NEW YORK (February 4, 2015) – UNICEF urged warring groups in South Sudan to follow up fast on the ceasefire deal reached Monday or face potentially catastrophic food shortages in the conflict areas of the country.
Based on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) group of experts’ report released this week, the ongoing conflict is sharply reducing food supplies and slowing humanitarian access to those who most need assistance.
The Northwest Region hosted Dr. Kerida McDonald, Senior Advisor, UNICEF Communication for Development, at their Fall Speaker Series luncheon on November 5th, 2014 at the San Francisco City Club. The Speaker Series educates the civic and philanthropic community on various areas of UNICEF’s work. Each event focuses on a different topic with a presentation and discussion led by a UNICEF staff member, who’s an expert in the field.
by Marty Rendon, Vice President Public Policy and Advocacy
The new 114th Congress has been sworn in, committee assignments have been made, and work is underway on a broad range of international issues. Our challenge is to ask the policy-makers to put children first in U.S. foreign policy and global funding.
by Mark Engman, Director Public Policy and Advocacy
In January, as the world entered into the 26th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Somalia became the 195th UN Member state to ratify the Convention, setting a course to improve the lives of its youngest citizens.
In 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Each January since, those engaged in the fight against human trafficking have taken advantage of the additional attention bestowed upon the issue to raise awareness and engage a new cohort of potential activists.
NEW YORK (January 29, 2015) - Growing numbers of children are facing increasingly complex and destructive conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies, including the Ebola epidemic, which are placing them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and abuse – and require increasingly more resources to address.
UNICEF is launching a $3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a $1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.
NEW YORK (January 27, 2014) – UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilizations of children.