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Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, Unicef set up children's rights network

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1-trillion (752.22 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund and Unicef have established a network to strengthen children's rights in the garment and footwear industry, the fund said on Friday.

World

U.N. experts on women and children's rights decry Myanmar atrocities

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. committees for women's and children's rights called on Myanmar's authorities on Wednesday to immediately stop violence in northern Rakhine state, which hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled in the past six weeks.

Community

Delegates from 26 nations share best practices at first Global Child Forum in South-East Asia

A GLOBAL Child Forum (GCF) study shows that most industries in the Asean region significantly underperform in relation to children’s rights compared to the global average.

Letters

Ensuring children’s rights

From DATUK MOHAMED HAZALI ABU HASSAN, President, Aman Malaysia

World

Israel accuses U.N. children's rights envoy of 'improper conduct'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel has accused a senior U.N. official of misconduct in preparing a report that harshly criticized the Israeli army over the 2014 Gaza war while leaving it off a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children's rights in conflict.

World

U.N. keeps Israel, Hamas off children's rights blacklist; raps Israel army

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Monday left Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas off its blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children's rights during conflicts, but criticized Israel over its 2014 military operations.

TECH

Mobile phones 'game changers' in securing children's rights: UNICEF

Mobile phones and other technological innovations can be "game changers" in securing children’s rights, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said at the launch of its first crowd-sourced report.

Business

Mobile phones 'game changers' in securing children's rights

NAIROBI: Mobile phones and other technological innovations can be "game changers" in securing children’s rights, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said at the launch of its first crowd-sourced report on Thursday.

Community

Childcare centres urged to open on Aug 16 to set record

THE 200-odd childcare centres in Perak are encouraged to support the National Taska Day 2014 by opening their centres on Aug 16 for the organiser to make it into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for the largest simultaneous participation nationwide.