Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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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