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New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Justin Forsyth, a British national, as Deputy Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). more
Future of 24 million children in conflict zones under threat: UN report

New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Nearly 24 million children living in crisis zones in 22 strife-torn countries are being deprived of a school education, threatening their own future ...

UN rights expert urges Armenia to shed light on violence against children

New York, May 20 (JEN): The UN independent human rights expert on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography on Tuesday urged the Armenian government to devote more atten ...

Need to get 21 million children into school in Middle East, North Africa: UNICEF

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ar ...

Nearly 800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria: UNICEF

New York, Apr 14 (JEN): A new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the con ...

Children suffering ‘dire consequences’ of conflict in northern Nigeria – UN agency

New York, Jan 21 (JEN) Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned on Tuesd ...

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 ...