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At a glance: Ireland


New UNICEF Ireland Ambassador Rory McIlroy makes Haiti his first humanitarian destination
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 7 June, 2011 – Champion golfer Rory McIlroy made his first official humanitarian trip as a UNICEF Ireland Ambassador this week, visiting newly built schools, a maternal centre, and camps for displaced people in Haiti.

UNICEF Ireland’s ‘Dustin the Turkey’ promotes early childhood care in South Africa
KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE, South Africa, 24 November 2009 – The popular Irish children’s character ‘Dustin the Turkey’ made a surprise visit recently (in puppet form) to children in Ematimatolo, located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Turkish universities set standard by championing child rights in new syllabus
GENEVA, Switzerland, 9 April 2009 – Six Turkish universities are leading the way in European journalism studies by agreeing to introduce a new child rights syllabus in their degree programmes.

Early intervention strategies for online child exploitation
CORK, Ireland, 21 November 2008 – When Ethel Quayle sat down to devise an approach to the problem of child exploitation on the Internet, she was aware that millions of people in cyberspace might be seeking help. But Dr. Quayle was not directly targeting children who were being exploited.

Dublin AIDS conference sets strategies to help children affected by HIV
DUBLIN, Ireland, 7 October, 2008 – Developing social welfare services to ease child poverty and supporting families affected by HIV/AIDS were among the topics featured prominently at the fourth Global Partners’ Forum on Children affected by HIV and AIDS, a two-day conference in Dublin co-hosted by Irish Aid and UNICEF this week.

Irish cricketer visits Jamaican programme for people with disabilities
SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, 28 March 2007 - In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, Ireland is probably the team that best knows what it is to beat the odds. Having prevailed over Pakistan and tied with Zimbabwe during the group stage matches, they made their first-ever ICC Cricket World Cup appearance.

UNICEF Ireland and Aer Lingus mark 10th anniversary of ‘Change for Good’ partnership
DUBLIN, Ireland, 11 January 2007 – UNICEF Ireland and the Irish airline Aer Lingus today marked the 10th anniversary of their Change for Good™ partnership.

Gabriel Byrne celebrates Mother's Day with UNICEF Ireland, highlighting HIV issues
DUBLIN, Ireland, 24 March 2006 – Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, an Ambassador for Ireland's National Committee for UNICEF, was the special guest at this year's UNICEF Ireland/Conrad Dublin Mother's Day Lunch.

Ireland launches Unite for Children. Unite against AIDS Campaign
DUBLIN, Ireland, 24 October 2005 – The Irish Government has pledged up to 20% of its increased funding for HIV/AIDS to be allocated to children.

Ireland’s celebrities support UNICEF through new book, For the Children - A Celebration of Families
DUBLIN, 5 October 2004 – Yesterday, Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern officially unveiled UNICEF Ireland's latest project: a book of intimate, never-before-seen photographs depicting many of Ireland's most famous personalities. The launch ceremony was generously hosted by the Westin Hotel in Dublin. The book is part of UNICEF Ireland's ‘Growing Up Alone’ campaign, which is raising funds in support of UNICEF’s work with the millions of children already orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Irish President Mary McAleese key speaker as UNICEF meets in Dublin
Ireland’s President Mary McAleese delivered the keynote speech on HIV/AIDS as UNICEF’s National Committees gathered in Dublin for their annual meeting.  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, who has worked for the organization in Africa to raise AIDS awareness, was on hand to greet President McAleese on her arrival.




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