230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNICEF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, reported UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund. That is approximately one in three of all children under five who are unregistered […]

Ethiopia’s children now have greater chance for life, says new UNICEF report

Ethiopia’s children now have greater chance for life, says new UNICEF report

Marthe van der Wolf for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) United Nations – New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, says Ethiopia has achieved one of the Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality by more than two-thirds. Ethiopia reduced its under-five mortality rate by 67 percent between 1990 and […]

New UNICEF study reveals disabled children can be active contributors to society

New UNICEF study reveals disabled children can be active contributors to society

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Da Nang, VIETNAM, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Children with disabilities have the same rights as all children but are some of the most invisible and marginalized people in the world according to a United Nations report released today, which cites recommendations on how to actively include children with disabilities in civic, social and cultural […]

UNICEF pledges to prioritize global child survival to reduce deaths

UNICEF pledges to prioritize global child survival to reduce deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, N.Y., U.S.: As more than 100 countries pledge to prioritize child survival globally, countries across the world are making rapid progress in reducing child deaths, demonstrating that it is possible to radically reduce child mortality over the span of two decades, says a new UNICEF report released on […]

Pregnant women ignored amid rapid urbanization – UNICEF

Pregnant women ignored amid rapid urbanization – UNICEF

Maria Caspani – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/TrustLaw) LONDON: Pregnant women living in poor urban areas frequently lack access to health care, despite cities offering better clinics and highly-skilled doctors than rural areas, the United Nations children agency (UNICEF) says in a report. The aid agency’s flagship State of the World’s Children report – which this […]