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Press releases

Highlighting the work of Carol Bellamy

2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999


On World Water Day, glass half empty for fifth of world’s children
NEW YORK, 22 March 2005 - Ninety days after water generated horror and headlines around the globe, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said that 400 million children – almost one fifth of all children - lack even the bare minimum of safe water they need to live.

Zimbabwe’s forgotten children
HARARE / JONANNESBURG, 17 March 2005 – As the world focuses on the upcoming Zimbabwean elections, UNICEF today released startling new statistics which call for politicians and donors to defend children as rigorously as they defend democracy.

Bellamy remarks on UN reform: making it work for children
LONDON, 9 March, 2005 – The issue we are dealing with is one literally of life and death.  As we reported in this year’s State of the World’s Children, half of all children in the world today suffer from some form of extreme deprivation.

Clashes reignite disaster for children in Democratic Republic of Congo
LONDON/GENEVA, 4 March 2005 – UNICEF said today that renewed fighting in the eastern DRC has cut vital aid to tens of thousands of civilians who had been earlier displaced by fighting.

Bellamy remarks at launch of Lancet series on newborns
LONDON, 1 March 2005 – I am very pleased to be here representing UNICEF and the committed individuals from across UNICEF who played such a key role in the development of this series.  The focus of this series on neonatal deaths is important and timely.

Statement attributed to Bellamy on Beijing+10
NEW YORK, 28 February 2005 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy remarks at Beijing +10: "Ten years ago, at the time of the Beijing Conference on Women, I had just begun as Executive Director of UNICEF. Now, as we commemorate Beijing Plus 10, I am only a few months away from leaving UNICEF. So I have come full circle – I started with Beijing, I just returned from a visit to Beijing, and I am talking about Beijing today." (Video)

Bellamy - “when China achieves, the world achieves”
BEIJING, 24 February 2005 – Carol Bellamy addressed government leaders, UN agency heads, programme partners, children and the media this morning at a Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and UNICEF cosponsored forum in Beijing on “A Decade of Achievement for Children”.

Bellamy in Bangkok on getting girls in school post-tsunami
7-9 February 2005 – Briefing note. Girls’ education in South Asia; A technical meeting. Bangkok, Thailand.

Female genital mutilation must end
NEW YORK, 6 February 2005 – UNICEF today reiterated its call on governments to move swiftly to stop the harmful practice of female genital mutilation and cutting.

MTV Asia AID concert to benefit UNICEF
BANGKOK/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 February 2005 – On her arrival in Bangkok to attend the MTV Asia AID concert, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said she was delighted that MTV had refashioned its annual awards show into a global benefit that enables young people to contribute directly to the tsunami recovery effort.

UNICEF seeks $763 million for ‘forgotten emergencies’
GENEVA, 26 January 2005 – UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

Clinton Foundation and UNICEF launch Tsunami Water and Sanitation Fund
NEW YORK, 10 January 2005 – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today announced the creation of a joint initiative that will bring safe drinking water and sanitation systems to children and families affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Bellamy to visit Tsunami zone
NEW YORK, 1 January 2005 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy begins a five-day tour of the worst-affected tsunami zones this weekend, where she will survey the needs of hundreds of thousands of children and assess the UNICEF relief efforts to date.


Bellamy: UNICEF ready to respond to quake victims in South Asia
UNICEF country offices circling the Indian Ocean are assessing damage from the Sumatra earthquake that touched off a series of tsunamis early today, killing thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of children and their families in jeopardy.

The world's broken promise to our children
OP-ED, 18 December 2004 – In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, UNICEF Executive Carol Bellamy writes about the more than one billion children suffering extreme deprivations from poverty, war, and HIV/AIDS, the need for policy change and the need for greater investment in the services that mean the most to children.

Carol Bellamy on the £44 Million DFID assistance to fund children affected by HIV/AIDS
WASHINGTON DC , 16 December 2004 – We are deeply grateful to the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) for providing £44 million to UNICEF for programmes to support children affected by AIDS.

Bellamy to launch ‘The State of the World’s Children 2005’ with Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Redgrave in London
LONDON/NEW YORK, 6 December 2004 – The State of the World’s Children is UNICEF’s annual flagship publication.  It is the most comprehensive survey of global trends affecting children. This year’s launch will be UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy’s tenth. Childhood today is under threat for more than 1 billion children. Poverty, conflict, and HIV/AIDS are among the most serious threats undercutting childhood across the globe.

