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|

No ‘back to school’ for millions of children affected by conflict, crisis – UN

(UN News Centre) 8 September 2014 – Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries following the targeting of schools and the displacement of millions of children forced from their homes and studies, the United Nations Children’s Fund said today.

“For children living through emergencies, education is a life line,” […]

10 September 2014|News Stories|

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

18 February 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Young people demand HIV services that respond to their needs:” UN Envoy on Youth in Dubai

13 November 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Youth filmmakers to present their work at international awards ceremony

17 October 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

50 Youth Help UNICEF Visualize Environmental Urgency in Prototype Media Innovation

14 October 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Well-attended side event on International Youth Voices on Post-2015

26 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|