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Child Rights
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Child marriage numbers drop, but still ‘a long way to go’ to end practice – UNICEF

New York: Although the prevalence of child marriage is decreasing worldwide, action will need to be stepped up to achieve the global target of ending the practice by 2030, the United Nati ...

25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

New York/New Delhi: The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Urgent need to step-up protection of children in crises – UN rights wing

New York: Children in crisis situations face a raft of challenges – from family separation and forced recruitment to sexual exploitation and abject poverty – the deputy United ...

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency

New York: Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past f ...

Syrian refugee children in Jordan deprived of the most basic needs – UNICEF

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): Eighty five per cent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are living below the poverty line and a staggering 94 per cent of those under five in “multidimensi ...

Alarming gaps in reliable data leave 28 million uprooted children unprotected – UN

New York, Feb 16 (JEN):  There are “alarming holes” in the availability, reliability, timeliness and accessibility of the data and evidence essential for understanding ho ...

Syria: Life 'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns

New York, Feb 10 (JEN): Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need for u ...

World ‘failing to stop the war on children,’ says UNICEF Middle East, North Africa director

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): Describing January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) director for the reg ...

Without young people, Global Goals will not be achieved, UN forum told

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Today's young people are more connected, dynamic and engaged than ever and the Global Goals can’t happen without them, speakers told an annual United Nat ...