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30 Jul 2015 description
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Despite the continuous development of the Latin American and Caribbean region, violence against children, especially against girls, is still prevalent. Most of the times violence against children goes unnoticed, unheard, or even unreported, impacting children for life. Only a small proportion of acts of violence, exploitation and abuse are reported and investigated, and few perpetrators are held accountable.

Facing these grim realities, we want to understand the role of the telecommunications industry, particularly mobile operators, in ending violence.

29 Jul 2015 description


Scoping study to examine knowledge of CPMS 14 among child protection and juvenile justice practitioners

Children are always among the most vulnerable in an emergency. Emergencies both exacerbate pre-existing protection concerns and create new ones. In times of crisis, girls and boys face increased risk of all forms of violence and exploitation.

One potentially life-saving area of child protection that remains poorly understood and underfunded in humanitarian contexts is justice for children.

25 Jul 2015 description
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resoultion 1612

NEW YORK, 24 July 2015 – “Millions of children around the world today are caught up in adults’ wars – deliberately killed, injured, raped, abducted. Their schools and homes are being destroyed; they are being denied food, water and health care. Tens of thousands are forced to join armed forces and groups.

23 Jul 2015 description


The Girl Summit Charter has been signed by 43 governments

21 Jul 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached 1 million active users.

“U-Report started out as a local innovation to help young Ugandans engage on issues that affect their lives and futures. Today, young U-reporters from 15 countries, mostly in Africa, are using it every day to voice their opinions, connect to their leaders, and help change the conditions in their communities,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.

16 Jul 2015 description

The number of countries reaching and sustaining 90% coverage of children with routine life-saving vaccinations has doubled since 2000.

Updated data on the status of immunization worldwide in 2014 reveal that 129 countries, 6 more than in 2013, now immunize at least 90% of their children with the required 3 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3).

14 Jul 2015 description
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Why Disaster Risk Reduction is a critical component of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

14 Jul 2015 description

Joint Press Release

High Level Panel on

“Harnessing Innovative Financing for Nutrition in Africa”

Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Leaders call for Increased Investment in Nutrition as key to Africa’s Development

13 Jul 2015 description
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Giving a fair chance to every child, everywhere, is right in principle and right in practice. Realizing the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged, is our greatest hope of breaking the intergenerational cycle of inequity and poverty.

06 Jul 2015 description
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COPENHAGEN, 6 July 2015 – In a unified push to make assistive products for children with disabilities more available, affordable and appropriate, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was joined by governments, partners, leading disability advocates and NGOs at the first-ever forum to examine the global supply gap and identify ways to reverse longstanding deficiencies.

01 Jul 2015 description

Map from the JMP 2015 report showing which countries have met or not met the water and sanitation MDG targets

01 Jul 2015 description

Se ha publicado el informe final de los ODM sobre agua y saneamiento

NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 30 de junio de 2015. Los escasos avances en materia de saneamiento amenazan con perjudicar la supervivencia infantil y los beneficios que aportan a la salud las ganancias derivadas del suministro de agua potable, según advierten la OMS y UNICEF en un informe que realiza un seguimiento del suministro de agua potable y saneamiento en contraste con los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

01 Jul 2015 description

Le rapport final sur les progrès dans la réalisation des OMD portant sur l’eau et l’assainissement a été publié

NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 30 juin 2015 –L’absence de progrès en matière d’assainissement menace de compromettre les gains qu’un meilleur accès à l’eau potable a permis d’obtenir pour la survie et la santé de l’enfant, avertissent l’OMS et l’UNICEF dans un rapport analysant l’accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement comparé aux Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD).

30 Jun 2015 description
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progress report on water and sanitation released*

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 June 2015 – Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.

24 Jun 2015 description
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El informe Progreso para la Infancia destaca las lecciones extraídas de los ODM

Descargar fotografías, videos, gráficos y las grabaciones de audio de la rueda de prensa de ayer en: http://uni.cf/1IZy0VV

NUEVA YORK, 23 de junio de 2015 – La comunidad mundial defraudará a millones de niños y niñas si no otorga a los más desfavorecidos un lugar preponderante en su nueva hoja de ruta para el desarrollo durante los próximos 15 años, advirtió hoy UNICEF.

24 Jun 2015 description
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Le rapport « Progrès pour les enfants » met en avant les leçons tirées des OMD

NEW YORK, 23 juin 2015 – La communauté mondiale faillira à ses devoirs envers des millions d’enfants si elle n’accorde pas à ceux qui sont le plus défavorisés la priorité dans sa nouvelle feuille de route pour le développement au cours des 15 ans à venir, a averti l’UNICEF aujourd’hui.

23 Jun 2015 description
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A child’s chance to survive and thrive is much greater in 2015 than it was when the global community committed to the MDGs in 2000.

Data show significant progress in areas such as child survival, nutrition, motherto-child transmission of HIV and primary school enrolment, among others. These are impressive achievements, but they are only part of the story.

17 Jun 2015 description
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Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;