India makes progress in bringing children to schools: UN

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it still has 1.4 million children not attending primary school, a United Nations report said.

Pregnant Shakira to host World Baby Shower
Pregnant Shakira to host World Baby Shower

Singer Shakira and her footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique, who are expecting their second child, are hosting a World Baby Shower for the second time to benefit the UN Children's Fund (Unicef).

Will try to bat my best as UNICEF envoy: Sachin Tendulkar
Will try to bat my best as UNICEF envoy: Sachin Tendulkar

Former legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has highlighted the need for ending child labour and child slavery. Calling children as unpolished diamonds, he said, “millions of children in India and abroad do not get what they desire and deserve.”

Lionel Messi, Serena Williams promote new campaign to educate children
Lionel Messi, Serena Williams promote new campaign to educate children

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and American tennis star Serena Williams are promoting a new campaign to help some of the 58 million children who are out of school get an education.

School attacks killed 160 Syrian children says UN

At least 160 children died in attacks on schools in war-ravaged Syria last year and the education of 1.6 million has been cut short by the fighting, the UN said on Tuesday.

School attacks killed 160 Syrian children says UN

At least 160 children died in attacks on schools in war-ravaged Syria last year and the education of 1.6 million has been cut short by the fighting, the UN said on Tuesday.

Mission launched to cover kids against preventable diseases

The government today launched 'Mission Indradhanush', which aims to cover by 2020 children who are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated against seven vaccine-preventable diseases.

Dance music scene in India has escalated: David Guetta
Dance music scene in India has escalated: David Guetta

Popular French DJ David Guetta feels the scenario of electronic dance music aka EDM in India has evolved over the last couple of years.

'India unlikely to meet infant mortality rate target of 2015'

Going by the current pace of decline, India is unlikely to achieve its target of reducing the infant mortality rate to less than 39 per 1,000 live births by 2015-end, said a senior UNICEF official.

More than 35,000 minors wed in Morocco last year: Report

More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released on sexual violence against children in the North African country.

More than 35,000 minors wed in Morocco last year: Report

More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released on sexual violence against children in the North African country.

UN funding shortage `leaves Central Africa children in need`

The UN children`s agency warned on Friday of a "critical funding shortfall" for its programmes in Central African Republic, where more than two million children are in need following a months-long sectarian bloodbath.

UNICEF says needs $900 mn to help Syria children

UNICEF said Thursday it needs more than $900 million to help children affected by Syria`s civil war next year and appealed to donors for support.

Too many new mums and newborns dying due to unsanitary conditions at birth

A new research has revealed that lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world.

Typhoon Hagupit: UNICEF provides vital assistance in Philippines

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that it is providing supplies and services to women and children in the Philippines, hit by Typhoon Hagupit.

Nadda wants to provide easy accessibility to medical services

The Union Health Minister, J P Nadda today called for collective efforts to provide accessibility to medical services and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

Nadda wants to provide easy accessibility to medical services

 The Union Health Minister, J P Nadda on Wednesday called for collective efforts to provide accessibility to medical services and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

1.1 million HIV infections in children prevented: UNICEF

An estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013.

UN-backed summit to promote 'Swachh Bharat' drive

Prominent leaders of all major faiths in India as well as political leaders and celebrities will gather here Saturday for a summit, where they will ask their followers to embrace the spirit of "Swachh Bharat" campaign, among other things.

Children should benefit from innovation: UNICEF Report

Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, UNICEF says in a new report released today.