The introduction of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection (CPMS) in Humanitarian Action created the opportunity for renewed focus on the physical dangers and injuries that children experience during emergencies as a specific life saving child protection need. Standard #7 on Dangers and Injuries states that girls and boys are protected against harm, injury and disability caused by physical dangers in their environments, and the physical and psychological needs of injured children are responded to in a timely and efficient way.
« L’espoir du monde repose sur les générations à venir. »
C’est par ces mots qu’en 1946, l’Assemblée générale a recommandé la création du Fonds international d’urgence des Nations Unies pour l’enfance, l’UNICEF, afin de protéger la vie des enfants luttant pour leur survie après la Seconde Guerre mondiale et, ce faisant, d’aider à reconstruire des sociétés dévastées et à redonner espoir en un avenir meilleur.
Educación, ingreso y etnia son los factores sociales que más influyen en la salud de niños, niñas, adolescentes y madres
Presentación hoy del Informe sobre Equidad en Salud, de UNICEF y la Universidad de Tulane
UNICEF conmemora 70 años de trabajo incansable en favor de los niños más vulnerables del mundo
La mayor organización defensora de la infancia fue establecida el 11 de diciembre de 1946 para dar ayuda y esperanza a los niños desamparados tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial
UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children
The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII
Child migration occurs everywhere in the world and for different reasons. Migration might be forced through natural disasters or war. It might be the result of exploitation, in the case of victims of trafficking.
For almost three decades, the fight against HIV/AIDS was at the top of the world’s health agenda – an urgent priority that commanded commitment and compelled action.
That sense of urgency helped drive a global movement to end AIDS – from grassroots to governments to global organizations and partnerships. Targeted investment in innovation to reach and treat those at greatest risk have produced significant results, averting millions of new infections and giving new hope to families living with HIV around the world.
The Philippines is a growing socio-economic presence in South-East Asia. It has an annual growth rate of more than 7 per cent, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The well-being and successful growth and development of children in the Philippines are vital to the achievement of national development goals and targets. The centrality of children to the national agenda is clearly reflected in Philippine Government strategies and development policies.
This policy brief shows that risk transfer through disaster insurance requires a flexible national framework to allow for tailored solutions at the local level. The document calls for the countries and their humanitarian and development partners to urgently ensure that governments can provide disaster insurance. A future dialogue for authorities to be informed and inform national and regional plans should feature in the Asia Regional Implementation Plans, AMCDRR declaration, and disaster management plans and policies, and collect better data to monitor progress.
This policy brief shows that disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR-CCA) require a flexible national framework to allow for tailored solutions at the local level. It calls for the countries and their humanitarian and development partners to urgently ensure that governments implement a policy of awareness, resilience and information sharing.
The included case study highlights the need for a clear link between government policy, DRR and CCA, with the help of government offices and NGOs. In particular, it makes the following policy recommendations:
Pneumonia and diarrhoea kill 1.4 million children each year, more than all other childhood illnesses combined – UNICEF
World leaders gathered at COP22 have opportunity to make commitments that will help save the lives of 12.7 million children by 2030
Download powerful new video on air pollution and pneumonia here: http://uni.cf/2eFIlcr
I. Contexte et justification
Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development - UNICEF
NEW YORK, 14 October 2016 –Five in six children under two years old are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of the energy and nutrients they need at the most critical time in their physical and cognitive development, according to a new UNICEF report.
Young girls still facing heavy responsibilities and violence
by YVES WILLEMOT
Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to a report released by UNICEF ahead of International Day of the Girl on 11 October.
Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday
The El Niño induced drought resulted in 15 percent drop in regional cereal production from 29 million tonnes in 2015 to 26 million tonnes in 2016 which is about 11 percent decrease compared to the five-year average1 . Southern parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar as well as most of Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia have been significantly affected by this drought.
Approximately 40.8 million people (22.5% of rural population) will be food insecure in Southern Africa up to March 2017.