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Press Centre (9/2012)

UN and partners seek US$ 487.9 million to help Syrian refugees as numbers continue to rise

GENEVA, September 27, 2012 The United Nations and its humanitarian partners issued a revised appeal today for US$487.9 million to support Syrian refugees. The Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees outlines the plans of 52 humanitarian organizations, led by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), to help the rapidly increasing numbers of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.
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PRESS RELEASE- UN Secretary General's New Initiative Secures over US$1.5 billion for Education ahead of 2015 target

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 26 September 2012 United Nations Secretary - General BAN Ki-moon today secured over US$1.5 billion in commitments for a new initiative to make education a top global priority and boost progress towards the Millennium Development Goal on education.
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CRC Concluding Observations Highlighted in Ankara

Ankara, 25 September 2012- More than 40 representatives of embassies, international organizations and UN agencies attended the briefing meeting organized by UNICEF Turkey on the Concluding Observations issued by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in response to the 2nd and 3rd periodic report of Turkey.

On 1st June 2012, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviewed the combined 2nd and 3rd periodic report of Turkey CRC/C/TUR/CO/2-3 on its efforts to fulfill children's rights throughout the country.

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Accelerating progress on child survival since 2000, UN says

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 13 September 2012 The pace of reducing child deaths has accelerated sharply since 2000, according to new data released today by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the UN Population Division.
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International Youth Leadership Academy's Second International Training Program has started

Second International Training Program starts today.

The second international training programme of IYLA will take place on 7-14 September 2012. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from UNICEF, Save the Children and Habitat. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities.

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Improving responses to violence against children by turning evidence into policy and results

SARAJEVO, 18 September, 2012 Government, Ombudspersons and civil society representatives from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey are meeting in Sarajevo today as part of a two-year joint initiative of the European Union and UNICEF to help protect children from violence in South East Europe.
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International Youth Leadership Academy's Second International Training Program has started

Thirty young leaders from Turkey and sixteen other countries in Southeast Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Caucasus have gathered in Istanbul for the second international youth training programme of the International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA).

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Child Protection Centres cooperate for traumatised children

Seven university-based Child Protection Centres established in the context of UNICEF's work on juvenile justice are continuing to help children affected by the trauma of violence, abuse or neglect to live normal lives again.
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An International Symposium on Justice for Children

UNICEF and the Justice Academy of Turkey will organize

in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors

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