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EU donates € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat malnourished children in the Sahel

BRUSSELS/DAKAR, 27 August 2014 - The European Union has allocated € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat over 1 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in five countries of the Sahel.

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Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Statement on World Humanitarian Day

NEW YORK, 19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous. Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises.

“These emergencies have increased in both frequency and complexity. So, too, has the risk to humanitarian workers – and the death toll among them has risen accordingly.

“Consider only the last month:

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Génération 2030/Afrique : La démographie enfantine en Afrique

D’ici à 2050, l’Afrique abritera deux enfants sur cinq. Une augmentation projetée et sans précédent de la population d’enfants en Afrique donne une chance unique aux décideurs de définir une stratégie d’investissement axée sur les enfants qui permettra au continent, et au monde, de tirer parti des avantages de la transition démographique que connaît l’Afrique.

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Generation 2030/Africa: Child demographics in Africa

While child survival rates have improved across Africa, the continent still accounts for about half of child mortality globally. The proportion could rise to around 70 per cent by 2050.

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Los niños indígenas se están quedando atrás en el progreso de sus países, según UNICEF

Tema del día: “Cerrar la brecha: poner en práctica los derechos de los pueblos indígenas”

NUEVA YORK, 8 de agosto de 2014 – Los niños indígenas siguen sin disfrutar sus derechos y todos los días hacen frente a la discriminación, dijo hoy UNICEF con motivo del Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo de 2014.

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UNICEF: Indigenous children left behind in their countries’ progress

NEW YORK, 8 August 2014 – Indigenous children continue to miss out on their rights and face discrimination on a daily basis, UNICEF said today to mark the 2014 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

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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.