Press Releases

  • Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents –...

    World Children’s Day activities in over 130 countries to provide platform for children to speak out about their concerns; advocate for children being left behind   NEW YORK, 20 November 2017 – Despite global progress, 1 in 12...

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  • Violent discipline, sexual abuse and bullying stalk millions of children worldwide

    Violence against children – some as young as one year old – is pervasive, new report with disturbing data reveals   GENEVA, 1 November 2017 – Staggering numbers of children – some as young as 12 months old – are...

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  • 7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report...

    At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030   NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every dayin 2016,15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46...

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  • Up to three quarters of children and youth face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on...

    Children from sub-Saharan Africa targeted more than any other group, pointing to impact of discrimination and racism   Report calls on Europe to establish “safe and regular pathways” for migration   NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 12...

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  • Nearly zero progress in reducing the global out-of-school rate over the past decade -...

    NEW YORK, 6 September 2017 – With 11.5 per cent of school-age children – or 123 million – missing out on learning today, compared to 12.8 per cent – or 135 million – in 2007, the percentage of 6-15 year olds who are out...

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  • New video: unicef goodwill ambassador henrikh mkhitaryan urges teachers, parents, and...

    YEREVAN, 1 September, 2017. A new video featuring UNCEF Goodwill Ambassador, Armenian National Football Team Captain and Manchester United Player Henrikh Mkhitaryan was released today calling upon our society to welcome children with disabilities...

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  • More than 180 million people lack basic drinking water in countries ravaged by conflict...

    Children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to basic drinking water   NEW YORK/STOCKHOLM, 29 August 2017 – More than 180 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in countries...

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  • Clooney foundation for justice partners with unicef to open seven public schools to...

    With support from Google.org and HP Inc., the Clooney Foundation for Justice's $2.25 million partnership and $1 million technology grant will enroll thousands of currently out-of-school refugees in formal education and provide additional support for...

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  • School safety improved with the support of eu and unicef

    Partners advocate for expansion of risk-informed planning and policy making for greater resilience in local communities   YEREVAN, 1 August 2017 – UNICEF, the EU’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)...

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  • Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

    New analysis shows an investment of US$4.70 per newborn could generate US$300 billion in economic gains by 2025   GENEVA/NEW YORK, 1 August 2017 – No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to...

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  • Unicef and justice academy launch a distance learning program for judges and prosecutors

    YEREVAN, 19 July 2017 – UNICEF and Justice Academy of Armenia announced the launch of a new educational programme on the protection of child rights for justice professionals. Entitled “Protection of children in criminal...

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  • 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe...

      WHO, UNICEF release first global estimates for water, sanitation and hygiene for the Sustainable Development Goals   13 JULY 2017| GENEVA | NEW YORK – Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily...

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