Rights / Gender
Child Rights

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – senior United Nations officials called on the country to ensure adequate protection for children across Iraq.

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Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children – UNICEF

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children' ...

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for Monday– World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, w ...

In Bangladesh, UN agency Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis urges action for Rohingya refugee children

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): Marking World Children’s Day, actress Kristin Davis on on Mondaycalled for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Roh ...

UNICEF urges opportunities for 'forgotten minority' as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children

New York, Nov 20(Just Earth News): Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children ...

Viet Nam: Children at risk of malnutrition in aftermath of Typhoon Damrey, reports UNICEF

New York, Nov 16 (Just Earth News): More than a week after Typhoon Damrey battered south-central Viet Nam, assessments by United Nations aid agencies have revealed that vulnerable popu ...

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

New York, Nov 1(Just Earth News): About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or ...

UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts

New York, Nov 1(Just Earth News): Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council on Tuesday– in a debate in New York which included Secretary-Genera ...

UNICEF warns 1,800 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece need proper shelter, care

New York, Oct 30(Just Earth News): Two-thirds of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently in Greece are not receiving proper shelter and care, the United Nations ...

Winter may be 'harsh blow' to vulnerable children in Middle East, UNICEF warns amid funding gap

New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle ...