GRO Regional Director Philip O'Brien
UNICEF representative in Swaziland Jama Gulaid
President FC Barcelona Joan Laporta
Executive Director of FC Barcelona Foundation Marta Segú
Press conference to inaugurate photographic exhibition dedicated to the children of Swaziland "Life and Hopes of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Swaziland" Photos by renowned photographer Pep Bonet document the impact of HIV and AIDS
UNICEF House, Danny Kaye Visitor's Centre,
Three UN Plaza, NY NY 10017
Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Since 2006 UNICEF and FC Barcelona have teamed up to work for children in the developing world whose childhoods are a struggle of poverty and disease.
The photo exhibition portrays the impact of HIV and AIDS in Swaziland, where FCB has directed a good part of its funding to UNICEF.
FCB has agreed to commit €1.5 million per year to UNICEF for five years from 2006 to support integrated UNICEF programs for children affected by HIV/AIDS. In the past, FCB has funded programs to support orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Swaziland, Angola and Malawi. This year, FCB has committed funds to support programs in Malawi and Swaziland as well as a contribution to the HIV/AIDS funding for East and Southern Africa.
The 2009 Champions League winners wear the UNICEF logo emblazoned on their kits in a show of solidarity for the children of the world.
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Chemi Teres, FCB Media,