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Press Centre (6/2012)

Seyda's London Olympic Torch Relay Journal

Seydanur Kabasakal, a 16 year old high school student from Ankara was chosen to participate the Olympic Torch Relay by the International Inspiration Project. Seyda and her chaperone, -social worker Nalan Uysal- travelled to the UK in June 24-30, 2012 and became a part of the Olympic history. While in London and Nottingham Seyda kept a diary in order to share her excitement and pride...

Turkish Grand National Assembly Child Rights Monitoring Committee's New Members and UNICEF came together at the Parliament

In 2008, TGNA and UNICEF established the Child Rights Monitoring Committee and in 2009, the Committee's website was launched which gave children and young people a chance to share their ideas and requests with parliamentarians.

Children are learning their rights with a Game: Children Have the Word

Habitat Center for Development and Governance and Bilgi University Child Rights Unit are organizing a joint training programme, Children Have the Word: A Child Rights Game between 15-19 July 2012 in Istanbul. The gola of the programme is to increase the awareness of children aged between 11-15 about child rights.

World Unites to Accelerate Progress in Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Washington, D.C., 14 June 2012 - Today over 80 governments and a multitude of partners from the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations gather at the Child Survival Call to Action - a high-level forum convened by the governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, in collaboration with UNICEF, to launch a sustained, global effort to save children's lives.


Child Survival - Call to Action: Global Leaders to Chart Course towards the End of Preventable Child Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The governments of the United States, India and Ethiopia will in collaboration with UNICEF convene the Child Survival: Call to Action in Washington D.C. 14-15 June 2012. The Call to Action brings together 700 leaders and global experts to launch a long-term effort to save children's lives. Out of this event a new initiative will be launched - Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, which is led by UNICEF and is dedicated to renewing the world's commitment to end preventable child deaths.


UNICEF and the Flour Fortification Initiative Support Improving Iron Status through Flour Fortification

UNICEF and the the Flour Fortification Initiative will be organizing a workshop in Ankara between 12-15 June 2012 to raise awareness about micronutrient (vitamin and minerals) deficiencies and interventions to address them, specifically food fortification, share experiences of the impact of fortification programs and gain support for fortification efforts.

UNICEF reminds once again "Child Rights and Business Principles" on 12 June, World Day against Child Labour

Child labor deprives children from a proper childhood. Child labour reinforces intergenerational cycles of poverty, undermines national economies and impedes achieving progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. It is not only a cause, but also a consequence of social inequities reinforced by discrimination.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office Organizes training for Ankara Child Friendly City Assembly child members

5 June 2012, Ankara - UNICEF Turkey Office employees organized a training with 121 child members of the Ankara Child Friendly City Assembly covering the areas of health, child rights, education and media.



Turkey's efforts to promote and protect children's rights will be reviewed by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva on 1st June. Minister for the Family and Social Policies Fatma Şahin is expected to head a large Turkish delegation in Geneva. The session will be held in public in the form of an interactive dialogue. It will also be attended by UNICEF officials and by civil society organisations.


UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org