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Latest news and press releases from 2017 in chronological order, most recent one on top

Launch of Advocacy Campaign: Early Moments Matter for Children’s Development
The first years of life are a critical period of adaptability and responsiveness to interventions. When young children are deprived of nutrition, stimulation, and protection, the damaging effects can produce long-term detriments for families and communiti

Helping a family is help for the future
Twelve-year-old Selma and ten-year-old Enver Itaj could hardly wait for the start of the school year. They still do not have all their notebooks and school supplies, but their textbooks and friends are waiting for them in school.

Launch of local advocacy campaigns to improve response to violence against children
UNICEF and the Uzice Child Rights Center, with financial support from the European Union, today announced the launch of advocacy campaigns, which will be implemented in 20 municipalities in Serbia, to ensure improved response to violence against children.

Backpacks and school supplies distributed to Jovan Ristic primary school pupils, including refugee and migrant children
The backpacks with school supplies were distributed to all the pupils attending the Jovan Ristic primary school, including to refugee and migrant children and children from socially vulnerable families.

This feels like my home now
Ten year old Sana has two brothers, a father and mother who love her very much. She is their firstborn. She is bright and shy...

A smile that was a long time coming
Aca Cvetkovic is nine years old. He lives in a Roma settlement in Belgrade, where many families live in small dilapidated houses. Some houses collapse on their own, like the house of Aca's neighbour...

Partnership between UNICEF and Vojvodjanska Bank
Vojvodjanska Bank has become a member of the Friends of UNICEF Club, thus launching the strategic cooperation between UNICEF in Serbia and the Vojvodjanska Bank. The partnership was marked by...

Leave No Child Behind in Serbia
Children and young people are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in the 2030 Agenda. UNICEF and the EU are partnering to support the work of national authorities in promoting children's rights as part of the...

10 Years On: A Lasting Donation
Five-month-old Natalija, wearing a pink shirt, is resting peacefully in her mother's arms. Natalija’s joyful eyes, full of confidence, are watching her mom Jelena, who brought her for her regular vaccination...

Justice for children
In cases of violations of child rights in the areas of education, healthcare and social welfare, UNICEF has ensured the provision of free legal aid. This has been done through the Strengthening the Justice and Social Welfare Systems to...

Divorce and the Voice of the Child
“Divorce is traumatic for all of us, particularly for the children, because they have to choose whether they will live with their mom or dad. My ex-husband insists that the children testify in court as to who they wish to live with after the divorce...

Atila – the boy who changed his community
Atila Komaromi was born in spring 1999 with severely damaged limbs. His parents were told that his life was at stake. They left him in “Kolevka” a residential institution for children with disabilities, in the town of Subotica, where he...

Children’s safety on the Internet in the focus of a joint project of Telenor and UNICEF
The latest studies conducted by UNICEF show that children start using the Internet for the first time before they turn six. On average, almost 90 percent of them use the Internet 80 minutes each day, and every third child is exposed to some kind of...

Government of the Republic of Serbia and the UN Country Team in Serbia launch new country Development Partnership Framework 2016 - 2020
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Karla Robin Hershey, signed today the Development Partnership Framework...

Everyone has the right to dream
Shabnam Arab, a thirteen-year-old girl from Afghanistan is slowly conjugating a verb, in what, until recently, used to be a completely foreign and incomprehensible language...

Investment in early childhood education – the safest investment in future
Preschool education must be of high quality and accessible to children of all socio-economic backgrounds and in all geographic areas regardless of the level of their development...

The Game
Each day, an untold number of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are risking everything to establish new lives by crossing illegally into the European Union. It is a dangerous endeavor carrying with it the gravest of risks.

The best start
"Nothing in life should be taken for granted and left to chance. One should respond to minimal changes. There are professional services that have answers to all our questions and we should talk about all problems."

Five-fold increase in number of refugee and migrant children traveling alone since 2010
The global number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010.

Refugee and migrant children stranded in European transit countries suffer psychologically in the face of uncertain future
Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo.

A Toy Library: A Library of Smiles
Abir, a refugee from Syria, is combing her daughter’s hair after lunch. It’s a small tradition they've had since arriving in the Reception center in Bujanovac, in Serbia. The older daughter, eight-year-old Judy, graciously allows seven-year old Sidra ...

Smurfs and UNICEF: For a happier, more peaceful and equitable world
Belgrade, Serbia, 19 March 2017 – The premiere of the Smurfs: The Lost Village movie was held in Belgrade on 19 March, in the lead up to the International Day of Happiness. The popular Smurfs characters have joined forces with UNICEF to encourage children

Living with Autism - From the Perspective of Patients, Parents and Professionals
Niš, 13 March 2017 - Early diagnosis, early interventions and inclusion in the education system, from preschool onwards, can greatly contribute to children with autistic spectrum disorders, and other developmental delays...

The future of the Serbian economy depends on investments in the youngest generation
Kopaonik, 9 March 2017 - Inequity is not inevitable. Inequality is a choice. Promoting equity - a fair chance for every child - is a choice. An important choice for the future of children and Serbian society...

Helping children is just one click away
Belgrade, 14 February 2017 – Telenor Bank account holders are now able to become members of the “Friends of UNICEF Club” and, with just a few clicks, to regularly donate for the most vulnerable children in Serbia. Telenor Bank has enabled monthly...

Roma Health Mediators: Connecting Communities
Kristina Petrovic is 21 years old and she has two children. A great joy, but also a great concern. She is struggling, as a single mother, to adequately provide for her three-year old daughter Lejla and her son Dragoljub, who is only 11 months old.

Every time you protect a child, there is hope
Svetlana Marojevic’s life was marked by UNICEF. As a girl growing up after the World War 2, Svetlana clearly recalls the cedar wooden crates, with UNICEF’s well-known logo engraved on them.

Every time you stop violence, there is hope
Katarina Ristanovic is an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl with an unusual, almost movie-like story. While still in the lower grades of primary school, she experienced bullying by her peers.

 

 
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