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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

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.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 12:00am

Children in the hands of danger

The issues

Every day, many people go missing - and children aren't excluded from this risk. Many are victims of the human-trafficking industry, in which they are bought and sold, often for labour. According to Unicef, 1.2 million children worldwide are trafficked yearly, out of 2.5million people who are trafficked.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Unicef charity drive with Starbucks makes it easy to warm body and soul

Model Amanda Strang ignored the chilly winds blowing through the city last Friday to arrive at the opening ceremony of Starbucks' Christmas Red Cup campaign attired in a pink short-sleeved mini, while actor Louis Koo Tin-lok played it safe with a black down vest with long sleeves.

6 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

Washing hands could save lives

Saturday was Global Handwashing Day, and the Hong Kong Committee for Unicef used the occasion to remind people of the healthy habit.

Washing hands with soap before eating or handling food and after using the bathroom is a good way to fight childhood infections, which are entering their peak season now.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

How to make running a walkover

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Entering the 10-kilometre Unicef Charity Run 2011 seemed a fine thing to do after a glass or two of wine with friends. After all, thanks to the C25k and Runmeter apps, I am now capable of running a reasonable five kilometres when the wind is in the right direction.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A life as hard as stone

Children in Hong Kong and Yunnan live beneath a mountain with the same name - Lion Rock - but the similarities between their homes end there. This summer, 17 Hong Kong students went to the highland province to see first-hand how hard life is for the children there.

5 Sep 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

Hand in hand for the sake of children

After six months of training, 40 Unicef Young Envoys are ready to do the best they can to promote children's rights in Hong Kong.

They made the pledge in the appointment ceremony last Sunday that they will help bring about a child-friendly city.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Donations for Japan hit HK$85m

Hongkongers' donations to victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami jumped by half in just a week to about HK$85 million.

So far, the Red Cross has received HK$39 million, World Vision Hong Kong HK$32 million, the Salvation Army HK$13 million and Unicef HK$1 million.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Unicef's HK$1.5m sponsorship

The Hong Kong Committee for Unicef will allocate HK$1.5 million in the next two years to sponsor three organisations for projects that benefit the city's deprived or abused children. Applications are open to the end of February.

InvestHK creates 3,063 jobs

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Through a teen's lens

Fifteen-year-old Stephen Poon Chung-kui is a passionate photographer and uses his hobby to help people in need. From January 2 to 5, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre in Central will host the 'Snapshots by a Teen' photo exhibition.

The exhibition features 60 of Stephen's best photographs from around the world.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

10,000 sign up for charity races

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Children: it's all about you

Universal Children's Day is celebrated every year around the world. It is not necessarily a holiday in every country, but rather a day to think about children's rights. It was started by Unicef - the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund


17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am