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NEW YORK, 18 April 2006 – UNICEF is proud to announce that the organization’s online publication The State of the World's Children 2006 has been nominated for a 2006 Webby Award in the charitable organizations/non-profit category.
“We recognize that the Webby Awards honour the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the internet today,” said Stephen Cassidy, Chief of UNICEF’s Internet, Broadcast and Image Section. “This UNICEF Webby Award nomination is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the men and women of UNICEF who work on behalf of the world's children. We are especially please to be honoured by this nomination as UNICEF celebrates its 60th anniversary," he added.
“I hope we win – an award would be a great way to reach even more people and shine even more light on what needs to be done to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow up strong and healthy and to live in peace,” said Patricia Moccia, Chief of UNICEF’s Editorial, Design and Publications Section.
Winners will be decided by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, ‘Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser and fashion designer Max Azria.
About the Webby Awards
Called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honouring excellence in web design, creativity, usability and functionality. This year’s 10th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 US states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and partners of the Awards include: The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit www.webbyawards.com.
About ‘The State of the World's Children’
The State of the World’s Children 2006: Excluded and Invisible is a sweeping assessment of the world’s most vulnerable children, whose rights to a safe and healthy childhood are exceptionally difficult to protect. These children are growing up beyond the reach of development campaigns and are often invisible in everything from public debate and legislation to statistics and news stories.
The State of the World’s Children is UNICEF’s annual flagship publication. It is the most comprehensive survey of global trends affecting children and provides the most thorough almanac of up-to-date statistical data on children. SOWC is used globally by governments, NGOs and academic institutions as the authority on childhood.
|The online ‘State of the World’s Children 2006’ features profiles of eight excluded and invisible children; background on issues affecting them; statistics, charts and graphs; access to the full text of the print version in PDF; and more.|
About the online version of ‘The State of the World’s Children’
The online State of the World’s Children 2006 features profiles of eight excluded and invisible children, incorporating Flash and video; background on the issues that affect them; statistics, charts and graphs in customizable or downloadable formats; access to the full text of the print version in PDF; and more.
People’s Voice Award
As a nominee for a Webby Award, the online State of the World’s Children 2006 is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from 11 April to 5 May at http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com. (You will need to register in order to vote. Look in the Society category under ‘Charitable organizations’.)
Webby Award winners and People’s Voice Award winners will be announced 9 May 2006.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization of over 500 members who are leading experts in a diverse range of fields.. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.
People's Voice Award. (You will need to register in order to vote.)