End discrimination against girls in education for sake of world development - UN

Warning that none of the world’s development goals can be reached without significant progress in girls’ education, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today issued an urgent call for change in international development efforts which it says “are drastically short-changing” hundreds of millions of girls.

With UNICEF help, teens show girls in Uganda, Pakistan the way to school

Two years ago, 15-year-old Shamim Cairo Atwine signed up for the Girls' Education Movement (GEM), an initiative launched in 2001 by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in her native Uganda, hoping to help other girls get into school, improve their study habits and gain the same confidence that she has learned from the club.

UNICEF celebrates 50 years of collaborating with entertainment community

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has celebrated 50 years of its pioneering collaboration with the worldwide entertainment industry and of “harnessing the power of celebrity to further worldwide issues and causes” with a star-studded gala in Los Angeles.

Annan to speak at UNICEF gala during two-day trip to Los Angeles

The United Nations today released the itinerary of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's two-day trip to Los Angeles, which begins tomorrow and includes speaking at a gala event to mark the 50th anniversary of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassadors programme.

Greek musician Nana Mouskouri marks 10 years as UNICEF ambassador

Greek singer and songwriter Nana Mouskouri has put in 10 years of tireless work as a global goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's leading advocacy organization for youngsters said today.

Manchester United celebrates partnership with UNICEF to end child exploitation

Surrounded by aspiring young soccer stars, players from football powerhouse Manchester United led a clinic today at United Nations Headquarters in New York to celebrate its partnership with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to end child exploitation.

UNICEF calls on governments to fulfil pledge to end female genital mutilation

Troubled by figures indicating that between 100 million and 130 million women suffered female genital mutilation or cutting as girls, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today governments must abide by commitments they made to end the disturbing phenomenon.

UNICEF and Fox Kids Europe announce partnership to promote girls' education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced plans to team with a leading pan-European children’s entertainment company to promote girls’ education through a football tournament to be held in the Netherlands in June.