Children’s rights at risk: Addressing climate-induced violence against the young

Children and youth representatives from across Thailand recently gathered in Bangkok to mark the national launch of General Comment No. 26 (GC26), an important international document focusing on children’s rights…

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UNICEF appoints Nualphan Lamsam as Thailand’s National Ambassador

UNICEF has named Nualphan Lamsam, affectionately known as Madam Pang, as the new National Ambassador for Thailand. In her new role, Madam Pang will serve as a beacon of hope…

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Thailand increases breastfeeding, reduces adolescent births and violence

Thailand is making good progress on child wellbeing in many areas, including a rise in breastfeeding, declining adolescent birth rates and less violence against children at home, according to the…

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Thailand must simplify processes to solve statelessness

Thailand is host to the second-largest refugee population in Asia. There are over 150,000 stateless children in the system, plus an estimated 50,000 who are not registered. Though Thailand has…

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UN records the highest number of ‘grave violations’ against children in conflicts

Children experienced the highest number of “grave violations” in conflicts verified by the United Nations in 2022, with the conflicts between Israeli and Palestinians and in Congo and Somalia putting…

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Abuse scandal puts Thailand’s treatment of children under spotlight

A recent scandal at the Saraburi Welfare Home for Children has raised questions as to whether vulnerable kids are safe in the hands of state institutions. Evidence shows that young…

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67 million children missed out on vaccines because of Covid: UNICEF

Some 67 million children partially or fully missed routine vaccines globally between 2019 and 2021 because of lockdowns and health care disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations…

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Children in northeast and south of Thailand at highest risk from climate change

The latest impact assessment report from UNICEF reveals that Children living in the northeastern and southern areas of Thailand are at a high risk of their health development and well-being…

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World on ‘thin ice’ as UN climate report gives stark warning

Humanity still has a chance, close to the last, to prevent the worst of climate change ‘s future harms, a top United Nations panel of scientists said Monday. But doing…

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Undernutrition in mothers is rising sharply: UNICEF

The number of pregnant women and nursing mothers suffering from undernutrition has increased by 25 percent since 2020 in 12 countries at the epicenter of the world food crisis, the…

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UNICEF condemns mass shooting in Thailand’s Nong Bua Lam Phu province

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released a statement, condemning the mass shooting in Thailand’s Nong Bua Lam Phu province earlier today (Thursday), in which 37 people, mostly young…

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Inequality is not a new problem, but the COVID-19 pandemic just made it more visible around the world. “Learning Loss” became a common experience for this generation of children in vulnerable groups. (Photo courtesy of APREMC II)

Generation of learning loss due to COVID-19

Education is an important tool when dealing with inequality, be it economic, social or others. Children can escape the poverty trap, whereas their parents could not do so for generations,…

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An acute malnourished boy lies on a bed at the Gandhi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Some 1.1 million Afghan children under the age of five will face malnutrition by the end of the year. , as hospitals wards are already packed with sick children . (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the U.N., as increasing numbers of hungry,…

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Refugee women with children walk to boarding transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of…

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A UNICEF ‘U-report’ survey of over 13,000 children and young people in ASEAN member states shows only 5% report feeling safe online overall, with 1 in 5 saying that cyberbullying worries them the most, in terms of online safety.

OP-ED – Cyberbullying among us – online violence directed at our young

Shreya Singh, a 21 year-old college student in New Delhi, has spoken courageously about being the target of online harassment after someone set up a fake Facebook account in her…

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