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UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake visits Bangladesh

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

DHAKA, 7 January 2012: UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake starts a three-day mission to Bangladesh today to highlight the challenges faced by children and women.

While in Bangladesh, Mr. Lake will visit UNICEF supported programmes to see the difficulties faced by marginalized and working children. Mr. Lake will also meet the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Health to discuss opportunities offered by UNICEF’s new country programme (2012-2016).

Mr. Lake became the sixth Executive Director of UNICEF on 1 May 2010, bringing with him more than 45 years of public service. Immediately prior to his appointment with UNICEF, Mr. Lake served as Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

He obtained a B.A. degree from Harvard in 1961, read international economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1974.

For more information, please contact:
· AM Sakil Faizullah, Communication Specialist, Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Section, Tel: (+88) 02 885 2266 Ext 7024, Mobile: (+88) 01713 049900, Email:
· Shima Islam, Chief, Communication, Advocacy & Partnership Section; Tel: (+88) 02 885 2266 Ext 7020, Email:

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.



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