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Children's Day: Treasuring all our children

27 February 2015

On national Children’s Day (Sunday, March 1), UNICEF New Zealand calls on the Government, local councils, employers, non-government organisations, communities and families/whānau to increase their commitment to ensuring that all of our children do well. The theme of Children’s Day is “Treasure... Read article

26 February 2015

UNICEF putting Child Friendly Cities on the agenda in New Zealand

At the national Child Friendly Cities forum co-hosted by UNICEF NZ and Wellington City Council today... Read article

23 February 2015

UNICEF condemns new child abductions by armed group in South Sudan

UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the abduction of scores of boys, some as young 13, by an armed... Read article

18 February 2015

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, PEPFAR, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the MTV... Read article

16 February 2015

Despite deepening political crisis in Yemen, UNICEF to stay and deliver

As the political crisis deepens in Yemen with several embassies evacuating their staff, UNICEF reaffirms... Read article


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We carry out a range of activities to advocate for kids in NZ, like bringing children’s issues to the attention of politicians and lobbying for improvements.