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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

MAIN FINDINGS

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.

15 Mar 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 13 mars 2015 - Les droits de l’enfant et l’enseignement préscolaire vont recevoir un sérieux coup de pouce grâce à deux nouveaux partenariats entre le Groupe LEGO, la Fondation LEGO et l’UNICEF célébrés aujourd’hui à New York.

11 Mar 2015 description

The EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO and UNGEI call for urgent action to combat school-related gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in school settings is having a damaging impact on the education of millions of children across the world according to a new paper released today at the Commission on the Status of Women, by the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO and United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI).

10 Mar 2015 description

This policy brief proposes a simple framework for advocating for the inclusion of children’s rights, needs and priorities for risk reduction.

It begins with a framework for action, a brief summary of advocacy points for both the post-2015 development goals and the ‘HFA2’, as these frameworks are complementary and cannot be viewed in isolation.

18 Feb 2015 description

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, PEPFAR, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and youth movements represented by PACT and Y+ join President Uhuru Kenyatta to launch All In, a new platform for action against the adolescent AIDS epidemic.

18 Feb 2015 description

L’ONUSIDA, l’UNICEF, l’UNFPA, l’OMS, le PEPFAR, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme, la Fondation MTV Staying Alive et des mouvements de jeunes représentés par PACT et Y+ se sont retrouvés autour du Président Uhuru Kenyatta pour lancer l’initiative **All In*, nouvelle plateforme d’action contre l’épidémie de sida des adolescents.*

13 Feb 2015 description
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NUEVA YORK, 12 de febrero de 2015 – Los niños son cada vez más vulnerables al reclutamiento y el uso por grupos armados a medida que los conflictos son más brutales, intensos y generalizados en todo el mundo, dijeron hoy UNICEF y el Representante Especial de la ONU para los Niños y los Conflictos Armados, con motivo del Día Internacional contra el Uso de Niños Soldados.