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At a glance: Germany


Bhutanese children’s TV programme wins UNICEF Prize at Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Germany
NEW YORK, USA, 26 June 2012 – Sonam Phuntsho is a television producer for the Bhutan Broadcasting Service. His program, ‘Tashi and Sakteng’, was selected as one of 68 finalists at the recent Prix Jeunesse International Festival, where it won the UNICEF Prize.

In Germany, UNICEF awards Photo of the Year to an image of stark contrasts
NEW YORK, USA, 21 December 2011 – Kai Löffelbein’s photograph of a boy scavenging electronics scraps at a dump in Ghana was named the ‘UNICEF Photo of the Year 2011’ at an awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, yesterday.

OneMinutesJr. initiative helps youth capture their viewpoints around the world
NEW YORK, USA, 19 August 2011 June and July were busy months for UNICEF’s OneMinutesJr. initiative: Five youth video workshops took place in the USA, Haiti, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Germany, with artists teaching young people about video techniques and storytelling.

Montblanc donates $2 million to support UNICEF Education programmes
LOS ANGELES, USA, 15 March 2010 – The night before the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, Montblanc hosted a cocktail event in Los Angeles celebrating the high quality writing instrument maker’s ‘Signature for Good’ initiative in support of UNICEF. At the event, Montblanc International CEO Lutz Bethge presented a $2 million cheque to Caryl M. Stern, president & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, who accepted the donation on behalf of UNICEF’s global partnership with Montblanc.

Young Belgian photographer wins UNICEF Germany Photo of the Year honours
BERLIN, Germany, 18 December 2008 – Belgian photographer Alice Smeets is the winner of the UNICEF Germany Photo of the Year. Her picture shows a girl in Cité Soleil, the largest slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, wearing a clean white dress and ribbons in her hair, despite being surrounded by squalor.

German First Lady Eva Luise Koehler visits UNICEF-supported projects in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 24 October 2008 – “I have to choose between being hungry or going to school.” These sentiments, as expressed by a 12-year old girl who works in a rice husking mill in Bangladesh will never be forgotten by Germany's First Lady, Eva Luise Koehler.

In Georgia, help for disabled children affected by conflict
GENEVA, Switzerland, 17 October 2008  For a moment during the recent war in and around South Ossetia, Georgia, the front line nearly passed through the Senaki Institute, a residential school for 105 mentally and physically disabled children abandoned by their parents. In the opening days of the conflict, a bomb flattened an adjacent building.

UNICEF and MTV’s HIV-focused documentary ‘Xpress’ wins award from World Media Festival
NEW YORK, USA, 22 April 2008 – ‘Xpress’, the fourth video documentary co-produced by MTV Latin America and UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean, has been announced as the recipent of a Silver Award in the education category at the World Media Festival.

UNICEF Germany ‘Photo of the Year’ raises awareness about early marriage
NEW YORK, USA, 24 December 2007 – US photographer Stephanie Sinclair is the winner of this year’s ‘Photo of the Year’ competition presented by the German National Committee for UNICEF.

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the Berliner Philharmoniker, performs children's concert
NEW YORK, USA, 5 December 2007 – One of the world’s most renowned orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, has joined the ranks of UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassadors. The announcement came during the orchestra’s Rite of Spring project involving more than 100 schoolchildren from New York City public schools this past fall.

Germany celebrates CRC 18th anniversary with a call for ‘Children first!’
BERLIN, Germany, 21 November 2007 – With a huge blue banner covering the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s landmark and memorial to the end of the Cold War, Germany celebrated the 18th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) yesterday.

Junior 8 delegates present youth perspectives to G8 world leaders
NEW YORK, USA, 7 June 2007 – For nine young people participating in the Junior 8 Summit in Germany, today was the opportunity of a lifetime.

J8 Summit opens in Germany
WISMAR, Germany, 3 June 2007 – Young people from Group of 8 industrialized countries and the developing world, as well as German federal and state government officials, have gathered here for the official opening of the Junior 8 Summit – the international youth conference with an agenda that parallels the G8 Summit.

Young people gather to debate global issues at Junior 8 Summit in Germany
NEW YORK, USA, 1 June 2007 – Young people from Group of 8 industrialized nations and the developing world are gathering in Germany to participate in this year’s Junior 8 Summit. Mirroring the G8 Summit, which will be commenced on 6 June, the J8 is aimed at empowering young people to take part and voice their opinions in global affairs.

German Government donation to aid vulnerable youth in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE, 26 February 2007 – Tinashe was just eight when he lost his mother to AIDS. His father disappeared soon after her burial, leaving Tinashe and his younger brother in the care of their ailing grandmother.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel helps launch ‘Junior 8’ youth competition
BERLIN, Germany, 1 February 2007 – Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s National Female Soccer Team – including UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Steffi Jones – joined five UNICEF Junior Ambassadors to launch this year’s competition for the ‘Junior 8’ summit.

UNICEF e-greetings: New, improved and great for last-minute holiday wishes
NEW YORK, USA, 20 December 2006 - After a successful first year, UNICEF’s electronic greetings service, available online at www.unicef-shop.com, has undergone several improvements for this holiday season.

Danish photographer Jan Grarup wins top prize in UNICEF Photo of the Year competition
BERLIN, Germany, 19 December 2006 – Danish photographer Jan Grarup is the winner of the UNICEF Photo of the Year international competition held by the German National Committee for UNICEF.

UNICEF mourns loss of Rainer Gross, a tireless advocate for child nutrition
NEW YORK, USA, 3 October 2006 – UNICEF is mourning the untimely loss of its Chief of Nutrition, Dr. Rainer Gross, 61, who died on 30 September.

UNICEF and Volvic Germany provide safe water in rural Ethiopia
SOUTH GONDAR, Ethiopia, 14 July 2006 – Yezab Menge and her neighbour help each other strap large earthenware pots filled with over 15 litres of clean water onto their backs. The water is drawn with a hand pump from a well constructed in their district using funds donated by bottled-water supplier Volvic Germany through the German Committee for UNICEF.

Goodwill Ambassador Claudia Schiffer speaks out on HIV/AIDS in new TV spot
NEW YORK, 14 July 2006 – With the eyes of the world still on Germany after its successful hosting of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, one of the country’s most famous exports is using the spotlight to speak out against HIV/AIDS.

UNICEF supports ‘No to Racism Days’ campaign at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
BERLIN, Germany, 28 June 2006 – As football fans around the world took two days off from the excitement and the spirit of competition at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, UNICEF and FIFA – along with prominent members of the German Government and world sporting associations – met at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital to decry racial divisiveness.

UNICEF National Action Day raises HIV/AIDS awareness in Germany
BERLIN, Germany, 5 June 2006 – Dressed in red UNICEF shirts and carrying crosses with the slogan, ‘Stop AIDS! Every minute a child is dying of AIDS’, about 100 students gathered in front of the Chancellery building here to raise HIV/AIDS awareness on UNICEF National Action Day. The event took place on 12 May in anticipation of the United Nations 2006 High Level Meeting on AIDS, which wrapped up on Friday in New York.

Bhutan TV documentary wins UNICEF prize at film festival highlighting children
MUNICH, Germany, 15 May 2006 – ‘The Domaseller & The Badamwalla’, a TV documentary about children in Bhutan, has emerged as the winner of the UNICEF Special Prize at the 2006 Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Munich.




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