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Ban Ki-moon names new deputy head for UNICEF

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed a veteran United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official to help lead the agency as its Deputy Executive Director.

UNICEF mourns the death of humanitarian Eve Curie Labouisse

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today mourned the death of Eve Curie Labouisse, a widow of the agency's former Executive Director and staunch humanitarian who supported the agency throughout her long life.

Schools leave out 14 million children in ex-Soviet Union, Eastern Europe each year – UN

The education systems in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States comprising the now-independent former Soviet republics are excluding more than 14 million children each year in a region formerly known for its high-quality education, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Serbian tennis sensation Ana Ivanovic named UNICEF National Ambassador

Tennis superstar Ana Ivanovic has officially been named as a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for her home country of Serbia, where she will advocate for children’s rights, especially in the realms of education and child protection.

Despite progress too many children in Niger still face alarming malnutrition, UN warns

As the impoverished West African country of Niger enters the “lean season,” when food from the last harvest runs out, too many children are still at risk of malnutrition despite much progress made over the past two years, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

Actor Ewan McGregor on UNICEF-backed motorcycle ride through Africa

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is riding his motorcycle from northern Scotland to the southernmost tip of Africa to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable children.

UNICEF hails moves by Egypt to eliminate female genital mutilation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed a series of moves in the past week in Egypt to stamp out the traditional yet gruesome practices of female genital mutilation (FGM) and cutting after a 12-year-old girl died following the procedure.

Former Norwegian, Somali officials appointed to UN children’s agency

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named a former Norwegian development minister and a former senior Somali government official as deputy executive directors of the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Ban Ki-moon hails Rev. Takeyasu Miyamoto as ‘tireless’ children’s advocate

On the occasion of the ninetieth birthday of Reverend Takeyasu Miyamoto, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the long-time advocate for children as “a legendary humanitarian.”

UN-brokered health care truce aids children in 700 Philippines villages

Children and their families in 700 remote villages in conflict-ravaged southern Philippines have received essential health care, many for the first time in their lives, through a historic truce arranged with Muslim rebels, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.