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.
Eleven children die every week attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean Sea migration route
So far in 2023, an estimated 11,600 children made the dangerous crossing. The majority were alone or separated from their parents.
At the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) on June 8 and 9 in Interlaken, UNICEF presents the works of artists envisioning a positive future for children, generated with the help of AI.
Christian Levrat is the new President of UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein
The delegates of UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein have unanimously elected Christian Levrat as the association’s new President. He takes over from Hans Künzle with immediate effect.
And the Star Weeks Award 2023 goes to…
The award ceremony took place today at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, where awards were given out for the most creative Star Weeks children’s fundraising campaigns. A total of around 550 children and adults attended the event.
Infant vaccination coverage has plummeted worldwide since the pandemic
A new UNICEF report shows that 67 million children have missed out on some or all of their routine vaccinations in the last three years.
Stefanie Heinzmann becomes an ambassador for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Stefanie Heinzmann is to become a new ambassador for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This is in recognition of her many years of commitment to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Water-related crises threaten the lives of 190 million children
In the run-up to the historic United Nations Water Conference, UNICEF warns of the life-threatening dangers to children posed by water pollution, inadequate sanitation and climate change.