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Press Centre (6/2006)

2006/06/13 - Poverty and Exclusion in CEE/CIS

The Third Intergovernmental Conference on Making Europe and Central Asia Fit for Children will take place in Palencia, Spain on the 19th and 20th of June 2006. Hosted by the Spanish Government in cooperation with the Spanish National Committee for UNICEF and UNICEF Regional Offices for Europe and CEE/CIS, the Conference will feature Roundtable Sessions on:

2006/06/13 - Turkish schools make friends with their pupils

""This is a good school. It's better than the others," one young teenager confided in me as we crossed the yard, surrounded by bright childish murals of balloons, animals and flowers. The sun shone on the carefully tended, prize-winning garden which the pupils designed and planted in line with their own taste. Inside the entrance hall, a panel entitled "Us in the press" proved that I was by no means the first member of the press to have taken an interest in the Fevzi Geyik Primary School, one of 13 schools in the Eastern province of Van which are aiming to be recognised as 'Child-friendly Schools'. More revelations awaited me in the teachers' room.

2006/06/07 - Preventing Child Poverty

Swissôtel, Ankara, 12-13 June 2006

Information Note

Widespread poverty is evident at every level of society, yet the issue continues to be very much a "blind spot" in public awareness. Even as the detrimental effects of a low standard of living on children, their families and communities remains the most difficult obstacle to development all over the world.


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