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United Nations Children's Fund

In Southern Malawi, Reaping The Benefits Of Investing In Adolescent Girls

UN Women | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Mercy's parents are farmers who struggle to make ends meet. The eldest of six siblings, Mercy often went to bed hungry because the youngest had to eat first. She began the relationship hoping to ease the financial strains on her family. But instead, Mercy became pregnant.

UN: Child Mortality Rates Falling, But Preventable Deaths Still Major Concern

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable ...

We Must Give Every Child a Shot at a Healthy Life

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Vaccines have saved the lives of over 20 million children globally, but continued support from the U.S. and other global players is critical to sustaining this progress.

UN Report: 165 Million Children 'Stunted'

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact

DUBLIN — The United Nations Children's Fund says more than a quarter of children under the age of 5 worldwide are permanently "stunted" from mal...