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Young people to face MPs in UNICEF NZ Election Debate

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:40 am | UNICEF

The UNICEF New Zealand Youth vs MPs Election Debate takes place today (22 July) at the Beehive Theatrette providing a unique platform for young people to debate issues of importance ahead of the 2014 general election. UNICEF NZ will also be live streaming ... More >>

Impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 10:58 am | UNICEF

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel More >>

Potential for cross party agreement on policy for children

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:45 am | UNICEF

Political responses signal potential for cross party agreement on policy for children The responses from political parties to questions raised by documentary maker, Bryan Bruce, released today, show a growing agreement among parties on some key policy ... More >>

Number of Syrian children in need increases by 2 million

Monday, 7 July 2014, 3:13 pm | UNICEF

Number of Syrian children in need increases by 2 million while UNICEF’s funding crisis looms More >>

Whangarei first to register for Child Friendly Cities

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:05 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ and the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF) are pleased to announce that Whangarei is New Zealand’s first city to be registered with the Child Friendly Cities Initiative. More >>

UNICEF Responding to Diarrhoea Outbreaks in Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 4:14 pm | UNICEF

Following an outbreak of diarrhoea in the Solomon Islands, over one thousand people have reportedly been affected so far and 16 young children have died in the past two weeks. Some of these recent cases have been identified as rotavirus in a few ... More >>

Budget Investments for Children Warmly Welcomed

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:40 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ - Budget Investments for Children Warmly Welcomed At first glance, today’s Budget announcement of a $500m support package for families and children is a welcome new investment in our youngest citizens and signals growing political acceptance ... More >>

Budget Needs to Focus on Children and Families

Monday, 12 May 2014, 12:18 pm | UNICEF

The Government’s Budget this Thursday (15 May) must prioritise investment in the youngest children and families living on very low incomes, to help protect the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable citizens and reduce the impact on our economy ... More >>

Statement on Abduction of Nigerian School Girls: UNICEF

Friday, 9 May 2014, 3:19 pm | UNICEF

The abduction of eight more girls in Nigeria is an outrage and a worsening nightmare for the girls themselves and for the families of the more than 200 girls who have been stolen from their communities in the last several weeks. More >>

Six Months after Typhoon Haiyan: Promising Signs of Recovery

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 9:52 am | UNICEF

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines, signs of recovery have started to emerge. UNICEF has brought children back to school, reached the most vulnerable with life-saving vaccinations and provided one million people with safe ... More >>

UNICEF Responds to Urgent Water and Sanitation Needs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:37 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is continuing to coordinate its emergency response with partners and the Solomon Islands Government in order to reach the estimated 52,000 people affected by extreme flooding. With water systems still extensively damaged and almost 10,000 people in ... More >>

Solomon Islands Flooding – Up to 49,000 People Affected

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 11:45 am | UNICEF

Solomon Islands Flooding – Up to 49,000 People Affected Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/solomon-islands As the severe weather begins to subside in Honiara and the Guadalcanal province, the focus is now on the estimated 49,000 people affected by what is considered to ... More >>

Solomon Islands Flooding – Numbers Could Continue to Rise

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 8:37 pm | UNICEF

Solomon Islands Flooding – Numbers Affected Could Continue to Rise Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/solomon%2Dislands UNICEF NZ is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation in the Solomon Islands as the Government there declares a state of emergency for Honiara City and Guadalcanal ... More >>

Solomon Islands - UNICEF NZ Launches Emergency Appeal

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 1:29 pm | UNICEF

Solomon Islands Flooding - UNICEF NZ Launches Emergency Appeal Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/solomon-islands UNICEF NZ has launched an emergency appeal to respond to extreme weather conditions in the Solomon Islands. More than 10,000 people have already been affected in Guadalcanal ... More >>

UNICEF calls for support of the children of Syria

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 11:09 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ Calls on New Zealanders to Raise Their Voices for the Children of Syria More >>

More to be done to improve outlook for children

Friday, 7 March 2014, 11:17 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ says the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age points to some important Government work with ... More >>

Polio Outbreak Response Under Way to Protect Children

Monday, 3 March 2014, 2:57 pm | UNICEF

Children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will be the first of nearly 10 million children across the Middle East to receive a dose of polio vaccine this month. More >>

UNICEF NZ Statement on Child Poverty Monitor

Monday, 9 December 2013, 10:05 am | UNICEF

The inaugural Child Poverty Monitor, released today (Monday, 9 December) by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC), JR McKenzie Trust and the NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service at Otago University, contains some deeply concerning ... More >>

UNICEF Statement of Condolence - Nelson Mandela

Friday, 6 December 2013, 12:00 pm | UNICEF

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director said, “Today we have all lost a hero, a powerful champion for children. The father of his nation, Nelson Mandela devoted much of his work to children. In 2002, he urged that Heads of State at the UN Special ... More >>

‘Hope after Haiyan Typhoon Relief Concert’ Cancelled

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:02 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ regrets to announce that the Hope After Haiyan Typhoon Relief concert scheduled for this Saturday, 30 November, in Wellington has been cancelled. More >>

 

 

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