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UNICEF Organizes Workshop to Follow up Child Rights Legislation by Civil Society and Child Rights in the Constitution

The workshop on FOLLOW UP OF CHILD RIGHTS LEGISLATION BY CIVIL SOCIETY and CHILD RIGHTS IN CONSTITUTION organized jointly by UNICEF and Turkish Bar Association (TBB) will take place at TBB's Litai Guest House on 24-25 November 2011. The main objective of the workshop is to contribute to regular monitoring by civil society of alignment of relevant domestic legislation with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


25.11.2011 - New York - Top United Nations officials called for engaging all of society, and especially young people, to end violence against women, a scourge that spans the globe and takes many forms, including rape, domestic violence and harassment at work.


Children in Turkey speak up for better, safer online access for all

ANKARA, Turkey, 23 November 2011 ? A landmark meeting was held today at the national parliament to advocate for children and young people's optimal and safe use of Internet Communication Technologies (ICT).

12th Children's Forum and Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Children and Youth of Turkey - 20-23 November 2011, Ankara

UNICEF is celebrating the 20 November Child Rights Day with the 12th Children's Forum and Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Children and Youth of Turkey.

Turkey: UN humanitarian fund gives more than $3 million to help quake victims

15 November 2011 ? The United Nations humanitarian fund announced today that it is allocating $3.4 million to provide shelter, education, health care and psychological support to thousands of people affected by the recent deadly earthquakes in south-eastern Turkey.

Announcing the allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said the contribution would "allow for critical, life-saving assistance for people affected" by the quakes.


Efforts Under way to Uphold Rights of Child Actors

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF are backing the efforts of trade unions and other relevant organisations to ensure decent work conditions for the thousands of children who appear in films, advertisements and increasingly-popular television serials each year.

UNICEF Supports Children in Van!

UNICEF deeply shares the sorrow and shock of families who have lost their loved ones or people who are injured in the earthquake that took place in Erciş, in Van.

UNICEF is coordinating its efforts based on the guidance of the Government of Turkey officials. UNICEF's priorities are to provide child-friendly temporary education environments until new schools are constructed and to provide psycho-social support, especially to children living in the region.


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit UNICEF's life-saving Emergency Supply Centre in Copenhagen to highlight desperate plight of children in East Africa

COPENHAGEN, 2 November 2011 ?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to UNICEF's global Supply Centre in Copenhagen today to help maintain the global spotlight on the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. The situation in East Africa has left more than 320,000 children so severely malnourished that they are at imminent risk of starving to death unless they get urgent help.


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