Goodwill Ambassador Maria Guleghina presents at Junior Eurovision, tours health centres
MINSK, Belarus, 23 November 2010 - World famous soprano and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Maria Guleghina, recently journeyed to Minsk, located in the Republic of Belarus, to present UNICEF awards to this year’s participants of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). In addition, the opera singer toured several local health facilities catering to adolescents and special needs children.
Young Moldovan’s film addresses need for reform of institutional child care
CHISINAU, Moldova , 7 December 2009 – Tudor Culeanu, 15, looked on with pride while his short film, ‘The Moscow Train’, was presented to delegates attending a high-level Conference on Child Care System Reform in the Moldovan capital.
UNICEF Executive Director addresses UN special meeting to commemorate Chernobyl
NEW YORK, USA, 28 APRIL 2006 – At the United Nations today, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman addressed a special meeting of the General Assembly in remembrance of the Chernobyl disaster.
For a Russian teenager, photography brings the legacy of Chernobyl into focus
CHERNOBYL, Ukraine, 25 April 2006 – In the 20 years since Chernobyl exploded and gave the world yet another synonym for destruction, a generation of children has grown up with no memory of the event. Like everyone in his class at school in the village of Novy Bobovichi, Sergei Kravchenko, 14, knows only what he hears from his parents and other adults.
Twenty years later, the Chernobyl disaster still affects children’s health
CHERNOBYL, Ukraine, 25 April 2006 – On the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, UNICEF is urging the governments of countries still affected by fallout from the radioactive blast to take a simple yet effective step to save and improve lives.