Rights / Gender
Child Rights
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,” doomed by the civil war in their country to a life of despair, diminished opportunities and broken futures. more
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 ...

Global pop superstar lends voice to UNICEF

New York, Dec 4 (JEN): Global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on ...

UN reports psychological distress of Syrian children

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan suffer from widespread psychological distress, with many of them living alone or separated from their parents, and most ...

DR Congo: UN urges action after reported killings of children

New York, Nov 28 (JEN): The United Nations Wednesday called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate action in light of alarming reports of disappearance and assassin ...

DR Congo: UN urges focus on protection of children

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): Former child soldiers and girls used as sex slaves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) desperately wish to be reunited with their communities – to r ...

Schools in northern Mali barely functioning: UN mission

New York, Nov 20 (JEN): Schools in and around Timbuktu and other parts of northern Mali are barely functioning following the occupation of the region earlier this year by armed groups, a joi ...

MP: Little hands paint issues of child protection

Bhopal, Nov 13 (JEN) Nishita, a student of class seven from a school in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh, hand paints a picture of how child labour impacts children. In a poster painted by her, ...

UN urges Benin to focus on child protection

New York, Nov 9 (JEN): A United Nations independent expert Friday urged the Government of Benin to make child protection a priority in its agenda, following a visit to the country which rev ...