Reports of Sexual Abuse of Children in Kasur, Pakistan

NEW YORK (August 11, 2015) – Recent reports of children being sexually abused over a period of several years in the Kasur district of Pakistan are appalling. UNICEF is in contact with the Government authorities to understand the full dimension of this crime. Our sympathies are with the children who have been victims to this abuse. It is vital that the children and families affected are immediately offered the necessary care and protection that will prevent further victimization and allow the difficult process of healing to begin.


BURBANK, CA (August 11, 2015) In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.”

“Art Awakens” is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away. 

UNICEF Calls for $9.2 million for Children Affected by Myanmar Floods, as Supplies Arrive

NEW YORK (August 7, 2015) – UNICEF has called for $9.2 million to fund urgent humanitarian assistance for children affected by the Myanmar floods. So far, the floods have killed at least 88 people and affected over 330,000, including over 112,000 children. The most urgent needs include safe and clean water and sanitation, emergency health care, and psycho-social support for children.

What are the SDGs, and why should I care?

by Mark Engman, Director Public Policy and Advocacy

After two years of negotiations, on August 2, UN Member States agreed on the draft outcome document for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agreement, “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” will redefine how the global community works together to tackle poverty and improve living standards, while protecting the environment.

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