Press Releases

Publication date: 04/16/14
UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in Chibok Borno State on Monday night, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
Publication date: 04/11/14
The youngest citizens of the world’s newest nation are on the verge of a nutrition crisis and nearly a quarter of a million children will suffer severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year if more is not done now, says UNICEF.
Publication date: 04/10/14
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “it’s a small world” theme park attraction, thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a historic “It’s a Small World” sing-along. Fans everywhere joined in online at, a ”global hub” of music and harmony created for the Golden Anniversary of the iconic attraction that opened as a tribute to peace and hope, saluting UNICEF, at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Publication date: 04/07/14
Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt today, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days.
Publication date: 04/04/14
A year after Canada pledged CA$250 million to eradicate polio by 2018 UNICEF’s Head of Polio, Peter Crowley will be in Ottawa available to comment on Canada’s sustained leadership supporting eradication efforts to protect the world’s most vulnerable children.