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Press Centre (12/2012)

Every child's right to grow up in a family?

Do you know the "Foster Family" system, who and how you can be a foster family? Many important questions will be answered by UNICEF and Family and Social Policies Ministry at Ankara Hilton Hotel on 21 December 2012. 400 families who are interested in becoming a foster family are invited to this important meeting. Representative of UNICEF Turkey, Ayman Abulaban and Turkey's Minister of Family and Social Policies, Fatma Şahin will open the meeting.


WHO and UNICEF condemn attacks on health workers in Pakistan

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 18 December 2012 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF join the Government of Pakistan and the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in condemning the multiple attacks that have killed six health workers in the past 24 hours.


Statement by UNICEF Regional Director Maria Calivis on school shelling near Damascus

AMMAN, 5 December 2012 - UNICEF condemns yesterday!s shelling of a school near Damascus that killed a number of students and a teacher.


Right to Fair and Fast Trial for Children who are going through Legal Processes

ANKARA, 5 DECEMBER 2012 - "In order to protect the rights of children who are going through legal processes, their right to fair trial should be guaranteed and these rights should be implemented" This was the common objective and the main message of the International Justice for Children Symposium, which has been kicked-off in Ankara today.


Removing Barriers to create equal opportunities for all children at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

Ankara, 3 December 2012 - Children with disabilities should enjoy all the rights that other children do and be an integral part of the society - this was the main message of the two-day conference -"Life without Barriers for Every Child"- organized by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and UNICEF and dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF

NEW YORK - New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.


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