Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York, Feb 5 (JEN): Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror tactics in civilian areas, according to the first United Nations report on the issue. more
Being counted makes children visible: UNICEF

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Urging greater efforts to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights, the ...

Poor access to schools at root of global education crisis: UN

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance – a waste of USD 129 billion a yea ...

Malawi: UN project to prevent stunting among children

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): A new United Nations-backed project is being launched on Wednesday in Malawi to tackle stunting, which affects nearly one million children under the age of five in th ...

CAR: Brutality against children reaches unprecedented levels

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): With brutality against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) reaching unprecedented levels as youngsters are maimed, killed and beheaded, and amid rampant se ...

UN to hear complaints of children rights violations

New York, Jan 15 (JEN): A new legal instrument allowing children or their representatives to file a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is set to go into ...

South Sudan: Displaced students take exams at UN

New York, Jan 15 (JEN): The United Nations in South Sudan is assisting hundreds of students to complete their primary education this week by sitting for final exams that were disrupted when ...

UN seeks fund to save Syrian children

New York, Jan 8 (JEN): The United Nations and its humanitarian partners on Tuesday appealed for USD 1 billion to save millions of Syrian children from becoming a “lost generation,â ...

CAR: UNICEF urges action to prevent child deaths

New York, Dec 27 (JEN): The United Nations has voiced “extreme concern” that recent violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) will cause a sharp increase in children suffer ...

One in three children do not officially exist: UNICEF

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, the ...