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UNICEF calls on small arms forum to adopt measures to protect children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today urged the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons to adopt specific measures geared towards shielding the young from the dangers of these armaments.

Benin, UNICEF confirm child trafficking aboard ship in West Africa

The Government of Benin and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today confirmed that the suspected slaveship that docked in Cotonou on 17 April was in fact used for child trafficking.

West Africa: UNICEF seeks details on fate of children aboard alleged slave ship

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is trying to gather information today on the fate of children reported to have been on a slave ship that docked last night in Benin, a UN spokesman told the press in New York.

Renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado named UNICEF Special Representative

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the appointment of internationally renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado as a Special Representative to help raise awareness about the rights of young people worldwide.