Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York : Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch four years ago, of a joint UN agency programme, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. more
No country is free from child sexual abuse, exploitation, UN’s top rights forum hears

New York : Child sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and the use of children in prostitution “are a reality in all parts of the world”, the Human Rights Council heard on Tuesday ...

As children freeze to death in Syria, aid officials call for major cross-border delivery boost

New York : Humanitarian assistance needs to be scaled up significantly to more than a million people displaced by fighting in northwest Syria, a senior UN aid official said on Monday, ami ...

Brazilian police arrest 43 in international operation against child pornography

Rio De Janeiro/Xinhua: Brazil's Federal Police announced Tuesday 43 people were arrested in a large-scale operation against child pornography which involved four other countries. &n ...

‘We must all do more’ to protect children in armed conflict: UN chief

New York : On the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the need to integrate child protection into peace processes ...

Teenage girls' education, ‘an indispensable foundation’ for achieving development goals: Guterres

New York : Promoting education for adolescent girls is an “indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”,  Secretary-General António Gu ...

‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’, UN appeals for long-term help as emergency worsens

New York : Since 2012, the plight of children in Madagascar has not improved and is in many cases getting worse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children

New York : Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on T ...

Central African Republic: One year after peace deal, a ‘long, steep’ road ahead to ensure child rights protections

New York : A year since the signing of a peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thu ...

Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict

New York : The world should not accept the “dire and untenable” situation facing children in wartorn Libya the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday.