Youth

11 12, 2017

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

2017-12-11T17:51:41+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Youth|

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.

21 11, 2017

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people’s quest for decent work – UN report

2017-11-21T20:19:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Economic growth, News, Youth|

Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.

21 11, 2017

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

2017-11-21T20:13:47+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News, Youth|

It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them.

20 11, 2017

UNICEF urges opportunities for ‘forgotten minority’ as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children

2017-11-20T20:55:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News, Youth|

Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Monday.

1 11, 2017

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:30:16+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

27 10, 2017

Winter may be ‘harsh blow’ to vulnerable children in Middle East, UNICEF warns amid funding gap

2017-10-27T18:01:00+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Health, News, Youth|

Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle East unless assistance – including cold weather clothing and supplies – is urgently provided, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.