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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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Today is Global Handwashing Day – Helps Fight Ebola

New York, N.Y.  Handwashing with soap is one of the most cost-effective methods to stop the spread of viral diseases such as diarrhoea – the second biggest killer of children under 5. It also plays an important role in the fight against #Ebola. On #GlobalHandwashingDay - and every day – the power is in your hands!http://uni.cf/1vvhkOS Tweet

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Universal Children’s Day: U.N. says Child Violence Hobbles Progress

New York, N.Y.  The agenda will succeed the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDG) programme adopted by a UN Summit in 2000 and scheduled to end in 2015. The J. Luce agrees that all children have the right to live free from violence. Photo UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1124/Shehzad Noorani, Liberia, 2012. “Every day, millions of children are affected by [...]

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Aya – One Child, One of One Million Syrian Refugee Children

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Her smile is contagious. She’s energetic, she’s playful and she’s talented. Eight-year-old Aya hasn’t been to school in two years, and she is eager to learn. Every day, she takes lessons in reading and writing from her older sister Essaf in the makeshift tent in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley – a valley crowded by [...]

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Photo of the Day: UNICEF – Family in Guinea-Bissau

Tebe-Zinho, Guinea-Bissau.  A family uses a rudimentary log bridge to cross a stream on their way to the village of Tebe-Zinho, Guinea-Bissau in order for the children to receive vaccinations and other health services. Political instability and deep poverty continue to limit economic and social development in Guinea-Bissau. The country has the world’s seventh-highest under-five [...]

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UNICEF: Children Makers & Markers of Healthy, Sustainable Societies

NEW YORK, N.Y.  UNICEF released a new position paper, Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Healthy and well-educated Children, which highlights key factors for achieving a world fit for children—well into the future. “Children and young people are the makers of a future sustainable world and measures of their progress will also be the markers [...]

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World News Digest: April 22, 2013

Conference Calls on Governments to Protect Rights of LGBT Individuals New York, N.Y.  Participants of a two-day international conference held in Oslo called on governments last week to protect the human rights of LGBT individuals in their country.  More than 200 participants from 84 countries met on April 15 and 16 to hear testimony at the [...]

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Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master’s Degree – at Sixteen

For Native Americans, Thanksgiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing

Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

U.N. Concerned over ‘Disproportionate’ Killings of Blacks by U.S. Police

The Pope Urges Europe to Do More for Migrants

U.N.: Israeli Demolition of Homes Contrary to International Law