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Manchester United stars meet Hong Kong children to advocate the importance of sport and play as part of the ‘United for UNICEF’ partnership

HONG KONG, 28 July 2013 — Manchester United players Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard took time out of the club’s Asia Tour to join in the ‘United for UNICEF’ Hong Kong Play Day with 40 local children. The day, organised by Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) and supported by Manchester United, helped raised […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Celebration Event Survey reveals over 85% of mothers breastfeed while conditions facilitating exclusive breastfeeding needed to be improved

Hong Kong, 27 July 2013 – The Department of Health, Hospital Authority and UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (UNICEF BFHIHKA) organised a World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Celebration Event today. Results of the latest World Breastfeeding Week Annual Survey 2013 (the Survey) of UNICEF BFHIHKA released showed that over 85% of mothers initiated […]

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UNICEF HK Chairman Ms Judy Chen calls for “Reducing inequalities, starting with children” in the UN Thematic Debate on Inequality

NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 18 July 2013 — The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has organised a thematic debate on Inequality last Monday, calling out to the international society to tackle social and economic inequalities between regions and within countries. Ms Judy Chen, Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), is the […]

18 Septembre 2010, a group of boys playing soccer, in the village of Garin Badjini, some 18 Kms from the town of Maradi, Maradi region, south east of the country. In Niger, children's education is a national challenge, for one child in three does not go to school. For girls, the situation is an even bigger concern: only one in two girls goes to primary school, one in ten to secondary school and one in fifty to high school. With this in mind, UNICEF and the Nigerien Government combined their efforts and made it a top priority to provide a nurturing environment for children in the school and realize their right to education. Garin Badjini is one of the 600 primary schools in Niger that have committed to work towards obtaining the Child and Girl-Friendly School label by 2013. The approach is targeted at the most disadvantaged areas and aims to promote child-centred teaching, health and hygiene education and non-discriminatory, child rights-based practices. It also seeks to enhance the participation of children, parents and community members in school improvement initiatives.

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‘United for UNICEF’ is a partnership between Manchester United FC (MU) and UNICEF since 1999. It is the longest running partnership of a football club and global charity, and to date it has raised HK$35 million (£3 million) for UNICEF to help over 3.4 million children. During Manchester United Asia Tour 2013 (Hong Kong Leg), Manchester […]