New Year’s Babies: Over 480 children will be born in Romania on New Year’s Day - UNICEF

With the calendar flipping to 2021, UNICEF dedicates its 75th year to reimagining a better world for children

01 January 2021
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BUCHAREST, 1 January 2021 An estimated 482 babies will be born in Romania on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF.

As the calendar turns to 2021, UNICEF is celebrating the new lives being brought into the world on January 1. Fiji in the Pacific will welcome 2021’s first baby. Globally, over half of births are estimated to take place in 10 countries: India (59,995), China (35,615), Nigeria (21,439), Pakistan (14,161), Indonesia (12,336), Ethiopia (12,006), the United States (10,312), Egypt (9,455), Bangladesh (9,236), and Democratic Republic of the Congo (8,640).

Romanian babies will account for 0.13 per cent of the estimated 371,504 babies to be born on New Year’s Day.

 “This has been a difficult year for many of us, and there is perhaps no better way to turn the page than to welcome new lives into the world,” said Gabriel Vockel, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Romania. “With the challenges of 2020 behind and opportunities of 2021 before us, now is the time to imagine and build a better world for those who inherit what we build for them—today.”

2021 marks the 75th anniversary of UNICEF. Over the course of the year, UNICEF and its partners will be commemorating the anniversary with events and announcements celebrating three-quarters of a century of protecting children from conflict, disease and exclusion and championing their right to survival, health and education.

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