United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- Homepage: http://www.unicef.org/
July 2002: "Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries. Its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund, but it retained the acronym "UNICEF," by which it is known to this day. UNICEF helps children get the care and stimulation they need in the early years of life and encourages families to educate girls as well as boys. It strives to reduce childhood death and illness and to protect children in the midst of war and natural disaster. UNICEF supports young people, wherever they are, in making informed decisions about their own lives, and strives to build a world in which all children live in dignity and security." http://www.unicef.org/uwwide/
December 2008: "The United Nation’s Children’s Fund and international donors have stepped into the void. They have begun trucking 50 tankers of fresh water into the most densely settled suburbs and will be providing water treatment chemicals for the city over the next four months, said Unicef’s acting country [Zimbabwe--Ed.] director, Roeland Monasch."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/world/africa/12cholera.html
August 2008: "The process of introducing vaccines varies from country to country and involves the influence of many stakeholders--ministries of health and finance, international agencies such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community leaders, experts on disease and funders, to name just some of the players. Defining roles, decision rights and data requirements for this constellation of participants is difficult."http://www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/2008/08/07/vaccine-foreign-adoption-lead-cx_0807mckinsey.html
June 2008: '"Abandoned babies are reported, but because of the stigma attached to it, there is no detailed report, because the women don't come forward," said Dr Naqib Safi of the U.N. children's body UNICEF.'http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/06/19/darfur.rape/index.html
August 2007: "The United Nations, which defines a refugee as someone who has fled his or her home country, has submitted more than 9,000 Iraqis to the United States for consideration since the State Department announced a new resettlement program in February."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/world/middleeast/29refugees.html
December 2007: "Western officials said the Ethiopian government had begun to respond by loosening the restrictions on commercial traffic and food and allowing the United Nations to open field offices in the Ogaden. “There have been positive developments in the last three weeks,” said Marc Rubin, emergency director for Unicef in Ethiopia."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/15/world/africa/15ethiopia.html
October 2007: Unicef, the world’s largest buyer of [anti-malarial--Ed.] nets, distributed 25 million last year, of which 92 percent were given away, said its medical director, Dr. Peter Salama.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/health/09nets.html
September 2007: 'Over the years, thousands and thousand of children have been returned to their families, but all those efforts are in jeopardy right now with the recent fighting,' says Pernille Ironside, protection officer for UNICEF in Goma, Congo. 'We're at the brink of taking a major step backward in something that we were beginning to see moving in the right direction.'http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0919/p01s05-woaf.html
February 2007: 'What this conference has shown is that there is a great deal of political commitment to ending the unlawful recruitment of children,' said Rima Salah, deputy executive director of UNICEF, the United Nations' advocacy agency for children, which co-sponsored the conference with the French government. 'What needs to be done now is to harness this commitment and turn it into concrete action on the ground.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/06/AR2007020601619.html
November 2006: While the overall demand for international adoptions has increased over the last decade, adoption from Guatemala has outpaced many other nations. From 1995 to 2005, American families adopted 18,298 Guatemalan babies, with the figure rising nearly every year. Though most families are undoubtedly unaware of the practices here, foreign governments and international watchdogs, like Unicef, have long been scrutinizing Guatemala’s adoption system.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/world/americas/05guatemala.html
June 2005: Although not a treaty, the United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of Their Liberty, which more directly deals with the issue of detentions, uses the age of 18 as a boundary.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/13/politics/13gitmo.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Cooperation (past or present) GAVI Alliance Organization Jun 20, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Carol Bellamy Person Apr 22, 2010 Advised by (past or present) Peter Charles Choharis Esq. Person Sep 6, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) John Prendergast Person Jul 21, 2008
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 08, 2012 Online, a Distant Conflict Soars to Topic No. 1
QUOTE: in a testament to the explosive power of social media, he managed to do so in a matter of days, baffling diplomats, academics and Ugandans who have worked assiduously on the issue for decades without anything close to the blitz of attention that Mr. Russell and his tight-knit group of activists have generated....many viewers had never heard of Mr. Kony or his murderous band of fighters until seeing the video by Mr. Russell’s group, Invisible Children, pop up in their Facebook feeds.
New York Times Aug 01, 2011 Somalis Waste Away as Insurgents Block Escape From Famine
QUOTE: The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.
New York Times Aug 27, 2009 A national shame: Malnutrition in Guatemala
QUOTE: according to Unicef almost half of Guatemala’s children are chronically malnourished—the sixth-worst performance in the world.
Economist Mar 30, 2009 Madonna and another Malawi child?
QUOTE: the larger issue, child-rights advocates say, is whether international adoptions are in the best interests of the child.
Christian Science Monitor Dec 11, 2008 Cholera Is Raging, Despite Denial by Mugabe
QUOTE: With cholera spilling into neighboring countries, there are rising international calls for President Robert Mugabe to step down after 28 years in power. But he seems only to be digging in and even declared Thursday that the nation’s cholera epidemic had ended...
