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Legendary bike race Giro d’Italia supports UNICEF’s ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign
ROME, Italy, 23 May 2012 – Giro d’Italia, the legendary bicycle road race for professional cyclists, is supporting UNICEF’s ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign, a global movement to eliminate the 7.6 million deaths among children under age 5 that occur every year.

Global experts discuss how early action can help avert famine
FLORENCE, Italy, 18 April 2012 – The famine in the Horn of Africa and the unfolding crisis in the Sahel have sparked renewed debate on the underlying causes of such disasters, the tipping points and solutions.

Italian Goodwill Ambassador Roberto Bolle highlights malnutrition in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 30 November 2010 – During a trip here in early November, acclaimed dancer and UNICEF Italy Goodwill Ambassador Roberto Bolle witnessed first-hand the malnutrition crisis afflicting children in CAR.

‘The Rights of Children’ photography book marks 20 years of child rights
FLORENCE, Italy, 23 November 2009 – Last week in Rome, a magnificent new book of photographs articulating children’s rights was launched on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

‘Junior 8’ youth delegates present views to G8 world leaders in Italy
L'AQUILA, Italy, 9 July 2009 – A select group of 14 young people have met with top leaders at the G8 Summit here yesterday and urged them to act on a set of recommendations aimed at protecting child rights around the world.

Young people open Junior 8 Summit in Rome
ROME, Italy, 7 July 2009 – Bright young minds from around the world have gathered for the Junior 8 Summit, a week-long conference for young people to exchange and debate ideas about how to best improve global conditions for children.

Youth leaders gear up for Junior 8 Summit, to parallel upcoming G8 meeting in Italy
NEW YORK, USA, 26 June 2009 – If you had the opportunity to tell the world’s leaders what they should do to solve global problems, what would you say? That’s the question youth delegates to the Junior 8 Summit will wrestle with as they prepare to meet with presidents and prime ministers from the G8 industrialized nations in Italy next month.

‘I’m Part of the G8 Too!’ – Website gives people a virtual seat at the G8 Summit
NEW YORK, USA, 22 June 2009 – You may not have a seat at next month’s G8 summit, but a new website by UNICEF’s Italian National Committee is offering what might be the next best thing: a way to communicate with the leaders there.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors call for children to be at the centre of the UEFA Champions League Final
ROME, Italy, 18 June 2009 – It is the night of the champions, hosted by Rome, Italy. It’s the match of the century, and everything will happen in ninety minutes. At the first whistle, two great teams will face off, teams from two very different nations, with two different football philosophies, but with some of the greatest football talents between them.

Manchester United and FC Barcelona: Football rivals unite against AIDS
ROME, Italy, 27 May 2009 – The eyes of the world will be on Rome as our two clubs, Manchester United and FC Barcelona meet in the UEFA Champions League Final for the first time in our histories.

Sex tourism and child exploitation targeted by international experts at Innocenti conference
FLORENCE, Italy, 25 April 2008 – Two related topics – combating child sex tourism, and corporate social responsibility – were key discussion points at the expert consultation on child sexual exploitation and trafficking hosted by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) here this week.

Innocenti Research Centre conference tackles child trafficking issues
FLORENCE, Italy, 22 April 2008 – International experts on child rights, along with government representatives and other participants, gathered here yesterday for a three-day conference to examine global issues involving the trafficking and exploitation of children.

Online and off, UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre extends its reach
FLORENCE, Italy, 5 June 2007 – The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) in Florence was established in 1988 as a centre of reflection and study on sensitive and emerging issues affecting children. It plays a critical role in strengthening UNICEF’s work around evidence-based knowledge.

UNICEF e-greetings: New, improved and great for last-minute holiday wishes
NEW YORK, USA, 20 December 2006 - After a successful first year, UNICEF’s electronic greetings service, available online at www.unicef-shop.com, has undergone several improvements for this holiday season.

European governments and NGOs gauge progress toward ‘A World Fit for Children’
FLORENCE, Italy, 15 November 2006 – European governments who signed up to the ‘World Fit for Children’ agenda more than four years ago are being reminded to involve and consult with children if their pledge is to remain credible.

UNICEF Italy’s 30th anniversary
ROME, 13 November 2004 – The Italian National Committee for UNICEF today celebrated its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1974, UNICEF Italy has become the third largest source of financial support for UNICEF among all of the National Committees.


 

 

 

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