UNICEF

  • 'Life of Pi' artiste Shri re-mixes potty noises (farts and flushing toilet) to make 'Poo Song' for UNICEF's hygiene campaign 24-03-2014 01:31 PM

    "In India, more than 620 million people defecate in the open. That's practically half the population. The other half have become blind to the practice. So how do you get a blind population to open their eyes and see the big Poo Problem?" The 'Poo Party''s official YouTube channel tries...
  • Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate: UNICEF 12-03-2014 07:49 PM

    Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the UNICEF said in a statement in Ranchi on Wednesday. "Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per...
  • School dropout scenario in India 'extremely high': UNICEF 11-03-2014 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: The school dropout scenario in the country is "extremely high" as over 80 million children are not completing the full cycle of elementary education, while eight million are out of school over a period of years, according to UNICEF. "The dropout is much much higher with girls," UNICEF...
  • Syria among 'most dangerous places on Earth' for children: UNICEF 11-03-2014 12:04 PM

    The number of children affected by the civil war in Syria has more than doubled over the past year, with hundreds of thousands of young Syrians trapped in besieged parts of the country, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Monday. "After three years of conflict and turmoil, Syria is...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Speaker to discuss smooth functioning of House with leaders 12-02-2014 05:25 PM

    With loss of business hours because of frequent disruptions in two Houses of Bihar Legislature, Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary on Wednesday said he would discuss the issue with leaders of all parties on Thursday. "I will put the issue in the Business Advisory Committee meeting of the Assembly on Thursdayand...
  • UNICEF seeks steps to protect rights of children 30-01-2014 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: Declaring that "every child counts", UNICEF on Thursday sought greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights. The report released by the UNICEF, highlights the importance of data in making progress...
  • After polio eradication, Big B wants women's emancipation 07-01-2014 05:44 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for polio eradication, is proud that the country has rid itself of the virus. His next focus is emancipation of the girl child. He hopes to achieve similar results as he helped for polio. "As UN ambassador for Girl Child, I hope...
  • Tendulkar named UNICEF brand ambassador for South Asia 28-11-2013 07:00 PM

    Mumbai: Recently-retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday became UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia and is all set to work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region. "Thanks for allowing me to start this wonderful second innings of my life. I'm looking forward to being an ambassador...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah seeks UNICEF's help over female foeticide 22-09-2013 08:41 PM

    Srinagar:Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need for focused attention by all towards eradicating the menace of female foeticide. Interacting with a United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) team led by its regional director Karin Halshof in Srinagar on Sunday, Abdullah said the state...
  • Amitabh Bachchan joins UN for global humanitarian campaign 23-08-2013 12:01 PM

    The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan has joined the UN and its humanitarian partners to promote 'The World Needs More__' a global campaign seeking to turn words into real assistance for communities affected by humanitarian crises. In a new video interview released yesterday, the Bollywood star shares his personal mission...
  • UNICEF launches initiative on violence against children 01-08-2013 05:32 AM

    United Nations: UNICEF on Wednesday launched a new initiative on violence against children, calling on the international community to speak out against it. The 'End Violence Against Children' initiative seeks to build on growing popular outrage following attacks against children, including the 2012 shooting of then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in...
  • Stronger action needed to ensure women's safety, says UNICEF 20-04-2013 03:34 PM

    New Delhi: The UN on Saturday strongly condemned the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi and called for "stronger and immediate action" to improve the safety of girls in the country. "The rape that took place in the past days in Delhi where a five-year-old girl is now fighting...
  • Aamir Khan named national brand ambassador of UNICEF 01-12-2011 12:11 AM

    UNICEF wants Aamir Khan to spread awareness about the malnutrition and children. ...
  • Aamir Khan appointed UNICEF ambassador 30-11-2011 07:34 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was today appointed the national brand ambassador of UNICEF to promote child nutrition and the actor said he takes his new job as a responsibility and not as a burden. Aamir is the third Bollywood celebrity after Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra to represent...
  • Bihar children turn reporters to highlight issues 30-11-2011 08:58 AM

    Vaishali: A group of children in Bihar have found a unique way to highlight their everyday problems. They have turned reporters to create awareness about child marriage, child labour and other issues. All of 12, Kajal's awareness about issues is exemplary. The child crusader, part of the child reporter brigade...
  • Aamir Khan to be appointed UNICEF ambassador 24-11-2011 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: After Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, superstar Aamir Khan is the latest celebrity face of UNICEF in India. The 46-year-old actor will be appointed the national ambassador of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on November 30. The actor-producer, known for his films like 'Taare Zammen Par',...
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  • India may soon be polio free: Health bodies 14-09-2011 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: India's seen only one case of polio in the past year - in West Bengal about seven months ago. Not a single case of polio was registered in more than a year in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the traditional trouble-spots. Anuradha JS, MoH said, "When polio program started...
  • Explosion hits UN building in Nigeria's capital 26-08-2011 04:25 PM

    Abuja: A large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital on Friday, flattening one wing of the building. A UN official in Geneva called it a bomb attack. "I saw scattered bodies," said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. "Many people are dead." He said...
  • UN welcomes $ 4.3 billion raised for vaccines 14-06-2011 07:19 PM

    United Nations: UNICEF on Tuesday welcomed $4.3 billion raised from public and private donors at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) conference in London. International donors at the conference on Monday pledged $ 4.3 billion to vaccinate nearly 250 million children against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and...
  • 70,000 children infected by HIV in India 10-06-2011 10:57 AM

    Kolkata: An estimated 70,000 children are infected with HIV in the country and the ailment is caused to most of them by parent-to-child-transmission (PTCT), according to a recent finding by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). Participants of a UNICEF-state AIDS Prevention and Control Society seminar in Kolkata said, quoting...
  • UNICEF discloses vaccine prices for 1st time 29-05-2011 07:38 AM

    Trenton: UNICEF is for the first time publicising what drugmakers charge it for vaccines, as the world's biggest buyer of lifesaving immunisations aims to spark price competition in the face of rising costs. UNICEF posted on its website the actual prices that it has paid individual drugmakers for 16 vaccines...
  • Shakira to receive Harvard honour 18-02-2011 04:52 PM

    London: Singer Shakira has been named the Harvard Foundation's 2011 artist of the year. The Columbian singer will receive the foundation's most prestigious medal, in recognition of her music and charity work, at the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival which would be held at the Sanders Theatre on the grounds of...
  • Child mortality rate down by a third: Unicef 17-09-2010 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: More and more children are now living to see their fifth birthday as the child mortality rates have dropped by a third since 1990, the latest under-five mortality estimates released by Unicef said on Friday. However, the tragedy of preventable child deaths continues as 22,000 children below five...