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UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population

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One in 10 children work, UN agency reports at start of conference to end underage labour

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:03:04 EST

An estimated 152 million children around the world work, a practice that the international community at a United Nations co-organized conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is trying to eliminate.

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:43:13 EST

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

All 17 Global Goals interrelated, with strong links to gender equality – senior UN official

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EST

Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EST

Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged countries and non-State actors to allow children access to education and healthcare during and post-conflicts.

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:15:22 EST

If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – Africa’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EST

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said.

#MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official writes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EST

Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression.

Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EST

More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:38:08 EST

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:45:24 EST

Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality.