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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations.

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No hay tiempo que perder: Datos recientes de UNICEF demuestran la necesidad de tomar medidas urgentes contra la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil

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LONDRES/NUEVA YORK, 22 de julio de 2014 – El Gobierno del Reino Unido y UNICEF acogen hoy la primera Reunión Cumbre sobre las Niñas, con el objetivo de cosechar el apoyo que permita eliminar más rápidamente la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil, dos prácticas que afectan a millones de niñas en todo el mundo.

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Pas de temps à perdre : les dernières données de l’UNICEF appellent à une action urgente contre les mutilations génitales féminines et le mariage précoce

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LONDRES/NEW YORK, 22 juillet 2014 - Le Gouvernement britannique et l’UNICEF organisent aujourd’hui le premier Sommet international de la Fille pour mobiliser les soutiens nécessaires à l’accélération de la lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines/l’excision (MGF/E) et le mariage précoce, deux fléaux qui affectent des millions de filles à travers le monde.

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Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony first to feature a Commonwealth-wide fundraiser for children

Joint release from the Commonwealth Games Federation, Glasgow 2014 and UNICEF

LONDON, 22 July 2014 – International singing superstar Nicole Scherzinger and cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy are two of the star-studded names who will appear in a global fundraising first at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony on 23 July to help UNICEF save and change the lives of millions of children across the Commonwealth.

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No time to lose: New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on female genital mutilation and child marriage

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LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

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Call to Action to end the placement of children under the age of three in residential care endorsed at 35th CARICOM Heads of Government conference

Thousands of children below the age of three in the Caribbean region are living in residential care institutions.

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda / PANAMA CITY, Panama, 7 July 2014 – The Prime Minister of Grenada, Honorable Dr. Keith Mitchell, presented last week the Call to Action during the 35th CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government held in Antigua, and urged the Heads of State of the Caribbean region to commit to ending the placement of children under three years of age in residential care institutions.

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Every Newborn: an action plan to end preventable deaths

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Remarkable progress has been made in recent decades to reduce the number of child deaths worldwide, but neonatal mortality rates have declined at a slower pace. Yet most newborn deaths are preventable and opportunities for addressing newborn health are unprecedented especially when effectively integrated with care for women and children. Today, much more is known about effective interventions and service delivery channels, and of approaches to accelerate coverage and quality of care.

Renewed committments

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Launch of the new Global WASH Cluster website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Global WASH Cluster website, http://washcluster.net!

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Action and investment needed to universalize education: UNICEF

58 million children still without access to school

BRUSSELS, 26 June 2014 – Recent data show that progress in making education truly universal and inclusive, and the investment required to do so, have stalled. Today’s Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Second Replenishment conference calls on the international community to commit to giving all children access to school and learning.

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Podcast #92 – More funding needed to keep the promise of education

By Rudina Vojvoda

This podcast is part of the Changing the World for Girls discussions, a collaboration of the Beyond School Books podcast series and United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). In this series, you will find discussions on the lasting impact education has on girls, communities and nations around the world.

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Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children: West and Central Africa Regional Report

West and Central Africa has the world’s highest out-of-school rate, at 28 per cent, which means that about 19 million primary school-age children in this region are excluded from education.

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Podcast #91 – Innovations in peacebuilding: How technology is changing the way we see the world and respond to violent conflict

‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies

By Rudina Vojvoda

UNICEF talks to Christopher Tuckwood, of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, and Sanjana Hattotuwa, the Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation, about the use of technology to support peacebuilding.

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Supply Annual Report 2013

Highlights:

· UNICEF procured $2.8 billion worth of supplies and services for children in over 130 countries.

· The use of procurement strategies and innovative financing mechanisms helped to achieve $185 million in savings.

· Two-thirds of countries where UNICEF procurement exceeded $10 million were those where UNICEF has development programmes. India remains the largest supplier country to UNICEF.

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UNICEF Executive Board puts spotlight on Africa’s children

By Kristin Taylor

The Executive Board reviews UNICEF activities and approves its policies, country programmes and budgets. It comprises 36 members, representing the five regional groups of Member States at the United Nations. The Executive Board meets three times a year at United Nations Headquarters in New York – in a first regular session (January/February), annual session (May/June) and second regular session (September).

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Evaluation of UNICEF Programmes to Protect Children in Emergencies

Trends in the nature of armed conflicts and disasters are increasing both the scale and scope of protection issues affecting children and women in humanitarian contexts. After a decade of decline in the number of armed conflicts, since 2010 there has been an escalation in armed conflict globally.1 By 2012, more people were refugees (15.4 million) and internally displaced (28.8 million) than at any time since 1994.2 Nearly half of these people are children.

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UNICEF and Socialab announce winners of "First 72 Hours" – a global innovation challenge for emergencies

And the winners are… Aguapallet of New Zealand and Instanet of Sweden

NEW YORK/SANTIAGO, Chile, 27 May 2014 – UNICEF and Socialab, a leading Chilean innovation non-profit, today announced the winners of a four–month-long innovation challenge aimed at creating new solutions for people hit by disasters.

The winning ideas are a system called Instanet from Sweden that restores emergency telecommunications using powered parachutes, and a pallet that doubles as a vessel for drinking water called Aguapallet by a team from New Zealand.

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UNICEF and Socialab announce winners of "First 72 Hours" – a global innovation challenge for emergencies

And the winners are… Aguapallet of New Zealand and Instanet of Sweden

NEW YORK/SANTIAGO, Chile, 27 May 2014 – UNICEF and Socialab, a leading Chilean innovation non-profit, today announced the winners of a four–month-long innovation challenge aimed at creating new solutions for people hit by disasters.

The winning ideas are a system called Instanet from Sweden that restores emergency telecommunications using powered parachutes, and a pallet that doubles as a vessel for drinking water called Aguapallet by a team from New Zealand.

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Ending violence against children: Translating data into action

MBABANE, Swaziland, 26 May 2014 – Ways to translate data on violence against boys and girls into concrete measures to stop it will be discussed at a global meeting to be held in the capital of Swaziland, 28-30 May 2014.