December 04, 2021 22:09 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Indian cricket team to tour South Africa for ODIs and Tests amid Omicron scare | Former Andhra Pradesh CM AP Rosaiah no more | Article 370 will not be restored in Kashmir as it had no connection with peace: Amit Shah | Ajaz Patel third cricketer to pick 10 wickets in an innings, joins Jim Laker and Anil Kumble club | India record 8,603 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours amid Omicron scare

UNICEF, David Beckham launch new initiative to boost funding for world's children

New York, Feb 10 (IBNS) International football icon and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, on Monday announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world's youth, amid the planet's worsening humanitarian crises.

Children face 'new generation' of crises, UNICEF warns launching record $3 billion appeal

The United Nations on Thursday launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal to fund globe-spanning responses to emergencies and threats “stalking children in ways never before seen” and putting them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and abuse.

Year of conflict in South Sudan has stolen future of a generation of children-UNICEF

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS) The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is “staggering” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which warned on Friday that the future of an entire generation of the country’s children was being “stolen” by the year-long conflict.

Leveraging innovation key to advancing progress on child rights – UNICEF

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS) Despite progress in advancing child rights over the past 25 years, including a marked reduction in the number of children dying before the age of five and increased access to education and clean water, urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report.

UNICEF welcomes release of 70 Kurdish children after 120 days in captivity

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the release of 70 Kurdish children, who were kidnapped in May while traveling from their home-town of Ai’n Al Arab in the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo to take their final school examinations.

UNICEF: Progress for children rights in south Asia, but inequalities exist

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) Despite rapid economic growth and huge progress in realizing the rights of children, young people in South Asia are paying a heavy price, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday , noting that "everybody in South Asia has an obligation – and the potential – to do more to realize the rights of every single child in the region."

UNICEF concerned over education system in CAR

New York, May 10 (IBNS): More than half way through the 12-month school year, almost two thirds of schools in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) remain closed, according to a recent survey by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners.

CAR: UN concerned over children suffering from malnutrition

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in the Central African Republic's war-torn capital, Bangui, has tripled since the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday, predicting that more children are likely to suffer in the coming months.

UN welcomes safe return of abducted staffers in Pakistan

New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Monday that two of its national staff who were abducted last Thursday in the Pakistani port city of Karachi are now safe and well.