Children in New Zealand
All children in New Zealand have the right to a safe and healthy life that is free from abuse and violence.
UNICEF New Zealand is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the UNCROC with the launch of the New Zealand publication ‘Every Child’ a picture book explaining children’s rights. Read more.
Read & Rights
UNICEF NZ is a prominent player on the domestic advocacy scene. We work with a range of organisations in the course of our domestic advocacy programme. Read more.
New Zealand has unacceptably high levels of child abuse. There are better ways to correct children's behaviour which are more effective, legal and uphold their human rights. Read more.
Children are Unbeatable
Children's rights have been formally recognised for 22 years through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We celebrate this milestone in November 2011. Read more.
22 Years of Rights
Two new reports highlight the alarming cost in economic, as well as social terms of children being raised in poverty. Read more.
1000 days to get it right for every child
You can be a hero, just by talking. It is important to know that sometimes even adults get it wrong, and it is not your fault. We are here if you ever want to talk or need help. Read more.
Be A Hero
UNICEF NZ is promoting the use of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Chlid as a framework for community development and growth, to support and protect chidren. Read more.
Child Friendly Cities
UNICEF carries out a range of activities to advocate for children in this country. We bring children's issues to the attention of politicians and the public, we lobby for improvements to child rights laws, and we advocate for change.
We advocate for children
Sadly, violence is an all too common occurrence in New Zealand homes and children are often the direct or indirect targets. We help to give children a voice to create safe, enabling environments for them to be raised in.
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- 22 May 2013 UNICEF concerned about reports of children trapped in Qusayr
- 15 May 2013 Cities for Children to Grow: Child Friendly Cities
- 15 May 2013 Scams Using UNICEF's Name