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28 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, le 28 novembre 2014 – On estime à environ 1,1 million le nombre d’infections au VIH évitées chez les enfants de moins de 15 ans entre 2005 et 2013, le nombre de nouveaux cas ayant chuté de plus de 50 pour cent pendant cette période, d’après des données publiées par l’UNICEF aujourd’hui à l’approche de la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre le SIDA.

25 Nov 2014 description

A new guide to help Ministries integrate disaster risk reduction in school curriculums, within an Education for Sustainable Development framework, has been published by UNESCO in partnership with UNICEF.

25 Nov 2014 description

Purpose and scope

Since 2008, the European Union (EU) and its member States have been committed to applying a comprehensive and integrated human rights-based approach in all areas of EU external action, including EU development cooperation. The 2009 Treaty on European Union (Treaty of Lisbon) contains an explicit commitment to protect and promote the rights of the child, and in 2011 the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy announced the promotion of the rights of the child as one of the Union’s three explicit foreign policy priorities.

25 Nov 2014 description
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Dans le cadre du 25e anniversaire de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant, cette édition de La Situation des enfants dans le monde appelle à une réflexion originale et audacieuse pour résoudre les problèmes séculaires qui affectent encore les enfants les plus défavorisés du monde.

25 Nov 2014 description
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Un informe de UNICEF afirma que la innovación puede impulsar el cambio para los niños más desfavorecidos

Al cumplirse el 25o aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño, el Estado Mundial de la Infancia presenta un programa de cambio

22 Nov 2014 description
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Over the past decade, the child-friendly schools (CFS) model has emerged as UNICEF’s signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy, particularly in fragile contexts. The main principles of CFS models are ‘child-centredness’, ‘democratic participation’, ‘inclusiveness’ and ‘protection’. The theme of ‘democratic participation’, which states that as rights holders, children and those who facilitate their rights should have a say in the form and substance of their education, has not been explored fully in the CFS model in conflict-affected contexts.

22 Nov 2014 description
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Crises can bring education to a halt, depriving children of their fundamental right to education and further contributing to an atmosphere of chaos in already traumatised communities. Education is integral in restoring a sense of normalcy and security in the midst of crisis, helping to build resilient schools and communities and bridge the humanitarian and development divide.

20 Nov 2014 description
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Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children - UNICEF Report

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change

20 Nov 2014 description

Estudio UNICEF y CEPAL presenta balance en materia de Derechos de la infancia en América Latina

En el 25 Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño

19 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.

19 Nov 2014 description
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NUEVA YORK, 19 de noviembre de 2014 – La lentitud del progreso mundial en materia de saneamiento, así como la práctica profundamente arraigada de la defecación al aire libre por parte de millones de personas, siguen constituyendo graves peligros para los niños y sus comunidades, advirtió UNICEF con ocasión del Día Mundial del Retrete.

18 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK/LEIDEN, 18 November 2014 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF, amounting to US $31.5 million (€24.9 million).

The new grants will focus on reaching the most marginalized and disadvantaged children living in poor communities and in strengthening UNICEF’s response in emergency and conflict situations.

16 Nov 2014 description
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Koror, 13 November 2014 – Recognising the frequency and severity of natural disasters in the Pacific, as well as the special vulnerability of our children, Government and civil society staff from Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands and Kingdom of Tonga participated in a training in Koror on child protection in emergencies. Three specialised staff from UNICEF and one staff from UN Women facilitated the training, using materials from a global training package, and drawing on their experiences in different countries.

14 Nov 2014 description

UNICEF-EU partnership helps to improve coordination of life-saving nutrition interventions in large-scale emergencies around the world

14 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 13 November 2014 – UNICEF today expressed alarm at new data showing that the number of child deaths from measles jumped from an estimated 122,000 in 2012 to 145,700 in 2013.

The latest figures, published in this week’s CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and WHO’s Weekly Epidemiological Report, shows that although an estimated 15.6 million deaths have been prevented by measles vaccination between 2000 and 2013, progress has stalled and previous gains are being reversed.

13 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, le 12 novembre 2014 – Une baisse importante du nombre de décès d’enfants dus à la pneumonie prouve que les stratégies de lutte contre la maladie fonctionnent, a affirmé l’UNICEF dans le cadre de la sixième Journée mondiale de la pneumonie. Mais il reste encore beaucoup à faire pour éviter que des centaines de milliers d’enfants succombent chaque année à cette maladie évitable.

13 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, 12 November 2014 – Significant declines in child deaths from pneumonia prove that strategies to defeat the disease are working, UNICEF said on the sixth World Pneumonia Day. But much more is needed to stop hundreds of thousands of children from succumbing to this preventable illness each year.

Pneumonia is still among the leading killers of children – accounting for 15 per cent of deaths, or approximately 940,000 children per year – but deaths from the disease have declined by 44 per cent since 2000, according to figures released recently by UNICEF.

10 Nov 2014 description

Economic strengthening programmes such as cash transfers are increasingly part of humanitarian response. They give households more financial flexibility and can have positive results for children, including on nutrition, health, or education. Identified as a knowledge gap area at the joint annual Education Cluster-Child Protection Working Group meeting in Geneva in October 2013, both groups collaborated on a compendium of evidence and guidance on Economic Strengthening for Child Protection & Education in Emergencies.

30 Oct 2014 description

INTRODUCTION

Natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, are a reality of living in the Pacific. The impact of such disasters can be significant and given the remoteness of some islands response from outside is often difficult or even impossible. That is why increasing the capacity of national and local authorities to manage and reduce the impact of disasters, as well as improve the preparedness and resilience of communities, is a priority for Pacific Island governments and the many humanitarian partners in the region.