Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report
20 November 2014Press Release
On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change NEW YORK –  Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of... MORE
Lack of toilet is dangerous for everyone, UNICEF says
19 November 2014Press Release
NEW YORK – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day. Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not... MORE
World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows
18 November 2014Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York - Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population... MORE
African Union Commission Pledges 1 Million Dollars to Ebola Response
13 August 2014Press Release
AUC and the WHO Urge Member States to Replenish the AU Emergency Fund and the African Public Health Emergency Fund to Support Affected Countries Addis Ababa, Ethiopia –13 August 2014: The African Union Commission pledged on Wednesday, 13 August,  to... MORE
Historic Africa-wide Campaign to end child marriage in Africa launched
30 May 2014Press Release
Child marriage cannot be left unaddressed; we cannot let it go unchallenged ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 29May 2014 –“We cannot down play or neglect the harmful practice of child marriage as it has long term and devastating effects on these girls whose... MORE
31 March 2014Press Release
INVITATION TO THE MEDIA   When:                    14 – 17 April 2014     Where:                   Hotel Epic Sana, Luanda, Angola   Who:                     African Union Commission and the World Health Organisation. African Ministers in charge of... MORE
Empowering Youth to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
13 March 2014Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York - “We want to stress the fact that youth cannot and will not be ignored. We may be young, but we have experienced female genital mutilation. We know how it feels. We understand it. Ending it is a battle we can win. It can... MORE
Statement of the Chairperson of the AUC, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on the occasion of the Commemoration of International Women’s Day
10 March 2014Official Statement
We hold up half the sky Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on the occasion of the Commemoration of International Women’s Day. Addis Ababa, 8th March 2014 On the occasion to commemorate the 103rd... MORE
Development is Being Derailed by Ignoring Equality, Rights and Women’s Health, UN Cautions
UNFPA Executive Director, Dr.Babatunde Osotimehin
26 February 2014Press Release
• The number of people living in extreme poverty in developing countries has fallen dramatically from 47 per cent in 1990 to 22 per cent in 2010 • But many of the estimated 1 billion people living in the 50-60 poorest countries will stagnate as the... MORE
UNICEF calls for US$2.2 billion to help 59 million children in emergencies
21 February 2014Press Release
Largest emergency appeal on record, almost 40 per cent for Syria and region UNICEF appealed today for almost US$2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2014 to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict... MORE