InterContinental Kiev launches partnership with UNICEF
Kiev’s premier five star hotel signs cooperation agreement with world’s leading children’s charity
September 24, 2012, Kiev – The signing of the Memorandum between InterContinental Kiev and United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF) in Ukraine marks the start of a cooperative relationship that will enable the hotel to provide support to the international children's organization as it continues to help children and protect their rights in Ukraine. The completion of the agreement was a highlight event during InterContinental Hotel Group's worldwide Responsible Business Week and makes InterContinental Kiev the first hotel Ukraine’s capital to officially pledge its support to UNICEF and its projects.
The global Responsible Business Week initiative has involved InterContinental Kiev for the past two years and centres on cooperation with local charities and communities to enable the hotel to give something back to its local environment. The announcement of the cooperation agreement with UNICEF in Ukraine was a stand-out achievement for the hotel, which was only one among hundreds of participants in Responsible Business Week worldwide.
For the last 15 years UNICEF has been working to improve the lives of children and families throughout Ukraine. In 2012 UNICEF intensified its cooperation with Ukraine’s private sector in the best interests of the children of Ukraine. As well as using these relationships to directly mobilise private resources, UNICEF leverages its contacts to promote child benefiting business practices and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
The Memorandum sets out plans for InterContinental Kiev and UNICEF to jointly promote children’s rights and raise public awareness on children’s issues in Ukraine.
“We are honoured to start this partnership with InterContinental Kiev for the benefit of children in Ukraine. On a global level UNICEF has a long history of fruitful collaboration with InterContinental Hotel Group, which supports UNICEF programs and activities worldwide. We believe that such collaboration in Ukraine will encourage innovation and the development of new solutions for children; promoting Corporate Social Responsibility with focus on children among the many other business interests.” – said Ruediger Luchmann, Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Ukraine
Kees Kramer, General Manager of InterContinental Kiev: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to support one of the world’s best known children’s organisations as it strives to protect the rights of the children and improve children’s lives in Ukraine. We will do our utmost to ensure that the values of professionalism and high-quality service that have come to define our brand carry over throughout our work with UNICEF.”
For further information, please contact:
Elena Polischuk, Public Relations Director of Hotel Management LLC, owning company of InterContinental Kiev, +38 044 219 1919, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yulia Yurova, Partnership Officer, UNICEF Ukraine, +38-044-254-2450, email@example.com
More about UNICEF in Ukraine: www.unicef.org.ua