2009 • May • In Nepal, Ms. Kuroyanagi visited UNICEF-supported programmes in the areas of child-protection, education, life-building skills, and HIV/AIDS. She was accompanied by a film crew and the subsequent documentary and footage show on her television talk show helped raise funds to support UNICEF programmes benefiting the children of Nepal. (Newsline)
2009 • May • In Japan, Ms. Kuroyanagi, celebrated 25 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She was honoured for her dedicated service to UNICEF and the world’s children. A few days after the ceremony she travelled to Nepal on her 29th mission. (Newsline)
2008 • June • In Cambodia, Ms. Kuroyanagi visited UNICEF-supported preschools and child-friendly schools. She toured villages along the Mekong and Sekong Rivers where she saw pregnant women who travel to health centers by boat. The author also saw monthly outreach health teams who travel on bikes and boats to perform immunizations and other routine health care. She also observed de-mining activities.
2007 • November • In Angola, Ms. Kuroyanagi toured a health center and a maternity hospital to observe UNICEF activities for accelerated child survival and development. She visited child-friendly schools and a vocational training center for girls. She met with orphans and vulnerable children in foster care support programmes as well as in villages.
2006 • June • In Cote D’Ivoire, Ms. Kuroyanagi visited UNICEF-supported programmes in the areas of education, water and sanitation, health and HIV/AIDS, and child protection. (Newsline)
2005 • February • In Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Ms. Kuroyanagi saw the effects of the tsunami on children and families and the work of UNICEF and its partners to keep children in affected areas alive and healthy. She participated in a measles immunization campaign and visited Lamkawe where water purifiers were distributed to lactating mothers and families with small children. (Newsline)
2004 • August • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms. Kuroyanagi went to Kinshasa, Goma and Bunia. She surveyed the conditions in internal displacement camps; met with displaced children, victims of sexual violence and those who had been associated with armed forces; observed the complete lack of infrastructure in a local school and health center. (Newsline)
2003 • July • In Sierra Leone, Ms. Kuroyanagi urged for increased global response to the plight of children who are still affected by war long after it ended. She saw a damaged health and education infrastructure and met with community leaders and officials. She visited a centre for victims of sexual violence, primary health care centres, educational centres and a refugee camp. (News note) (Press release)
2002 • July • In Somalia, Ms. Kuroyanagi highlighted the humanitarian crisis facing women and children in that country. A 90-minute television programme for Japan was produced. (News note)
2001 • July • In Heart, Afghanistan, Ms. Kuroyanagi visited the Maslakh camp for internally displaced persons; in Faizabad, she toured health facilities and schools. She also visited Afghan refugees in camps near Peshawar, Pakistan. A 90-minute television programme for Japan was produced. (Press release)