Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York, Oct 19(Just Earth News): More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed. more
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

New York, Oct 19(Just Earth News): Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reun ...

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

New York, Oct 19(Just Earth News): The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an ...

‘EmPOWER’ girls before, during and after crises, UN says on International Day of the Girl Child

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nat ...

UNICEF warns of nutrition crisis affecting 165,000 children in Mali

New York, Oct 10(Just Earth News): A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali ...

UNICEF urges child-centred budget decisions for rebuilding of quake-hit areas in Mexico

New York, Oct 3(Just Earth News): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for putting children at the heart of public and private investment in reconstruction of the areas dev ...

UNICEF urges countries to prioritize early childhood development

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): There is no period more critical in a child's development than the first 1,000 days of life, and yet 32 countries – including Bangladesh and the United ...

Over 40 million people caught in modern slavery, 152 million in child labour – UN

New York, Sept 19(Just Earth News): More than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage – in 2016, a United Nations study has ...

Conflict keeps 27 million children out of school, with girls at high risk of abuse – UN report

New York, Sept 19(Just Earth News): Some 27 million children are out of school due to conflict, with girls facing a heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence, the United Nations sa ...

School meal funding crisis puts 1.5 million West, Central African children at risk, UN agency warns

New York, Sept 18(Just Earth News): As the 2017-2018 school year starts, more than 1.5 million children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, ...