UNICEF Canada UNICEF is the world’s leading humanitarian organization focused on children. We work in the most challenging areas to provide protection, healthcare and immunizations, education, safe water and sanitation and nutrition. As part of the United Nations, our unrivaled reach spans more than 190 countries and territories, ensuring we are on the ground to help the most disadvantaged children. While part of the UN system, UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary donations to finance our live-saving work. Please visit unicef.ca and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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Emily O’Connor (Domestic issues)
Tel: 647-500-4230
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Jan 01, 2020, 00:01 ET New Year's Babies: Over 1,004 children will be born in Canada on New Year's Day - UNICEF

In 2020, UNICEF is calling for world leaders and nations to invest in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn TORONTO, Jan. 1, 2020 /CNW/ - An estimated 1,004 babies will ...


Dec 13, 2019, 15:59 ET Top 5 policies to defend childhood in 2020

UNICEF Canada analyzes ministerial mandate letters and outlines key policy priorities that will improve child and youth well-being in Canada and around the world TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The...


Dec 04, 2019, 11:26 ET UNICEF issues largest-ever emergency funding appeal to reach historic numbers of children in need

GENEVA, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF today released its US$ 4.2 billion 2020 emergency appeal to reach 59 million children with life-saving support in 64 countries across the globe. It is its biggest...


Nov 21, 2019, 10:05 ET Federal government must respect First Nation children's right to a childhood

UNICEF Canada calls on Cabinet to rescind challenge to landmark compensation decision TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada congratulates the new members of Cabinet on their first day of...


Nov 19, 2019, 12:51 ET Youth activists take over the future at largest National Child Day event in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, actor Finn Wolfhard send special messages to UNICEF Canada's Youth Activism Summit TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's leading youth activists are celebrating...


Nov 18, 2019, 15:09 ET 30 years of child rights: Historic gains and undeniable achievements, but little progress for the world's poorest children - UNICEF

Urgent action and a recommitment to child rights needed to address age-old and emerging threats NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - There have been historic gains overall for the world's children since...


Nov 14, 2019, 12:42 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - What do Canadian youth want? Our rights! When do we want them? 30 years ago!

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's leading youth activists are celebrating National Child Day and World Children's Day by raising their voices at UNICEF Canada's first ever Youth Activism Summit ...


Nov 04, 2019, 16:52 ET UNICEF Canada puts children's rights at the heart of new brand campaign

New campaign developed by UNICEF Canada and Juniper Park\TBWA elicits memories of nostalgia TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, UNICEF Canada is launching The Right to a Childhood, a new branding...


Oct 22, 2019, 11:01 ET Lack of funding leaves millions of children in conflict and disaster zones at risk - UNICEF

$4 billion humanitarian appeal nearly 50 per cent unfunded heading into final quarter of 2019 GENEVA and NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and...


Oct 15, 2019, 06:00 ET Poor diets damaging children's health worldwide, warns UNICEF

Poverty, urbanization, climate change and poor eating choices driving unhealthy diets 1 in 3 children under five is malnourished; 2 in 3 children under two live on poor diets NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2019...


Sep 26, 2019, 10:00 ET UNICEF's Calgary Gala turning water into high school diplomas for 210,000 girls in Uganda

CALGARY, Sept. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Calgarians have the opportunity to rewrite the futures of 210,000 adolescent girls living in some of the poorest regions of Uganda by supporting the 27th annual UNICEF ...


Sep 25, 2019, 12:14 ET As the school year starts in Yemen, 2 million children are out of school and another 3.7 million are at risk of dropping out

SANA'A, Yemen, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - As the new school year starts amid continuing violence in Yemen, 2 million children are out of school, including almost half a million who dropped out since the...


Sep 23, 2019, 10:00 ET UNICEF Canada reclaims Halloween with initiative to empower kids to defend the right to childhood across the globe

GFORCE powering campaign as UNICEF Canada's newest and youngest Ambassadors TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - For generations of Canadians, collecting coins for UNICEF was as much a part of Halloween...


Sep 23, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T - Media Advisory - This Halloween, UNICEF is back!/

Media are invited to the official UNICEF Canada announcement on Monday September 23 TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada is calling on all goblins, ghouls and ghosts to join us as we take...


Sep 20, 2019, 14:00 ET /R E P E A T - Media Advisory - This Halloween, UNICEF is back!/

Media are invited to the official UNICEF Canada announcement on Monday September 23 TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada is calling on all goblins, ghouls and ghosts to join us as we take...


Sep 19, 2019, 09:47 ET Media Advisory - This Halloween, UNICEF is back!

Media are invited to the official UNICEF Canada announcement on Monday September 23 TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada is calling on all goblins, ghouls and ghosts to join us as we take...


Sep 08, 2019, 12:05 ET 3,758 school backpacks laid at the United Nations show the grave scale of child deaths in conflict in 2018

As children in many parts of the world return to school, UNICEF is calling for greater protection of children living in conflict NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - A UNICEF installation to show the...


Sep 03, 2019, 09:00 ET Canada's children are reporting significant levels of unhappiness, loneliness, stress and violence

UNICEF Canada's new Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-being reveals disturbing picture TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - A comprehensive new report from UNICEF Canada asked children how their lives ...


Aug 13, 2019, 06:00 ET Sharp increase in grave violations against children in Mali, warns UNICEF

UNICEF scaling up emergency response to support children and families affected BAMAKO, Mali, DAKAR, Senegal and NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - There has been a sharp increase in grave violations...


Jul 18, 2019, 12:20 ET Monsoon rains bring severe flooding and landslides across South Asia, affecting more than five million children

UNICEF scaling up emergency response to support children and families affected KATHMANDU and NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:28 ET Unwanted, exploited and abused: tens of thousands of children in Al-Hol camp and several parts of Syria in limbo amid dire humanitarian needs

UNICEF calls for improved humanitarian access and protection of children including re-integration into local communities and safe return to home countries DAMASCUS, Syria, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Jul 15, 2019, 12:05 ET 20 million children miss out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in 2018

New estimates find dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates, due to conflict, inequality and complacency NEW YORK and GENEVA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - 20 million children worldwide – more than 1 ...


Jul 11, 2019, 10:59 ET Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in DR Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement

Campaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and MSF ITURI, DR Congo, DAKAR, Senegal, GENEVA and NEW YORK, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Health workers are urgently rolling out a complex...


Jul 04, 2019, 12:36 ET Millions of people risk being cut off from safe water as hostilities escalate in Eastern Ukraine - UNICEF

Volatile shelling affects vital water infrastructure five times during the last week of June KYIV and GENEVA, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - An escalation in fighting is threatening access to safe water and...


Jul 03, 2019, 09:28 ET Democracy falls short for 8 million Canadians not allowed to vote in upcoming federal election

UNICEF Canada launches #VoteForEveryChild, an advocacy campaign to make every vote, a vote for children in Canada and overseas TORONTO, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada ranks a disappointing 25th out of...