A leader with an understanding of a child's rights and an active advocate for children’s rights is needed in every village, town and city, added the UNICEF leader.
Priyanka Chopra was named the 2019 recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Children's Fund in June this year and received the award at the Snowflake Ball.
'The Convention on the Rights of the Child' orkshop was conducted as part of the 30 years of CRC celebrations and in continuance with UNICEF’s capacity building initiatives.
Speaking at the 'National Summit for Every Child in India' organised by UNICEF in Parliament to mark 30 years of United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child.
According to the report, India ranked second with 1.27 lakh children succumbing to pneumonia in 2018 following Nigeria, which was on top with 1.67 lakh fatalities.
Air pollution affects children most severely and its effects continue all their lives because they have smaller lungs, breathe twice as fast as adults and lack immunities.
Under the mission, 22,000 families of Bhubaneswar and Puri will be provided drinking water by March, 2020. The project will be extended to other areas of the State in phases.
The actor, who recently shot a video for the same cause, said people need to be more vigilant about such cruel offences and raise their voice by reporting it to the authorities.
In over 1000 NSS camps, the students will share information on key issues like anaemia, malnutrition, immunisation, right to education and violence against children.
The latest report of Unicef raises alarm over high prevalence of malnutrition among kids
Only 42 per cent of children (6 to 23 months) are fed at adequate frequency and only 21 per cent are fed an adequately diverse diet, it notes.
hile 149 million youngsters under five have stunted growth or too short for their age, 50 million are too thin for their height, common signs of undernutrition.
According to a survey, while boys are sent to ‘costlier’ pvt schools, girls are married off
The first-ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey among children and adolescents has found that diabetes is affecting children in a big way in India.
Since the abrogation of Article 370 that gave a special status to Kashmir, Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the issue.