Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York, Apr 23 (JEN): Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. more
UN hails treaty allowing children to lodge complaints

New York, Apr 15 (JEN): United Nations child rights experts on Monday hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights ...

Ban joins campaign to get all children into school by 2015

New York, Apr 11 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday joined a prominent roster of global leaders, campaigners and celebrities in Washington, D.C. to help launch a ...

UN warns against rising child trafficking, exploitation

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): In an increasingly interconnected world, children are more at risk that ever of being sexually exploited or sold, a United Nations independent expert warned on Thursd ...

UNSC resolution to combat violations against children

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution setting out practical steps to combat violations against children in armed confli ...

UN alarmed by plight of war-traumatized Syrian children

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): Moved by the dire plight of more than 5 million war-traumatized Syrian children – both inside and outside the country – United Nations agencies and thei ...

UNICEF deplores cruelty against children in CAR conflict

New York, Feb 15 (JEN): The United Nations children’s agency says it is horrified by the cruelty and violence being perpetrated against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) ...

UN champions global efforts for child online protection

New York, Feb 12 (JEN): The United Nations and its partners are celebrating Safer Internet Day on Tuesday with a special focus on education strategies to promote greater online safety for c ...

UN concerned over sexual abuse, forced recruitment of children

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): The United Nations Committee monitoring compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, briefed reporters in Geneva on Wednesday, highlighting the achieveme ...

UN scales up efforts to assist children in CAR

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): Amid continued fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and partners are setting up temporary classrooms for more th ...