25 Palestinian children killed in 3 months: UNICEF

Twenty-five Palestinian children were killed in the last three months of 2015 during a wave of anti-Israeli attacks and the number detained was the highest in seven years, the UN children's agency said.

UP govt to set up 10 special juvenile police units, 6 child-friendly police stations

A presentation in this regard was given by UNICEF here before Home department officials.

Quake-hit Nepal kids still without safe classrooms: Unicef

A year after a devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, 1.6 million school children in affected areas are still without safe classrooms and starting their new academic year in temporary structures.

Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Experts said Boko Haram is now trying to spread terror by using children for attacks in crowded markets, mosques and even camps for people fleeing Boko Haram violence.

Indonesia launches fresh crackdown on child exploitation

Authorities in the sprawling Indonesian capital are cracking down on the exploitation of children after a raft of cases, from child labour to violence and sexual assault, was uncovered in recent weeks. 

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking.

Google donates USD 1M to help fight Zika virus spread

The virus is mainly spread through mosquito bites and has been potentially linked to birth defects.

From plastic jersey to the real thing, Afghan boy gets signed Lionel Messi shirt

From plastic jersey to the real thing, Afghan boy gets signed Lionel Messi shirt

Murtaza was sent a signed Argentina shirt and football from the Barcelona forward.

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation , UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated.

Growing numbers of children in migrant sea crossings: UN

Children currently account for 36 percent of those risking the treacherous sea crossing between Greece and Turkey.

Breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits: UNICEF

 Breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said in a statement here late on Thursday.

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UNICEF confirms severe malnutrition in Syria's besieged Madaya

UN children`s fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where aid was delivered this week to thousands of people affected by the months-long blockade.

Nepal elected as UNICEF's executive board member

Nepal was elected as a member of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) executive board on Saturday, representing the group of Asia-Pacific states for the term 2016-2018, government officials said.

Need change in mindset for open defecation-free India by 2019: Ram Kripal Yadav

A total of 1.39 crore toilets constructed by government remain unused and people need to change their mindsets to use them for an open defecation-free India by 2019, Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said here today.

Sanofi Pasteur launches injectable inactivated polio vaccine

All vaccines (both Imovax Polio of Sanofi Pasteur and ShanIPV of Shantha) would be delivered in India through UNICEF.

World AIDS Day: Where does India stand?

Today is 'World AIDS Day' and the spread of HIV Aids has become a real danger across the world. The virus launches a direct attack on your immune system and gradually weakens your natural defenses against disease and infection.

'Shortage of supplies in Nepal threatens children's life'

 Over three million children under the age of five in Nepal are at the risk of death or disease this winter due to a severe shortage of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

'Asia-Pacific region faces epidemic of HIV among adolescents'

The report 'Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response', published by the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations, which includes UNICEF and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS warned that the AIDS epidemic cannot be ended as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling the issue of adolescents.

Wife of exiled Victor Valdes slams Manchester United

Wife of exiled Victor Valdes slams Manchester United

 Victor Valdes`s wife has slammed Manchester United for failing to invite the Spanish goalkeeper to a high-profile charity event at Old Trafford.