Landmines pose gravest risk for children
NAIROBI/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 2 December 2004 – Millions of antipersonnel landmines and other explosive remnants of war across the globe pose a vicious threat to children, who are being injured, killed and orphaned by them long after wars are over, UNICEF said today.

Bellamy to address World Summit on a Mine Free World
NAIROBI/MEDIA ADVISORY, 29 November 2004 – Mr. Malloch Brown, Ms. Bellamy and Nikola will hold a joint press conference during the World Summit on a Mine Free World in Nairobi on 2 December, 2004.

Women in armed conflict at extreme risk of sexual violence
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 25 November 2004 – “The systematic use of rape as a weapon of war is a violation of human rights that demands urgent attention and an end to impunity,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said today.

Bellamy speaks out for children in Iraq
NEW YORK, 23 November 2004 – UNICEF today again expressed deep concern about the devastating impact the hostilities in Iraq is having on the overall well-being of the country’s children.

Despite progress, children’s rights far from universal
NEW YORK, 20 November 2004 – On the 15th anniversary today of the international adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said that despite major advancements for children that include the creation of new laws in many countries, the rights of millions of children remain forgotten or ignored.

UNICEF urges: No more broken promises on girls' education
BRASILIA, 8 November 2004 – Acknowledging that HIV/AIDS, conflict and deepening poverty have eroded gains in enrolling more girls in school in many countries, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today called on nations to respect promises made to ensure that girls and boys receive the same educational opportunities. Bellamy outlined a strategy to achieve a “radical breakthrough” in these countries.

Bellamy to industry leaders: make vaccines available for all
LYON, 11 October 2004 – Delivering the keynote address to the World Vaccine Congress, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy laid out a strategy for closing the gap between children protected by routine immunization and the millions of children still left out, saying a voluntary "coalition of the powerful" is needed to reach those children still not protected by immunization.

Bellamy Haiti visit supports children of Gonaives
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, 30 September 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy visited Haiti from 29 to 30 September to assess progress in responding to the humanitarian emergency following the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne.

Bellamy visits Gonaives, Haiti, where children tread water to survive
MEDIA ADVISORY, 26 September 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will visit Gonaives where UNICEF is carrying out intense programs to help children struggling to survive following Tropical Storm Jeanne.  It is estimated that 155,000 children under 18 have been directly affected, including hundreds who died in the flooding.  Many are homeless and living in shelters, all are vulnerable amidst appalling conditions.

Statement by Bellamy on hostage-taking of children at Russian school
NEW YORK/GENEVA/HONG KONG, 3 September 2004 – "The Beslan siege represents a new and discouraging low -- children used as hostages and denied food and water for three terrifying days," said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy.

Bellamy urges Tibet to reach for new heights for children
TSE  DANG,  TIBET,  31 August 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today  completed  two  days  of  visits  with  families, health clinics and elementary  schools in the Naidung and Chongjie counties. Bellamy got an up close  look  at the issues faced at village level in Tibet through numerous discussions  with parents, health workers and teachers.

Bellamy arrives in Tibet; proceeds to Shannan Prefecture
AN HUI, TIBET, 30 August 2004 – Carol Bellamy arrived in Tibet yesterday to get a first hand look at the situation of children in Western China, a region that is struggling to catch up with the country’s strong economic growth.

Bellamy looks at situation of children in Western China
BEIJING, 27 August 2004 – The Chinese economic miracle which has catapulted hundreds of millions out of poverty is still a distant reality for China’s western regions. In this part of the world’s most swiftly developing nation, rural income is half, child mortality is double and maternal death – in some districts – is 5-10 times higher than the east.

Reintegrating children associated with fighting forces in Liberia a "success"
MONROVIA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 26 August 2004 – Just four months after the launch of a massive disarmament campaign, almost 85 per cent of about 5,800 demobilized children have gone home to their families. Over 115 children were reunified this week.

Bellamy meets with children formerly associated with fighting forces in Liberia
MONROVIA, 24 August 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today visited the Jah Tondo camp for internally displaced people and the Don Bosco Interim Care Centre for demobilized children formerly associated with fighting forces.

