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Cocoa-growing Ivory Coast draws up new plan to stop child labor

Ivory Coast has launched a new strategy to end child labor in cocoa farming and other sectors by raising women’s incomes and building schools, the government said on Wednesday.

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Migraine in pregnancy linked with complications for mothers and babies

Pregnant women with migraine headaches are more likely to develop complications, and their babies are at higher risk for complications early after birth, too, a large study from...

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Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens

More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to...

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Beauty products send a small child to the ER every two hours

Injuries from cosmetics, shampoo and other personal care products send one young child to a U.S. emergency room every two hours, according to a new study that suggests many parents...

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Teachers need more training to support traumatized refugee and migrant students, says UN on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for more support to fill the gaps in training for teachers on trauma and...

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Every year, 297,000 under-age-five children die from diarrhea linked to inadequate WASH

Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing...

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Yemeni children ‘dying right now’ due to food aid diversions Beasley warns Security Council

Food continues to be taken “from the mouths of hungry little boys and little girls” in many areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels, warned the head of the UN World Food...

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Signs your child may be suffering from mental health issues

Three out of four children with mental health disorders aren’t accessing professional help, but how can you tell if your child is having problems?

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The UK government is facing a court challenge over its use of children as spies in criminal investigations

The UK government is facing a court challenge over its use of children as spies in criminal investigations, as lawyers for a children's charity accused it of causing minors "severe...

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Progress on ending child labour stalls in countries supplying goods to west

Progress towards ending child labour has stalled in the countries most likely to be supplying goods to the west, a study has found. Despite high economic growth and big improvements...

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Richest countries skimp on parental leave: UNICEF

Some of the wealthiest nations in the world provide little or no government-supported maternity or paternity leave for new parents, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

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Young New Yorkers bring robots, and a glimpse of the future, to UN Headquarters

Tiny balls moved along a series of automated Lego robots, as young students from New York explained to United Nations staff the inner-workings of simple motors and engineering. 

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More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN, marking World Day

The number of children working in agriculture has increased by 10 million since 2012, which is why on Wednesday’s World Day Against Child Labour, the UN agency for the sector is...

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Sudan: ‘Violence must stop’, says UNICEF chief, ‘gravely concerned’ over 19 child deaths since military backlash

At least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 injured since a military backlash against protesters began earlier this month, prompting the head of the UN...

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Around 23 million boys have married before reaching 15; ‘we can end this violation’ says UNICEF chief

An estimated 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, 23 million of them before the age of 15, according to the first-ever analysis on child grooms,...

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