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Inclusive Children’s Festival “Creating Together” at the Skopje Film Festival
21 April, Skopje – This year the “Skopje Film Festival” introduced a new inclusive Children’s Film Program “Creating Together” which started today at the “Cinematheque of Macedonia”.

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 - UNICEF
New York, 22 March 2017 – Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.

Hitting rock bottom: children’s suffering in Syria at its worst - UNICEF
DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 13 March 2017 – Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years.

Be fair - for a childhood without barriers
Skopje, 2 March 2017: Today at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Skopje the campaign “Be fair. For a childhood without barriers” was launched by UNICEF, the European Union and partners.

Lessons learned from the refugee and migrant crisis
Skopje, 23 February, 2017 –The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in partnership with UNICEF organised a conference for government and non-governmental partners who were actively involved in the refugee and migrant response in 2015 and 2016 to discuss

Two refugees, generations apart, tell their story in new UNICEF film
NEW YORK, 3 February 2017 – A powerful new UNICEF film presenting the parallel stories of a young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee was released today as a stark illustration of the challenges that refugee children continue to face.

Protecting the rights of child victims and witnesses in the legal proceedings
Skopje, 2 February, 2017 –Representatives from the Academy of Judges and Prosecutors, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, social services, judges, prosecutors and lawyers attended a conference focusing on protec

Young refugee and migrant children at risk as extreme cold weather grips much of Europe – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 January, 2017 – With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses -- and even death from hypot

Early Moments Matter for children’s brain development, UNICEF
NEW YORK, 10 January 2017 – UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the d



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