Mediterranean route: Number of unaccompanied minors increases by 60 Percent
Deaths and disappearances on the Central Mediterranean route tripled this summer compared to last
New guidelines on the participation of children and young people in the asylum procedure
Today, UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein together with the Marie Meierhofer Institute for the Child (MMI) published new guidelines on the participation and consultation of children and young people in the asylum procedure.
Administrators’ Delegation from South Korea visits some “child friendly communities” in Switzerland
A delegation of 15 representatives of administrative authorities from four provinces in South Korea is to visit a number of “child friendly communities” in Switzerland from September 11 to 15.
At least 100,000 children affected by Morocco earthquake
Initial reports indicate that approximately 100,000 children have been impacted by the powerful earthquake that struck Morocco late on Friday night - the strongest seismic event to hit the Kingdom since 1960.
Strengthening the voices of children and youth: launch of Child Rights Barometer!
Although much is being said about children and youth, we know very little about how well they are really doing. Switzerland and Liechtenstein lack representative data on the well-being of young people.
Child protection: new transdisciplinary quality standards
The Society for Quality in Child Protection, UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Swiss Foundation for the Protection of Children and YOUVITA today published a brochure on transdisciplinary quality standards in child protection for specialists.
Child rights in crisis
UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein and Pro Juventute, supported by a broad alliance of organizations, published a position paper which not only analyzes the deficits in compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
KIDIMO – the new child rights app is online
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, PH Lucerne and UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein have launched a child rights web application.
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child calls on states to take action in first guidance on children's rights and the environment, with a focus on climate change
For the first time, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has explicitly affirmed the children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
1 in 2 children in Europe and Central Asia are exposed to high heatwave frequency, double the global average
Around half of children in Europe and Central Asia – or 92 million – are exposed to high heatwave frequency, according to an analysis of the latest available data from 50 countries published today by UNICEF in a new policy brief.