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Highlighting the work of Carol Bellamy
Carol Bellamy: Important progress for children seen in the last ten years.
NEW YORK, 27 April 2005 – UNICEF has made important progress for children in the last decade but much more work needs to be done, according to outgoing Executive Director Carol Bellamy.
Voices of Asia’s youth
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 30 March 2005 - During the 7th East Asia and the Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children that took place last week in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 40 youth delegates representing 19 countries in the region spoke out on the issues, at a special ‘Children’s and Young People’s Forum’.
Carol Bellamy: Fruits of growth must reach all children
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 23 March 2005 - UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today addressed the opening session of the 7th East Asia and the Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children, calling on participating countries to do more to tackle the growing disparities facing the region’s most vulnerable children.
Nelson Mandela bids farewell to Carol Bellamy
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 17 March 2005 - Nobel Peace Laureate and former South African President Nelson Mandela today bid farewell to Carol Bellamy, who will leave UNICEF at the end of April after a 10-year term as Executive Director of the world’s largest agency for children.
Zimbabwe’s forgotten children
JOHANNESBURG, 17 March 2005 - As Zimbabwe prepares for national elections, UNICEF today released startling new statistics about the state of the country’s children. Since 1990, the under-five mortality rate has risen 50 per cent, and one in five Zimbabwean children are now orphans – a result of the severe HIV/AIDS crisis affecting the country.
UNICEF backs plans to save 3 million newborn babies each year
NEW YORK, 4 March 2005 - Three of the four million newborn babies who die worldwide each year could be saved by low-tech and low-cost interventions, according to a landmark series of articles launched by medical journal The Lancet.
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy visits Thailand
PHANG NGA, Thailand, 4 February 2005 - UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy was in southern Thailand on Friday visiting schools and coastal areas that were hard hit by December’s devastating tsunami.
Accelerating girls' education in South Asia: UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy’s visits Thailand
PHANG NGA, Thailand, 4 February 2005—UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy was in southern Thailand on Friday visiting schools and coastal areas that were hard hit by December’s devastating tsunami.
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy tours a devastated Banda Aceh
NEW YORK, 6 January 2005 - UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy visited the areas around Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Wednesday - probably the most devastated zone in the entire region.
Media chief Alfred Ironside with Carol Bellamy in Sri Lanka
MULLAITIVU, Sri Lanka, 4 January 2005 - UNICEF’s Media Chief, Alfred Ironside, reports from Sri Lanka, one of the countries hardest-hit by the tsunami. He is accompanying UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy on her visit of the devastated region.
UNICEF Director says death and devastation overwhelming
NEW YORK, 3 January 2005 - UNICEF is warning that early estimates of the number of children killed by the tsunami in Sri Lanka are too low. More than 30,000 people died when giant waves swept the island on December 26.
Bellamy gets a first-hand look at the plight of the children
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 3 January 2005 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy is in Sri Lanka getting a first-hand look at the plight of tsunami survivors, especially women and children.
UNICEF rushes supplies to survivors of disaster in Asia
NEW YORK, 27 December 2004 – UNICEF is rushing supplies to coastal communities across Asia hit by massive tidal waves triggered by Sunday’s earthquake.
A personal plea for a mine-free world
NAIROBI, 6 December 2004 - At the Summit for a Mine Free World, held here on 29 Nov - 4 Dec, UNICEF joined forces with hundreds of international organizations, global leaders and committed individuals, to call for a world free of landmines.
Bellamy: World needs to do more for children’s survival and development goals
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 6 December 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, in Pakistan for a three-day visit, spoke about the challenges facing UNICEF.
Ecuador’s ambitious education programme shows positive results
NEW YORK, 1 December 2004 -- UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy has praised the Ecuadorian government for its commitment to get more children to attend school.
Statement on the apparent death of Margaret Hassan, CARE director Iraq
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, on behalf of UNICEF
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy to address 10th World Sport for All Congress
NEW YORK/ROME, 11 November 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy is in Rome, Italy to address the 10th World Sport for All Congress. The main theme of the Congress is ‘Sport for all as a tool for education and development’.
Bellamy pays tribute to victims of Beslan school siege
BESLAN, Russia, 12 October 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy visited Beslan, Russia today to get a firsthand look at the impact of the recent school siege. An estimated 172 children lost their lives during the horrific tragedy.
