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SOUTH SUDAN / UNICEF FOOD AID

To respond to the ongoing nutrition crisis in South Sudan that had resulted in double the number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF today airlifted over 2,500 boxes of nutrition supplies into the country. UNMISS

17 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / MICHAEL DOUGLAS DISARMAMENT

At  a launch of the book "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!", United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas called upon high school and college students around the globe to take part in efforts to disarm the world from nuclear and other weapon of mass destruction. UNTV

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HAC

At the launch of UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children Report 2014 and a record $2.2 billion aid appeal to help tens of millions of children around the world, the head of emergency operations, Ted Chaiban, who has just returned from South Sudan warned  that the country was facing a catastrophe. CH UNTV

21 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SYRIA HUMANITARIAN / OPEN LETTER

For the first time, leading humanitarian agencies issued on Tuesday (21 Jan) an open letter calling on all parties to the Syrian conflict meeting in Geneva to urgently take measures to protect the country's children. Since the conflict began three years ago, more than 11,000 children have died and 4.5 million children are in need [...]

22 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHILDREN

Amid reports of targeted killings of children in the Central African Republic (CAR), UNICEF's Director of Emergency Programmes Ted Chaiban said "we are on the edge of something very serious in the CAR" and that children "have seen unspeakable violence." UNTV / FILE

7 Jan 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / KATY PERRY

Global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed earlier this month by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in efforts to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents. UNICEF

26 Dec 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / TOY DISTRIBUTION

The United Kingdom's Pitt Rivers Museum and the UK Scouts and Guides Fellowship collected toys from British school children to send to Syrian refugee children, as part of the their global partnership with UNHCR.

24 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN/ DRC CHILDREN

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, recently back from a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said that at this important moment in the peace process in eastern DRC, "we must seize every opportunity to better protect children affected by conflict-related violence." UNTV

26 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR CHILD SOLDIERS

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that the number of children caught up with armed groups has increased to between five to six thousand children in the Central African Republic (CAR). Poverty, displacement and an increase in armed groups mean children are more vulnerable to recruitment. CH UNTV

22 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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