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Press Centre (4/2010)

2010/04/23 - UNICEF Celebrates the Children's Day of All Children

Girls and boys in Turkey are very lucky as they have a day dedicated to them since 1923. The day of the establishment of the Turkish Parliament was dedicated to the future of Turkey, to children. Much has changed in the lives of children in Turkey since then.

2010/04/19 - Preventing Violence Against Children And Protecting Children: The Need For A National Strategy.

The recent news reports about children victims of violence and sexual abuse, as much heartbreaking as they are, should be regarded as signal rockets by the government and authorities as they flag major problems in the society, families and education and protection systems.

2010/04/19 - Catch-Up Education - Best Practices Conference held in Sabancı University

The Catch up Education programme aims to help out-of school girls and boys aged 10-14 by a condensed curriculum and prepare them to reenter formal schooling with necessary credentials.

2010/04/16 - Equal Opportunities and Gender Equality: Experiences in Italy and Turkey

The "Equal opportunities and gender equality: experiences in Italy and Turkey" conference, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Turkey and the Italian Institute of Culture in Ankara, with the support of the United Nations Turkey Country Team, Unicredit Group and Yapı Kredi, took place on April 15th at Rixos Hotel in Ankara.The conference started with the opening speeches of the State Minister responsible for Women and Family Selma Aliye Kavaf and the Italian Minister of Equal Opportunities Maria Rosaria Carfagna.

2010/04/09 - A new preschool in Ortaköy-Mardin with the contributions of Donor Mualla Edgü!

A new step has been taken forward under the initiative We are adding preschools launched under the joint coordination of UNICEF National Committee and Preschool Education Directorate General of the Ministry of National Education. Hasan Lami preschool with 4 classrooms opened on April 9th with the contribution of Mualla Edgü will serve around 200 children in the area.

2010/04/07 - UNICEF Executive Director, Ann Veneman launches Facts for Life, a guide for healthy childhood

New York/Geneva/ Maseru, Lesotho, 7April 2010? During a visit to Lesotho, a country entirely landlocked by South Africa, UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman, today launched Facts for Life, a publication which delivers life-saving information to families and communities on how to prevent child and maternal deaths, diseases, injuries and violence.

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