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UNICEF Charity Run 2011 13,000 runners, the Government and Hong Kong best cyclist Wong Kam-po joined to support Funds raised to purchase 900,000 ‘HIV Test Kits’ Preventing mother-to-child transmission and achieve an AIDS-free generation

HONG KONG, 27 November 2011 – The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (HKCU) held the sixth UNICEF Charity Run today at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort with the full support from 13,000 runners. The Charity Run this year once again supports the ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS’ global campaign, hits a record high of over […]

UNICEF Study Provides New Insight into How Poverty Affects Children Children in East Asia & Pacific region facing multiple deprivations

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BANGKOK/ HONG KONG, 22 November – A new UNICEF study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasises that poverty affects children in vastly different ways than adults. As a result, policy makers need to look beyond family income indicators to gain a more complete picture of poverty and the deprivations children face. […]

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Universal Children’s Day on 20 November Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF launches Child Rights Advocacy Project 2012 continues joining hands with NGOs and call for Hong Kong people to vote for children

  HONG KONG, 20 November 2011 –The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (HKCU) announced the opening of application for the ‘Unite for Children. Unite for Hong Kong.’ Child Rights Advocacy Project 2012 today, the Universal Children’s Day. Projects of local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will be selected and supported by HKCU to improve the life of […]

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45 Child Councilors debate motions on child-related issues with government officials and legislators

HONG KONG, 19 November 2011 – Today, 45 Child Councilors debated three motions formulated by themselves, including: The government should review existing education policies to enhance the Chinese proficiency of students of South Asian ethnic origin; The government should address the serious issue of the cyber-bullying of children; and The government should protect children’s right […]

Universal Children’s Day 2011 Child Rights Advocacy Project 2011 – ‘Hang Out Express – Street Rover’ Roadshow

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The United Nations recommends all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children, and a day of activity devoted to promote the welfare of the children of the world. 20 November, Universal Children’s Day, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration […]

International Conference calls for the elimination of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV in West and Central Africa

PARIS, France/ HONG KONG, 16 November 2011 – UNICEF and other organisations committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS are holding a two-day meeting in Paris to mobilise field workers, policymakers and donors to provide access to the means to prevent the transmission of HIV between mothers and children in West and Central Africa. Reducing 90% […]

UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia on children 24 children killed and 58 seriously injured in October

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NAIROBI, Kenya/ HONG KONG, 15 November 2011 — UNICEF is extremely concerned about the impact on children of the escalating conflict in Somalia. Increasing numbers of children and civilians are being caught in attacks and cross-fire across the south and centre of Somalia said UNICEF’s Representative to Somalia, Sikander Khan. Over the last several weeks, […]

East Asia-Pacific Children Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change Impacts Region’s children say they are already feeling the effect of climate change

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BANGKOK/ HONG KONG, 14 November 2011 – According to a UNICEF report, Children’s Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific, children will be among those most affected by climate change. Millions of children across East Asia and the Pacific already suffer from a lack of access to clean water […]

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47 New Child Councilors pledged to start their mission Government, NGOs and children join hands to uphold the Four Basic Rights of Children

HONG KONG, 12 November 2011 – The Appointment Ceremony of Child Councilors 2011 was held today in The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building, with Mr Raymond Tam Chi Yuen, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs as the officiating guest. 47 secondary school students, having received a four-month intensive training, were officially appointed as […]