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Budget delivers small change not real change for children

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:41 pm | UNICEF NZ

Budget delivers small change but not real change for children UNICEF NZ says the Budget did not deliver the comprehensive package promised by Government but the small increase in benefit rates is an important acknowledgement of the importance of incomes ... More >>

Ending violence against children in the Pacific

Monday, 18 May 2015, 10:21 am | UNICEF NZ

A three-day conference on ending violence against children in the Pacific starts today in Nadi, Fiji. Hosted by UNICEF Pacific, the conference will bring together representatives from 15 Pacific Island Countries, including senior government officials, ... More >>

Nepal: 12 babies born every hour without basic healthcare

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11:56 am | UNICEF NZ

Nepal Earthquakes: 12 babies born every hour without basic healthcare in worst hit areas – UNICEF More >>

Budget 2015: time to prioritise Maori and Pasifika kids

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:33 am | UNICEF NZ

A new petition urging the government to treat children as well as we treat all elderly New Zealanders provides an opportunity to address the needs of Maori and Pasifika children living in poverty says child advocate Anton Blank. More >>

UNICEF prepares for Typhoon Maysak

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:58 pm | UNICEF NZ

The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Maysak (local name Chedeng) as it enters the country’s area of responsibility this Lenten week. More >>

UNICEF: Cyclone Pam crashes into the Pacific region

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 9:23 am | UNICEF NZ

Super Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed into Vanuatu late last night and early this morning following initial impact in the Solomon Islands. The storm reached peak intensity on Friday night with winds in the eye region averaging 250 to 270 kmph with gusts ... More >>

Super Cyclone Pam intensifies as Vanuatu braces for impact

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:48 pm | UNICEF NZ

Super Cyclone Pam has been upgraded to a category five storm – the most severe category – and is already making its presence felt in Vanuatu. More >>

Children’s Day: treasuring all of our children

Friday, 27 February 2015, 4:09 pm | UNICEF NZ

Children’s Day: treasuring all of our children On national Children’s Day (Sunday, March 1), UNICEF New Zealand calls on the Government, local councils, employers, non-government organisations, communities and families/whānau to increase their ... More >>

US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:31 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal. More >>

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 >>



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