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Almost half of children in England have seen harmful content online – survey

The children’s commissioner for England has said she fears there could be a repeat of the Molly Russell tragedy, after research showed almost half of children have seen harmful...

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CRC publishes findings on Germany, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Philippines, South Sudan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam

The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) today issued its findings on Germany, Kuwait, North Macedonia, the Philippines, South Sudan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam after reviewing the...

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Thousands of children at risk as vaccination rates fall in England

Thousands of children face an increased risk of catching deadly diseases in England, and significant outbreaks are likely, child health experts have warned, as “alarming” figures...

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Forced out of school, but refusing to give up on education in Afghanistan

Girls in Afghanistan have been forced out of high school, ever since the Taliban returned to power a year ago. A United Nations-backed initiative is training girls to help others in...

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Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid

The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian...

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New UN guide helps support perinatal mental healthcare in 'stigma-free' environment

Almost one in five women will experience a mental health condition during pregnancy or in the year after the birth, the UN health agency said on Monday, launching new...

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Education transformation needed for ‘inclusive, just and peaceful world’ – UN chief

Education has been Secretary-General António Guterres’ “guide and touchstone,” he said on Monday, the final day of the Transforming Education Summit, warning that it is in “a deep...

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Financing education, imperative for 'peaceful, prosperous, stable societies’ – UN chief

Education systems around the world need “more, not less money” the UN chief told journalists on Saturday during a joint press stakeout on the Transforming Education Summit and the...

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Transforming Education Summit: Halt the crisis, or risk failing an entire generation

Just a few hours before the start of the crucial Transforming Education Summit, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday, warned that globally, only a third of 10-year-olds are estimated...

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Girls ‘failed by discrimination’ and stereotyping in maths class: UNICEF

Solving the equation: Helping girls and boys learn mathematics, a new report published on Wednesday by UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, has revealed a growing worldwide disparity in math

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Catastrophic hunger levels leave 500,000 children at risk of dying in Somalia

Catastrophic hunger levels in Somalia have left more than 513,000 children at risk of dying, 173,000 more than during the 2011 famine, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.

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50 million people in modern slavery: No justification for ‘fundamental’ human rights abuse

Forced labour and marriage have increased significantly over the last five years, according to a new UN report released on Monday.

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Classrooms must be places of ‘peace and learning’, UN chief says on education protection day

Education is a fundamental human right and “an essential driver for achieving peace and sustainable development”, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored on Friday, the ...

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Many more children may die in Pakistan after floods, UN says

The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Friday there was a risk of “many more” child deaths in Pakistan from disease after floods claimed the lives of around 400.

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UNESCO chief calls for transforming education, with 244 million still out of school

The bell is ringing for the start of a new school year in many countries, but inequalities in access to education are keeping some 244 million children out of the classroom,...

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