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

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.

2018-04-22T11:49:00-04:0001 Nov 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

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

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.

2017-10-27T18:01:00-04:0027 Oct 2017|Goal 3: Good Health, News, Youth|

Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report

More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.

Report: Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children

“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

2018-04-22T11:55:00-04:0022 Dec 2016|Goal 16: Peace and justice, Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

More than $2B pledged for well-being of women, children, adolescents

The pledges, made by long-standing and new partners in the Every Woman Every Child movement, are part of new commitments in support of the the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health.

Children under five account for one third of deaths from foodborne diseases – new UN report

Diarrhoeal diseases are responsible for more than half of all foodborne diseases globally and of all those who fall ill after consuming contaminated food, 420,000 people die – almost third of them children under the age of five, the World Health Organization said today in its first ever report on the issue.

2015-12-03T19:04:23-04:0003 Dec 2015|Goal 3: Good Health, Goal 6: Water and Sanitation, News|

On Universal Children’s Day, UN says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children

Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today.

2018-04-22T12:03:21-04:0020 Nov 2015|Goal 1: No Poverty, News|

On International Walk to School Day, UN envoy urges action to make roads safe for children

Marking International Walk to School Day, Jean Todt, the United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety, has is calling for urgent action to halt road deaths and traffic accidents, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kill some 500 children a day.

2018-04-22T12:04:02-04:0008 Oct 2015|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|