Africa Vows: “We must win the Battle by 2020 with Zero Cases of Early Marriage!” - President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad
President  Idriss Deby of Chad
03 February 2015Press Release
African Union Heads of State and Government and African First Ladies on the ‘AU Campaign to end child marriage in Africa’ gathered this morning Friday 30 January 2015 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a breakfast meeting on... MORE
UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
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29 January 2015Press Release
Over 60 million children at risk in “new generation” of crises GENEVA, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in... MORE
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