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25 May 2015 description
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Attributable to the UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, Daniel Toole

UNICEF is very worried about the situation of children and their families stranded on boats in the seas of South East Asia. These children need, and they have a right to, urgent help and protection. UNICEF shares the Secretary-General’s sense of alarm at reports that some countries are refusing entry to boats carrying refugee and migrant children.

21 May 2015 description
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INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 21 May 2015 – A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Declaration was welcomed by the global education community, including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organizations and youth groups. It encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all.

19 May 2015 description
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Although humanitarian actors have long emphasized the benefits of emergency preparedness in high-risk humanitarian contexts, little evidence has been collected to date to demonstrate the impact of early preparedness investments on eventual humanitarian response. This study is one of the first research initiatives to quantify the cost and time benefits of a large and diversified investment “portfolio” of emergency preparedness interventions undertaken by UNICEF and WFP in 2014, with support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

19 May 2015 description

Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

14 May 2015 description
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Este documento es una guía para el trabajo del personal consular de México en el exterior, que busca garantizar el derecho a la protección y asistencia de las personas menores de edad que migran solos.

MÉXICO D.F., 11 de mayo de 2015 - La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México y la oficina del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, UNICEF, presentaron hoy un modelo integral basado en el enfoque de género y derechos humanos para proteger a niños migrantes no acompañados.

12 May 2015 description
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UNICEF proposes plan for protection of migrant children

BRUSSELS/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 May 2015 - On the eve of the adoption of the EU Migration Agenda, UNICEF is calling for the rights and wellbeing of migrant children to be at the heart of Europe’s immigration policy and for the European Union to be guided by the values it cherishes.

24 Apr 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 23 April 2015 – Ahead of World Malaria Day, UNICEF’s ‘Facts about Malaria and Children’ shows the extensive impact of the disease on children and on pregnant women around the world.

22 Apr 2015 description
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In the eight years since we commemorated the first World Malaria Day, millions of women and children have continued to die from a disease that is both preventable and treatable. Malaria takes the lives of more than 1,200 children under the age of 5 every day – the staggering equivalent of 50 children every hour.

21 Apr 2015 description
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Authorities need to put best interests of children first, says UNICEF

NEW YORK, 20 April, 2015 - “Reports of tragedies on the Mediterranean Sea - leaving hundreds of people, including children, dead or missing – are becoming all too frequent and the human cost all too high.

21 Apr 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 21 April 2015 – UNICEF and ING, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, today announced the renewal of a decade-long partnership that to date has provided access to better quality education for more than 1 million of the world’s hardest-to-reach children.

During the past 10 years, ING has inspired its employees and customers worldwide to raise funds for UNICEF, helping to improve children’s access to education in remote communities in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Zambia.

17 Apr 2015 description

WASHINGTON D.C., 16 April 2015 - The Power of Nutrition, a new independent fund launched today, will help millions of children reach their full potential. Backed by leading organisations from private philanthropy and international development, the partnership aims to unlock one billion dollars to tackle child undernutrition in some of the world’s poorest countries.

15 Apr 2015 description

More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.

14 Apr 2015 description
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In the last decade, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have invested considerable resources and political capital to bring more children into the classroom.
Most impressively, out-of-school rates for primary school children have plummeted, often by as much as half, bringing hope and new opportunity to millions.

10 Apr 2015 description
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aficionados y seguidores del Baby Shower Mundial que la cantante y Embajadora de UNICEF Shakira y el famoso jugador del FC Barcelona Gerard Piqué organizaron con motivo del nacimiento de su segundo hijo, han servido para recaudar hasta el momento casi 150.000 dólares, una cifra que sigue en ascenso, confirma hoy UNICEF.

31 Mar 2015 description

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR today announced the launch of a new Amplify challenge – a call for ideas and innovations that could improve the delivery and quality of education for children and adults displaced by violent conflict.

23 Mar 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes redesigned country profiles and a new data visualisation tool for the creation of charts, maps and graphs. All of which make UNICEF the most reliable and up-to-date source of statistics on women and children.

21 Mar 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 – UNICEF welcomes the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 2015-2030 framework recognizes the vital role children and youth have to play in reducing risk, strengthening community resilience and shaping legislation to better protect against disasters.

20 Mar 2015 description
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Despite tremendous global progress on drinking water, gains not trickling down to the most marginalized

NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 – Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains a challenge.

18 Mar 2015 description
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SENDAI, Japan, 18 March, 2015 – UNICEF expresses solidarity and sympathy with the governments and people of Vanuatu and Tuvalu as they address the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. UNICEF has been doing what we can to help people cope, and we will continue to do so.

Disaster Risk Reduction is a priority for UNICEF and we appreciate the efforts undertaken to develop the post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction. The focus on disaster risk reduction is an important contribution to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

17 Mar 2015 description


This review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities in low resource settings is the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on the topic. It highlights low access in many countries and specific actions needed to strengthen policy, implementation and monitoring.