UNICEF, WHO: Lack of Sanitation for 2.4 Billion People Undermining Health Improvements

NEW YORK (June 30, 2015) – Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.

Boho: Time to Relax Your Summer Style

Embracing a more bohemian style does not mean buying a new wardrobe. It’s easy to achieve this causal, laid-back look by simply adding a few accessories to any staple outfit.

A stack of colorful beaded bracelets with a slouchy cross body bag gives your classic t-shirt and jeans a more relaxed look. Layering a light knit sweater over a sundress or pulling your hair up and out of the way with a printed headband are easy ways to bring a boho vibe into your closet.


Children's WASH Forum and the Water-For-Life Conference in Tajikistan

Hayden Little is a member of the 2014-2015 High School National Council. 

This June, I had the opportunity to attend the Children’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Forum and the High-Level Conference “Water-For-Life” that took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a youth delegate from the United States of America. This trip holds a special place in my heart, not only for the incredible insights I took out of the conference, but also because of the invaluable friendships that I made with the people of Tajikistan and the other countries involved. 

Children at Risk from Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan

NEW YORK (June 24, 2015) – Eighteen people, including two children under 5 years of age, have died from cholera in the most recent outbreak to hit South Sudan. The first cholera case was reported on May 27 in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. Since then, 170 suspected cases have been reported inside the site and in villages across Central Equatoria State.

A Speakers Series Luncheon with Deepak Chopra, MD

On May 26, 2015, we welcomed Deepak Chopra, MD, world-renowned pioneer of mind-body medicine, author and philanthropist as the keynote presenter at the Saving Children: A Speakers Series luncheon held at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Introduced by his daughter, UNICEF Supporter Mallika Chopra and granddaughter, UNICEF Young Ambassador Tara Mandal, Dr. Chopra delivered a fascinating and poignant address on living a life of purpose and philanthropy.

Millions of World’s Poorest Children Left Behind Despite Global Progress, New UNICEF Report Says

NEW YORK (June 22, 2015) – The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, UNICEF warned today.

Progress for Children: Beyond Averages, UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), says that, despite significant achievements, unequal opportunities have left millions of children living in poverty, dying before they turn five, without schooling and suffering chronic malnutrition. 

Nepal Earthquakes: UNICEF Speeds Up Response to Prevent Child Trafficking

NEW YORK (June 19, 2015) – At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, said UNICEF.

The children’s organization is collaborating with the Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare and Central Child Welfare Board, as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Nepal Police and the Department of Immigration to mitigate risk of trafficking through policy measures and direct response.