Saturday, March 2, 2024

World Children’s Day: Unicef report exposes vast inequalities

News Desk : Today, as it does every year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is celebrating World Children’s Day in an effort to give children a voice in advocating for a better tomorrow and a more equitable and inclusive world. This year, the day will focus on the theme of “Inclusion, For Every ... Read more

Globally 36.5 million children are displaced, most since World War II

An unprecedented number of 36.5 million children were displaced by conflict, violence and other crises by the end of 2021, the highest number since World War II, according to the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF. The figure includes 13.7 million refugees and asylum-seeking children, and nearly 22.8 million children who are internally displaced due to conflict ... Read more

Bangladesh top recipient of Covid vaccines under covax: Unicef

News Desk : Bangladesh is the top recipient of Covid-19 vaccines under Unicef’s Covax program since its first delivery following the start of the pandemic. Unicef has delivered over 190 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, and it has received the most vaccines under the global

Child marriage turning into major social evil

51 per cent of girls in Bangladesh are married early: UNICEF Though there is legal prohibition against child marriage, parents or guardians think that marrying their girls off, at an early age, would relieve them of economic burden and protect their daughters from the dangers of sexual assault, said advocate Salma Ali, executive director of ... Read more

Jewel Aich, Moushumi new UNICEF advocate for child’s rights

Magician Jewel Aich and film actress Arifa Zaman Moushumi formally joined the United Nation’s Children’s Fund as the ‘UNICEF advocates for child’s rights’ through a programme in Dhaka on Tuesday. A media release issued by UNICEF on Tuesday confirmed that the celebrities would work with UNICEF to promote child rights and create awareness of child ... Read more

BCC launches programmes for child-friendly city

Barisal City Corporation on Wednesday launched a work plan to ensure basic rights of children and make them good citizens to achieve the millennium development goals. BCC chief executive officer Nikhil Chandra Das presided over the programme held at Barisal Circuit House. Barisal mayor Shawkat Hossain Hiron, UNICEF country representative Carel de Rooy,