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Better nutrition for children in kindergartens and schools for quality early child growth and development
Skopje, 9 March 2018: The Minister of Education and Science, Renata Deskoska, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Mila Carovska, UNICEF Representative, Benjamin Perks and Deputy Minister of Health Goce Cakarovski addressed the participants at the wor

First major step taken towards universal access to quality pre-school education
SKOPJE, 6 March 2018: The Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Mila Carovska and UNICEF Representative, Benjamin Perks today opened a three-day strategic workshop to conduct a systematic analysis of the pre-school education system and develop a road map

Every Child Alive - OpEd by UNICEF Representative Benjamin Perks
SKOPJE, 20 February 2018 - "Perhaps the single biggest responsibility any society has is to it’s children. The world now has a very simple way of measuring what each country is doing for it’s youngest citizens. It is the newborn mortality rate - the numbe

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chanc

Statement by UNICEF Representative, Benjamin Perks on the abuse of a child in care of the state
SKOPJE, 16 February 2018 -Today the whole country has been saddened to learn of the abuse of a child in care of the state. A full investigation is underway and those found guilty of abuse or negligence must be brought to justice. While the abuse took plac

More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day, tapping into great opportunities, but facing grave risks
NEW YORK, 6 February 2018 – More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half second – UNICEF said today. Digital access exposes these children to a wealth of benefits and opportunities, but also to a host of risks



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