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One in three children do not officially exist, UNICEF reports

Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today reported.

Pop superstar Katy Perry lends voice to UNICEF to improve lives of world’s children

Global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in efforts to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents.

UN children’s agency to add IKEA toys to its early development kits for emergency areas

The United Nations children’s agency today said it is augmenting 24,000 kits designed to support the development of play and learning under extreme conditions by adding a range of toys from the IKEA Foundation.

UNICEF capitalized on innovation to reach the most disadvantaged in 2012 – report

Despite challenging economic times and complex emergencies affecting children in nearly 80 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) boosted its innovation last year to create programmes and partnerships to reach those most vulnerable, the agency today said launching its annual report.

Given same opportunities as others, children with disabilities can be agents of change – UN report

Children with disabilities have the same rights as all children but are some of the most invisible and marginalized people in the world according to a United Nations report released today, which cites recommendations on how to actively include children with disabilities in civic, social and cultural affairs so that both they and their communities benefit.

Through online baby shower, Shakira and UNICEF raise awareness on child survival

Renowned Colombian singer and song-writer Shakira, who is expecting her first child with Spanish football star Gerard Piqué, is helping to raise awareness on the world’s most vulnerable infants through an unusual method: an online baby shower hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).