After a bidding frenzy, a hat finds a new home and UNICEF gains valuable funds

Thousands of anti-malaria mosquito nets, countless school supplies or hundreds of thousands of measles vaccinations can now be bought by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) after a notorious hat sold at auction yesterday.

A famous royal hat to benefit UN efforts to assist children in need

The hat that launched a thousand headlines when it appeared at the British royal wedding last month is about to have an unexpected second life as a fundraiser for the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF urges better protection of children in Middle East and North Africa

Ongoing violence in the Middle East and North Africa, from Libya and Yemen to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, is taking a heavy toll on the lives of young people, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, urging all parties to do more to ensure the protection of children in the region.

UNICEF appoints actor Liam Neeson as global Goodwill Ambassador

The Irish actor Liam Neeson, a long-time campaigner and advocate on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today became a worldwide Goodwill Ambassador for the UN agency.

UNICEF seeks $1.4 billion to assist women and children in crises

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today requested $1.4 billion in its annual appeal to assist children and women caught in crises, with the bulk of that needed for Pakistan and Haiti.

Building on early childhood gains, UN calls for increased investment in adolescents

With 20 years of strong investment producing “stunning” gains for children up to the age of 10, including a 33 per cent drop in under-five mortality rates, the United Nations is calling for equal focus on the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents to break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity.