Press Releases

  • More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day, tapping into great...

    On Safer Internet Day, UNICEF calls for urgent action to protect children and their digital footprint   NEW YORK, 6 February 2018 – More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half second...

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  • Unicef seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in...

    117 million people living through conflict and disaster lack access to safe water 84 per cent of appeal for children in countries affected by violence and conflict.   NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6...

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  • Henrietta fore becomes new unicef executive director

    Yerevan, 9 January 2018 – Henrietta Fore takes office today as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director.  Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience.   “I am honored...

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  • Children under attack at shocking scale in conflicts around the world

    “No safe places left for children as they are targeted in their homes, schools and playgrounds”   NEW YORK, 28 December 2017 – Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout...

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  • Unicef: make the digital world safer for children

    Flagship report highlights digital divides and explores current debates about the impact of the internet and social media on children’s safety and wellbeing   NEW YORK, 11 December 2017 – Despite children’s massive online...

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  • 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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