Funds to the more than millions of children affected by HIV/AIDS
WHO: Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF,
Gareth Thomas, UK International Development Minister
WHAT: Press conference announcing groundbreaking donation of £44 million UK sterling to support orphans and children affected by AIDS
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 16 December 2004
WHERE: World Bank
Main Complex Building
Room MC4 - W150
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433 U.S.A.
tel: (202) 473-1000
WHY: This generous contribution, announced by DFID Secretary of State Hilary Benn and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Gareth Thomas at the Global Partners Forum on Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS, co-hosted by UNICEF and the World Bank, will help UNICEF meet the enormous needs of children whose lives have been so cruelly disrupted by the global AIDS emergency.
Journalists wishing to attend the press conference must RSVP in order for your names to be included on the guest list for admission to the building. Photo ID is required. A press officer will be in the lobby to escort you to the press conference room. RSVP to:
Stevan Jackson, World Bank 202) 458.5054 202) 437.6295 cell: Sjackson@worldbank.org
You will receive a badge upon entering the building. This, in addition to a photo ID will allow you to access the World Bank buildings for the duration of the conference.
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