On front line of Niger’s war against hunger, UNICEF wields porridge and syringe

On the front line of the global battle to stop starvation in drought-stricken Niger, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stands armed with a life-saving porridge for undernourished children and syringes to vaccinate against killer diseases.

UNICEF 'senior statesman' dies at 90

A 32-year veteran of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), E.J.R. "Dick" Heyward, has died in Long Island, New York, after a long illness, the agency said today. He was 90.

New approach to child survival yields significant gains in West Africa – UNICEF

An innovative child care initiative to bring the right care into people’s homes by “bundling” health services in a way that best suits family needs is showing significant progress in several West African countries and could save millions of lives in years to come, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

New UNICEF head promises ‘results not rhetoric, benefits not banalities’

Promising “results not rhetoric, benefits not banalities” in the search for solutions to the enormous plight of children around the world, the incoming head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) vowed today to tap a “a vast reservoir” of international goodwill in the war against hunger, illiteracy and disease.

US Agriculture Secretary to be new UNICEF head

Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he would nominate United States Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, a veteran manager of complex organizations, to head the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's leading body addressing the needs of youngsters.