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2010/10/18 - UN experts call for closer examination of the impact of disciplinary practices of children

NEW YORK, 15 October 2010 - At a special event held at the United Nations Headquarters today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action for prevention and response to violence and to support legal prohibitions.

2010/10/18 - New horizons for Turkey's disadvantaged 0-6 year-olds

A renewed drive is under way to expand Early Childhood Development (ECD) interventions and services for young children in Turkey following a two-day international conference organised jointly by UNICEF and the World Bank.

2010/10/15 - Making Clean Hands a Priority for More than Just a Day, Global Handwashing Day Partners Lather Up with Millions Around the World

NEW YORK/GENEVA 15 October 2010 - For the third annual Global Handwashing Day, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials around the world will lather up, but at the end of the day, they aim to have more than just clean hands.


2010/10/12 - Early childhood development: the earlier the better

Ankara, October 12th, 2010? The Conference on Early Childhood Development started today in Ankara in the presence of Turkish Minister of National Education Nimet Çubukcu and Turkish Minister of Health Recep Akdağ.

2010/10/07 - Amway and UNICEF Collaboration Results in 2 New Preschools in Van

4 October 2010 - Two pre-schools, Van Atatürk Anaokulu and Van Cumhuriyet Anaokulu, were opened in Van with the contributions of Amway affiliates, employees and business owners and in collaboration with the UNICEF National Committee of Turkey on 4 October 2010.

2010/10/07 - Turkey's parliamentary child rights committee sets new goals

The Child Rights Monitoring Committee of the Turkish Parliament has set itself a series of important goals following an international workshop with the participation of UNICEF experts.

2010/10/07 - Pre-School Education in Turkey started being discussed!

5 October 2010, Ankara - The Strengthening Pre-School Education Project introductory meeting, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Education with EU financial assistance and UNICEF technical support, took place on 5 October 2010 under the leadership of Minister of National Education Nimet Çubukçu.


The Strengthening Pre-School Education Project , with a budget of 16.86 million Euros and duration of 36 months, started being implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of National Education, MoNE Project Coordination Center Presidency and the General Directorate of Pre-School Education, with the financial assistance of the EU and technical assistance of UNICEF.


GENEVA/NAIROBI/WASHINGTON D.C., 28 September 2010 - Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in increasing access to HIV/AIDS services, according to a new report released today. The report Towards Universal Access by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is the fourth annual report for tracking progress made in achieving the 2010 target of providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care.

UNICEF urgently responds to Haiti cholera outbreak

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -UNICEF and its partners are working with urgency on the ground, responding to a recent outbreak of cholera in Haiti's rural-central region of Artibonite.

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