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A historic moment as the Ethiopian Parliament goes blue to mark World Children’s Day

Ethiopia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991 and it has also incorporated into domestic laws

On the eve of World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November, the House of Peoples’ Representatives lights up in blue to signify Ethiopia’s support for child rights. Countries across the world are lighting up their national landmark buildings…

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30 years of child rights: Historic gains and undeniable achievements, but little progress for the world’s poorest children - UNICEF

Urgent action and a recommitment to child rights needed to address age-old and emerging threats

There have been historic gains overall for the world’s children since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 30 years ago. However, many of the poorest children are yet to feel the impact, according to The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a Crossroads, a…

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Seven children reported killed and scores injured as violence continues in Libya

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

“In the past two weeks, violence has taken a heavy toll on children in Tripoli. “Last Thursday, three children and two women were reportedly killed while driving on a main highway, 16 kilometres from Tripoli. On 14 October, three sisters were reportedly killed, and their mother and a fourth sister…

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Release of a new music video ‘Lib Yaleh’ on maternal and newborn health

The music video is produced by a renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena

WHAT: Release of a new music video focusing on maternal and newborn health entitled Lib Yaleh. The music video is produced by a renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena (also known as Tommy T) in collaboration with University of Alberta of Canada. The video was directed…

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Signing Ceremony - The Netherlands contribution of 22 Million USD toward Accessing Sustainable WASH Services in South Sudan

The media is invited to cover this signing ceremony event

Who: Janet Alberda, Ambassador of The Netherlands to the Republic of South Sudan and Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to South Sudan What: UNICEF and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invite you to this signing ceremony When: Thursday 24 October 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Where: Embassy of…

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European Union (EU)-UNICEF programme sees birth registration numbers soar

Three-year partnership leads to doubling of birth registration coverage in targeted districts

In just three years, the European Union-UNICEF programme to strengthen civil registration systems for universal registration of births in four countries in Africa has resulted in catalytic system changes and increased birth registration, UNICEF said today. Since 2017, the programme has supported birth registration in targeted districts of Burkina Faso,…

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Release of the 2019 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Ethiopia

The 2019 Situation Analysis of Children and Women and Children traces Ethiopia’s progress in the last several decades

WHAT: Release of the 2019 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Ethiopia by the Federal Ministry of Finance and UNICEF. The report examines the status of children and women through an equity lens, highlights progress made in the last several decades, and points to areas where progress is lagging, and…

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29 million babies born into conflict in 2018 – UNICEF

UNICEF calls for increased support for parents forced to raise their babies and young children in conflict-affected areas

More than 29 million babies were born into conflict-affected areas in 2018, UNICEF said today. Armed violence across countries including Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen meant that, throughout last year, more than 1 in 5 babies globally spent their earliest moments in communities affected by the chaos of…

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EU provides N102m in emergency humanitarian aid to tackle child undernutrition in Sokoto and Zamfara States

As many as 280,000 children under five years of age across the states of Sokota and Zamfara are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition

The European Union is allocating an additional €300 000 (N102m) in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving treatment to undernourished children in Nigeria’s northwestern states of Sokoto and Zamfara, where violence and forced displacement are leading to a further deterioration of the situation. The funds will allow UNICEF to provide undernourished…

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UNICEF poll: More than a third of young people in 30 countries report being a victim of online bullying

U-Report highlights prevalence of cyberbullying and its impact on young people

One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five reporting having skipped school due to cyberbullying and violence, in a new poll released today by UNICEF and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against…