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Press Centre (8/2010)

2010/08/19 - Ban Ki-moon's Message

On World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and remember those who died while serving this noble cause.

2010/08/18 - UNICEF's life-saving operation in Pakistan in jeopardy due to funding shortfall

ISLAMABAD/GENEVA - UNICEF warned on 17 August 2010 that serious funding shortfalls are jeopardising its humanitarian operation in Pakistan. UNICEF is extremely concerned at the lack of funds for its water and sanitation operation, with millions of children at risk from water-borne diseases.

2010/08/16 - International Year of Youth launched on 12 August 2010

Focus of the Year is dialogue and mutual understanding

New York - The International Year of Youth was launched on 12 August 2010 in the General Assembly Hall with an eclectic event of speeches, musical performances, videos and poetry. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was on hand with welcoming words to kick off the Year, which runs from 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011 under the theme Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.


2010/08/12 - Displaced by floods now reaching southern Pakistan, families seek shelter and relief

SUKKUR, Pakistan, 10 August 2010 ? The floods that have inundated north-western Pakistan in recent weeks have now moved south, expanding the emergency into Sindh Province as torrential monsoon rains continue across wide areas of the country.

2010/08/10 - Statement by Anthony Lake

NEW YORK ? Today UNICEF joins in celebrating the vibrant diversity, rich culture and remarkable contributions of the world's indigenous peoples. This year's celebration comes at a significant time, as world leaders prepare to gather next month in New York for the Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. These goals reflect a global recognition of the basic needs and human rights of all people, and the special duty we share to help those in greatest need, especially the children.


TGNA Child Rights Monitoring Committee Members are now just one SMS Away

Children and adults are now closer to parliamentarians through a new mechanism established as a result of UNICEF and Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) cooperation. They are now just an SMS away from parliamentarians.

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