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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors.

UNICEF Ambassador Novak Djokovic marks holiday season by supporting children in Serbia
GENEVA / BELGRADE / NEW YORK, 21 December 2011 – World number one ranked tennis player and UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia, Novak Djokovic, is marking the holiday season by lending his voice and financial support for vulnerable children.

Nana Mouskouri promotes breastfeeding in Romanian Maternity Hospital
BUCHAREST, Romania, 6 December 2011 - Singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Nana Mouskouri on her second visit to Bucharest met mothers and their newborns at St. Pantelimon Maternity Hospital.

Internationally acclaimed singer dedicates song to volunteers worldwide as UN General Assembly prepares for landmark volunteerism discussion
1 November 2011 - Internationally acclaimed singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo, joined forces with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme this week, ahead of a 5 December UN General Assembly Session on volunteerism.

Novak Djoković, UNICEF National Ambassador in Serbia and World Tennis #1 visits kindergarten "Pcelica" in Smederevo
SMEDEREVO, Serbia, 26 September 2011 - UNICEF National Ambassador in Serbia Djokovic has visited today the Kindergarten Pcelica in Smederevo.

Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 – UNICEF today announced tennis champion Serena Williams’s appointment as international Goodwill Ambassador.

Ana Ivanovic promotes the importance of reading and education among school children
BELGRADE, Serbia, 16 September 2011 – Ana Ivanovic, world famous tennis player and UNICEF Serbia National Ambassador, today held a public class for pupils from 10 primary schools included in the “Schools without Violence” programme.

International conference to discuss inclusion of children with disabilities in society
BAKU/GENEVA/BERLIN, 15 September 2011 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, The Berliner Philharmoniker, visit Baku to raise awareness

World Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic Appointed UNICEF Serbia Ambassador
BELGRADE/NEW YORK, 29 August 2011 - UNICEF today announced that world-number one ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic will serve as an Ambassador for UNICEF in Serbia.

Goodwill Ambassador Edin Džeko opens new premises of Early Childhood Development Centre
NOVI GRAD, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 June 2011 - The new premises of the UNICEF Early Childhood Development at Alipašino Polje in the Sarajevo Municipality of Novi Grad were opened today.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina opens a new complex for social services for children and families in Vidin
SOFIA, Bulgaria, 11 May 2011 – Today UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (Denmark) opened a Complex for Social Services for Children and Families in Vidin.

Liam Neeson becomes UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, USA, 29 March 2011 – Acclaimed actor Liam Neeson has emphasized his commitment to vulnerable children by becoming UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Maestro Vengerov announces start of the "Every child needs a family" campaign in Armenia
YEREVAN, 21 February 2011 – World’s renowned violinist and conductor, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Maxim Vengerov announced today the start of the campaign “Every Child Needs a Family”



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