New York Times Aug 22, 2008 Yemen confronts plight of child brides: Widespread poverty and deep-rooted tradition keep young girls at risk for early marriage.
QUOTE: UNICEF warns that soaring inflation rates and high food prices threaten to turn increasing numbers of young girls into child brides, as families struggle to survive.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 07, 2008 A Better Way To Speed Up The Adoption of Vaccines
QUOTE: Many vaccines are implemented slowly, particularly in developing countries, and nearly 11 million children die every year due to a lack of vaccinations.
Forbes Jun 19, 2008 Rape is a way of life for Darfur's women
QUOTE: Relief workers say they are powerless to stop the attacks and say that if they do speak out, they fear that the Sudanese government will tell them to leave the country. Humanitarian group Refugees International said in a report last year that rape was "an integral part of the pattern of violence that the government of Sudan is inflicting upon the targeted ethnic groups in Darfur."
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 04, 2008 In a Crackdown, Zimbabwe Curbs Aid Groups
QUOTE: Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Zimbabweans — orphans and old people, the sick and the down and out — have lost access to food and other basic humanitarian assistance as their government has clamped down on international aid groups it says are backing the political opposition, relief agencies say.
New York Times Jun 03, 2008 Myanmar Rulers Still Impeding Access
QUOTE: One month after a powerful cyclone struck Myanmar and 10 days after the ruling junta’s leader promised full access to the hardest-hit areas, relief agencies said Monday that they were still having difficulty reaching hundreds of thousands of survivors in urgent need of assistance.
New York Times May 27, 2008 Progress for Aid Workers in Myanmar
QUOTE: While opening its door to international donors, the military government has refused permission to United States, French and British warships loaded with supplies just outside its territorial waters. In denying entry, the government has said it fears that any such aid from Western powers would have “strings attached.” However, it has allowed more than 60 United States Air Force flights to bring supplies to the Yangon airport.
New York Times Apr 05, 2008 Overcoming Customs and Stigma, Sudan Gives Orphans a Lifeline
QUOTE: But in the last few years a radical shift led by an unusual coalition of government officials, Western aid organizations and religious leaders has taken place here. It has rescued many infants of Maygoma from a grim fate by transforming religious and legal attitudes toward children born out of wedlock in this deeply conservative society.
New York Times Dec 15, 2007 Ethiopians Said to Push Civilians Into Rebel War
QUOTE: The Ethiopian government, one of America’s top allies in Africa, is forcing untrained civilians — including doctors, teachers, office clerks and employees of development programs financed by the World Bank and United Nations — to fight rebels in the desolate Ogaden region, according to Western officials, refugees and Ethiopian administrators who recently defected to avoid being conscripted.
New York Times Oct 09, 2007 Distribution of Nets Splits Malaria Fighters
QUOTE: Villages like Maendeleo are at the center of a debate that has split malaria fighters: how to distribute mosquito nets.
New York Times Sep 19, 2007 Ranks of child soldiers swell again in Congo: Fresh fighting in the east has ended a three-year lull in using child fighters
QUOTE: But a recent bout of fighting – a tangled conflict of local ethnic militias, Rwandan rebels, and the Congolese Army – is putting that progress at risk. Untold hundreds and even thousands of young boys and girls are being forced to rejoin the fight, or to fight for the first time in a war that few of them understand.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 28, 2007 Few Iraqis Reach Safe U.S. Havens Despite Program
QUOTE: To that end, the administration has set up a special program for a small number of Iraqis, which gives preferential treatment to full-time employees of the American Embassy, about 125 in Baghdad, and to 500 interpreters by allowing them to skip the lengthy United Nations refugee process once they leave Iraq.
New York Times Jul 09, 2007 China's Diplomatic Gain Is Taiwan's Loss
QUOTE: The news came as a shock to many Taiwanese. After 63 years as a faithful ally of this self-ruled island, Costa Rica was switching diplomatic relations to mainland China, acknowledging that money was the big lure.
Washington Post May 23, 2007 Court Examines Alleged Abuses in Central African Republic
QUOTE: "These victims are calling for justice," Moreno-Ocampo said, adding that many of them are now shunned by their families and communities. The court will look into crimes committed during continuing hostilities in parts of the country.
Washington Post Apr 06, 2007 Adopting A Crusade: Child development experts want to wipe out orphanages. Karen Gordon wants to fix them.
QUOTE: Today the very word "orphanage" is condemned. The favored (and more accurate) term is "children's home," since many of these kids' parents are alive but unable or unwilling to take care of their offspring. When Gordon offered to help United Nations officials explore how to improve care, she was turned away. She learned that the World Health Organization and the World Bank also oppose putting children in institutions--so why work on fixing them?
Forbes Mar 24, 2007 Memo From Johannesburg: South Africa Lowers Voice on Human Rights
QUOTE: Rather, what has left some of South Africa’s admirers slack-jawed is the apparent incongruity of its positions. It is not merely that South Africa’s current leaders are withholding the same sorts of international condemnations that sustained them when they were battling oppression.
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