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Four ways UNICEF is working toward an #AIDStoZERO

Children and adolescents (aged 0–19) make up one-third of the world’s population, but they are 100 per cent of the world’s future. More rapidly than ever before, we must deliver results to our youngest citizens so that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. Here are a few ways UNICEF is working with partners to tackle […]

On the eve of World AIDS Day, Chief Executive of HKSAR, corporate leaders and over 13,000 runners celebrated the 10th anniversary of UNICEF Charity Run, appealing for support to UNICEF’s work towards ‘AIDS to ZERO’

HONG KONG, 29 November 2015 — The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) organized the 10th UNICEF Charity Run on the Sunday before 1 December World AIDS Day at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Honourable Leung Chun-ying, over 40 corporate leaders, Ms Miriam Yeung, […]

UNICEF HK Field Visit to Qinghai UNICEF HK Ambassadors Gigi Leung and Trey Lee brought music to deprived women and children and explored the impact of maternal and child health project

HONG KONG, 24 September 2013 — The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) Ambassadors Gigi Leung and Trey Lee visited Xunhua, a poor county in Qinghai where many ethnic minorities live recently. During the field visit, the two ambassadors got to know how UNICEF supports pregnant women and children with one-stop, all-rounded services, including […]

Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF

© UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1027/Maitem A woman and her baby amid debris and other destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas NEW YORK/GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 24 November 2015 – More than half a billion […]

In Chad, girls’ dreams robbed by marriage

By Badre Bahaji By 2050, Africa is expected to surpass South Asia as the region with the highest number of child brides. Based on projections in a new UNICEF report on child marriage in Africa, the number of child brides across the continent could more than double to 310 million by 2050. For one 15-year-old […]

UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition

© UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1219/Maitem NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 19 November 2015 – Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition. Some 2.4 billion people globally do not have toilets and 946 million – roughly 1 in 8 of […]

A digital necklace and a wearable soap win ‘Wearables for Good’ Design Challenge with UNICEF, ARM and frog

Winning designs help track child immunization and limit spread of diseases © Khushi Baby Khushi Baby, a data storing necklace that provides a two-year immunisation record for children using near field communication (NFC) technology to send and receive information through a smart-phone, has been chosen as one of the Wearables for Good Challenge winners by […]

5 surprising facts about Childhood Pneumonia

© UNICEF/IRQA2015-00301/Niles Three Syrian children follow along during a handwashing demonstration at a school in Domiz Camp for Syrian refugees in Dohuk Governorate, Iraq Here a few surprising facts for World Pneumonia Day (November 12). Pneumonia is still the single largest cause of death in children under five, responsible for 16 per cent of all […]