Global child mortality rates continue to drop, UNICEF reports

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today called for accelerated efforts to save young peoples' lives as new figures indicate that the rate of deaths of children aged under five continues its long-term decline around the world.

Ghana: UNICEF to provide thousands of extra bed nets in fight against malaria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has unveiled plans to spend an additional $1.7 million for insecticide-treated bed nets in Ghana as part of the fight against the spread of malaria in the West African country.

UNICEF reports rising trend of violence against children in strife-torn countries

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports that child kidnappings are on the rise in several countries affected by violence – including Haiti where more than 50 children have been abducted so far this year – and are often carried out with impunity.

UNICEF begins new phase of campaign to reduce malnutrition in Togo

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched the second part of its multi-phase campaign to detect and treat widespread malnutrition in Togolese children.

Boosted investment in health key to help Africa’s children, says UNICEF

Stepped-up investment to enhance health systems in sub-Saharan Africa is essential to help the continent’s children, according to a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched today.

Jamaican children need hope to resist violence, says ex-soldier and UN Advocate

Jamaican children need more opportunities, support and hope to resist and rise above violence, former child soldier and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Advocate for Children Affected by War Ishmael Beah said at the end of a two-day visit to the Caribbean nation.

Leading conductor becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF

One of the world’s most renowned conductors, Myung-Whun Chung, has become a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Marking Lions Day at UN, Ban Ki-moon praises club’s international work

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the international work of the Lions Club for the benefit of vulnerable groups and the environment, as the fraternal organization celebrated its 30th annual meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Landmark UNICEF research shows injuries a fatal problem for Asian children

Injuries resulting from drowning, suffocation and road accidents are among the leading killers of Asian children, according to groundbreaking research by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is appealing for scaled-up injury prevention initiatives.

UNICEF seeks $856 million to aid children and women caught in crisis

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today asked donors for $856 million to assist children and women who are victims of emergencies, ranging from the conflicts in Chad and Kenya to flood-hit areas such as Mozambique.