UNICEF

On disaster resilience, ‘we must listen to those who know their communities’ says UNICEF Director General Anthony Lake

Children and youth are a major part of community-level responses to disasters and must play an important role in risk reduction, United Nations officials said today in Sendai, Japan, with the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) challenging a gathering of youth representatives to demand that they be involved in processes that impact them.

“We […]

17 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

Voices Of Youth Blogging Internship call for applications

Are you between the ages of 14 and 24?

Do you care about social, cultural, political and economic issues?

Are you interested in improving your blogging and digital media skills?

Applications for the Vices Of Youth blogging internship 2015 are now open!

This is your chance to apply for a 4 months blogging internship with Voices of Youth – […]

2 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

In Madagascar, young people in the service of community and environment

Emedianna Zafisoa, 15, is in year 10 at the Collège d’Enseignement Général (CEG) in Maroantsetra, a district in north-eastern Madagascar. Firmly committed to environmental conservation, she is indignant about the trash that piles up in her town, a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful scenery and wildlife.

“People don’t stop throwing their garbage everywhere, and […]

23 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

4 out of 10 child soldiers are girls

12 February 2015 – On this International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, also known as Red Hand Day, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui call for urgent action to end grave violations against children including their recruitment by armed groups. Children are increasingly vulnerable as conflicts around […]

18 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

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

NAIROBI, 17 February 2015—While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic.
AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents […]

18 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the […]

21 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

One year after conflict, children still under daily threat in South Sudan

 

UNICEF – The future for a generation of children in South Sudan is being stolen by the year-long conflict in the country, which has driven hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, schools and communities; subjecting them to violence, malnutrition and disease, the UNICEF said today.

The scale of the crisis in the world’s youngest […]

15 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Children’s winter needs are greater than ever in Middle East but limited access and funds hamper UNICEF response

UNICEF – As seasonal cold winds, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures close in on conflict-torn parts of the Middle East, UNICEF and partners have begun the distribution of warm clothes and other winter items to ensure that one million of the most vulnerable children are kept warm and healthy.

“After all that they’ve suffered on account […]

17 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Launch of Youth Survey seeking voices for Asia’s invisible people

More than 135 million children in Asia-Pacific have not had their births registered, which can create barriers to obtaining a legal identity and being able to prove who and how old they are.

A new campaign from Plan International, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the United Nations […]

16 October 2014|News Stories|

A Message from the United Nations on the International Day of the Girl Child

The 2014 theme of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.

On this occasion, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has published a statement outlining his support for the empowerment of young women to prevent violence:

“All over the world, an alarming number of adolescent girls […]

10 October 2014|Envoy’s news|