Bellamy lands in Liberia for a three-day visit
MONROVIA, 23 August 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy landed in Liberia today for a three-day visit to assess progress in reintegrating children formerly associated with fighting forces with their families.

UNICEF Executive Director to visit Liberia
MEDIA ADVISORY, 20 August 2004 – On 24 August UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will travel to Gbarnga, Bong County, the site the Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) was re-launched, to meet with former child soldiers living at interim care centres while awaiting reunification with their families. She will also visit a UNICEF-supported teacher training programme, a vocational skills centre, and Phebe Hospital to inspect the cold chain system provided by UNICEF to store vaccines.

Bellamy tells pediatricians they have key role in advocating child survival
CANCUN, Mexico, 17 August 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy told leading pediatricians gathered here this week that they are crucial to efforts to improve child survival, saying that they must advocate for action that goes beyond traditional health initiatives to address the more complex causes underlying entrenched child mortality.

Bellamy to call for new tactics in child survival at meeting of pediatricians in Cancun
MEDIA ADVISORY, 5 August 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will deliver the keynote address to  the 24th International Congress of Pediatrics in Cancun. Every year, more than 10 million children under the age of five die totally preventable deaths. Some are the direct causes of illness—pneumonia, diarrhoea, measles—and others are affected by indirect causes such as conflict and HIV/AIDS. Malnutrition and lack of safe water and sanitation are contributing factors to more than half of these deaths.

UNICEF Executive Director: Create a Latin America fit for indigenous children.
Cusco, Perú, 24 July 2004 – During the Copa América, UNICEF has been repeating a simple slogan that sums up the spirit of our agreement with CONMEBOL: ¡Con los niños sí se gana!

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy on polio epidemic
NEW YORK, 22 June 2004 – Today’s confirmation of a polio case in Darfur is the latest blow to hit children in a region beset by tragedy. This news is both a setback to Africa’s eradication campaign and a serious threat to public health.

Uganda's Night Walkers:
Read Carol Bellamy's opinion piece in the International Herald Tribune.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy on the conclusion of her visit to the Darfur Region
KHARTOUM, 15 June 2004 – It is clear to me that a worsening crisis is upon us.  We must do all we can to avert a humanitarian disaster. The number of displaced people – already estimated at close to 1 million men, women and children – continues to grow. As the rainy season begins, it is now a race against time to provide children and their families with basic, life-saving services: clean water and sanitation, nutrition, shelter and health care. (2 videos)

Bellamy heads to stricken Darfur region
NEW YORK, 11 June 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy heads to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan this weekend to see first-hand the life-threatening situation facing hundreds of thousands of children caught in one of the world’s most rapidly developing humanitarian crises.

Bellamy urges attention on Uganda's displaced people crisis; Calls on LRA to release children
KAMPALA, 25 May 2004 – Arriving for a four day visit to conflict troubled Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on both the Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army to protect children, noting that the number of people displaced by the fighting has tripled in just the past 24 months.

Bellamy heads to Uganda to tackle issues for children
MEDIA ADVISORY, 21 May 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will meet with representatives of the Government of Uganda, donors, and non-governmental organisations to discuss strengthening the national, regional and international response. In south-western Uganda, Ms. Bellamy will see the progress achieved in programs supported by the Government of Uganda and UNICEF, particularly in the area of community-based development.

UNICEF Exec. Dir. to visit Ukraine to focus on HIV/AIDS and Iodine Deficiency Disorders
MEDIA ADVISORY, 7 May 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy visits Ukraine to focus attention on disproportionate impact that HIV/AIDS is having on children and young people, and to support efforts to achieve universal salt iodization.

Bellamy's remarks in Seoul
SEOUL, 17 March 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy's remarks at press conference in Seoul.

Bellamy sees improvements for children in DPRK
SEOUL, 17 March 2004 – Despite international isolation and a political impasse with the West, efforts to save and improve the lives of North Korean children are working, the head of UNICEF said today, citing vastly improved immunization rates and better systems for finding and treating cases of severe malnutrition. (Video and Audio)

UNICEF Executive Director in Seoul, following DPRK visit
MEDIA ADVISORY, 10 March 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy’s visit will highlight results for children that are being achieved with UNICEF support in DPRK, as well as the challenges that remain.

