Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Peter Jackson Signed LOTR Cloak to Raise Funds for UNICEF NZ
Lord of the Rings fans have the chance to snap up a unique piece of movie merchandise, whilst raising funds for UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund).
Thursday, 11 October 2012
White Paper a Lost Opportunity to Improve Life for All NZ Children
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Diverse countries are making rapid progress in child survival – UNICEF report
Countries across the world are making rapid progress in reducing child deaths, demonstrating that it is possible to radically reduce child mortality over the span of two decades, a UNICEF report says today.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Jonah Lomu Wants You to Live Below the Line for UNICEF NZ
Jonah Lomu is getting back in the game, but this time as UNICEF NZ’s team coach for Live Below the Line.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
UNICEF NZ Welcomes Summary of Green Paper Submission
The summary of the submissions received in response to the Minister of Social Development’s “Green Paper for Vulnerable Children” released today is good news says Barbara Lambourn, National Advocacy Manager for UNICEF NZ.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Young Kiwis Discontent as Rio+20 Conference Looms
-The Future We Want Report -
Young Kiwis have rejected the image of New Zealand as a clean, green paradise and want Government and other decision makers to stand up and listen to their views – says a new report ‘The Future We Want’ compiled by UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) and partners*.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Budget Must Invest in New Zealand's Children
It is widely accepted across the world that failure to protect children from the impact of poverty in their early years is one of the most costly mistakes a society can make.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
UNICEF NZ Begins Search for Aspiring Young Reporters
UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) and 3News are searching for five budding young reporters to write for 3Youth – a space on the 3News website dedicated to news written by young people.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Fiji Floods: UNICEF and partners help re-equip flood-affected schools
Flood-affected schools in the Western Division of Suva are to re-open today after being closed for over a week due to flood damage. UNICEF is working with partners to re-equip schools and welcome back children whose lives have been devastated by the floods.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
UNICEF NZ Urges Quick Response to Sahel Crisis
UNICEF NZ (UN Children's Fund) welcomes today's announcement of funding by the New Zealand Government for the looming food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, but warns that we must all act now to stop children dying as they did in the Horn of Africa.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Millennium Development Goal Drinking Water Target Met
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued by UNICEF (UN Children's Fund) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Millennium Development Goal Drinking Water Target Met
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued by UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Young New Zealanders Join With UNICEF NZ
After searching the length and breadth of the country for young, passionate New Zealanders who want to make a difference in the world, UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) has chosen six students to become its 2012 Youth Ambassadors.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Two Years after Haiti Earthquake - Progress for Children in Recovery
UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) released a report today showing that two years after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti on January 12 2010, the situation for children in the country is slowly improving though critical challenges remain.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
UNICEF provides water and sanitation support to families affected by Tropical Storm Washi
UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) is delivering water and sanitation supplies to assist in the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities for 15,000 families affected by the devastating floods in southern Philippines.
Monday, 19 December 2011
New Zealanders Reveal Christmas Shopping Secrets
There’s only six days to go until Christmas but there’s no need to panic because a new nationwide survey by UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) and UMR Research* has revealed that Christmas shopping doesn’t need to be a headache after all.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Child Safety online: Global challenges and strategies
Although offering more opportunities for education and information than at any time in history, the Internet has also amplified the scale and potential of threats to children, says a new report from UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Unparalleled Global Progress in HIV Response but Sustained Investment Vital
Global progress in both preventing and treating HIV emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
UNICEF NZ Writes for Children's Rights - Launch of For 'Each and Every Child/ He Taonga Tonu te Tamariki'-
Today UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) officially launched ‘For Each and Every Child/ He Taonga Tonu te Tamariki’, an inspiring new book that celebrates and champions children’s rights, at Wellington City Library.
Children in East Asia & Pacific region facing multiple deprivations
A new UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasises that poverty affects children in vastly different ways than adults.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Jonah Lomu Becomes New Ambassador for UNICEF NZ
Rugby legend Jonah Lomu has taken on an important new role as Ambassador for UNICEF NZ (UN Children's Fund).
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
UNICEF NZ Launches New Book to Champion Kiwi Kids' Rights
UNICEF NZ is launching a new children’s picture book ‘For Each and Every Child’/ He Taonga Tonu te Tamariki’, to celebrate and champion the rights of children in New Zealand.
Monday, 7 November 2011
UNICEF NZ Calls for Support for the Every Child Counts Political Pledge
UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) wants the welfare of New Zealand’s children to be a top priority in this year’s election campaign and hopes the political pledge, launched by Every Child Counts, will put the 2 in 5 New Zealand children who are growing up in poverty high on the political agenda.
Friday, 21 October 2011
Search Begins for New Zealand's next UNICEF Youth Ambassadors
Move over Top Models, UNICEF NZ is launching a nationwide hunt for four new Youth Ambassadors.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Solar Powered Desalination Unit En Route to Tuvalu
A solar powered desalination unit is en route from Suva to provide desperately needed water to children and their families suffering in the current drought in Tuvalu.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
UNICEF NZ Executive Director Follows the Kiwi Dollar to the Horn of Africa
Dennis McKinlay, Executive Director of UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund), is currently in the Horn of Africa seeing first-hand how UNICEF is spending Kiwi dollars to save children affected by the worst drought in the region in 60 years.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Lack of Investment Could Result in "Lost Generation" of Pacific Youth
Poverty, a lack of access to health and education services and dwindling job opportunities are preventing Pacific youth from reaching their full potential.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Millions Vulnerable as UN Confirms Famine Spreading in Somalia
Six areas of Somalia are now officially in famine with 750,000 people in those areas at risk of death in the coming months unless there is an urgent response.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Ewan McGregor Launches Horn of Africa TV Appeal for UNICEF NZ
UNICEF Ambassador and actor Ewan McGregor is pledging his support for UNICEF NZ’s (UN Children’s Fund) fundraising campaign, Time to Share, with the launch of a 30 second television appeal urging people to help the millions of children suffering in the Horn of Africa.
Monday, 29 August 2011
UNICEF Charter Plane Lands in Southern Somalia
An aircraft, chartered by UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund), has landed in Somalia carrying five tons of life-saving supplies.