Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York/New Delhi: The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said on Tuesday. more
Urgent need to step-up protection of children in crises – UN rights wing

New York: Children in crisis situations face a raft of challenges – from family separation and forced recruitment to sexual exploitation and abject poverty – the deputy United ...

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency

New York: Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past f ...

Syrian refugee children in Jordan deprived of the most basic needs – UNICEF

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): Eighty five per cent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are living below the poverty line and a staggering 94 per cent of those under five in “multidimensi ...

Alarming gaps in reliable data leave 28 million uprooted children unprotected – UN

New York, Feb 16 (JEN):  There are “alarming holes” in the availability, reliability, timeliness and accessibility of the data and evidence essential for understanding ho ...

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 ...