ChildFund Alliance was one of just 20 civil society organizations that participated in the international ministerial conference "Protect Children from War" in Paris this week. The conference commemorated the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Commitments to Protect Children Unlawfully Recruited or Used by Armed Forces or Armed Groups (Paris Commitments) and The Paris Principles and Guidelines on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups (Paris Principles).
The government of France and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Paris Principles Steering Group (PPSG), co-hosted the conference. ChildFund is a member of the PPSG.
"In this moment of such disheartening polarization, surely the one thing our country and the world can come together on is children." ChildFund International has released a statement in response to the U.S. administration's changes to the refugee program and the unintended consequences for children seeking refuge here.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres writes in a letter to the ChildFund Alliance Secretary General: "I am heartened by the commitment that the ChildFund Alliance has shown in support of children, youths and families in preventing and overcoming poverty around the world..."
New York, NY, Jan. 10, 2017— Super Typhoon Nock-Ten (local name: Typhoon Nina) made landfall in the Philippines between Dec. 24 and 26, 2016, with winds up to 180 miles per hour. The typhoon left destruction in its wake, including many damaged roads, schools, houses and crops. According to the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, nearly 500,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm, and almost 2 million were affected.
ChildFund Alliance is alarmed over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians, including children, in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Unicef has reported that children, possibly more than 100, unaccompanied or separated from their families, are trapped inside a building under attack in the besieged city. There are also reports that forces loyal to the regime of Bashar al-Assad are carrying out extrajudicial killings in areas of the city recently reclaimed from the Syrian opposition.
New York, NY – ChildFund Alliance announced today the launch of its redesigned website, www.childfundalliance.org. The site, which has undergone a complete overhaul, showcases the Alliance’s global reach and provides a gateway to help visitors understand its initiatives to improve the lives of children, their families and communities.
New York, NY — Every child has an inherent, universal right to survive and develop, in a life free from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. Yet today, more than one billion children – more than half of the world’s children – are exposed to violence each year.
Celebrating the launch of a new alliance for child protection in Geneva today
GENEVA — Nearly 250-million children — or one in 10 — are affected by armed conflict, and 50 million are affected by disasters, according to UNICEF, so the global community is celebrating today’s launch of a global interagency group focused on child protection in emergency settings.
A survey of 6,000 10- to 12-year-olds reveals how children view education
By Bonar Bell, communications manager, Canada
MARKHAM, Ont. — Your kids may not like school, but they understand its value, according to a recent global survey of more than 6,000 children.
New York, NY – Children around the world consider education a priority, despite less than ideal circumstances for learning. According to a survey by ChildFund Alliance of more than 6,000 children aged 10 to 12 in 41 countries, 98 percent of respondents say education is important to them. However, the findings also show that learning isn’t as accessible or safe as it should be. More than one-third of children polled say they feel unsafe at school either sometimes or all the time. They also say that more and better schools are needed.