UNICEF to Security Council: Children should not fight wars
NEW YORK, 20 January 2004 – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF today condemned the appalling violations of the rights of children in times of war. Addressing the annual Security Council meeting on children in armed conflict, she called on Council members to work harder to end the use of child soldiers, the killing and maiming of children, abductions, attacks on schools and hospitals, and sexual violence against boys and girls.


Polio in West Africa at crisis point, says Bellamy
ACCRA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 December 2003 – The alarming spread of polio in West Africa is now the biggest threat to global eradication of the disease, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy told leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) today.

UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy cordially invites members of the press to the media launches for the UNICEF report: "Africa’s Orphaned Generations"
Africa’s Orphaned Generations provides new, data-driven insight into the daily circumstances of the millions of children who have lost parents to AIDS, and into the households that they turn to for care and support. Africa’s orphan crisis – massive, growing and long-term, will get worse before it gets any better. The report argues for immediate, comprehensive support to the increasingly desperate families at the frontlines of the orphan crisis to ensure that all of Africa’s orphans have a secure and healthy childhood.

UNICEF director appeals for emergency humanitarian aid
WASHINGTON DC, 19 November 2003 – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, today led a call for donor countries to contribute more aid to the humanitarian crises impacting millions of people around the world.

Bellamy travel to spotlight education, AIDS orphans
NEW YORK, 31 October 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will visit ten cities over the next six weeks in the lead-up to the release of the annual State of the World’s Children report on December 11.  Bellamy’s travels, including stops in India and South Africa, will spotlight child survival, AIDS orphans, and humanitarian emergencies – themes connected by the underlying

UNICEF chief applauds Afghan birth registration effort
KABUL/NEW YORK, 6 October 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, speaking on the second day of a visit to Afghanistan, today congratulated the Afghan Transitional Government for an “unparalleled success” in registering the births of 775,000 children under the age of one.

UNICEF hails Canada's move to expand access to AIDS drugs
NEW YORK, 29 September 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy praised Canada’s push to quickly enact legislation allowing Canadian generic medicine companies to export cheaper versions of patented medicines to poor countries hard hit by the AIDS pandemic.

UNICEF Chief urges UN General Assembly to focus on young people in deliberations on HIV/AIDS
NEW YORK, 22 September 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said that when the UN General Assembly meets today to review the international community’s performance in crafting and financing the global response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, one thing should focus people’s minds: “We are not reaching the two billion children and young people who will determine the future course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”

UNICEF, WHO pledge to continue work on global health issues threatening children
NEW YORK, 15 September 2003 – In her first public briefing with Dr. Jong Wook Lee since his appointment as WHO Director General, Carol Bellamy today warned that the two agencies were witnessing a “great gulf” open in child survival between the developed and developing worlds.

Carol Bellamy: On the tragedy in Iraq
Statement by Carol Bellamy on the tragedy in Iraq.

UNICEF Executive Director praises Ecuador for increased investment in children
QUITO, ECUADOR, 5 August 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today applauded the commitment of Ecuador’s government to improving children’s lives through increased social spending, but said that more investment is necessary to reach all children with basic services.

Nigeria – Carol Bellamy visits polio’s last stand in Africa
ABUJA/GENEVA/NEW YORK,  22 July 2003 – UNICEF’s Executive Director, Carol Bellamy, will tell the Nigerian government tomorrow that the eradication of polio in Africa is close, but still hangs in the balance in Nigeria’s northern states.

Bellamy to African Union: Investing in children must be Africa's first priority
MAPUTO / GENEVA, 8 July 2003 – A day before arriving in Mozambique to attend a summit of African leaders, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said that the only chance for sustaining development and progress in African countries is for their leaders to invest in children – and to do so "early and often."

