Highlights from UNICEF at the UN General Assembly
Updates from our team and Executive Director.
Nearly two-thirds of 10-year-olds are estimated to be unable to read and understand a simple text. Without urgent action, this global learning crisis will become a generational catastrophe.
Child health and survival
The pandemic has taught everyone how important global health is and the deep inequities that exist.
UNICEF is working tirelessly to make sure that every child has the access to the health care and nutrition they need to not only survive, but thrive.
Rapid emissions reduction remains the only long term solution, however, because some impacts of climate change are now unavoidable and irreversible, we must immediately save and protect children’s lives by building the resilience of every child and young person to the impacts of this crisis.
In every part of the world, poor mental health causes suffering for children and young people. Every child deserves to grow up in loving, nurturing and safe environments.
Parenting and early childhood development
Early childhood offers a critical window of opportunity to shape the trajectory of a child’s development and build a foundation for their future. For babies and young children in humanitarian and fragile settings, access to early childhood development services is a matter of life and death.
Humanitarian and emergencies
In conflict and disaster, children suffer first and suffer most. Sustainable interventions are critical because crises are not one-time shocks; their impact can last for years.