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U.N. Launches #SaveKidsLives Campaign to Boost Road Safety

New York, N.Y.  Each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse, the United Nations warned today as it launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children. Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark. According to the UN World Health […]

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UNICEF: ‘Swift, Courageous’ Action Needed on Illegal Migration

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the international community to commit to “swift, collective and courageous action” and address the surge in illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and endangered innumerable children. Onboard an Italian ship, a Syrian father holds […]

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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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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House

U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center