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Protect children and relief workers caught up in conflict, urges UN rights envoy

New York: Indiscriminate attacks on education and health facilities during armed conflict is having a “dramatic impact” on children and humanitarian personnel, the UN envoy for Children and Armed Conflict said on Monday.

World’s richest nations must protect child well-being in COVID-19 fallout: UNICEF

New York: Children in the world’s richest countries are grappling with mental health concerns, obesity and poor social and academic skills, according to a new study published on Thursday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

New York/IBNS: A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019, more than in any other year, making them among the most vulnerable to the global spread of COVID-19.

Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon

New York: The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day of the Girl Child.  

Not a single child spared the ‘mind-boggling violence’ of Yemen's war

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in Geneva to help alleviate the suffering of millions across the country.

Pakistani ministers seeks international cooperation to reduce child sexual abuse

Islamabad, Jan 5 (IBNS):  Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has called for more cooperation internationally to reduce crimes related to child sexual abuse.

Human rights ‘success stories’ shared at the UN to serve as example, and inspire others

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is 70 this year and since then, it’s helped improve the rights of vulnerable women, children and men worldwide. The “Good Human Rights Stories” initiative was launched by 14 countries and the European Union to highlight the strengthening of rights, and inspire nations worldwide to follow suit.

Two suicide bombers and a child killed in Kandahar clash

Kabul, May 4 (IBNS) : Two suicide bombers and a child were killed during a brief clash between the assailants and the security forces in southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan's state-run news agency Khaama Press said.

Ontario couple gets 18 month jail for child confinement

Toronto, Sept 22 (IBNS): An Ontario based couple, who locked their 10-year-old nephew inside a bedroom and forcibly confined him for two years, have been sentenced imprisonment for 18 months.

End child labour in supply chains: It’s everyone’s business, says ILO

Geneva, June 12 (Just Earth News):That child labour has no place in well-functioning and well-regulated markets is evident. But the reality is that today, child labour remains widespread in supply chains.