Swedish furniture giant Ikea has partnered with Greek municipalities to give color and care to kindergartens across the country.
New York, N.Y. More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known […]
New York, N.Y. More than five years since the unrest in Syria began, senior United Nations officials today stressed to the Security Council that the status quo in the war-torn country cannot continue, highlighting the effects of the conflict on civilians, especially women and children. Tesreen Camp, Aleppo, Syria. Credit: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero. “The Syria crisis is […]
New York, N.Y. Tolerance is much more than passively accepting the “other;” it brings obligations to act, and must be taught, nurtured and defended, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on the world to recognize the mounting threat posed by those who strive to divide, and pledge to forge a path defined by […]
New York, N.Y. On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended the significant progress made in recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines, but remains concerned about the unmet needs of children and their families, some still living in temporary housing. According to the U.N. Children’s Fund […]
New York, N.Y. As the historic elections in Myanmar draws closer, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children urged potential leaders of the country to prioritise children and commit to providing them with a fair start in life. The ceasefire agreement in Myanmar is an historic step for children, who have suffered […]