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Youssou N'Dour Activity Highlights

2011 • September • Youssou N’Dour met children in the Dadaab refugee camps in north-eastern Kenya, hearing for himself some of the many stories of suffering amongst the more than 435,000 people who have fled to the camps to escape famine, drought and insecurity in Somalia. (Newsline)

2010 • November • For the 20th Anniversary on the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Youssou N'Dour recorded a Public Service Announcement.

2008 • May • In Japan, Mr. N’Dour participated in the UNICEF global launch of ‘The State of Africa’s Children 2008: Child Survival’ in Yokohama City, on the occasion of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV). (Newsline)

2006 • March • In New York at United Nations Headquarters, Mr. N’Dour attended the US premiere screening of ‘AFRICA LIVE: The Roll Back Malaria Concert’, co-hosted by the UN Foundation and UNICEF. The film documents the 2005 two-day concert in Dakar, Senegal to support the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. (Newsline)

2005 • March • In Senegal, Mr. N’Dour performed at the Roll Back Malaria Concert in the Iba Mar Diop Stadium, Dakar. (Newsline) (Press Release)

2004 • April • In Senegal, Mr. N’Dour participated in Africa Malaria Day activities and performed at a concert. (Press Release)

2002 • July • In Lebanon, Mr. N’Dour visited and publicized a UNICEF-supported centre for delinquent children. 

2001 • February • In Burkina Faso, Mr. N’Dour launched UNICEF’s Global Movement for Children and the ‘Say Yes for Children’ campaign in Ouagadougou. (Archive)

1994 •In Dakar, Senegal, Mr. N’Dour participated in an advocacy and fund-raising concert in Dakar and supported the activities of UNICEF National Committees during his European tour that year. 

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