UNICEF Global     TR
Home page > Press Centre > 2014 > November > 
Leave your contact details to get regular news from UNICEF

Press Centre (11/2014)

Justice now more "child friendly"

The Project “Justice for Children” launched jointly by the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of European Union with the technical support of UNICEF and the financial support of the European Union Delegation in Turkey was completed successfully. Various instruments were developed to increase coordination among different agencies; specialized and institutionalized pre and in-service training programmes were prepared for those working in the juvenile justice system and various steps were taken to present a better future to children in institutional care and in prison. 

Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children - UNICEF Report

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change

NEW YORK, 20 November 2014 –  Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, UNICEF said in a new report launched on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Connectivity and collaboration can fuel new global networks to leverage innovation to reach every child, according to the children’s agency.


Children from 81 provinces gathers at the TGNA to mark the 25th anniversary of the CRC

ANKARA, 20 November 2014 - 200 children from 81 provinces of Turkey including children from Soma and children of Syria from host communities gathered for the 15th Children’s Forum organized by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TGNA/TBMM), with UNICEF’s support, between 18-20 November 2014 in Ankara. 


Child protection training for Syrian families in emergencies

SANLIURFA, Turkey, November 2014 In a bid to establish the key needs of Syrian urban refugees in Turkey, UNICEF and the Turkish Ministry of Social Policy and Family have launched a pilot project in the country’s southern province of Sanliurfa.



Children's winter needs are greater than ever in Middle East but limited access and funds hamper UNICEF response

Over seven million Syrian and Iraqi children caught up in conflict face a harsh winter. UNICEF and partners are distributing winter clothing to one million of the most vulnerable.


AMMAN/GENEVA, 14 November 2014–As seasonal cold winds, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures close in on conflict-torn parts of the Middle East, UNICEF and partners have begun the distribution of warm clothes and other winter items to ensure that one million of the most vulnerable children are kept warm and healthy.



Steep drop in pneumonia deaths in last decade, but much further to go - UNICEF

NEW YORK, 12 November 2014 – Significant declines in child deaths from pneumonia prove that strategies to defeat the disease are working, UNICEF said on the fifth World Pneumonia Day. But much more is needed to stop hundreds of thousands of children from succumbing to this preventable illness each year.

Pneumonia is still among the leading killers of children – accounting for 15 per cent of deaths, or approximately 940,000 children per year – but deaths from the disease have declined by 44 per cent since 2000, according to figures released recently by UNICEF.


Governments in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia commit to ending violence against all children

MINSK, 12 November 2014 – For thousands of children across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, violence is a daily reality. More than two thirds of children in the region have experienced violence at some point in their lives. Today, governments, experts and civil society have come together to discuss how to firmly place ending violence against children at the centre of their national dialogue and policies.

UNICEF makes first winter distribution for Kobane Refugees

SURUC, Turkey, November 2014 -Berevan Bozi, 23, cuddles two-month-old Berfin outside the half built three-story house in the Turkish town of Onbirnisan, just 15 kilometres from the Syrian border and Kobane. She fled the fighting 45 days ago when her daughter was just 13-days-old. As winter draws in, she is struggling to keep warm. 

Syrian and Turkish Kids are developing projects for their own rights

ANKARA, Turkey, November 2014 – It is clear the group of Syrian and Turkish children gathered for training in Ankara already know a lot about their subject. Fingers rise swiftly in response to the first question about child rights. 

First step for financial support of Syrian teachers in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, 5 November 2014 - The Ministry of National Education, PTT Inc. and UNICEF have agreed on a protocol regarding “The remuneration of the Syrian teachers contributing voluntarily to educational activities for the Syrian people”.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org