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More than 16 million babies born into conflict this year: UNICEF
NEW YORK, 17 December 2015 – More than 16 million babies were born in conflict zones in 2015 – 1 in 8 of all births worldwide this year

On the Day of International Migration, UNICEF says children need urgent solutions, solidarity  
GENEVA, 18 December 2015 – “The year, 2015, will be remembered for the heart-breaking image of a lifeless little boy on a beach

UNICEF #FightUnfair campaign calls on all to pledge support to give children with disabilities a fair chance
SKOPJE, 27 November 2015 – UNICEF and activists launched a local “Fight Unfair” campaign to spur action to change the way society sees and treats children with disabilities. Stigma, attitudes and lack of awareness contribute to the discrimination and excl

JOINT STATEMENT UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM
In the last couple of days, we have witnessed Governments instituting a range of restrictions against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards. This includes people being profiled on the basis of na

Universal Children’s Day: Fight Unfair
SKOPJE, 20 November 2015 – UNICEF globally is launching a 'Fight Unfair' campaign to spur action for the world's most vulnerable children.

Universal Children’s Day: Give Children a Fair Chance
GENEVA, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.

Universal Children’s Day: Why fair matters
NEW YORK, 20 November 2015 – The world remains a deeply unfair place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, according to a UNICEF report released toda

EU grants €2 million to UNICEF to meet urgent needs of child refugees and migrants on the move in the Western Balkans
This is the first contribution of ECHO to UNICEF to respond to the refugees and migrants moving through Europe.

Partners agree holistic approach focusing on the child is key for inclusion of children with disabilities
SKOPJE, 20 October 2015: At the National consultation on children with disabilities, government partners, disability persons organisations, parents and practitioners agreed on priorities for improved cross-sectoral cooperation for inclusion of children wi

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom calls for greater protection for refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe
Gevgelija/ GENEVA, 29 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom has called for greater protection for tens of thousands of refugee and migrant children as they continue their journeys to seek safety in Western and Northern Europe.

UNICEF urges European leaders to quickly turn new commitments for refugees and migrants into action for children
New York, 11 September 2015. UNICEF welcomes increasing commitments by European leaders to support refugees and migrants – commitments that should now trigger urgent action by all EU Member States to fully protect children.

Rising numbers of women and children pass through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia to seek refuge in Europe - UNICEF
Skopje/Belgrade/Geneva, 8 September 2015 - Women and children seeking refuge in Europe continue to pass through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia in growing numbers.

Number of women and children passing through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to seek refuge in Europe triples in three months
GENEVA / SKOPJE, 1 September, 2015 – The number of women and children fleeing violence in countries of origin and passing through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF Supports Children Fleeing Violence and on the Move in Europe
GENEVA/SKOPJE, 25 August 2015 - UNICEF has established a child-friendly space with a mobile team near Geveglija town, at the border with Greece to provide much needed support to women and children on the move through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedo

Improving health care for the most vulnerable children and families
Skopje, 22 July 2015: UNICEF and the Health Centre – Skopje signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve access and quality of health care for the most vulnerable children and families.

Pre-school aged children to learn respect for diversity in kindergarten
SKOPJE, 24 May 2015: At an event with representatives from all kindergartens in the country, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with support from the Government of the United Kingdom presented the resu

The world cannot continue to fail the millions of children left behind by the MDGs - Statement by UNICEF Representative, Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins on the release of the Global UNICEF Progress for Children Report
SKOPJE, 23 June 2015 – Nearly 15 years ago, the global community rallied behind eight goals in the hopes of building a better and more prosperous world.

Millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress, new UNICEF report says
NEW YORK, 23 June 2015 – The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, UNICEF warned today.

Ten school present their experience in piloting "Child social and financial education”
SKOPJE, 8 June 2015: Ten primary schools from across the country came together to share their achievements and lessons learned from piloting new curricular and extra-curricular activities on financial literacy and social responsibility for children. The

Children from Sipkovica get first ever early childhood development centre
SHIPKOVICA, TETOVO, 4 June 2015: Thanks to the new early childhood development centre opened as part of the initiative “First 5 are the most important”, for the first time ever some 60 children aged 3 to 6 from the village Shipkovica now have the opportun

Five new schools join UNICEF supported inclusive education initiative
SKOPJE, 22 May 2015: Primary schools "Kiril i Metodij" from Makedonska Kamenica, "Vidoe Podgorec" from Strumica, "Aleksandar Zdravkovski" from Jegunovce, "Vasil Glavinov" from Veles and "Kole Kaninski" from Bitola commit to join the existing network.

On World Autism Awareness Day “Druzinata MELA” promotes respect for diversity in Gazi Baba
Skopje, 2 April 2015: Children from the kindergarten “Detska Radost” from the municipality Gazi Baba hosted a community event to promote respect for diversity.

National conference on the treatment of child victims of violence
SKOPJE, 16 February 2015: At a National Conference on the Treatment of Child Victims of Violence, court presidents and criminal judges, as well as public prosecutors and police officials gathered to discuss a new set of standardized procedures for treatme

UNICEF and David Beckham launch ‘7’ – a new fund for children in danger across globe Global icon marks 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with new drive to put children first
LONDON, 9 February 2015 – David Beckham and UNICEF are today launching a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger.

Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF
DAVOS, 22 January 2015 – In many countries around the world, significantly less public resources are used to educate children in the poorest 20 per cent of society than their counterparts in the most affluent 20 per cent, according to a new report issued

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF
LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the Broken Promise of Educat

 

 
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