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90% Of Kids Give To Charity, New Study Reveals

30 Sep 2013  |  News and Press - Related News

Kathy CalvinPresident and CEO, the United Nations Foundation

When she was 9 years old, Jordan Freer swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco to raise money to send more than 300 anti-malaria bed nets to families in Africa. Teenager Martha Zuniga has been an advocate to protect the rights of adolescent girls worldwide, even hosting a fashion show to raise money for the cause. And Maryland high school student Jack Andraka devotes his time (when he's not in school) to finding ways to use mobile phones to diagnose diseases.

 

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Clinton Announces Global Initiative to Educate Girls

24 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

 

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Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

16 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Most are from preventable causes such as diseases like pneumonia, malnutrition and complications in labour, but new research highlights success in Rwanda

Liz Ford

More than six million children under five died last year, mostly from preventable causes and almost half in the first month of life, according to the latest UN estimates.

Pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria were among the leading causes of death, while undernutrition contributed to almost half of all under-five deaths. Complications before and during child birth were also significant. 

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From the Mouths of Babes: Children on the Frontlines of Climate Change

18 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Program Manager for Climate Change Adaptation at Plan International Australia

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When you think about climate change, what do you think about? Disasters? Rising sea-levels? The future of polar bears?

Through my work in developing countries, children and young people tell me they don't just think about future consequences; the impacts of climate change are affecting them now.

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Government launches campaign against corporal punishment

15 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

KATHMANDU, SEP 15 - The government on Sunday launched a national campaign against Corporal Punishment of Children.

The campaign set afloat by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare on the occasion of Children’s Day aims to ban corporal punishment by advocating for amendments in current law and also reaching out to parents, teachers and children to stop the use of physical force.

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