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Real Breakthrough Needed to Protect Children from Abuse, U.N. Told

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation, being sold and trafficked for prostitution, forced labour, illegal adoption or the transfer of organs, an independent United Nations expert told the Human Rights Council today, calling for a real breakthrough to end such crimes. “Persisting and new forms of sale and […]

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U.N.: ‘Stunningly Vicious Attacks’ on Albino Children in East Africa

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights chief expressed revulsion at a recent spike in gruesome attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries where in the past six months, at least 15 albinos were abducted, wounded, or killed, including three such incidents last week. An albino woman in Tanzania who was […]

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UNICEF, David Beckham Launch Initiative for World’s Children

New York, N.Y.  International football icon and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, today announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world’s youth, amid the planet’s worsening humanitarian crises. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets child survivors of Typhoon Haiyan […]

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2014 ‘Devastating Year’ for Millions of Children Trapped by Conflict

New York, N.Y.  Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as 2014 has been “devastating” for some 15 million children caught up in violent conflicts around the world. “This has been a devastating year for millions of children,” said Anthony […]

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UNICEF: State of the World’s Children in 2015

New York, N.Y.  As UNICEF marks twenty-five years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 2015 edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation – and for the best and […]

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Recession Impoverished Millions of Children in Rich Countries

Geneva, Switzerland.  The U.N. Children’s Fund says the great recession of 2008 has had a devastating impact on millions of children in rich countries.  UNICEF’s rankings of 41 wealthy countries finds 23 have failed in their duty to make life better, not worse, for their children.  The report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the […]

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Hope: Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

Washington, D.C.  Sierra Leone’s first Ebola orphanage has opened in the Kailahun district. Hundreds of children orphaned since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak face stigma and rejection with nobody to care for them. Adam Bailes reports for VOA about a new interim care center that’s aimed at helping the growing number of children affected […]

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U.N.: 3,700 Children Orphaned by Ebola, Lives Shattered

New York, N.Y.  Amid a climbing death toll and widespread panic, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa leaving thousands of orphaned children in its wake, an official for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today, as a fortified UN mission arrived in the region to confront and contain the growing crisis. “Thousands […]

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White House Action on Climate Change  and Global Response

2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

Celebrating Greek Independence Day, Catsimatidis Style

President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

What A Night It Was: Evening With Peter Yarrow In Texas