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UNICEF / STATE OF THE WORLDS CHILDREN

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children reports that urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation. UNICEF

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / STATE OF WORLD POPULATION

The 1.8 billion adolescents worldwide – more than ever before in human history – can help to propel their countries' economies, provided that Governments invest in education, health care and jobs for them, a new report released today by the United Nations shows. UNIFEED – UNTV

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UNFPA / POPULATION REPORT 2014 ADVANCER

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – in its State of the World Population Report 2014- called for more investment in 1.8 billion of youth globally, including  equipping them with high-quality, relevant education, and comprehensive health care encompassing all aspects of sexual and reproductive health. UNFPA

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA CHILDREN

Upon her return from Liberia, UNICEF's Crisis Communications Chief, Sarah Crowe,  said that although children are not dying in great numbers "the numbers of orphans are rising." She stressed that "the only way to stop Ebola spreading is to support the efforts on the ground" and said she was "stunned that we are not seeing [...]

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / UN YOUTH ENVOY

The UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi wrapped up a two-day visit toSomaliawhere he re-affirmed the commitment of the United Nations to supporting Somali youth. UNSOM

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

More than half of Jordan’s youth population is unemployed. To improve the records, a new program has been created to provide the young with the skills needed to be competitive in the labour market. ILO

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / RAPIDPRO EBOLA

UNICEF's global innovation team launched RapidPro, an open-source app store for international development. Executive Director Anthony Lake said a new app called mHero was now being developed to be used in the Ebola response "and it will allow us then to check on how the health centers are doing and check daily on the health [...]

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / BORN INTO CONFLICT

In Slaviansk, a Ukrainian city of 115,000, the wounds of a brutal battle in July are still open. Sasha is a baby born during the conflict. When Aliona, his mother, was 8 months pregnant the couple fled the fighting in their town of Gorlivka so that she could give birth safely. UNHCR

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN LAUNCH

Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations today. At the launch of the report, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Geeta Rao Gupta, said that "often violence happens in plain sight. [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / BOKO HARAM CHILDREN

At a launch of a report on children in armed conflict in north easternNigeria, a member of the human rights commission in that country called on the international community "to place pressure on the Nigerian Government and compel the right action to bring back the 219 girls still in custody as well as confront insurgency." UNIFEED [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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