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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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El Niño Subsides, Impact on Children Set To Worsen As Disease Spreads

New York, N.Y. While the 2015-2016 El Niño – one of the strongest on record – has ended, its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the event, an new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed today. […]

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3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

New York, N.Y. One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence. Photo: UNICEF Iraq/Wathiq Khuzaie In A Heavy Price for Children: Violence destroys childhoods […]

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UNICEF Warns of Risk for Migrant Children Arriving in Europe

New York, N.Y. More than nine out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, warning of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death that such children are facing. A group of Gambian boys survey the ocean from the beach […]

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U.N. Stresses Need for Coherent Policies to End Child Labor

New York, N.Y. With some 168 million children working in various sectors globally, the fight against child labour requires coherent policy packages to support legislation focused on quality education, social protection and decent jobs for parents, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said today. Child labor on family farms should be addressed in an […]

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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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Desperation: Some 20,000 Children Feared Trapped in Fallujah

Baghdad, Iraq. Some 20,000 children are believed to be trapped in Fallujah, Iraq as fighting rages for control of the city that Islamic State militants seized more than two years ago. Children living next to Daurra Oil Refinery in Iraq. Photo: Christiaan Briggs/Wikipedia. Since the Iraqi military operation began for Fallujah, 60 kilometers west of […]

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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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