I.Introduction: What is this document and how is it organized?
This report is the outcome of a mid-term review of the 2015-2019 Global Education Cluster strategy, culminating in an updated strategic vision and strategy map that builds on the previous two years of work. A few considerations regarding this document:
1) This strategy builds on the current 2015-2019 GEC Strategy (Annex III); the core functions and main elements of that strategy do not change; this addition merely adds a more strategic vision to what exists.
21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
WASHINGTON / NEW YORK, 21 September, 2017 – The Region of the Americas has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that used to be responsible for the deaths of more than 10,000 newborns every year in the Americas.
NEW YORK, 20 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; heads of state of France, Norway, Malawi and Senegal; and other global education leaders today committed to tackling the global ‘education crisis’ holding back millions of children and threatening progress, at a high-level event in New York City.
Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF
New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
Deadline for Completion
27 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 million children are out of school in conflict zones, UNICEF said in a report released today. Focusing on the importance of education for children who have been forced from their homes by conflict and disasters, the report notes that failure to provide learning opportunities for uprooted children has profound consequences for individuals and nations.
Here are some salient facts from the report:
UNICEF calls on world leaders to prioritize education in emergencies
NEW YORK, 17 September 2017 – A convoy of 27 empty school buses – together with education activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan – travelled through the streets of Manhattan today to shine a spotlight on the 27 million out-of-school children living in conflict zones.
Companion booklet to the 2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
Last year’s annual report for the UNFPAUNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) focused on the strategic and formal underpinnings of our work. It described the theory of change that guides interventions and the metrics by which we measure results. This year’s annual report provides two perspectives:
As the largest global programme addressing FGM/C, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5.
815 millones de personas padecen hambre, con millones de niños amenazados de malnutrición
15 de septiembre de 2017, Roma – Tras haber disminuido de forma constante durante más de una década, vuelve a aumentar el hambre en el mundo, que afectó a 815 millones de personas en 2016 -el 11 por ciento de la población mundial-, según la nueva edición del informe anual de la ONU sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición publicada hoy. Al mismo tiempo, múltiples formas de malnutrición amenazan la salud de millones de personas.
815 millions de personnes souffrent de la faim et des millions d'enfants sont exposés à la malnutrition
15 septembre 2017, Rome – Après une régression constante durant plus d'une décennie, la faim dans le monde progresse de nouveau touchant 815 millions de personnes en 2016, soit 11% de la population mondiale, selon le dernier rapport annuel des Nations Unies sur la sécurité alimentaire mondiale et la nutrition diffusé aujourd'hui. Dans le même temps, de multiples formes de malnutrition menacent la santé de millions de personnes dans le monde.
World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.
By Henna Deol
My volunteer work over the past year has allowed me to work with refugee children from 21 countries worldwide as an academic and personal mentor at a shelter in London. Through this I have seen firsthand the challenges children and young people face when they are forced to flee their homes.
By Victoria Maskell
The sun never sets on UNICEF – and when children are in danger, the global community leaps into action to protect them.
Saturday night Panama. Sunday morning Bangkok. Middle of the night in France. What do they have to do with a hurricane forming in the Caribbean? It means using every available UNICEF channel to get life-saving ‘be prepared’ messages through to those who may be affected, and doing it with no time lost.
Thought provoking film in partnership with UNICEF urges the public to challenge stereotypes
“I am a child, not a threat”
Film can be viewed at: https://wdrv.it/dae912362