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World AIDS Day: “Show your love for us; take the test”
1 December 2012 - Sudan joins global celebrations of World AIDS Day. Sudan with support from UNICEF & WHO and other partners are committed to and working together to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV.

UNICEF signs Project Co-Funding Agreement with Qatar’s “Educate A Child” to bring quality primary education to 600,000 children in Sudan
15 November 2012 - UNICEF yesterday signed a five -year agreement with “Educate A Child”, a new initiative from Qatar’s Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, aimed at triggering progress towards the goal of quality primary education for all the world’s children.

Simple is often beautiful, which is the case with hygiene practice
15 October 2012 - Sudan joins global celebrations of Hand Washing Day. The events marking this day include a national launch event in El Fashir -North Darfur and celebrations in other regions in the country.

On the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and the National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) call for ending child marriage
11 October 2012 – On the first International Day of the Girl Child, the Government of Sudan, UNICEF Sudan and partners are highlighting joint efforts to end child marriage – a fundamental human rights violation that impacts all aspects of a girl’s life.

National Council of Child Welfare and UNICEF launch State of Sudanese Children
23 September 2012 - While encouraging achievements in child rights and welfare have been registered in Sudan in recent years, challenges remain, according to the State of Sudanese Children report, released today.

Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF
4 September 2012 – On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five in the developing world each year, including Sudan.

On World Water Day, UNICEF calls for action by community
22 March 2012 – Sudan marked the 2012 World Water Day (WWD), today, with a call for collective community action to tackle the issues of access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene promotion.

Canadian-funded project for Sudanese youth gets underway
21 March 2012: As part of efforts to empower young Sudanese to be more actively involved in community affairs, the Ministry of Youth and Sports signed the 2012 Annual Work Plan for the Youth LEAD Project with UNICEF Sudan at an event held here today.

Field Diary
March 2012 -After months of waiting, UNICEF Kadugli head of office, Soledad Herrero, arrived back after an 11 hour drive from Khartoum. Soledad was the first of 4 international UN heads of office to return to the conflict-affected state of South Kordofan.

UNICEF steps up its response as more families flee fighting in South Kordofan
19 March 2012 - The return of UNICEF international staff to South Kordofan is boosting the agency’s capacity to meet the needs of increasing numbers of people who are fleeing fighting in the state.

Every country big or small has a role to play in abolishing child recruitment
15 February 2012: “Ten years ago, the world said no to the forced recruitment of children under the age of 18 and to their participation in hostilities,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict said.

Religious scholars, media, doctors unite to end FGM/C in Sudan by 2018
07 February 2012 - Religious scholars, senior journalists and doctors held a special event here on Tuesday in a show of solidarity for the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

UNICEF chief puts spotlight on stunting; terms it global crisis
4 February 2012 - A global crisis that the world is largely ignorant of: that’s how UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake describes the plight of 180 million children under the age of five around the world whose bodies and minds are limited by stunting.

African emergencies dominate UNICEF 2012 humanitarian appeal
29 January 2012 - Sudan and 22 other African nations dominate UNICEF’s appeal for USD1.28 billion to fund its humanitarian operations in 2012.

Sudan’s government and partners renew commitment to universal birth registration
25 January 2012 - Ways of promoting birth registration and mobilising traditional and non-traditional partners to reach hard-to-reach newborns and thereby protect the rights of all children were discussed at a two-day conference that ended here today.



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