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New figures on growing inequality among children

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:59 pm | UNICEF

A UNICEF report released today presents new evidence on how inequality is affecting children in high income countries. Innocenti's Report Card 13, Fairness for Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries, ranks 41 EU and ... More >>

UNICEF NZ welcomes child-centred CYFs Review

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:35 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) Media Release 7 April 2016 UNICEF NZ welcomes child-centred CYFs Review More >>

New cyclone threatens children and families in Fiji

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:41 am | UNICEF

Only weeks after Category 5 Cyclone Winston ripped through the country, Fiji is once again facing extreme weather conditions due to the presence of three tropical disturbances, one of which has formed into rapidly intensifying Cyclone Zena. More >>

Over 40% of Fiji’s children affected by Cyclone Winston

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 11:11 am | UNICEF

More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The latest data indicates that an estimated 347,000 people (40% of the country’s total population), including 120,000 children, are ... More >>

Evacuation centres following Cyclone Winston in Fiji

Monday, 29 February 2016, 3:34 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF: Up to 7.2% (62,400) of Fiji's population estimated to be in evacuation centres following Cyclone Winston Donate: www.unicef.org.nz/fiji or text FIJI to 2923 to make a $3 donation More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped ... More >>

UNICEF Pacific urgently responding to Government appeal

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 3:02 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, 23 February 2016 – Less than 36 hours after Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, UNICEF Pacific has begun assisting those most affected, in partnership with the Government of Fiji. UNICEF today began to distribute pre-positioned emergency supplies in Fiji, ... More >>

UNICEF’s concern for children in Fiji increasing

Monday, 22 February 2016, 9:35 am | UNICEF

As the full impact of category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston continues to emerge, UNICEF's main concern is for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers across Fiji, who may have been adversely affected by this extreme weather event. More >>

As Zika Spreads, UNICEF Works to Help Keep Communities Safe

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:47 am | UNICEF

As Zika Spreads, UNICEF Works to Help Keep Communities Safe With the Zika virus now a public health emergency affecting more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF is working with governments to mobilize communities to protect ... More >>

Lancet series - more evidence breastfeeding is lifesaving

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:24 pm | UNICEF

Reductions in child mortality and reduced breast and ovarian cancer rates for women who breastfeed More >>

Syria: US$2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 1:40 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide. More >>

Time for children's best interests to guide policy

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:03 am | UNICEF

15 December 2015 Time for children's best interests to guide Government policy The Child Poverty Monitor released today confirms that a "hands-off" approach to income policies leaves children vulnerable to poverty and hardship. UNICEF New ... More >>

UNICEF calls for ambitious action on climate change

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:33 am | UNICEF

Children are already paying a heavy price for the world’s inaction on climate change, UNICEF said. More >>

New blow to children on the move - UNICEF

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:32 am | UNICEF

Unpredictable border restrictions and harsh weather are compounding the hardships and challenges for refugee and migrant children and women who now account for more than half of all arrivals by sea. More >>

Make My Future Fair - Meinga tōku āmua kia tika

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:50 am | UNICEF

To mark the anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) entering into force on 20 November 1989 – and New Zealand’s ratification of the Convention 22 years ago - UNICEF New Zealand is launching a new child rights ... More >>

UNICEF NZ acknowledges passing of UNICEF NZ Ambassador Jonah

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 4:02 pm | UNICEF

NICEF NZ acknowledges passing of UNICEF NZ Ambassador Jonah Lomu Jonah Lomu will be missed by many New Zealanders and remembered as a giant of rugby. But for UNICEF NZ, his passing also sees the loss of an ambassador who worked to promote UNICEF ... More >>

UNICEF NZ: The Global Goals forSustainable Development

Monday, 12 October 2015, 9:39 am | UNICEF

UNICEF New Zealand and the Council for International Development (CID) will co-host an event at Parliament on Tuesday, bringing together Members of Parliament, civil society and the NZ public, to explore the recently announced Global Goals for Sustainable ... More >>

The child migrant and refugee crisis in Europe

Friday, 4 September 2015, 5:11 pm | UNICEF

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the child migrant and refugee crisis in Europe More >>

UNICEF NZ calling on NZers to Stand with Children of Syria

Friday, 4 September 2015, 10:31 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ calling on New Zealanders to Stand with the Children of Syria Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/syria Devastating news reports and images of children circulating over the last few days are a solemn and stark reminder that even in New Zealand, ... More >>

State of Care’ report comes at an important time

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 8:19 am | UNICEF

The ‘State of Care 2015 ’ report released by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner contributes valuable insights into the improvements needed within the care, protection, and youth justice systems so that all 5,000 of our nation’s most vulnerable children ... More >>

Severe water shortages compound the misery in Syria

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:49 am | UNICEF

Amid the unremitting brutality of the war in Syria, and a scorching summer heat wave, there is increasing evidence that parties to the conflict are using water to achieve military and political gains. More >>



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