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Beyond the horizon: a new era for the rights of the child

It has been 16 years since the Council of Europe set up the Programme “Building a Europe for and with Children” to follow-up on its commitment to children and their human rights....

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‘Decisive steps’ needed to keep boys in school – UNESCO report

Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages,...

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Scale-up action to combat child malnutrition in Africa’s Sahel

An estimated 6.3 million children under five, in six countries in Africa’s Sahel region, will suffer from wasting this year, UN agencies and their partners warned in a publication...

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Syria: Rights experts call for humanitarian access to detained children

Humanitarians must have full and unimpeded access to children arbitrarily held in detention centres in northeast Syria, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Friday...

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Ukraine: UNESCO’s response to children’s education needs

Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more than 4 million people have fled the country - two million of them, are children. As the UN agency mandated to coordinate and...

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COVID-19: Education risks becoming ‘greatest divider’

Now entering its third year, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hold back some 405 million school children worldwide from a full return to the classroom, according to a new...

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How to talk to your children about conflict and war

When conflict or war makes the headlines, it can cause feelings such as fear, sadness, anger and anxiety wherever you live. Here are some tips on how to approach the conversation...

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Fighting child marriage in India, thanks to school and a mobile phone

With the help of an innovative mobile phone service, UN agencies are working with the Government of Rajasthan, India, to combat child marriage. The poster shows a tiny girl with...

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One month of war leaves more than half of Ukraine’s children displaced

A month since Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.3 million children – more than half of the country’s estimated 7.5 million child population – have been displaced, the UN Children’s Fund (...

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How to Help a Child With Math Anxiety

“The worst thing to do is create situations of pressure, intimidation, high emotion, frustration and raised voices,” says Daniel Ansari, a professor of psychology and education at...

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Mistreatment in childbirth, a human rights and healthcare problem, new study warns

Women across the world face unacceptable mistreatment during childbirth, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Human Reproduction Programme (HRP...

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Afghanistan: Food insecurity and malnutrition threaten ‘an entire generation’

People in Afghanistan are today facing a food insecurity and malnutrition crisis of “unparalleled proportions”, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator said on Tuesday.

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Syria: Children ‘live in fear of violence’, scarred by 11 years of war

Nearly five million children born in Syria since March 2011 have known nothing but conflict. After 11 years of war, the crisis continues to leave them struggling with physical and...

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Ukraine war creating a child refugee almost every second: UNICEF

Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as the total number of people who have now fled the country since the...

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To attack babies is ‘an act of unconscionable cruelty’: UN top officials urge end to attacks on health care in Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, 31 attacks on health care have been documented by the World Health Organization. These incidents have killed and injured civilians, as well as...

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