1 in 3 children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia suffer poverty, UN report finds

One youngster in three still lives in poverty in Eastern Europe and Central Asia despite economic progress in every country, revealing a stark absence of initiatives to tackle the serious social disparities affecting children in those regions, a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) finds.

UNICEF head wraps up Tibet visit aimed at slashing disparities with rest of China

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) chief Carol Bellamy has completed a two-day visit to Tibet as part of an effort to refine strategies to reduce the stark disparities that affect much of Western China.

China: UNICEF head gets first hand look at health and education deficit in Tibet

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Carol Bellamy is in Tibet to get a first hand look at the situation of youngsters in western China, a region that is struggling to catch up with the country’s strong economic growth.

UNICEF hails Ugandan database for measuring social development

Praising Uganda for setting up a national database containing measures from more than 200 indicators of social development, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it would help the African country monitor its progress towards achieving its anti-poverty goals.

UNICEF fundraising partnership with British Airways marks 10th anniversary

Children from Nigeria to Mexico and more than 50 other countries have been aided by the $30 million raised by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Change for Good programme, which collects the loose change of passengers flying on British Airways and marked its tenth anniversary today.

UNICEF calls for concerted action to fight child trafficking in Africa

With child trafficking affecting more African countries than any other type of trafficking, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called on governments, law enforcement officials, education authorities, local communities and the media to unite in fighting the scourge.

Annan leads UN officials in tributes on death of Peter Ustinov, UNICEF Ambassador

Secretary-General Kofi Annan led United Nations officials in paying tribute today after the death of actor Peter Ustinov, who served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for more than 30 years speaking out on behalf of millions of boys and girls around the world.

Urgent action needed to counter nutrition deficiencies in developing world - UN

Up to a third of the world's people do not meet their physical and intellectual potential because of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and without urgent action to fortify and supplement foods children in developing nations will remain at risk of underachieving, according to a new United Nations report released today.

On UNICEF trip, Belafonte urges stronger birth registration efforts in Africa

Calling birth registration a fundamental human right, one of the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassadors, singer/actor Harry Belafonte, today urged African countries to register all births.

Harry Belafonte urges all countries to end school fees, UNICEF reports

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported that its Goodwill Ambassador, Harry Belafonte, has issued a call on all developing countries today to follow Kenya's example and permanently abolish primary school fees.