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UNICEF declares 2014 a devastating year for children

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:13 am | UNICEF NZ

The year 2014 has been one of horror, fear and despair for millions of children, as worsening conflicts across the world saw them exposed to extreme violence and its consequences, forcibly recruited and deliberately targeted by warring groups, ... More >>

Meaningful solutions to child poverty urgently needed in NZ

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:33 am | UNICEF NZ

Meaningful solutions to child poverty urgently needed in New Zealand The 2014 Child Poverty Monitor released today, reinforces the need for a relentless and coordinated effort to lift all children out of poverty. In particular, it calls for improvements ... More >>

Battle against Ebola being waged at community level: UNICEF

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:36 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF said today the battle against Ebola must be waged, and will be won, at the heart of the community. “Communities are at the forefront of the response,” said Dr. Peter Salama, UNICEF’s Global Ebola Emergency Coordinator. More >>

Philippines: a Year After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Friday, 7 November 2014, 11:45 am | UNICEF NZ

A year after the worst ever typhoon – Typhoon Haiyan - hit the Central Philippines, disaster affected communities are showing real signs of recovery and long term growth, as a result of local, national and international efforts. More >>

Big Picture exhibition: children’s voices at Parliament

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:16 am | UNICEF NZ

A children’s art exhibition unveiled at Parliament today has reinforced the message that a child’s home can either be where the heart is, or where the harm is. The Big Picture is an exhibition of children’s art, exploring what it takes for children ... More >>

Speech from the Throne brings welcome focus on children

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:26 pm | UNICEF NZ

Today’s speech from the Throne confirms the Government’s focus on children, youth and their families in the areas of health, education, youth employment, poverty alleviation and Whānau Ora; now the challenge is to ensure every child in New Zealand ... More >>

International Day of the Girl 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:21 am | UNICEF NZ

To mark International Day of the Girl 2014 (Saturday,11 October), UNICEF New Zealand and Youth for UN Women are hosting an art installation and public event in Wellington focused on empowering adolescent girls and breaking the cycle of violence often perpetrated ... More >>

UNICEF NZ welcomes Vivien Maidaborn as Executive Director

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:53 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivien Maidaborn as Executive Director, replacing Dennis McKinlay who will retire on 25 July after thirteen years with the children’s charity. Ms Maidaborn will take up the position on 28 ... More >>

Young NZers call for parties to act on children's rights

Monday, 14 July 2014, 4:33 pm | UNICEF NZ

Fifty young people (aged 15-18 years) who attended the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress in Christchurch at the weekend, have called on political parties to address six priority issues including youth unemployment, poverty and mental health. More >>

Household Incomes Report shows children still left behind

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 1:57 pm | UNICEF NZ

The Household Incomes Report and Economic Survey released by the Government today shows clearly that children continue to experience poverty and hardship at much higher rates than most other New Zealanders. Families reliant on welfare benefits – particularly ... More >>

Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony's Commonwealth-wide fundraiser

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 2:42 pm | UNICEF NZ

International singing superstar Nicole Scherzinger and cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy are two of the star-studded names who will appear in a global fundraising first at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony on 23 July (24 July, NZ time) to help UNICEF save ... More >>

Coming together to put children on the election agenda

Monday, 16 June 2014, 1:54 pm | UNICEF NZ

The launch of the Tick for Kids campaign (Editors: campaign launch Tuesday 17 June at 11.30am) marks the beginning of a national movement to create the political will to improve the status and wellbeing of Kiwi Kids in the lead up to the election and ... More >>

UNICEF NZ Premieres The Revolutionary Optimists

Friday, 2 May 2014, 3:16 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ is bringing inspirational documentary The Revolutionary Optimists to the 2014 International Documentary Edge Festival – the first time the film has been screened in New Zealand. It will be shown in Auckland and Wellington, beginning with ... More >>

Health Select Committee: Govt Must Do More for Children

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 11:42 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ welcomes the Health Select Committee decision to respond to the Government’s response to the Inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age, which was tabled ... More >>

UNICEF NZ Urges Progress on Plain Packaging of Tobacco

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:22 pm | UNICEF NZ

In its oral submission to the Health Select Committee today, UNICEF NZ expressed its strong support for the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill as a measure that will help reduce the uptake of smoking, and urged parliament ... More >>

UNICEF NZ Asks Youth to ‘Shape Your World’ at Youth Congress

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:45 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ is inviting young people from across New Zealand to attend the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress which is being held in Christchurch from July 11-13, 2014. Interested attendees are asked to apply as soon as possible in order to secure their place. More >>

Solomon Islands Flooding – UNICEF Responds to Urgent Needs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:36 pm | UNICEF NZ

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 – 26,000 Children Affected

Monday, 7 April 2014, 1:09 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ is concerned for the 26,000 children estimated to have been affected by the extreme flooding in the Solomon Islands over the past few days, with many living in rural areas which have not been reached yet due to damaged infrastructure. More >>

A Chance for all NZers to Treasure our Children

Friday, 28 February 2014, 12:28 pm | UNICEF NZ

National Children’s Day (Sunday, 2 March) is an opportunity for parents to spend time having fun with their children and for all New Zealanders to reflect on ensuring that children know they are a treasured part of our community and society. More >>

Data Errors Show Poverty Affecting 27 Percent of Children

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 4:59 pm | UNICEF NZ

Revised figures released today by The Treasury and Statistics New Zealand reveal errors in official data have resulted in underestimations of the number of children living in poverty. The under-reporting shows 20,000 more children living in poverty ... More >>

 

 

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