News by topic: Women, Children, Population


'Dramatic' rise in Central African Republic violence happening out of media eyes, warns UNICEF

15 August – The Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled into violence and remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a child and “right now there are few eyes looking at them and few hands trying to help,” the United Nations children's agency said today.


In Iraq, UN Youth Envoy says young people are 'most valuable force we have to shape a better future'

12 August – As International Youth Day events kicked off worldwide today, at a special event in Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, pledged to do everything in her power to ensure the voices of youths, including those working to build peace, are heard.


Youth can play 'critical role' in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

11 August – In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people.


Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria – UN deputy chief

10 August – Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today.


Over 500,000 children in Libya need aid; UNICEF urges political solution to years-long crisis

10 August – Ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, according to the United Nations children's agency.


Wrapping up Africa trip, UN deputy chief vows to ensure displaced women return home in dignity

27 July – The United Nations deputy chief wrapped up her visit to two African countries – Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – where today she stressed the importance of women's participation in peace, security and development processes.


Peace is the 'bedrock' for women's development and human rights UN deputy chief says in DR Congo

25 July – The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


Majority of children fleeing to Europe just want to get away, UNICEF reports

25 July – Facing violence and trauma in Libya and other countries, thousands of children decided to flee by themselves, seeking to get away but not necessarily aiming for Europe, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported.


'The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

22 July – Calling for “immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at risk.


In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development

20 July – Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.