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Lessons from the pitfalls of MDG 2.
By admin August 7, 2018

In a significant number of developing countries, few children graduate from secondary school, and a majority do not finish primary school. According to UNICEF, 59 million children are missing out on primary school education, 13 million children are not in school because of conflicts in the MENA region, and 22% of primary school age children

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Genocide in South Sudan
By admin May 9, 2017

About a month ago, the UN commission of inquiry for South Sudan was given leverage to start targeting perpetrators that commit human rights abuses such as rapes and tortures that are being played out currently. To note, there are major concerns that South Sudanese nationals are being ethnically cleansed by government forces and their allies.

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP COMPLETES UNITED NATIONS PROJECT IN DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)
By admin April 19, 2017

  To understand the Situation of Children and Women in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), UNICEF contracted The Bassiouni Group (TBG) to explain the causes of, and linkages between, issues affecting women and children and how the country’s resources, institutions, and structures can contribute to solving these challenges. To meet this goal, TBG

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A Generation left Stateless
By admin January 31, 2017

The worry of being left stateless is among the children of this generation. According to the United Nations, at least 10 million people globally do not have citizenship to any country. The UNHCR recently reported in November a call for a campaign to end childhood statelessness by 2024. In order to create this global call

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The Emerging Face of Extreme Global Poverty
By admin September 6, 2016

In a startling report issued by the United Kingdom-based think tank, Overseas Development Institute, over the next 14-years, Africa will make up almost 90 percent of extreme poverty among children worldwide – nearly a 40 percent increase from figures today. In other terms, one in five children in sub-Saharan Africa will be subjected to poverty

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China Abandons One-Child Policy
By admin November 5, 2015

After thirty-five years’ of implementation of Communist Party’s One-Child Policy, which was adopted in 1980, Beijing announced last Thursday that China would abandon this policy, and all Chinese couples would be allowed to have two children. The decision was made because of China’s rapidly ageing population and to maintain a certain labor force to help

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The Power of the Adolescent Girl
By admin October 15, 2015

On December 19th, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl), to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year’s theme is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.” Girls of all ages are

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First Malaria Vaccine Expected to be Approved by European Regulators
By admin July 23, 2015

Millions of children could benefit if European regulators recommend the first malaria vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline. The shot is called RTS, S, or Mosquirix and backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It has shown success in protecting young children from Malaria for up to four years. It nearly halved the cases of malaria

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