UN urges Europe and Central Asia to stop sending children to State-run homes

Two United Nations entities have urged governments in Europe and Central Asia to immediately end the practice of placing young children in State-run homes for infants because of the risk of neglect and abuse.

Africa’s children deserve more protective environments, UNICEF says

African governments need to provide “more protective environments” to keep children safe and free from harm and exploitation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urged today.

Lauding immunization pledges, UNICEF says they will save millions of lives

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today congratulated the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) on its London conference in which public and private donors pledged $4.3 billion, which it said will save millions of lives.