Closer ties sought between Security Council, UNICEF to boost UN work for children

The President of the United Nations Security Council today called for greater cooperation with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) through the establishment of joint mechanisms to ensure “complementary and mutually reinforcing” decisions and actions by the two bodies.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict inflicting mental harm on region's children: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today voiced concern for the children being killed and injured in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, noting that surveys have shown that youngsters in the region were experiencing more emotional problems than a year ago.

Polio immunization drive for Afghan children faced no major problems, UNICEF says

A three-day polio immunization campaign in Afghanistan has concluded with no major problems reported, according to a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which helped to lead the effort.

UNICEF raises $60 million through art auction

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has raised more than $60 million through the auction of an art collection bequeathed to the agency by a Belgian benefactor.

Conflict, AIDS, poverty are main obstacles to children's rights: UNICEF report

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today released its State of the World's Children 2002 report, which identifies conflict, HIV/AIDS and poverty as the main obstacles on the road to ensuring children's rights.

Launch of multi-nation vaccination drive in southeast Asia hailed by UNICEF

Building upon its unprecedented campaign to protect children against infectious diseases, a global partnership backed by United Nations agencies has launched in Cambodia a multi-country five-year effort to increase access to vaccination for children throughout Southeast Asia.

Girls from across Africa adopt action plan on education, UNICEF reports

Concluding a major conference in Africa to launch a girls' education movement, youth from across the continent today adopted an action plan to be delivered to the international community later this month, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF 'Goodwill Ambassador' Tetsuko Kuroyanagi visits Afghanistan

Japanese celebrity Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is in Afghanistan this week to raise awareness about the plight of the country's women and children.

More celebrities pledge support for 'Say Yes for Children' campaign: UNICEF

Muhammad Ali, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith today joined a long list of prominent individuals who have pledged to personally support action for children and called on world leaders to do the same.

Belgian businessman donates art masterpieces to UN Children's Fund

A Belgian businessman has bequeathed a collection of art masterpieces potentially worth $40 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN agency announced today.