Media advisory

UNICEF Flagship Publication: Empower Women to Help Children

Launch in New York Monday, 11 December

Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director
Doly Akter, young woman, Bangladesh
Valerie Nyirahabineza, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Rwanda
Moderator:  Raghida Dergham, Al Hayat Senior Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist

Launch of  State of the World’s Children, 2007 - Women and  Children: The Double Dividend of Equality.” Report contains complete index of childhood indicators for 192 countries.

Danny Kaye Visitor’s Centre,
Three UN Plaza, 44th  Street,
between First and Second Avenues

10:00 a.m.  Monday, 11 December

The State of the World’s Children 2007 says that gender equality produces the “double dividend” of benefiting both women and children and is pivotal to the health and development of families, communities and nations.  The report also includes essential facts and figures on children in 192 countries.

For further information, and to RSVP, please contact:

Jehane Sedky-Lavandero, UNICEF Media NY, 1-212-326-7261, jsedky@unicef.org
Karen Dukess, UNICEF Media NY, 1-212-303-7910, kdukess@unicef.org
Angela Hawke, UNICEF Media NY, 1 212-326-7269, ahawke@unicef.org
Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, NY 1 212 326 7452, kdonovan@unicef.org

Multi-media and data tools available online on a password protected site at:   www.unicef.org/sowc07/press

To obtain the password, please contact one of the press officers above.

Media release, key arguments, key facts, and key stats from SOWC
The complete SOWC report in pdf and the executive summary

Feature stories from around the world illustrating the report
Broadcast-quality video and audio