Latest UNICEF News

Message From Director
Elle Macpherson returns to the catwalk after 16 years for the PayPal Runway
Conflict in North Kivu, DRC: over a hundred thousand people living in disastrous conditions without clean water
Children’s lives threatened by rising malnutrition in the Gaza Strip
Putting survivors at the forefront of the global movement to end female genital mutilation
New Zealand provides further humanitarian support to Gaza and the West Bank
Message by the Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO – January 2024
Queenslanders shining bright at Australian of the Year Awards
Australia Day activities in city
Australia Day 2024 Ambassadors Announced
Sport can play part in youth mental health
Darwin’s Citizen of Year Award winners announced
Beyond GDP: Mental wealth readies societies for mega-threats
UN Women Executive Board to convene first regular session of 2024
Preventing famine and deadly disease outbreak in Gaza requires faster, safer aid access and more supply routes
Griffith Australia day Ambassador announced
UN Secretary-General appoints Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda of Zimbabwe as UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Normative Support, United Nations System Coordination and Programme Results
WHO teams deliver supplies to hospitals in Northern and Southern Gaza
WHO prequalifies a second malaria vaccine, a significant milestone in prevention of the disease
WHO and UNICEF publish new psychological intervention to support adolescents and their caregivers
COVID-19 vaccinations shift to regular immunization as COVAX draws to a close
COVID-19 vaccinations shit to regular immunization as COVAX draws to a close
Children with disabilities across the Pacific Islands at greater risk as climate impacts worsen
Mothers need more “exclusive breastfeeding” support
41 funders, partners endorse new guiding principles for financing climate and health solutions to protect health
CommBank Matildas receive ‘The Don Award’; Tim Cahill AO inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Training an international workforce to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct
Shipments to African countries herald final steps toward broader vaccination against malaria: Gavi, WHO and UNICEF
Climate change is an urgent threat to pregnant women and children
WHO issues new guideline to tackle acute malnutrition in children under five
WHO-led joint UN and Red Crescent mission evacuates 31 infants from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza
Global measles threat continues to grow as another year passes with millions of children unvaccinated
Women innovators helping to change world
COP28 in Dubai: key issues shaping global climate action
WHO, UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance pass the mid-point of the global 10-year strategy to eliminate yellow fever epidemics
2024 Australian of the Year Award recipients for Queensland announced
National Children’s Commissioner urges governments to monitor child rights
Seventy countries convene to step up primary health care
Joint statement by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO on humanitarian supplies crossing into Gaza
New funding to ensure 370 million children receive polio vaccinations and to boost health innovation in low-income countries
WHO releases updated guidance on adolescent health and well-being
Tim Cahill one of seven new inductees in Sport Australia Hall of Fame
New reports highlights neglected health needs of children with developmental disabilities
Climate change threatens the rights of children. The UN just outlined the obligations states have to protect them
Council puts locals to test on water conservation
Northern regions relegated to bottom of child health league table
Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week
Leadership Dialogue on Food Systems for People’s Nutrition and Health