to Reducing Social and Economic Gaps in the Pacific
Suva, 24 September 2012 – Government representatives from 16 countries across East Asia and the Pacific met in Vietnam today to discuss how fiscal and social policies can halt growing disparities and sustain future growth in an uncertain ...

Renewing the Promise to Save Children’s Lives
During the last two decades the world has made huge strides in reducing child deaths through new vaccines, better health care, investments in education and strong commitments from governments.

Diverse countries are making rapid progress in child survival – UNICEF report
NEW YORK & SUVA, 13 September 2012 – Countries across the world are making rapid progress in reducing child deaths, demonstrating that it is possible to radically reduce child mortality over the span of two decades, a UNICEF report says today.





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