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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali: UNICEF


July 7th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels, Xinhua has reported a ... Read more...

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‘Collective effort needed for eliminating child labour’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) People, civil society and the government agencies should join hands to eradicate child labour, an official said Tuesday, adding that the menace was inter-connected with ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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Gomez vows not to spend lavishly


May 9th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Pop star Selena Gomez has vowed to limit her spending in a step to support a United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) campaign in aid of ... Read more...

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Unicef urges India to curb open defecation


March 27th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Tuesday stressed the urgent need for India, the first among 12 countries where open defecation takes place, to check ... Read more...

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“Bengal needs to check children’s deaths, malnutrition”


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Wednesday said West Bengal needs to improve its infant mortality rate, primary education and malnutrition of poor children, and should ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.28 billion for 2012 humanitarian aid


January 28th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK/GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday appealed for $1.28 billion from governments to provide humanitarian assistance to children around the world in 2012.UNICEF's acting Deputy ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.2 bn to help children in 2012


January 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third ... Read more...

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Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

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Gomez to perform for Unicef


January 10th, 2012 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez is all set to perform for UN Children's Fund (Unicef) in a bid to raise funds for the organisation.Gomez joined forces with UNICEF ... Read more...

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Empowering children to tackle natural disasters


December 6th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old, Rehmath and her friend Sabina, a Class 9 student, were in school in Ahmedabad in Gujarat when the massive earthquake hit the state in ... Read more...

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More than 5 million still affected by floods in Pakistan


November 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- More than five million people are currently still being affected by this year's flooding in parts of Pakistan, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) said ... Read more...

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Unicef concerned over escalating conflict in Somalia


November 16th, 2011 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 16 (IANS) The UN children's fund (Unicef) has expressed concern over the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia where at least 24 children have been killed while 58 ... Read more...

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Pakistan tops needy list in 1.4-bn-dollar UNICEF annual aid appeal


March 8th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Mar 8(ANI): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has requested 1.4 billion dollars in its annual appeal to assist children and women caught in crises, with the bulk of that ... Read more...

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One-third HIV cases in age group 15-24: UNICEF report


February 25th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Of the over 33 million HIV-AIDS cases reported worldwide every year, around one-third are adolescents of the age group 15-24 years, revealed a report by United Nations ... Read more...

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Facebook, Twitter to be used for Census 2011


February 4th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 4 (IANS) Social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter will also used to make people aware of the importance of Census 2011, an official said Friday.The Madhya Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Healing burns psychologically, via telephone


December 19th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Severe burn injuries leave behind scars -- not only physical but in the victim's mind too. The Burn Eradication Project, which now hopes to begin ... Read more...

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Unicef teams up with West Bengal for total sanitation campaign


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) With a view to improve sanitation and hygiene and safe water in West Bengal, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has joined hands with the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Urgent action needed to achieve health goals: President Patil


November 13th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Saturday India needs to translate pledges into time-bound actions to achieve Millennium Development Goals in the health sector.A United Nations' report ... Read more...

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UNICEF brings MGML course for Chhattisgarh school children


October 19th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Shiv Sankar SarathiRaipur, Oct.19 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh government along with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) introduced a Multi Grade-Multi Level (MGML) course for school students in the state.The course aims ... Read more...

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Unicef’s online campaign to demand education for kids


October 19th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Unicef Tuesday launched an online campaign to mobilise the Indian society to speak up for illiterate children and to spread awareness that one can demand elementary ... Read more...

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UNICEF rushes relief to flood-hit Indian states


September 25th, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is helping India in rushing relief supplies to millions of people uprooted from their homes in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttarakhand ... Read more...

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Asia’s maternal mortality rate declines 52 percent: Report


September 15th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Asia's maternal mortality rate declined by 52 percent in the last two decades against a 34 percent decline globally, a report released Wednesday said. In Asia, the number ... Read more...

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PM should give priority to child mortality, says NGO


September 14th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) International child rights organisation Save the Children Tuesday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to participate in the high-level UN summit on Millennium Development Goals to discuss ... Read more...

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Maternal, infant health index improves in India: Unicef


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) There has been a significant improvement in maternal and child health indicators in the country with rise in institutional delivery and increase in immunisation, a Unicef survey ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN


August 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani children at risk of fatal diseases


August 17th, 2010 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan's flood-ravaged areas are at risk of contracting fatal diseases such as cholera and dysentery, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has ... Read more...

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UNICEF To Sign Priyanka Chopra As Brand Ambassador


August 7th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has chosen Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra as one of their brand ambassadors.In a statement, Karin Hulshof, the UNICEF representative ... Read more...

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‘Clean Delhi Drive’ to be launched in schools, colleges


August 7th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) In an initiative to sensitise and educate students about keeping the environment clean and healthy, a drive will be launched Monday across schools and colleges of Delhi ... Read more...

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Pakistani actor Shaan asks mothers to back Pampers-UNICEF campaign


August 7th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 7 (ANI): Pakistani actor Shaan has in his talks at the Pampers-UNICEF '1 Pack = 1 Life Saving Vaccine' campaign stressed the importance of tetanus vaccinations for mothers.During the ... Read more...

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Israel to expel children of illegal immigrants


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) Some 400 children of illegal immigrant workers face deportation under a new residency criteria approved by the Israeli cabinet Sunday, Xinhua reported. "The cabinet decided to allow most children ... Read more...

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Special police units for juveniles in Bihar


May 15th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 15 (IANS) Special police units were Saturday constituted in all 37 districts of Bihar to exclusively deal and work with juveniles, an official said. "The state government has constituted special juvenile ... Read more...

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‘Change in mindset needed to address healthcare issues’


April 25th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pilani (Rajasthan), April 25 (IANS) A change in mindset towards addressing issues related to women and children was the need of the hour to deal with ignorance in healthcare of mother and ... Read more...

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