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G7 Urged To Donate ‘Emergency’ Supplies To Vaccine-Sharing Scheme

G7 Urged To Donate ‘Emergency’ Supplies To Vaccine-Sharing Scheme

The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports. India has curbed exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by its Serum Institute, which had been pledged to COVAX, to be used […]

UNICEF Launches The Covid-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard

UNICEF Launches The Covid-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard

 As the designated COVAX procurement coordinator and procurement agent, UNICEF has launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard – an interactive tool for countries, partners and industry to follow the developments of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 vaccine market and the efforts of the COVAX Facility to ensure fair and equitable access for every country in the world. In […]

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

 Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines […]

Pakistani Police Rescue Christian Teen Forced To Convert, Marry

Pakistani Police Rescue Christian Teen Forced To Convert, Marry

Pakistani police have rescued a missing Christian teenager who was allegedly forced to convert to Islam and marry a 44-year-old Muslim man, her family said on Tuesday after the case sparked street protests and outrage on social media. A court in the city of Karachi ordered police to free the 13-year-old and arrest the man […]

UNICEF Trains 30 Journalists From Seven Counties On Sexual Gender-Based Violence Reporting

UNICEF Trains 30 Journalists From Seven Counties On Sexual Gender-Based Violence Reporting

The Department of the Mass Communication of the University of Liberia in partnership with UNICEF has begun a two-day media training for 30 journalists from six counties on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Harmful Practices and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The training is being conducted at the Executive Lounge, University of Liberia Fendall Campus. The theme […]

World Teachers Day

World Teachers Day

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the […]

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ In Congo

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ In Congo

Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and children’s agency UNICEF said they would investigate after 51 women accused mainly foreign […]

Education Under Attack

Education Under Attack

Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up without the […]

International Day To Protect Education From Attack

International Day To Protect Education From Attack

Education under attack Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow […]

Over 535,000 Children Under Five ‘Acutely’ Malnourished

Over 535,000 Children Under Five ‘Acutely’ Malnourished

New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,500 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition – an unprecedented level. Of them, some 156,500 children are “severely” malnourished, leaving them nine times more likely to die than well-nourished children, according […]

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