UNICEF Current Affairs - 2020

GoI partners with UNICEF to achieve Atma Nirbhar Bharat

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have partnered with UNICEF to strengthen the youth volunteers in the country to achieve Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.  That is, India is to become self-reliant through such measures. Highlights The GoI has signed a statement with YuWaah of UNICEF. It is a multi-stake holder platform formed by UNICEF. Read More…

WHO, UNICEF: “Sharp Decline in Vaccination”

On July 15, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released data on alarming decline in number of children receiving vaccines. Highlights Around 14 million children missed out measles and DTP3 (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Petrussis) vaccine. Most of them live in Africa. Two-thirds of them live in Brazil, Read More…

Facts Box: UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the “State of Food Security and Nutrition” report. The report was prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Highlights The report says that around 8.9% of the world population, that Read More…

Approx 2.4 Million Children Below the Age of 5 are facing Hunger and Malnutrition in Yemen

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 26th June 2020 has stated that amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, around 2.4 million (24 lakh) children who are below the age of 5 are facing hunger and malnutrition in Yemen.  The global pandemic has further added to a shortage of humanitarian aid in the war-torn nation that Read More…

India to supply Pneumonia Vaccine to low-income nations

The Pune based Serum Institute of India is to supply Pneumonia vaccine to low-income countries. The Institute is one of the leading manufacturers of vaccines and immunobiological drugs. Highlights The Serum Institute of India and UNICEF have signed an agreement to supply pneumonia vaccine to low income countries. Under the agreement, the institutes are to Read More…