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UNICEF Concerned For Children Of The Pacific In The Coming Cyclone Season

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:31 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is increasingly concerned for children’s wellbeing in the upcoming cyclone season. Following the recent out of season Tropical Cyclone Lola, many children have already experienced three Category 4 cyclones in 2023, and four severe cyclones (including ... More >>

Tauranga Couple’s Legacy Gift: Life-changing Bequest To UNICEF And Local Charities

Friday, 20 October 2023, 10:48 am | UNICEF

A significant and life-changing bequest has been left to UNICEF Aotearoa and several Tauranga charities in the will of a generous local couple. Ken and Nori Deakin left a large sum to organisations close to their hearts, which included the local SPCA, ... More >>

Global Handwashing Day Making Clean Hands Within Reach

Sunday, 15 October 2023, 2:03 pm | UNICEF

Suva, Fiji 15 October 2023 – On the occasion of this year’s Global Handwashing Day UNICEF Pacific is calling on partners to ensure “clean hands are within reach.” Marked on the 15th October, global handwashing day underpins the importance of good ... More >>

Weather-related Disasters Led To 43.1 Million Displacements Of Children Over Six Years - UNICEF

Saturday, 7 October 2023, 5:46 am | UNICEF

Weather-related disasters caused 43.1 million children to be displaced over a six-year period, with New Zealand’s Asia Pacific neighbours at particularly high risk, according to a new UNICEF report released today. Three countries dominate the results on absolute ... More >>

Childhood Immunization Begins Recovery After COVID-19 Backslide

Friday, 21 July 2023, 6:24 am | UNICEF

New WHO and UNICEF data show promising signs of immunization services rebounding in some countries, but, particularly in low-income countries, coverage still falls short of pre-pandemic levels putting children at grave risk from disease outbreaks. ... More >>

‘Our Voices Must Be Heard’: Young Ambassadors To Advocate For Child Rights In Election Year

Monday, 12 June 2023, 9:53 am | UNICEF

More eligible young New Zealanders need to step up and enrol to vote in this year’s general election. That’s according to UNICEF Aotearoa’s newly appointed Young Ambassadors who have been announced today, following a rigorous application and selection ... More >>

Children Bearing The Brunt Of Afghanistan Crisis

Friday, 19 May 2023, 9:31 am | UNICEF

Roughly 90 per cent of the population in Afghanistan is on the brink of poverty “and children bear the brunt of it,” the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country, Fran Equiza, told journalists in New York on Thursday. ... More >>

Let’s ‘Be The Change’ On World Water Day And Beyond

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6:19 am | UNICEF

Savusavu, Fiji, 22 March 2023 – Today, children from 10 schools in the Northern Division in Fiji were among the first in the world to celebrate World Water Day by taking part in an oratory and drama contest organized by the Ministry of Public Works, ... More >>

UNICEF Calls For Strengthened Digital Learning Opportunities In Schools

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 6:16 am | UNICEF

New York, 13 December 2022 – An important UNICEF report released today highlights the need for effective, quality, inclusive, and equitable digital learning opportunities to complement other learning approaches and help schoolchildren catch up on what ... More >>

Piopio College Students Celebrate World Children’s Day With A National Launch Of Child Rights Resources

Friday, 18 November 2022, 11:59 am | UNICEF

School students at Piopio College celebrated World Children’s Day on Thursday, a global day of action for children by children, by ‘going blue’ and launching new child rights resources for schools in Aotearoa. Piopio College is the first school ... More >>

Fiji Embarks On An Inclusive Approach For Its First Ever National Water And Sewerage Services Bill

Friday, 9 September 2022, 6:21 am | UNICEF

Nadi, Fiji, 8 September 2022 – A week-long consultation workshop is taking place in Nadi this week to support the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services’ efforts to engage stakeholder voices to finalize Fiji’s first ever Water and Sewerage ... More >>

Solomon Islands Receives Additional Critical Health Support From United States In The On-going Battle Against COVID-19

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 10:10 am | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 17 August 2022 – Today, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Defense, handed over essential medical supplies, together with ... More >>

Millions More Children To Benefit From Malaria Vaccine As UNICEF Secures Supply

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 5:42 am | UNICEF

With malaria one of the biggest killers of children under 5, the world’s first vaccine against a parasite is a major breakthrough for child health NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN 16 August 2022 — UNICEF has awarded a contract for the first ever supply of a malaria ... More >>

One Hundred Fijian Youth Advocate For Intergenerational Solidarity In Climate Action

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:55 pm | UNICEF

Suva, Fiji, 10 August 2022 – In the lead up to International Youth Day on Friday, 12 August, one hundred Fijian youth from the central, western, northern and eastern divisions share their experiences and renewed commitment advocating for intergenerational ... More >>

11 Tons Of Critical Relief Supplies Arrive In Kiribati To Support On-going Drought Response

Friday, 8 July 2022, 3:45 pm | UNICEF

A flight carrying life-saving emergency supplies touched down in Kiribati yesterday, strengthening the critical on-going response to the devastating drought in the country. The Pacific Humanitarian Air Service (PHAS), operated by the United Nations World ... More >>

Thousands Of Fijians To Benefit From Essential Health Equipment Through USAID/UNICEF Partnership

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 6:05 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, FIJI 15 June 2022 – Today, UNICEF and the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have handed over essential health equipment to the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services ... More >>

Over 1,000 Schools In Solomon Islands Provided With Thermometers For Safe School Re-opening

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 5:41 am | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 10 June 2022 – Today, UNICEF and the Government of New Zealand, handed over more than 4,000 infrared thermometers to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) in Solomon Islands. Funded through a Global ... More >>

Over-consumption In The World’s Richest Countries Is Destroying Children’s Environments Globally, New Report Says

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:26 am | UNICEF

The world’s richest countries, including New Zealand, are providing healthier environments for children within their borders, yet are disproportionately contributing to the destruction of the global environment, putting the present and future of all ... More >>

Solomon Islands Strengthens Commitment To Improved Access To Quality Education For All Children

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:22 pm | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 20 May 2022 – Today, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has launched the National Education Action Plan (NEAP) 2022-2026 reaffirming its commitment to learning improvement and quality education ... More >>

New UNICEF – Government Of Japan Partnership To Support Thousands Of Tongan Families Affected By Volcanic Eruption

Monday, 14 February 2022, 6:26 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF and the Government of Japan announce a new US$1,250,000 partnership to support the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga to ensure that about 19,250 people, including 10,000 children, affected by the recent volcanic eruption and tsunami have sufficient ... More >>





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