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A 56% decline

In under 5 mortality rate was recorded in the CEECIS region from 1990 to 2011.

News and press releases

Global Handwashing Day-2018: Clean Hands – a Recipe for Health

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day!
This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focuses on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

Every Girl Deserves a Good Education and Profession

Probably many men want a son. At one time, this applied to me also. When my wife and I waited for the first child, I was mentally prepared to rejoice whether it would be a boy or a girl. The most important thing was that the child is healthy. Then my daughter was born. Later, we had two more girls in our family.

11 October, International Day of the Girl

The Girl. Born to be Happy
Every child deserves a fair chance to reach her or his full potential. However, gender inequalities pose a challenge for girls to achieve this reality around the world. To promote girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their rights, the world commemorates 11 October as the International Day of the Girl.

UNICEF unmasks supervillain in new global comic contest

Contest will showcase the power of young people in helping to end violence in schools

UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations are calling on children and young people to defeat the ultimate supervillain – Silence – to help end violence in and around schools.

Enhancing the skills of community workers in Uzbekistan

At the library of a school in Almazar district, Tashkent City, women divided into six groups, identified various signs of abuse that children and women may be exposed to in families. The sessions also included exercises on helping families in crisis identify problems, set goals and find solutions.
The activities were part of a new training, supported by UNICEF, designed to provide makhalla (neighborhood) workers with practical guidance for interacting with vulnerable families in accordance with international experience.

UNICEF and Partners Launch a New Digital Platform for Youth in Uzbekistan

UNICEF and Partners Launch a New Digital Platform for Youth in Uzbekistan
About 6oo young people – school children, students of the colleges and universities, members of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan gathered at the ‘Zarafshan’ Media Hall to attend the launch of U-Report, a new digital platform for youth engagement.
U-report is launched by UNICEF, in partnership with the Youth Union of Uzbekistan, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, Ministry of Public Education and Ucell telecom operator.

Young People Discuss the Ways to End Violence in Educational Institutions in Uzbekistan

Young People Discuss the Ways to End Violence in Educational Institutions in Uzbekistan

Young people from different colleges and universities converged at a book store ‘Kitob Olami’ to discuss their views about how schools can be made safer for them and their friends.

I will have a normal life, like everyone else


Shaudia, 15 years old

When I was 10 years old, my parents died. I stayed with my grandmother. Later on, the Commission for the Cases of Minors sent me to an orphanage, because my grandmother could no longer take care of me.

Conversation with Sascha Graumann, UNICEF Representative on Addressing Violence against Children in Educational Institutions

-    Mr. Graumann, could you please tell us your views and UNICEF’s position on the issue of violence against children in educational institutions?

-    Globally, across various settings, one child dies every five minutes as a result of violence. There are many other children who live with the trauma of physical, sexual and psychological violence, from beatings to bullying. It’s so common that it sometimes feels that it’s inevitable. But it’s not. Violence against children is preventable. And because we can prevent it, we must.

Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in educational institutions

Physical violence and bullying disrupt the education of
150 million 13-15-year-olds worldwide

TASHKENT, 6 September 2018 – Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million young people – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This is one of the facts in a new global report released by UNICEF in New York.