Better nutrition to combat stunting

Stunted growth in the first months of a child's life means permanent stunted development of the brain and cognitive capacity. Photo: Unicef

Stunting, a little-reported, recognised or understood human tragedy, blights the lives of some 165 million children worldwide.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:02am

UN says fewer girls subject to female circumcision

A six-year-old girl screams in pain while undergoing circumcision in Hargeisa in Somalia. Photo: AP

New data shows that fewer girls are being subjected to female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice stemming from the belief that circumcising girls controls women’s sexuality and enhances fertility, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:00pm

Learning Curve: Beauty is still in the eye of the beholder

My wish for tomorrow, a book published by Unicef to mark its 50th anniversary.

Often some of my students ask why I don't dye my greying hair. I would look so much younger, they say. And when I ask who I would look younger to, their somewhat bewildered reply is, well, everyone. I stretch the argument to make my point. But would I feel younger?

30 Dec 2012 - 2:17pm

Private hospitals may pursue Unicef programme for breastfeeding

Dr Patricia Ip, chairwoman of Unicef's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (Hong Kong Association).

The city may get its first private hospitals with a Unicef "baby-friendly" accreditation in a few years, after they take steps to steer new mothers away from feeding their infants milk formula, the UN agency said yesterday.

14 Dec 2012 - 6:01am 1 comment

In need of a leg-up

Unicef urges governments to put children at the heart of urban planning as the young population in cities continues to swell.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Raising awareness about Aids

Today is World Aids Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the Aids pandemic caused by the spread of HIV. There are 33.3 million people worldwide, including 2.5 million children under 15, with HIV.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Kiprotich takes fourth Unicef title

New-born children were the big winners at Hong Kong Disneyland yesterday when more than 13,000 people took to the roads for the fifth staging of the Unicef Charity Run.

More than HK$8.5 million raised will help children avoid the impact of HIV/Aids, thanks to Unicef's global campaign to test pregnant women and to prevent the transmission of the HIV/Aids virus to babies.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Suffer the little children

On this day, 57 years ago, the United Nations marked the first Universal Children's Day. Decades later, the call continues to echo round the world to devote November 20 as a day for promoting the welfare of children.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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Listen up, Lady

As if Lady Gaga wasn't weird enough, a group of middle-aged and elderly people sang a version of her hit single, Bad Romance, on Hunan television in their native dialect.


Twists and turns

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Jewellery chain adds sparkle to charity

Jewellery house TSL has launched a charity drive for Unicef's 'Unite for Children, Unite Against Aids' global campaign to protect children from the impact of HIV/Aids.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Student grime fighters help youngsters clean up their act

Form Four student Siu Hiu-ki, 15, spent three hours last Wednesday after school attending a puppetry course led by instructors from the Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, learning scriptwriting, prop sewing and performance techniques.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Wong will be an 'ideal' Unicef ambassador

Veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po was appointed by Unicef Hong Kong as its ambassador to advocate children's rights. It is the first time an athlete has been appointed to the role.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Parents' cruel remarks hurt kids

Many parents are not aware that scolding their children can have serious effects on their emotional development, a survey found.

Unicef Hong Kong's online radio programme Voice of Youth polled 438 parents and 503 students from Primary Five to Form Three recently.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Unicef targets hotel guests' spare change

Travellers are being urged to donate their spare change to the world's needy children when they check out of Hong Kong's hotels.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Making a difference

Unicef Hong Kong celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday. Over the past quarter century, Unicef's local chapter has raised HK$1.6 billion to help children in need across the world.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am