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UNICEF: New Commitments in Water and Sanitation Will Transform Children’s Lives

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:44 pm

UNICEF: New Commitments in Water and Sanitation Will Transform Children’s Lives

(UNICEF) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today joined over 50 countries in setting concrete targets to reach the 2.5 billion people across the globe still without adequate sanitation, and the almost 750 million without safe drinking water. Children in particular will benefit from the new more...

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UNICEF: Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities Can Transform Lives

By at February 13, 2013 | 10:28 am

UNICEF: Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities Can Transform Lives

(UNICEF) Progressive policies in inclusive education have made positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to UNICEF. More schools are welcoming first grade children with disabilities in Serbia as a result of years of policy advocacy. Huge nationwide awareness raising campaigns in Montenegro and more...

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UNICEF: World Unites to Accelerate Progress in Ending Preventable Child Deaths

By at June 14, 2012 | 8:22 am

UNICEF: World Unites to Accelerate Progress in Ending Preventable Child Deaths

(UNICEF) On June 14, 2012, more than 80 governments and a multitude of partners from the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations gather at the Child Survival Call to Action – a high-level forum convened by the governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, in collaboration with UNICEF, to launch a sustained, global effort to save more...

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UNICEF: More Affordable Malaria Bed Nets will Save $22 Million

By at June 6, 2012 | 11:15 am

UNICEF: More Affordable Malaria Bed Nets will Save $22 Million

(UNICEF) A reduction in the price of bed nets that protect people from malaria will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to save some $22 million over the next year, the head of the agency announced today.“Especially at a time of financial uncertainty, these savings are good news for Governments and even better news for children,” said UNICEF’s more...

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‘A World Fit for Children’ – 10 Years After UN Special Session on Children, UNICEF Marks Progress

By at May 7, 2012 | 10:09 am

‘A World Fit for Children’ – 10 Years After UN Special Session on Children, UNICEF Marks Progress

(UNICEF) This week, UNICEF commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of ‘A World Fit for Children’, a United Nations document committing the world’s nations to advancing the rights, welfare and dignity of children everywhere. The landmark document was adopted on 10 May 2002, during the first-ever UN General Assembly session devoted exclusively to more...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

By at December 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

(MissionNewswire) The first-ever World Report on Disabilities has recognized the University Don Bosco in San Salvador, El Salvador, for its leadership in prosthetic and orthotics education in Latin America and for providing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities. The 2011 report was produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World more...

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GLOBAL: UNICEF Calls for Children with Disabilities to be Included in All Development

By at December 3, 2011 | 11:17 am

GLOBAL: UNICEF Calls for Children with Disabilities to be Included in All Development

(UNICEF) Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF today called on the global development community to focus greater attention and investment in helping children and young people with disabilities to realize their rights, and renewed the call for universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Children more...

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GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:25 pm

GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

(MissionNewswire) In many of the world’s poorest countries – where hunger and hopelessness is a daily reality for so many children – providing life-saving meals and educational opportunities is hampered by threats of violence. Security is one of the top concerns for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate schools in places where there would otherwise more...

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