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Montevideo, November 13th 2018 - 21:18 UTC

Tag: Children

  • Tuesday, October 30th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

    A new WHO report on Air pollution and child health examines the heavy toll of both ambient and household air pollution on the health of the world’s children

    Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    UK bans online adverts targeting junk food for children

    In its ruling ASA banned Cadbury's use of a storybook titled The Tale Of The Great Easter Bunny on its website, which featured children hunting for eggs.

    Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies sweets have become the first companies to have online adverts banned under new rules targeting junk food ads for children. The Advertising Standards Authority said the companies did not do enough to prevent under-16s seeing the content.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    1.2bn children worldwide at risk from conflict, poverty and sexual discrimination

    “Around the world, conflict denies children of theirs rights to health, education, protection and freedom from fear, leading to a sudden end of childhood”

    About 1.2 billion children face severe risks from conflict, poverty or sexual discrimination, said Save the Children rights organization in a report published on Wednesday. The main threats to childhood are child labor, exclusion from education, early pregnancy and child marriage, with conflict often inflating the risks.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands annual Safeguarding Report calls for Islands to be “Model of Best Practice”

    The annual report, and much of the work undertaken by the Safeguarding Board, focuses on children as those wider issues are dealt with separately. (Pic Penguin News)

    Last week the Falkland Islands Government published their annual report on safeguarding and child protection issues in the Islands. The Government is obliged legally to publish an annual report on such matters, a requirement brought into law in 2014 after a number of historic issues were discovered and investigated in recent years. This document looks to summarize activities in this field over the past year and does not provide any details on individual cases.