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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 >>

UNICEF Supports Pacific Island Countries To Protect Communities Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:32 pm | UNICEF

Pacific Island countries prepare to combat outbreaks  UNICEF is supporting Pacific Island governments to help communities across the region prepare and respond to the threat faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF working together with ... More >>

Measles epidemic in Samoa: How New Zealanders can help

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2:46 pm | UNICEF

A combination of the worsening crisis and calls from New Zealanders wanting to help, has prompted UNICEF New Zealand to initiate an emergency campaign in order to fundraise and intensify the response to the measles epidemic in Samoa. More >>

News note on measles outbreak in the Pacific

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:49 am | UNICEF

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country. The Government of Samoa officially declared a state of emergency on 15 November 2019, four weeks into the continuing measles outbreak with more than ... More >>

Poor diets damaging children’s health worldwide

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:51 pm | UNICEF

Wellington, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition. More >>

16 children file landmark complaint to UN

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:13 am | UNICEF

SUVA, 24 September – Sixteen child petitioners from 12 countries around the world, including children from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and Palau, presented a landmark official complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the ... More >>

Misinformation on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’; UNICEF

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:00 am | UNICEF

Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy, prompting the United Nations Children’s Fund to convene a high-level UN event on Friday to ... More >>

Wellbeing Budget: A systemic approach to complex issues

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:40 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF New Zealand welcomes the government’s focus on issues impacting tamariki such as child poverty, insufficient mental health services, and lack of support for teachers. More >>

4 in 10 Pacific island children not in pre-primary education

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:13 pm | UNICEF

Four out of every 10 children in the Pacific islands are not enrolled in pre-primary education – UNICEF More >>

UNICEF statement to children and young people of Aoteroa

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 2:37 pm | UNICEF

“UNICEF NZ is an organisation supporting children in war zones, places of natural disaster and pandemics all over the world. Today though, our thoughts are focused here in Aotearoa. We are sorting through our responses, our grief and the incomprehension ... More >>

Safer Internet Day

Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 3:31 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF warned today of the dangers posed by online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for the 70.6 per cent of young people aged 15 to 24 years old who are online globally, and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against ... More >>

Global weapons and military budget is 421x UNICEF needs

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:52 am | UNICEF

Millions of children living in countries affected by conflict and disaster lack access to vital child protection services, putting their safety, well-being and future at risk, warned UNICEF today. More >>

Over 740 children born in the Pacific islands on New Years

Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 12:00 pm | UNICEF

An estimated 740 babies will be born in the Pacific islands on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today, with one of the first babies in the world born at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, Fiji, between 12 – 12.01am to proud mother Losena ... More >>

Child in Vanuatu given world’s first drone-delivered vaccine

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:45 am | UNICEF

On a remote island of the South Pacific country of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy Nowai became the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by drone. More >>