Press Releases

  • 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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  • New coursework on teacher training in inclusive education on its way at the armenian...

    Public schools in Armenia are set to become inclusive by 2025 opening their doors for children with disabilities who have traditionally attended special schools segregated from their communities. Embarking on this important reform has brought about...

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  • Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones

    UNICEF has received only 12 per cent of the funds it needs this year to send children affected by emergencies to school   HAMBURG, Germany/NEW YORK, 7 July 2017 – Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children...

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  • Over 7 million children are on the move in west and central africa each year

    Vast majority of child migrants uprooted by violence, poverty and climate change remain in Africa   DAKAR/NEW YORK, 5 July 2017 – Children account for over half of the 12 million West and Central African people on the move each...

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  • Beyoncé partners with unicef to bring safe water to children in remote areas of burundi

      NEW ORLEANS, 1 July 2017 – Global entertainer and humanitarian Beyoncé has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to announce the launch of BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to...

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  • Investments in poor children save more lives per dollar spent, new unicef study says

    Unless the world makes faster progress on reducing child mortality, by 2030 almost 70 million children will die before reaching their fifth birthday     NEW YORK, 28 June 2017 – Investing in the health and survival of the...

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  • International and armenian stars join unicef’s super dads campaign to highlight...

    22 June 2017, YEREVAN – International stars from the world of entertainment and sport including Mahershala Ali, David Beckham, the All Blacks, Daniel Cormier, Novak Djokovic, Lweis Hamilton, Hugh Jackman, Thalia, Chris Weidman, Queen Rania...

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  • In historic first, unicef appoints syrian refugee muzoon almellehan as goodwill ambassador

     Muzoon became an advocate for girls’ education after fleeing Syria in 2013   NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education...

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  • Mahershala ali, david beckham, the all blacks, daniel cormier, novak djokovic, lewis...

    NEW YORK, 7 June 2017 – Stars from the world of entertainment and sport including Mahershala Ali, David Beckham, the All Blacks, Daniel Cormier, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, Hugh Jackman, Sachin Tendulkar, Thalía and Chris Weidman...

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  • 1.3 million children urgently need humanitarian assistance after storms batter bay of...

    UNICEF ramps up aid delivery for children and families affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar   NEW YORK/BANGKOK/KATHMANDU, 1 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian...

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  • Data gaps on children in residential care leave the most vulnerable unaccounted for –...

    At least 2.7 million children are living in residential care, but this is just tip of the iceberg, study says   GENVEA/NEW YORK, 1 June 2017: At least 2.7 million children live in residential care worldwide, according to a new estimate by...

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