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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 >>

Demand Action to Prevent a Lost Generation in Syria

Monday, 24 February 2014, 4:22 pm | UNICEF NZ

Public Urged to Voice Their Outrage and Demand Action to Prevent a Lost Generation in Syria More >>

Syria: UNICEF gets assistance to children evacuated

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 2:01 pm | UNICEF NZ

At least 500 women and children were among civilians evacuated from the besieged old city of Homs over the past few days during the ongoing humanitarian operation being undertaken by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. More >>

Salvation Army Report in a Long Line of Calls to Action

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 1:38 pm | UNICEF NZ

The State of the Nation report released by the Salvation Army today is a reminder to all New Zealanders that each and every one of us has a part to play in improving the lives of Kiwi kids. It is also a reminder that so far we are not doing enough. More >>

NZ Support Enabling Typhoon-damaged Communities to Recover

Monday, 10 February 2014, 11:18 am | UNICEF NZ

Three months after a massive Typhoon devastated the central Philippines, the long trek back to normalcy for children hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan has begun. More >>

Speeches bring important focus onto children – UNICEF NZ

Monday, 27 January 2014, 4:38 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF New Zealand welcomes the ‘State of the Nation’ speeches delivered by National, Labour and the Greens for placing children at the centre of policy announcements early in this election year, but the charity is also stressing the need for greater ... More >>

UNICEF NZ appeals for donations to aid cyclone-hit Tonga

Friday, 17 January 2014, 4:46 pm | UNICEF NZ

17 January 2014 UNICEF NZ Emergency Appeal. Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/tonga As details of the full impact of damage continue to emerge, UNICEF NZ is launching an emergency appeal for donations to get help to those that need it most urgently. Dennis ... More >>

UNICEF NZ welcomes extra govt support for Syrian crisis

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 4:42 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF New Zealand has welcomed the New Zealand Government’s announcement today that it will commit an additional $5 million to UNICEF operations in Lebanon and Jordan to help children affected by the Syrian conflict. More >>

Hitting Kids Should be off the Agenda

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 5:06 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ is urging Conservative Party leader Colin Craig to look at the reasons for the change to Section 59 of the Crimes Act that occurred in 2007. The wealth of evidence that supported the change demonstrates why two opposing political parties ... More >>

UNICEF NZ on Standby to Lend Support to Cyclone-Hit Tonga

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 4:08 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ is on standby, ready to respond with emergency supplies and personnel in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Ian, which devastated parts of Tonga at the weekend. More >>

US$1 billion investment needed to prevent a lost generation

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 2:46 pm | UNICEF NZ

Tuesday 7 January 2014 Global champions and US$1 billion investment needed to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children More >>

UNICEF Encourages Government Support for Paid Parental Leave

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 7:43 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ Encourages Government Support for Paid Parental Leave Extension Following an agreement by Sue Moroney to defer the Select Committee report of her Bill to gradually extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks, UNICEF NZ is encouraging the Government to ... More >>

UNICEF NZ Grateful for Kiwi Generosity to Philippines

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 11:01 am | UNICEF NZ

One month on from Typhoon Haiyan, UNICEF New Zealand is delighted to announce that donations by New Zealanders to its Philippines Emergency Appeal have reached $2m. This figure surpasses any amount UNICEF NZ has ever raised for an emergency. Dennis ... More >>

New Zealander Aims to Fly High for Kids

Monday, 9 December 2013, 1:54 pm | UNICEF NZ

A young Kiwi is set to embark on an overland hot air ballooning journey through more than 100 countries. Spanning more than four years, Andrew Parker and his team aim to use the adventure to create awareness of all children’s right to education, ... More >>

UNICEF Aid Flows into Philippines

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 3:56 pm | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF is distributing School-in-a-Box and recreation kits in Tacloban and Roxas, to help restore some normality to children still living amid the chaos left by Super Typhoon Haiyan. More >>

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