Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF 

GENEVA, Oct. 5 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to protect schools, students and teachers as the war-torn country's schools open this week.

Read more

More countries have laws related to promoting breastfeeding — UN agencies

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on More countries have laws related to promoting breastfeeding — UN agencies 

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 — A new report by three UN agencies showed an increase in the number of countries applying the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, a UN spokesman said here Monday.

Read more

UNICEF warns of 'looming' situation for Syrian children in harsh winter

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF warns of 'looming' situation for Syrian children in harsh winter 

GENEVA, Dec. 8 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday warned another harsh winter is looming for more than eight million Syrian children living inside the war-ravaged country or as refugees around the region and beyond.

Read more

UNICEF warns child refugee crisis in Europe may continue to worsen

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF warns child refugee crisis in Europe may continue to worsen 

GENEVA, Sept. 10 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday warned the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe will only worsen if greater efforts are not made to end the protracted conflict in Syria and address the humanitarian needs of the millions affected by the violence.

Read more

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

Read more

Millions of children in Yemen face disease, malnutrition risks: UNICEF

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Millions of children in Yemen face disease, malnutrition risks: UNICEF 

GENEVA, June 30 — The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said the ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country's health system, and exposing millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases.

Read more

UNICEF supports S. African comprehensive sexuality education

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF supports S. African comprehensive sexuality education 

CAPE TOWN, June 1 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday voiced support for South Africa's comprehensive sexuality education, which includes distributing condoms to school learners.

Read more

UNICEF eyes youth participation in adolescent program

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF eyes youth participation in adolescent program 

ILOILO CITY, June 1 -– UNICEF Philippines has partnered with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) based in this city to implement the project “Increasing Youth Participation in Adolescent Health and Programming in TS Haiyan Response in Region VI".

Read more

Zuellig, UNICEF link to build resilient health sector in Samar

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Zuellig, UNICEF link to build resilient health sector in Samar 

TACLOBAN CITY, March 17 — The Department of Health (DOH) continues to strengthen local health systems along the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) corridor in Eastern Visayas, noting the low level of resilience of health workforce and infrastructure.

Read more

UN chief stresses need to break silence on female genital mutilation

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief stresses need to break silence on female genital mutilation 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called upon health workers around the world to eliminate the deeply harmful practice that affects at least 130 million girls and women in 29 countries.

Read more

Next Page »