UNICEF announced this year's theme as "GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable," an occasion to "celebrate achievements by, with and for girls."
Newsweek spoke with UNICEF USA CEO and President Caryl Stern, who visited El Barretal, a new shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, where Central Americans are still hoping to cross into the U.S.
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The infants missed out on the first dose of a combined vaccine against three possibly fatal diseases.
If she had stayed, she says, "probably by now I'd be dead and buried."
Almost 26,000 children, mostly unaccompanied, crossed the Mediterranean in 2016.
An estimated 63,000 children died last year of preventable causes often linked to malnutrition.
Homes, schools and crops were destroyed and now children are starting to get sick.
Girls' work "is less visible and often undervalued," according to UNICEF.
Two-thirds of young people polled said they've experience bullying firsthand.
The Syrian city has now been without running water for four days, according to the U.N.
Teens are more likely to turn to their friends rather than teachers if they feel unsafe online.
The assault on Falluja has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State.
The U.S. ranks in the bottom third of rich countries when it comes to income inequality among children.
George and Amal Clooney meet with Syrian refugee families for the International Rescue Committee, plus videos from UNICEF, the Holocaust Museum and more.
Children in Syria have been forced into work and marriage, UNICEF report says.
Messi gave the youngster two soccer jerseys and a ball, all signed by the player.
Half of all women and girls who have undergone FGM live in Ethiopia, Egypt and Indonesia.
A recent report has revealed that the conflict-riven country is failing the younger generation.
More than half of six to 15-year-olds in South Sudan are missing out on an education.
The figure represents a slight increase from 2014.