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Indonesia raises minimum age of women for marriage

There was unanimous agreement on the revision to the country's existing marriage law, according to a statement on Indonesia's House of Representatives' website.

Sep 18, 2019, 16:07 PM IST

Focus on your problems: India's message to Pakistan on Kashmir issue at UNICEF event

India once again thwarted the iniquitous attempt of Pakistan to rake up the Jammu and Kashmir issue on an international platform, reiterating that it is the internal matter of India.

Sep 04, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

Focus on your problems: India's message to Pakistan for raking up Jammu and Kashmir at UNICEF event

On Tuesday, an argument broke out between the delegates from India and Pakistan at the UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children Right’s Convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sep 04, 2019, 11:49 AM IST

Kangana Ranaut supports Priyanka Chopra, says not an easy choice when stuck between duty and emotions

Priyanka was slammed by many including Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari who among others penned open letters and signed petitions to urge UNICEF to remove the Bollwood actress for her alleged "hypocricy".

Aug 22, 2019, 09:54 AM IST

Syrian children not targets, appeal all parties involved in conflict to protect them: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that children were not targets and appealed to all parties involved in the conflict in Syria to protect children and their families at all costs.

Jul 27, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

Deshhit: Why Team India Is Sporting ‘Innovative’ New Orange Jersey Against England

India is wearing their ‘orange jersey’ as a part of UNICEF’s ‘One Day For Children’ Campaign’ during the match at Edgbaston. The money that will be raised will be used in supporting UNICEF’s work in cricket-playing nations to help children remain healthy and learn to play.

Jul 01, 2019, 20:40 PM IST

Groundwater more contaminated in non-ODF villages'

The objective of the study was to assess the relationship between living in an ODF environment and the contamination levels of faecal bacteriological indicators found in water, soil and food sample taken from ODF and non-ODF villages.

Jun 06, 2019, 15:20 PM IST

ICC partners with UNICEF to organise ‘One Day for Children’ at 2019 World Cup

The 2019 ICC World Cup is slated to take place from May 30 to July 14 at England and Wales. 

Apr 16, 2019, 16:47 PM IST

Child marriages still prevalent in Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan: UNICEF

The report showed that the prevalence of girls getting married before 18 years of age in India has declined from 47 per cent in 2005-2006 to 27 per cent in 2015-2016.

Feb 12, 2019, 12:11 PM IST

Nigeria accuses UNICEF staff of spying for Islamist militants, suspends activities

It said UNICEF had been training people to sabotage troops` counter-insurgency efforts by uncovering the military`s alleged human rights abuses.

Dec 14, 2018, 22:43 PM IST

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar bats for inclusion of sports in school syllabi

Sachin Tendulkar was in Delhi to celebrate Universal Children`s Day

Nov 20, 2018, 22:58 PM IST

Sprinter Hima Das appointed as UNICEF India's Youth Ambassador

Indian sprinter and Asian Games Gold medallist Hima Das was on Wednesday appointed as UNICEF India's Youth Ambassador.

Nov 14, 2018, 17:28 PM IST

Three in every five newborns not breastfed in first hour of life

According to UNICEF and WHO report, newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive.

Jul 31, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Sonakshi Sinha joins Unesco to promote safe, secure cyberspace for kids

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined forces with Unesco to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters to ensure they are not targeted for bullying, abuse, exploitation and more through the internet.

Jun 28, 2018, 14:55 PM IST

We cannot let these children become a lost generation: Priyanka Chopra on World Refugee Day

In a video shared by UNICEF on Facebook, Chopra said besides being stripped of their basic necessities, these children have also been robbed of hope.

Jun 21, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Priyanka on Monday tweeted a photograph of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window.


May 21, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

Pakistani girl's photo on 'Swachh Jamui Swasth Jamui' campaign booklet triggers row, probe ordered

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered an inquiry to ascertain why the error went unnoticed.

May 05, 2018, 17:40 PM IST

Usain Bolt to face Robbie Williams in Unicef charity football match

Now retired, Bolt had given a teaser of what was to come on Twitter on Monday, claiming that he had signed for a football club and would reveal all 24 hours later.

Feb 27, 2018, 16:52 PM IST

Pakistan is the riskiest country for newborns: UNICEF report

The report said that after Pakistan, the Central African Republic is the next riskiest country for newborns, and Afghanistan is the third.

Feb 21, 2018, 13:04 PM IST

6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India each year: UNICEF

The first 28 days of life – the neonatal period – are the most vulnerable time for a child's survival.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:10 AM IST