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No Child Born to Die: Closing the Gaps

24 January 2010 - Up to 1 million children's lives could be saved every year if two new vaccines to tackle pneumonia and diarrhoea were widely available in the developing world. This year, for the first time, babies and children in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Yemen and Guyana will be immunised against pneumonia through their public health service. Tens of thousands of young lives could potentially be saved. But now there's a real danger that the global immunisation drive could stall because of a looming funding crisis. Millions of lives in peril "Just when we are on the brink of a breakthrough against these two major child killers, the cash is running out. Without it, children will conti...

Youngsters write up declaration to safeguard rights

Puerto Rico, 25 November 2010 -During the IV World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights, held this week in San Juan, children, teenagers, and young people presented a declaration as part of an effort to have their rights safeguarded. Around 100 young people from Puerto Rico, Colombia, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Aruba joined in the writing  of the declaration, which also includes definitions  by the participants themselves, clarifying terms regarding identity and expression, participation, information, housing, health, family, safety, culture, economy, environment, recreation, and education. The final document was approved by group members and presented during th...

Children as the conscience of the climate change process

Cancun 9 December 2010 – As the UN climate conference is entering its final days, children from Latin America and Indonesia reminded delegates of what climate change and increased disaster risks means for their daily lives.‘I am 14 years old, and in my short life I already experienced fourteen hurricanes and countless floods -- also the earthquake the last January.,” said Coralie,“It is too much.”Fourteen year old Coralie is a UNICEF climate ambassador from Haiti, one of four young people sponsored by UNICEF to attend the Cancun climate conference in order to sound the alarm and share their experiences with government representatives, youth activists, and media.Coralie spoke alongs...

An AIDS- Free Generation is achievable by focusing on the most disadvantaged communities affected by HIV, says a new U.N. report marking World AIDS Day

NEW YORK, 30 November 2010 - Achieving an AIDS-free generation is possible if the international community steps up efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, and social protection, according to "Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report 2010," which was released today in New York. Attaining this goal, however, depends on reaching the most marginalized members of society.While children in general have benefited enormously from the substantial progress made in the AIDS responses, there are millions of women and children who have fallen through the cracks due to inequities rooted in gender, economic status, geographical location, education level and social status. Lifti...

Officials from 28 countries gather in Beijing for strategic talks on child rights

BEIJING, 4 November 2010 – Senior government ministers and officials from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Beijing on the 4th of November for the High Level Meeting on Co-operation for Child Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region. The meeting, held from 4-6 November, was hosted by the All China Women’s Federation, the National Working Committee for Children and Women under the State Council, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China with support from UNICEF. Senior delegates from a number of Chinese government ministries as well as regional representatives from UNICEF also attended.Together, the participating countries represent one billion children, or ...

Leaders called to tackle world’s deadliest dirty secret

Campaigners back appeal by Africa’s first female President to tackle untold sanitation crisis, as UN Summit begins New York, September 20th, 2010 - As Heads of State from across the world gather in New York this week for the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Summit, campaigners have echoed appeals from Africa’s first female Head of State, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, to finally tackle an untold global health crisis.  The role of access to basic sanitation in reducing poverty remains a dirty secret amongst world leaders, neglected as a key investment to fight poverty. This is despite its potential, when delivered alongside clean water, to prevent 2.3 million child...
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