United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Current Affairs, GK & News

Catherine Russell to head UNICEF

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointment Catherine Russell as the head of UN children’s agency UNICEF. Key Points Catherine Russell is an assistant to US President Joe Biden. She also heads the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. From 2013-2017, she has also served as the State Department’s ambassador-at-large, for global women’s issues. Russell will succeed Henrietta Fore, ..

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November 20: World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day is observed on November 20, to promote feeling of togetherness among children. Significance of the day The day raises awareness on children’s welfare. It lays emphasis on importance of child rights and seeks to build better future for them, since they are our leaders of tomorrow. It also creates an understanding of ..

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ILO- UNICEF Report on Child Labour

International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF jointly published report on child labour. As per report, world has marked rise in child labour in two decades. Key Findings of report Report highlights, coronavirus crisis might push millions more youngsters toward child labour. As of 2020, number of child labour stands at 160 million. It has increased ..

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1– 7 August: World Breastfeeding Week being celebrated

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is being observed throughout world from 1-7 August 2019 in more than 120 countries with theme– Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding. Focus of this year is on protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) Background: WBW was first inaugurated in 1991 and was 1st celebrated in 1992 by World ..

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UNICEF to prepare a Tea Atlas in Assam

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decided to prepare a Tea Atlas in India’s North Eastern State Assam. This atlas seeks to create a comprehensive database of the tea gardens and socio-economic condition of its workers in state. Key facts It will cover all aspects of the Tea industry, including garden workers who comprise nearly ..

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