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Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says Unicef
22 January 2015Unicef calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in education.
Unicef congratulates Angélique Kidjo for Crystal Award
"Unicef congratulates singer-songwriter and Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo for receiving the Crystal Award – a prize recognising artists not only for their body of work but also their commitment to improving the state of the world."20 January 2015
Children losing homes, schools and lives as result of Nigeria violence
Children are suffering the dire consequences of the conflict in Nigeria, losing their homes, missing out on education and risking their lives, Unicef said today. 20 January 2015
Government of Somalia ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
As the world enters into the 26th year of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Somalia has become the 195th state party to ratify the Convention, setting a course to improve the lives of its youngest citizens. 20 January 2015
Put children at heart of global agenda, Unicef challenges Davos
On the eve of the World Economic Forum, Unicef outlined an ambitious ‘Agenda for Every Child’ that it says must drive the post-2015 sustainable development goals. 20 January 2015
As schools reopen in Guinea, Unicef helps efforts to reduce Ebola transmission risk
As schools reopen in Guinea, Unicef and partners are helping reduce as much as possible the risk of Ebola transmission, training teachers to implement safety measures such as daily temperature screening, and supplying thermometers and handwashing kits for schools.20 January 2015
Shakira and Gerard Piqué host World Baby Shower to support Unicef’s work for children
Singer-songwriter and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Shakira, and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué, are celebrating the imminent arrival of their second child by expanding upon their original concept of a ‘World Baby Shower’ to benefit Unicef and vulnerable children around the world. 19 January 2015
Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and Unicef
Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Unicef, Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children, released today during the Education World Forum.19 January 2015
Unicef steps up relief efforts for Malawi flood victims as rains continue
As heavy rains continue to fall in Malawi, Unicef is stepping up its relief efforts, airlifting an initial 90 tons of supplies, as it seeks to reach those most in need. 19 January 2015
Forty-eight dead and an estimated 70,000 displaced in Malawi after severe flooding
Forty-eight people are dead and an estimated 70,000 displaced in Malawi, after heavy rains caused severe flooding, Unicef said today.15 January 2015
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