Tag Archives: UNICEF

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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World News Digest: April 19, 2013

U.N. and Partners Call Attention to Challenges Preventing Global Immunization U.N. agencies and global health organizations called attention yesterday to the urgent need to improve delivery of vaccines and to communicate clearly the importance of immunization. They released a statement ahead of World Immunization Week. “We have seen some major advances in the development and [...]

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World News Digest: April 18, 2013

New York, N.Y. New Report Says Children are the Majority of Sexual Violence Victims in War Zones. The charity Save the Children based its findings on data and testimonies from several countries including Colombia, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s report, Unspeakable Crimes Against Children, reveals shocking testimony and statistics. In Liberia, for [...]

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Making Strides Toward Ensuring the Right to Clean Water

New York, N.Y.  Like most Americans, I take easy access to clean drinking water for granted. “But it’s a fundamental human right,” Edward Buckley is quick to point out. “We all have a human right to clean water. Without it we cannot enjoy our other human rights.” Buckley, an Atlanta lawyer, has a passion for [...]

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