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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 >>

Every child's right to adequate housing

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:05 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF New Zealand is joining with the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to raise awareness about the poor housing conditions endured by thousands of children and families throughout New Zealand and calling for urgent action to ensure every child ... More >>

UNICEF NZ calls on PM to make good on his promises

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12:30 pm | UNICEF

The Household Incomes Report released this morning shows that children, our most valuable and most vulnerable citizens, are still the population most likely to live in poverty and despite small change in the Budget, this situation is getting worse. More >>

Breastfeeding and work – let’s make it work!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 10:12 am | UNICEF

4 August 2015 World Breastfeeding Week 2015: Breastfeeding and work – let’s make it work! More >>

Virtual reality transports Aucklanders into refugee camp

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 11:53 am | UNICEF

UNICEF New Zealand is inviting the public to Aotea Square on July 25th where they can get an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of children in Syrian refugee settlements. More >>

Millions of Children in Syria at high risk

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 12:27 pm | UNICEF

Millions of Children in Syria at high risk of disease amid water scarcity and summer heat Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/syria Dwindling supplies of safe drinking water during Syria’s scorching summer months are exposing children to the threat of water-borne ... More >>

Lost childhoods at risk in Lebanon: 1.2 million and counting

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 10:38 am | UNICEF

Four years into the Syrian conflict and with no end in sight, the people of Lebanon are struggling. This is especially true for younger generations, some of who will know no other normal than fear, sorrow and extreme violence. More >>

Nepal Earthquakes: One month on from first quake

Monday, 25 May 2015, 11:29 am | UNICEF

Nepal Earthquakes: One month on from first quake, malnutrition a growing threat for children - UNICEF More >>

 

 

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