Christmas performance for children in Georgia
Child rights through theatrical lessons
TBILISI, 26 December, 2006 – UNICEF supported a special Christmas performance for children staged by the Tbilisi’s ancient Marjanishvili Academic Theatre. The performance called “An Orange, Flout and..” is based on three famous fairy tales “Love of three oranges” by Carlo Goetz, “Magic Flout” by Mozart and Georgian fairytale “Natsarkekia”.
The performance is dedicated to the UNICEF 60th anniversary and is based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The performance includes messages on child rights articulated by the main characters of the play.
Children will have an opportunity to see the performance everyday during one month starting from 26 December 2006.
UNICEF promotional video dedicated to the 60th anniversary will be featured in the lobby of the theatre before and after of the performance as welll as during the break.
In 2006, UNICEF marks its 60th year as the world’s leader for children, helping to build a world fit for children. UNICEF works in 156 countries and territories, supporting child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
The United Nations established UNICEF in 1946 to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China and soon broadened its mandate to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1965, UNICEF received the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history.
UNICEF looks towards the future, guided by the Millennium Development Goals. Meeting these goals requires that all sectors of society ‘Unite for Children,’ which is the guiding philosophy of UNICEF’s efforts to achieve global health and development goals for the world’s children. This year also marks the first anniversary of Executive Director Ann M. Veneman’s tenure at UNICEF, who since her arrival has travelled extensively to witness firsthand the situation of children across the globe.
For further information, please contact:
Maya Kurtsikidze, Communications Officer, UNICEF GeorgiaTel: (995 32) 23 23 88, 25 11 30, Fax: (995 32) 25 12 36
e-mail: email@example.com, mob: (995 99) 53 30 71