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01 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA/SKOPJE, 1 September, 2015 – The number of women and children fleeing violence in their countries of origin and passing through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, UNICEF said today.

An estimated 3,000 people are transiting through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia daily. A third of them are women and children – up from 10 per cent in June. Some 12 per cent of the women are pregnant.

27 Aug 2015 description
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Key Messages

  • Focus greater attention to the core role of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) interventions for children affected by armed conflict, especially addressing inter-generational aspects of the issue.

  • Develop further innovative approaches to scale up quality MHPSS interventions for children and adolescents.

  • Achieve an appropriate balance between community-based and specialized interventions to meet the diverse needs of large numbers of affected children.

25 Aug 2015 description
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GENEVA/SKOPJE Macedonia, 25 August 2015 - UNICEF has established a child-friendly space with a mobile team near Geveglija town, at the border with Greece to provide much needed support to women and children on the move through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The child-friendly space has been set up within the compounds of the migrant rest area established by UNHCR. A mobile team from the local NGO LaStrada is helping to reunite children with their families and to provide psychosocial support and early childhood development services to the children.

13 Aug 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 Aug 2015 description
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By Peter Crowley

Today marks one year since we have had a case of the wild poliovirus anywhere in Africa, the last having been reported from Somalia with a date of onset of 11th August 2014.

What an extraordinary achievement and what a powerful symbol of the progress that has been made on the African continent over the past generation.

11 Aug 2015 description


The Building Evidence in Education (BE2 ) donor working group was launched in 2012 with the aim to engage bilateral and multilateral donors and foundations committed to:

11 Aug 2015 description


The Building Evidence in Education (BE2 ) donor working group was launched in 2012 with the aim to engage bilateral and multilateral donors and foundations committed to:

  • increasing the quality of education research;

  • promoting the use of evidence in education programming; and - strengthening donor research collaboration.

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.