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Thousands More Children Living In Poverty, With Even More At Risk Under New Government Initiatives: UNICEF

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 11:34 am | UNICEF NZ

Child poverty statistics out today show a marked increase in the number of children in Aotearoa living in poverty over the previous year, with UNICEF concerned recent and proposed changes to welfare payments could plunge even more children into poverty. ... More >>

UNICEF Calls For An Immediate Humanitarian Pause And Safe Access To Scale And Sustain Lifesaving Services For Children

Saturday, 14 October 2023, 8:58 pm | UNICEF NZ

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families are fleeing northern Gaza ahead of imminent larger-scale attacks. It follows days of bombardments of Gaza after the brutal attacks of 7 October. Nearly a week into the war, hundreds of children have ... More >>

UN Affirms Children’s Right To Clean Environment

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 7:49 am | UNICEF NZ

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has today, for the first time, explicitly affirmed children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. The authoritative guidance, published as General Comment 26, directs ... More >>

Karl Urban Appointed As New UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand Ambassador

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 10:20 am | UNICEF NZ

Auckland, 5 May 2022 – This week, UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand welcomed actor Karl Urban as an official Ambassador to support in raising awareness on children’s rights both in New Zealand and around the world. Michelle Sharp, UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>

An Urgent Bid To Help The Children Of Tonga

Friday, 11 March 2022, 2:16 pm | UNICEF NZ

New Zealand chef Robert Oliver MNZM is joining forces with UNICEF Aotearoa for a money-can’t-buy charity auction for Tonga. The To Tonga With Love auction kicks off on Trade Me on March 11. It includes a $30,000 solar system from Lightforce installed ... More >>

UNICEF NZ Appoints Leading-edge CEO

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 1:06 pm | UNICEF NZ

3rd December 2020 – UNICEF NZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Sharp as Chief Executive Officer effective 14 December 2020. UNICEF NZ’s Board Chair Linda Jenkinson, says the board were committed to finding an exceptional CEO ... More >>

2018 deadliest year yet for children in Syria

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 7:00 pm | UNICEF NZ

Media Release: 2018 deadliest year yet for children in Syria as war enters 9thyear March 2019 marks the ninth year of the Syrian crisis. Syrian children are in as much danger today as at any other time in the brutal conflict. In 2018, more than ... More >>

UNICEF NZ warns a global rise in measles cases is a threat

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:37 am | UNICEF NZ

Following recent measles outbreak in North Canterbury, UNICEF NZ announced today that global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels. More >>

Ground-breaking kiwi entrepreneur joins UNICEF NZ

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:06 pm | UNICEF NZ

13 September 2018 - UNICEF New Zealand is delighted to welcome leading New Zealand entrepreneur Linda Jenkinson as Chair of its Board of Directors. “Children are our future, so what better way to help children than by supporting UNICEF’s mission ... More >>

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:30 am | UNICEF NZ

SUVA, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore have a ... More >>

UNICEF Urges Opportunities for 'Forgotten Minority'

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 8:15 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF Urges Opportunities for 'Forgotten Minority' as Study Reveals Bleak Prospects for 180 Million Children More >>

Kiwi gyms first to turn sweat into drinking water

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:30 pm | UNICEF NZ

Kiwi fitness buffs will be the first in the world to put their bodies on the line for one of the world’s largest fitness events, when a few sweaty hours will result in millions of children having drinking water for life. More >>

Report reveals children don’t know about their rights

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 1:40 pm | UNICEF NZ

Young people and politicians will gather at Parliament tomorrow to launch Our Voices, Our Rights , a youth-led report which reveals that children in New Zealand don’t know about their rights. More >>

Budget: A rain shower on drought-stricken land

Friday, 27 May 2016, 9:11 am | UNICEF NZ

Initial analysis of Budget 2016 indicates a failure to deliver adequately for children in the critical areas of housing and income, says UNICEF NZ. More >>

UNICEF NZ Executive Director in Fiji

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:40 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF New Zealand's Executive Director, Vivien Maidaborn, is currently in Fiji to see first-hand how UNICEF is responding to the needs of children and families across Fiji. More >>

Yemen’s children on the brink

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 9:37 am | UNICEF NZ

A brutal conflict and a fast-deteriorating humanitarian situation are devastating the lives of millions of children in Yemen and have brought the country to the point of collapse. A UNICEF report “Children on the Brink” highlights the heavy toll ... More >>

1 in 3 Syrian children has grown up knowing only crisis

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 9:26 am | UNICEF NZ

An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children - have been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes more than ... More >>

UNICEF emergency supply plane reaches cyclone-affected Fiji

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 2:25 pm | UNICEF NZ

Nearly 100 metric tonnes of urgently-needed supplies for affected children and communities arrived in Fiji yesterday as part of UNICEF’s response to Cyclone Winston, one of the world’s strongest-ever storms. More >>

UNICEF NZ marks Children’s Day 2016 with TEDx talk

Sunday, 6 March 2016, 11:30 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF NZ marks Children’s Day 2016 with TEDx talk in Wellington In a fitting tribute to mark Children’s Day 2016 (6 March), UNICEF New Zealand’s National Advocacy Manager, Deborah Morris-Travers, delivered a powerful presentation as part ... More >>

Just Play Sports Programme Launches in Wellington

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 4:27 pm | UNICEF NZ

Just Play Sports Programme Launches in Wellington UNICEF New Zealand and New Zealand Football are partnering to bring the OFC Just Play Programme to primary schools in New Zealand. Windley School in Porirua is the first New Zealand school to adopt the ... More >>





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