Republic of San Marino honours UNICEF
SAN MARINO, 1 February 2007 - On February 1, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman was presented with a plaque from the Minister of Political and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of San Marino, Mr. Fiorenzo Stolfi, recognizing the commitment of the children’s agency to achieving results for children.
Veneman also accepted a cheque for $20,000 on behalf of "My Neighbors and Me," a child-led organization in Belize City and a UNICEF partner. The award money will enable “My Neighbors and Me” to expand its dance, drama, music and sports programmes for adolescents on the South Side of Belize City. The programmes are designed to help adolescents stay in school and protect them against crime, violence, drugs, HIV and AIDS.
UNICEF’s Global Staff Association also was recognized for its dedication to improving the lives of children and was presented with a cheque for $20,000.
The money will be directed to the association’s Humanitarian Fund, which was established in June 2006 to help countries and communities disrupted by natural and man-made emergencies.
For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 156 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports 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. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
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