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UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

22 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY OVERVIEW

A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / ŠIMONOVIĆ

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, briefs journalists on his recent mission toCentral Asia. UNTV  

30 May 2013 | Read More »

KYRGYZSTAN / DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

In Kyrgyzstan, the changeable weather can present dangers with dramatic suddenness and climate change can influence the severity and frequency of extreme weather events. UNICEF, the Kyrgyz government and NGO partners implement a disaster risk reduction project designed to build a culture of safety. UNICEF

12 Nov 2011 | Read More »

KYRGYZSTAN / LAKE VISIT

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visited a centre for children yesterday in the city of Osh, one year after the violent clashes that grabbed the world’s headlines. UNICEF

30 Jun 2011 | Read More »

KYRGYZSTAN / ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

One year ago, Saliya came face to face with her own survival. When violence erupted in the southern area of Kyrgyzstan hundreds of thousands were displaced, and 400 people died. Some fled inside the country others to Uzbekistan. Saliya did not manage to escape. UNHCR

10 Jun 2011 | Read More »

KYRGYZSTAN / ONE YEAR ADVANCER

It was one year ago Friday (10 June 2010) that interethnic violence broke out in southern Kygryzstan, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured. Human rights defenders are concerned about the way the authorities are investigating the violence, with widespread allegations of torture and ill treatment. OHCHR

9 Jun 2011 | Read More »

UNHCR/ 2010 REVIEW

With 43 million forcibly displaced people around the world, High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres calls for solidarity and not to forget those "who are suffering even more" than people affected by the financial and economic crisis in the developed world. UNHCR

23 Dec 2010 | Read More »

KYRGYSZTAN / DIARRHOEA

A sudden outbreak of diarrhoea, one of the leading causes of illness for children under five, is spreading in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. UNICEF

14 Oct 2010 | Read More »

KYRGYZSTAN / SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

In the aftermath of the ethic violence in Kyrgyzstan, UNICEF works with the Kyrgyz Government to ensure that local communities receive the social support that they need to keep their children in school. UNICEF

8 Jul 2010 | Read More »

 

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