UNICEF Executive Director launches campaign to combat exclusion of children
Monday, 16 June 2003 – Arguing that the exclusion of millions of children in the countries of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States is undermining the development of those nations, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy joined civil society representatives from 27 countries at the launch of a major regional campaign to “Leave No Child Out“

Bellamy to Africa leaders: Use child well-being as measure of progress
Wednesday, 11 June 2003 – The Executive Director of UNICEF today called on African leaders attending an economic summit here to embrace child-centred standards as the primary measure for gauging progress across their continent. (Press release)

Executive Director of UNICEF says girls in South Asia “cannot afford to wait”
Wednesday, 21 May 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today arrived in Pakistan, carrying a strong message that until girls’ education becomes an urgent priority in South Asia, the region’s economic and social development will be hindered.Bellamy is in Pakistan for a three-day visit to concentrate attention on education in the region, as part of a global campaign to scale up efforts to achieve the Education for All (EFA) goals. (Press release)

Bellamy to Baghdad to see Iraqi children, thank UNICEF staff
16 May 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will visit Iraq this weekend to draw attention to the difficult situation of children. Her three-day stay will encompass activities in Baghdad and the north of the country. (Press release)

UNICEF lauds White House leadership on AIDS bill
Tuesday, 29 April 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy commended the White House for its leadership in endorsing a $15 billion emergency bill to tackle AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean today. The bill promotes an “ABC” prevention package (Abstinence, Be Faithful, Consistently use Condoms) that sidelines efforts by some to keep condoms out of the final legislation. (Press release)

UNICEF lauds Iraqi "commonsense" push to return to school
Friday, 25 April 2003 – Iraqi children must be allowed to resume their schooling without delay, the Executive Director of UNICEF, Carol Bellamy, said today. The UNICEF chief praised what she called "the innate wisdom" of Iraqi parents and educators who are pushing for the prompt resumption of classes throughout Iraq. They must be "supported, encouraged, lauded, and imitated" for the speed with which children have already begun to return to school throughout the country. (Press release)

UNICEF and Partners Push Ahead With Polio and Measles Campaigns for Iraqi Children
GENEVA / NEW YORK, 18 February 2003 – In the shadow of ongoing international debate over a potential conflict in Iraq, health workers are expected to fan out across the country from 23-27 February to immunize more than 4 million Iraqi children against polio, UNICEF announced today. (Press Release)

UNICEF chief urges Nepal to make peace for the sake of its children
Tuesday, 4 February 2003 – For the sake of Nepal’s children, UNICEF today urged parties to the country’s conflict to ensure that the recently announced cease-fire is swiftly followed by a peaceful resolution to a conflict that has had an increasingly severe impact on children and women. (Press release)

Bellamy urges Security Council to consider children in all its deliberations
Tuesday, 14 January 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today urged the United Nations Security Council to establish a "culture of accountability" by holding those who use children in armed conflicts responsible for their actions.  (Press Release)

UNICEF calls on G8 leaders to meet challenge of HIV/AIDS, and to focus prevention efforts among the young
Geneva / New York, 30 May 2003 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy challenged leaders from the world’s richest nations meeting at the G8 summit next week to summon the collective leadership, resources and political will needed for a “tide-turning approach” to the global AIDS crisis. She said they would otherwise be held accountable for allowing millions more people – increasingly children and young people – to needlessly suffer and die under their watch. (News Note)


Bellamy in Mexico To Launch UNICEF Flagship Report: ‘The State of the World’s Children 2003’
NEW YORK, 6 December 2002 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will launch UNICEF’s annual “State of the World’s Children” report in Mexico City this coming Wednesday, 11 December, asserting that children have a right to be heard in decisions that affect their lives.

Bellamy begins whistle-stop journey across Africa
GENEVA / NEW YORK, 19 November 2002 – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, begins a five-nation tour of Africa this week, during which she will spotlight a series of major issues confronting children on the continent and around the world.

UNICEF issues global challenge to world leaders
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 August 2002 – UNICEF today issued a bold challenge to world leaders attending the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. Noting that access to clean water can save the lives of millions of children, UNICEF's Executive Director, Carol Bellamy, called on leaders to ensure that every school, in every corner of the world, be equipped with clean water and separate sanitary facilities for boys and girls over the course of the next decade.

Donors can help save 6 million children in Southern Africa crisis
NEW YORK, 18 July 2002 – The United Nations Children's Fund today urged the world community to help save the lives of more than 6 million children who are at immediate risk of death in southern Africa due to a crippling combination of natural and man-made crises.

Governments 'Say Yes' as agreement is reached on global goals
NEW YORK, 10 May 2002 – The United Nations wrapped up its Special Session on Children late Friday with unanimous agreement on a new agenda for the world's children, including 21 specific goals and targets for child health, education and protection over the next decade, UNICEF announced.