Carol Bellamy witnesses Haiti’s flood disaster
GONAIVES, Haiti, 29 September 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy walked through the ravaged streets of this northern city today to see how Haiti is struggling to recover from its third major disaster in five months.
UNICEF Executive Directory Carol Bellamy meets with China’s Vice Premier
BEIJING, 8 September 2004 – Vice Premier of China Madame Wu Yi and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy met on 2 September to discuss the situation of children and women in Western China, following Ms. Bellamy’s three-day visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region.
UNICEF’s Bellamy addresses world’s paediatricians on new ways of increasing child survival
CANCUN/NEW YORK, 16 August 2004 – Several thousand paediatricians from around the world heard from UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today about an innovative approach to child health care taking place in West Africa.
UNICEF on CNN about Iraq
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy was a guest last Saturday on CNN’s Larry King show. Among the issues she discussed were efforts to protect children and how UNICEF is working to help meet the needs of children in Iraq.
UNICEF moves to protect children from sexual violence
DARFUR/NEW YORK, 26 July 2004 – Fifteen-year-old Amna Mohammed’s story is disturbingly commonplace in Darfur and Chad: “The Janjaweed took all the property from our village and they burnt it and the other villages nearby,” she says, speaking quietly. “Many children were taken away and a lot of girls were raped.”
Bellamy condemns sexual violence against Darfur’s women and children
NEW YORK, 26 July 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy recently visited Darfur. While there, she heard many testimonies from women and children describing widespread rape and sexual violence.
Young People join Carol Bellamy to tell British Prime Minister about HIV/AIDS
LONDON, 20 July 2004 - UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy met British Prime Minister Tony Blair to mark the launch of the UK’s new strategy for tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world.
Kami shines at international AIDS conference
BANGKOK, 13 July 2004 – UNICEF’s “Champion for Children” Kami shared the spotlight with UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy on Tuesday at the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dubai gives $100,000 cash injection for Djibouti immunization campaign
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 1 July 2004 – UNICEF’s immunization campaign in Djibouti will benefit from a generous cash injection from Sultan Bin Sulayem, chairman of the Board of Dubai Aid City (a logistical facility supporting international humanitarian aid efforts).
Bellamy highlights Darfur crisis on ABC news
Tonight we begin a new series, in the Sunday Spotlight, which will focus on stories that don't often get reported. Tonight the crisis in Sudan. UNICEF's executive director Carol Bellamy has just returned from there.
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy helps launch Child-to-Child Survey
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 15 June 2004 — Eleven-year-old Amir Mohamed sells chewing gum and sweets on the streets of Piazza, a busy, chaotic section of downtown Addis Ababa, so he can make ends meet for himself and his family. He had to drop out of school two years ago because he couldn’t afford the cost of 30 birr (less than $4) he needed to pay every three months.
Bellamy arrives in Darfur
DARFUR, 14 June 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy has arrived in Sudan’s Darfur region to reinforce international support for more than a million vulnerable people. She began her three day visit in Nayla, the capital of Darfur.
Executive Director of UNICEF, Carol Bellamy reacts to the death of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers.
The Executive Director of UNICEF, Carol Bellamy, said that she was shocked and saddened to hear of the murder of five MSF workers in Afghanistan.
UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy to visit Gaza City and Israel
GAZA CITY, 28 May 2004 - In her first visit to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Israel, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will spend most of her time interacting with children who have been impacted by the long-running conflict.
Children flee their homes to escape abduction
GULU, Uganda, 27 May 2004— Every evening at sunset families hurry along the road to Gulu in northern Uganda, desperate to reach the town before darkness falls. They are among the tens of thousands of people who abandon their homes at night to escape attack from rebel forces and to save their children from being abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
UNICEF brings help to Ugandans struggling to survive
Northern Uganda, 26 May 2004 —More than 1.6 million people in Uganda have been forced to flee their homes because of fighting between government and rebel forces. UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, who is visiting the country, says the situation is one of the most serious humanitarian emergencies in the world.
British Airways and UNICEF celebrate 10 years of partnership through the ‘Change for Good’ programme
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan today (Tuesday, April 13) joined British Airways Chief Executive Rod Eddington and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy to celebrate 10 years of partnership between British Airways and UNICEF through the Change for Good programme.
Building a world fit for children earns Bellamy an honourary doctorate
A first-hand look at the situation of children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
PYONGYANG – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy went to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to look firsthand at the situation of children in this isolated and embattled country.