Rights / Gender
Child Rights
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 their partners on Monday joined forces to urge the world to demand an end to the “relentless horror and suffering” those children face before an entire generation is lost. more
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 ...

Syrian children subjected to unspeakable suffering: UN

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible f ...

Being counted makes children visible: UNICEF

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Urging greater efforts to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights, the ...

Poor access to schools at root of global education crisis: UN

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance – a waste of USD 129 billion a yea ...

Malawi: UN project to prevent stunting among children

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): A new United Nations-backed project is being launched on Wednesday in Malawi to tackle stunting, which affects nearly one million children under the age of five in th ...

CAR: Brutality against children reaches unprecedented levels

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): With brutality against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) reaching unprecedented levels as youngsters are maimed, killed and beheaded, and amid rampant se ...