Media follow closely Sir Roger Moore in Dubrovnik, while he helps raise more awareness and funds for UNICEF
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 9 September 2005 – Sir Roger Moore arrived to Dubrovnik to participate in the «Julian Rachlin & Friends» chamber music festival. He used this opportunity to raise more awareness and funds for UNICEF in Croatia. During the press conference held in the city of Dubrovnik, he talked about his work for UNICEF and emphasised that only 1 cent from each dollar invested in UNICEF covers the cost of administration.
After the concert, in which Sir Roger Moore participated as narrator in “The Carnival of Animals” by C. Saint-Saëns, a charity auction was held during which UNICEF raised additional funds for the “Every Child Needs a Family” project. Sir Roger Moore’s appearance was supported by Ms. Bojana Gregoric, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Croatia who thanked the concert organisers as well as Mr. Julian Rachlin for dedicating their concert to UNICEF. His visit and the concert received extensive media coverage and provided UNICEF with the opportunity to present its international work to the Croatian audience.
During his visit, Sir Roger Moore and his wife Lady Kristina met with the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mrs. Dubravka Šuica. During the meeting, Sir Roger Moore spoke about UNICEF’s project “Cities – Partners of UNICEF” and suggested that Dubrovnik could take the lead and become the first city in Croatia to become UNICEF’s partner.
His visit was very important for reintroducing and reinforcing UNICEF’s international role in ensuring children’s rights around the globe to the Croatian audience. UNICEF Croatia is now preparing for international fund raising.