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On 11 December 2016, UNICEF marks 70 years of relentless work in the world’s toughest places to bring life-saving aid and long-term support to children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crises, poverty, inequality and discrimination. 

First Sanitation Conference Held In Kabul
The First Afghanistan Conference on Sanitation (AFCOSAN-1) that was held in Kabul from 22 to 24 November concluded successfully with the Conference Declaration signed by four ministers from Rural Rehabilitation, Public Health, Education and Urban Development. The Declaration affirms their commitment to ending open defecation in Afghanistan by 2025, and to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG-6) of Universal Access to Clean Water and Sanitation by 2030. For more, click here

KATHMANDU, 24 November 2016 – UNICEF in South Asia is releasing a new South Asia Health Atlas to highlight the importance of two major health problems: tackling newborn deaths and ensuring children are fully immunised in the region. Using the relatively

Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu, 7 November 2016 – Governments from across Asia-Pacific are meeting today to discuss ways to advance children’s rights in a number of critical areas. The event, ‘A Billion Brains: Smarter Children, Healthier Economies’, is hosted by the Government of Malaysia on 7-8 November 2016. It brings together Heads of State and senior leaders from 28 countries across Asia-Pacific, a region that is home to more than one billion children, or nearly half the world’s under 18s.

New Publications

The 2016 South Asia Data Pocketbook
UNICEF South Asia

Violence Against Children in Education Settings in South Asia : A desk review April 2016
UNICEF South Asia

Stop Stunting in South Asia, a special issue of the international journal Maternal and Child Nutrition
Edited by Victoria Hall Moran and Rafael Pe´rez-Escamilla
Guest editors: Víctor M. Aguayo (UNICEF) | and Purnima Menon (IFPRI)

Effective Interventions Aimed at Reaching Out-of-School Children: A Literature Review
Ashim Shanker, Diana Marian, Christopher Swimmer
UNICEF South Asia, August 2015

Educate All Girls and Boys in South Asia: The Global Out-of-School Children Initiative 
UNICEF South Asia, August 2015


Fungma Fudong

Child Marriage in Bangladesh: A story of two girls overcoming the odds of child marriage in Bangladesh where 65 perecent of women aged 20-24 were first married by the age of 18.

Aamir Khan on Children's Rights: Aamir Khan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia talks about the need to advance the realization of the rights of all children in South Asia, especially the most marginalized...

India: Educate All Girls and Boys: UNICEF is steadfast in its commitment to educate all children. We have therefore set a South Asia target of reaching 12 million currently out-of-school children with quality education by 2017...

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