child rights

Amid proposed adoption ban, UNICEF asks Russia to focus on best interests of children

Responding to the proposed adoption ban being considered by Russia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today asked the Government there to be guided solely by the best interests of children in determining its policies and actions.

At Holocaust remembrance ceremony, UN urges protection of children from war

Top United Nations officials today urged for the protection of children from the scourges of war during a Holocaust remembrance service to honour the memory of the estimated six million Jews and countless others killed in the Nazi death camps during the Second World War.