Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York, Feb 16 (JEN):  There are “alarming holes” in the availability, reliability, timeliness and accessibility of the data and evidence essential for understanding how children and their families are impacted by migration and forced displacement, United Nations agencies and their partners warned on Thursday. more
Syria: Life 'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns

New York, Feb 10 (JEN): Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need for u ...

World ‘failing to stop the war on children,’ says UNICEF Middle East, North Africa director

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): Describing January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) director for the reg ...

Without young people, Global Goals will not be achieved, UN forum told

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Today's young people are more connected, dynamic and engaged than ever and the Global Goals can’t happen without them, speakers told an annual United Nat ...

Millions of children in crisis zones face 'bleak future,' UNICEF warns, launching emergency appeal

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare and unless the international community take ...

‘Enough is enough;’ world cannot become numb to killing of children, says top UNICEF official in Syria

New York, Jan 27 (JEN):  With families in Syria’s besieged northern town of Afrin on the run or hiding in basements to escape intense shelling, the head of the United Nations C ...

Venezuela: Economic woes worsening malnutrition among children, warns UNICEF

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): Amid growing food insecurity and rising malnutrition among children on the back of a protracted economic crisis in Venezuela, the United Nations Children’s F ...

Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF

New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News):  The scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017 is “shocking” said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), ...

UNICEF official calls 2017 ‘horrible’ for children in Yemen

New York, Dec 27(Just Earth News): Children in Yemen could not have a worse year than 2017, according to a senior official from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Deadly war weapons endanger lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine – UNICEF

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): Landmines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war threaten the lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Ch ...