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.

UNICEF calls on small arms forum to adopt measures to protect children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today urged the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons to adopt specific measures geared towards shielding the young from the dangers of these armaments.

Benin, UNICEF confirm child trafficking aboard ship in West Africa

The Government of Benin and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today confirmed that the suspected slaveship that docked in Cotonou on 17 April was in fact used for child trafficking.

West Africa: UNICEF seeks details on fate of children aboard alleged slave ship

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is trying to gather information today on the fate of children reported to have been on a slave ship that docked last night in Benin, a UN spokesman told the press in New York.