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Children discuss right to participation at the Turkish Grand National Assembly

ANKARA, 21 November 2016 – 210 children from all 81 provinces of Turkey – including 40 Syrian children living in Turkey and children with disabilities – have gathered at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) on 21 November 2016 during the Closing Session of the 17th Children’s Forum jointly organized by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and UNICEF.

70 photographs for 70 years devoted to children

ANKARA, 23 November 2016  UNICEF has launched its 70th anniversary celebrations in Turkey with an inspiring photo exhibition in Ankara’s CerModern Museum on 22 November.

Joint UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women and UNDP Statement on the Draft Bill on Sexual Abuse Against Children

ANKARA, 21 November 2016 - UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women and UNDP in Turkey, are deeply concerned by the draft Bill submitted to the Parliament during the legislative debates on November 17 which may lead to some type of amnesty for child abuse perpetrators on the condition that the perpetrator marries the victim.

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake statement on Universal Children's Day: Protect the rights of every child

NEW YORK, 20 November 2016 – “Universal Children’s Day is more than a day to celebrate children everywhere. It is an annual opportunity to recommit ourselves to protecting the rights of every child.  

A 'Tiny Story' for children by Buket Uzuner

“Don’t behave childish!” say adults very often to each other.


Universal Children's Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children's rights

Chimamanda Adichie, Paulo Coelho, Christina Lamb and Nuruddin Farah join writers around the world to pen ‘Tiny Stories’ highlighting the world they want for children  


UNICEF makes venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups

NEW YORK, 15 November 2016 – UNICEF today announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions including tools that improve connectivity, real time data collection, identity technology and learning.

Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die of the disease every day

NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENEVA, 10 November 2016 – Despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report released today.

When girls do better we all do better

ŞANLIURFA, 5 November 2016 - In regular circumstances “safe” refers to being not in danger or likely to be harmed, and in the My Life Center it means the absence of trauma, stress, violence or abuse.

Children and pregnant women among those lost at sea in latest tragedy on the Mediterranean - UNICEF

LAMPEDUSA, Italy, 3 November 2016 – A number of children and pregnant women were among the 240 people reported to have drowned off the coast of Libya Wednesday attempting to reach European shores. 

Pollution: 300 million children breathing toxic air - UNICEF report

UN Children’s Fund calls for urgent action at upcoming COP 22


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