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UNICEF Belarus wins music award

Minsk, Belarus, March 7, 2008 - UNICEF in Belarus has won the country’s ‘Rock Crown’ award with a set of lullabies created to mark the children’s organisation’s 60th anniversary.

Valuable contribution
A specially formed jury of musicians, producers and critics selected UNICEF’s set of 10 lullabies and it means these lullabies have now won two prestigious awards as last September 2007 it was placed first in the ‘design and packing’ category of the Moscow International Advertising Festival. 

UNICEF Representative in Belarus, Branislav Jekic, said: “We are happy that UNICEF was able to make such a valuable contribution to the children and parents of Belarus. We keep receiving letters expressing appreciation, as parents and children enjoy singing and listening to the lullabies. In UNICEF language, it’s an excellent tool for positive parenting approach, uniting children and parents, re-building historical paths of upbringing and consolidating the family. “

`Family is the best environment`
Radek Dambrovsky, juror of the Rock Crown Festival, said: “The UNICEF Lullabies project is the best project in the past ten years and it deserves an important place in national Belarus heritage. Thanks to Zmitser Vajtushkevich, music author and performer, and the best Belarus poets, this extraordinary collection of lullabies will be known to everyone and parents can sing them to their children thereby preserving the precious culture of the country.”

Rock Crown Festival is the main music event in the country.

UNICEF’s principle that the ‘family is the best environment for a child’, is at the heart of the concept. It unites several underlying themes, important for children and parents: breastfeeding, micronutrients disorders, positive parenting and child rights.


From Tuesday, March 4, all lullabies are placed on-line for free downloading on the website of ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda’, the most popular newspaper. Belarus news portal TUT.BY is going to present the project and place all materials, including information about UNICEF and lullabies for all parents and children in the country on their web site.

For more information please contact:

Julia Novichenok tel. + 37517 227 7822



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