Syrian refugee children take over @UNICEF Twitter to tell their powerful stories

© UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1390/Noorani A family walk through Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in 2013. By Gerrit Beger The conflict in Syria has entered its fifth year and impacted the lives of millions of children. In Syria, children live in fear of being killed and maimed. Two million children are out of school and 50,000 teachers have […]

58 Child Councilors discuss motions on child-related issues with legislators

HONG KONG, 26 September 2015 – Today, 58 Child Councilors debated on three motions, including: i) ‘The government should enhance the participatory rights of children in the residential child care service process’; ii) ‘The government should implement LGBTQ education in primary and secondary schools to eliminate discrimination by children against sexual minorities’; and iii) ‘The […]

UNICEF: Sustainable Development Goals beginning of the ‘drive to turn commitments into action’

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-3086/Berkwitz UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake speaks at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 2014 NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 25 September 2015 – “Today’s […]