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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 >>

The Reopening Of Schools Is Good News For Children, Parents And The Rest Of Fiji

Monday, 13 December 2021, 5:07 pm | UNICEF

By Jonathan Veitch, UNICEF Pacific Representative, and Dr. Mark Jacobs, WHO Representative to the South Pacific School is an important time for children’s learning and development and, even during the pandemic, it is possible to attend school safely. We therefore ... More >>

UNICEF And Government Of Japan Announce Us$20.8 Million (Jpy¥2.253 Billion) Partnership For The Pacific Region

Monday, 26 July 2021, 7:15 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF and Government of Japan announce US$20.8 million (JPY¥2.253 billion) partnership to boost ongoing COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts in the Pacific region SUVA, FIJI 26 July 2021 – This week , UNICEF and the Government of Japan announce ... More >>

Reaching The Unreached: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Jumla

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 5:05 pm | UNICEF

Healthworkers reflect on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in Jumla District in Nepal’s far-western region, and the role of the cold chain – strengthened with support from UNICEF and partners – in bringing vaccines to remote communities ... More >>

Solomon Islands Receive 24,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Through The COVAX Facility

Saturday, 20 March 2021, 5:52 am | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 19 March 2021 - Today, Solomon Islands became the second country in the Pacific islands to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO. This is a historic ... More >>

UNICEF And UN Human Rights Welcome Fiji’s Commitment To Combatting Child Exploitation

Saturday, 20 March 2021, 5:34 am | UNICEF

SUVA, Fiji, 19 March 2021 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for the Pacific welcome Fiji’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention ... More >>

New Year’s Babies: More Than 150 Children Will Be Born In The Pacific Islands On New Year’s Day

Friday, 1 January 2021, 4:39 pm | UNICEF

An estimated 161 babies will be born in the Pacific islands* on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. As the calendar turns to 2021, UNICEF is again celebrating the new lives being brought into the world on January 1. Samoa, in the Pacific, will ... More >>

Dan Carter And Kaytee Boyd Take On World Hunger

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:01 am | UNICEF

UNICEF’s 2020 flagship report ‘UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children’ reveals that acute hunger is on the rise globally. COVID-19 has caused wide-spread economic instability, disrupted critical humanitarian services and caused food insecurity ... More >>

On World Children’s Day, UNICEF Warns COVID-19 Is Causing Irreversible Harm To Children

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:15 am | UNICEF

UNICEF warned in a new report today, Averting a Lost COVID Generation, of significant and growing consequences for children as the COVID-19 pandemic lurches toward a second year. The report shows that while symptoms among infected children remain mild, infections ... More >>

ADB, UNICEF And WHO Provide Medical Supplies To Tonga For COVID-19 Response

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 8:32 am | UNICEF

Personal protective equipment and other essential medical equipment provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with ADB funding support, the World Health Organization (WHO), and transported by the United Nations World Food Programme ... More >>

UNICEF Partners With NABU’s Virus-Stopping Champion To Teach Pacific Children How To Stay Safe

Friday, 9 October 2020, 8:19 am | UNICEF

Thousands of Pacific island children will now get an opportunity to learn more about COVID-19 and be virus-stopping champions through a new partnership between UNICEF and NABU, a New York-based non-profit organization specializing in the distribution ... More >>

Highly Regarded Māori Advocate Joins UNICEF NZ

Monday, 15 June 2020, 9:28 am | UNICEF

15/06/20 – UNICEF New Zealand today welcomes Brandi Hudson to the role of Deputy Executive Director – Child Rights “Brandi not only brings to the role a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation, she also has a proven track record ... More >>

UNICEF And WHO Call On Pacific Island Countries To Strengthen Policies On Breast-Milk Substitutes

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:13 pm | UNICEF

Mothers are strongly encouraged to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic            Mum breastfeeding her baby in Erakor Bridge a suburb of Port Vila town, the capital     ... More >>

Child Mortality Rate Set To Increase For First Time In Decades Without Urgent Action

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 6:48 am | UNICEF

As COVID-19 devastates already fragile health systems, over 6,000 additional children under five could die a day, UNICEF warned today. The estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published ... More >>

Children Are The Unseen Victims Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 2:00 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF appeals for NZD $2.6 billion to meet the growing needs of children impacted by COVID-19. UNICEF is appealing for NZD $2.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, up from NZD $1 billion requested ... More >>

Thousands Of Pacific Island Children At Risk In The Aftermath Of Tropical Cyclone Harold

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 7:57 am | UNICEF

Thousands of children living in the Pacific Islands remain in urgent need in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold, a category five cyclone that tore through Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga causing widespread destruction to homes, schools, ... More >>

Japan Supports UNICEF To Reach More Than One Million Children In COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 11:57 am | UNICEF

The Government of Japan and UNICEF have signed a grant agreement, which will provide support to strengthen the Pacific region’s COVID-19 response and help protect children from any impacts of this global pandemic. The Government of Japan contribution of ... More >>

UNICEF NZ And The Salvation Army Partner To Reach Hundreds Of Families With Food & Hygiene Supplies

Monday, 6 April 2020, 2:54 pm | UNICEF

For the first time ever, UNICEF New Zealand is fundraising to support Kiwi children and families impacted by Covid-19 (coronavirus). Today, UNICEF NZ and The Salvation Army have come together at this time of crisis in partnership with Countdown. Together ... More >>