Bellamy and Otunnu hail entry into force of Optional Protocol on Child Soldiers
NEW YORK, 12 February 2002 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Olara Otunnu and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, today hailed the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict. The protocol prohibits the use of child soldiers.


UNICEF calls for halt to commercial sex exploitation
Monday, 17 December – Noting that each year millions of children "are bought and sold like fresh produce, commodities in a global sex industry steeped in greed and unspeakable cruelty," UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy on Monday urged governments, law enforcement, international agencies and all sectors of society to do all within their power to stamp it out.

Crisis draws Bellamy to Afghanistan
Friday, 23 November 2001 – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, begins an extended trip to Europe and Asia this weekend, highlighted by five days in Afghanistan and Pakistan where she will visit Quetta, Kabul and other towns to personally survey the difficult conditions facing millions of children in a region stricken by drought, displacement, disease and conflict.

UNICEF Chief vows renewed drive to protect rights of all children
29 September 2001 – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, said today that the postponement of the biggest global meeting on children in more than a decade had only deepened UNICEF's resolve to fulfil its mandate of ensuring the survival, protection and development of every child.

UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy set to arrive in Uganda
Monday , August 13, 2001 – On her first visit to Uganda, Carol Bellamy, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will launch the Girls' Education Movement (GEM) together with President Museveni, the Forum for Women Educationalists (FAWE), the Ministry of Education and young delegates from Africa. Bellamy, who will be in Uganda from 14-16 of August, will meet with a wide-range of officials and youth from across Africa and make on-site visits to UNICEF programme activities.

UNICEF Executive Director compliments Viet Nam on its commitment to children
Friday, 16 February 2001 – Today the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Ms. Carol Bellamy, shared her reflections on the state of Vietnamese children on the final day of her visit to Viet Nam.


UNICEF'S Bellamy says waste of human potential is a global tragedy
NEW YORK, 12 December 2000 – Declaring that "investment in the development and care of our youngest children is the most fundamental form of good leadership," Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, argued today that the world is squandering human potential on a massive scale as hundreds of millions of the world's youngest citizens flounder in poverty and neglect in their first years of life.

Statement by Carol Bellamy, UNICEF Executive Director, to the Special Session of the Commission on Human Rights regarding the situation in the Middle East
Thursday, 12 October 2000

Bellamy visits DR Congo for polio campaign
Tuesday, 8 August 2000 – Hoping to boost the global effort to wipe out polio, especially in countries affected by conflict, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy begins a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week to take part in a major immunization campaign that is crucial to eradicating the disease. She will also briefly visit neighbouring Congo.

In Horn, Bellamy welcomes peace deal
Friday, 16 June 2000 – Executive Director Carol Bellamy, today welcomed news of a cease-fire in the Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict, saying that it cleared the way for a renewed emphasis on humanitarian relief in the drought-starved region.

Drought draws Bellamy to Horn
Wednesday, 14 June 2000 – While the drought crisis in East Africa has temporarily faded from the headlines, its enormous human impact still requires the world's help. UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy's five-day, five-nation tour seeks to draw renewed attention to the desperate circumstances facing millions of people across the region.

UNICEF Executive Director targets violence against women
Tuesday, 7 March 2000 – In a statement marking International Women's Day, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy issued a strong attack against culturally-sanctioned homicidal violence directed at women and girls around the world. She said 'honour' killings, acid violence, female infanticide and bride burning are examples of men and boys killing or seriously injuring female family and community members with impunity.

UNICEF Executive Director to tour flood-damaged areas of Mozambique
Thursday, 17 February 2000 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will tour flood-affected areas of Mozambique on Friday, 18 February, getting a first-hand look at UNICEF's response to a disaster that has created urgent humanitarian needs for 150,000 people, including 30,000 children, and which has sparked concern over outbreaks of disease.

UNICEF Executive Director embarks on Africa journey
Tuesday, 8 February 2000 – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, begins a four-nation, 14-day tour of Africa this week, during which she will meet national leaders, visit education and health projects, speak with children, and address several grave challenges facing young people across the continent, including AIDS, widespread poverty, gender discrimination, and conflict.


Carol Bellamy outlines goals after reappointment
Monday, 13 September 1999 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy outlined some of her goals for the agency after being re-appointed for a second five-year term today by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.




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