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Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Daniel Fitzpatrick, age 13, died by suicide in his home on Staten Island. He left behind a long message describing bullying at his school and his frustration with the adults whose help he sought. We may not know Danny and never meet his family. We may not know the school […]

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Youth Can Lead Drive to Set World on Course to a More Sustainable Future

New York, N.Y. The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with their creativity and idealism are […]

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Support Fund Launched To End Violence Against children

New York, N.Y. A United Nations-backed partnership and fund were launched today to make achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children a public priority and a collective responsibility.     Sixteen-year-old Fatima and her newborn in a shelter for girls and women who […]

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U.N. Announces Launch of ‘Ground-Breaking’ School Feeding Analysis

New York, N.Y. The United Nations today announced the release of a major analysis of global school meal practices, which offers guidance on how to design and implement large-scale sustainable national school feeding programmes that can meet globally approved standards. WFP school meals are served up at an educational centre in Kibera, Kenya. Copyright: WFP/Challiss […]

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Katy Perry calls for Increased Focus on Children in Vietnam

New York, N.Y. Ms. Perry was in rural Ninh Thuan province, among the poorest and most remote regions of Viet Nam, where she visited UNICEF programmes aimed at ending exclusion for children with disabilities, and also saw the organization’s work in child survival, education and early childhood development; water, sanitation and hygiene; and climate change, […]

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Growing Inequality Among Children in High Income Countries

New York, N.Y. A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report presents evidence on the ways inequality is affecting children in high income countries, in areas such areas as education and life satisfaction – with Denmark at the top and Israel and Turkey ranking the lowest overall. A child receives an ear exam as part of […]

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Colombia: 250,000+ Children Hurt by Conflict Despite Peace Talks

New York, N.Y. Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children’s agency today reported. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. Of that figure, nearly 230,000 have been displaced and an estimated […]

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MyFairyTaleBooks Expands to Offer Custom Kids’ Gifts Galore

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New York, N.Y. March is National Reading Awareness Month—a time when literacy issues come to the fore and everyone is encouraged to crack open a book and read for the love (and value) of it.  Of course, some need more motivation to do so than others. When it comes to children’s books in particular, kids […]

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