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At a glance: Netherlands


Girl wins International Children’s Peace Prize for promoting the rights of children with disabilities
NEW YORK, USA, 22 February 2012 – Seventeen-year-old Michaela ‘Chaeli’ Mycroft was recently awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting the rights of children with disabilities in South Africa.

Unique education in emergencies fund reaches out to the most vulnerable
NEW YORK, USA, 17 September 2010 – Representatives of the Government of the Netherlands, the European Commission and UNICEF met in New York this week to review progress achieved under an innovative programme to improve Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition.

Dutch delegation commended for aiding education in crisis and post-crisis situations
NEW YORK, USA 9 July 2009 – Representatives of UNICEF and the Dutch Government met at UNICEF House yesterday to review progress achieved under the Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme funded by the Netherlands.

Young Iraqi filmmaker wins 'OneMinutesJr.' Award
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 11 December 2008 – Mohammed Majid al-Ghazali, age 15, is an Iraqi currently living in Jordan. He just won the 2008 'OneMinutesJr.' award.  His winning film, Accident, was produced during a UNICEF 'OneMinutesJr.' workshop in Amman, Jordan, where youth were asked to make films that reflected the rights from the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF and ‘OneminutesJr’ project rock Stranger Festival awards with big wins
NEW YORK, USA, 25 July 2008 – Nine productions from the ‘OneminutesJr’ project received an unprecedented 14 nominations and two awards in the one-minute films competition at the 2008 Stranger Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The films, all made during OneminutesJr workshops sponsored by UNICEF around the world, are all the work of filmmakers under the age of 20.  Read on for links to the winning videos.

Donation from the Netherlands supports girls’ education campaign in Benin
COTONOU, Benin, 10 August 2006 – A generous donation of $7.6 million from the Government of the Netherlands is helping UNICEF kickstart the ’All girls to school’ campaign in Benin.

Netherlands Development Minister pledges support for education in Pakistan’s earthquake-affected areas
MANSEHRA, Pakistan, 12 December, 2005 – The Netherlands’s Development Minister, Agnes van Ardenne, has pledged a further €30 million to the large-scale rebuilding of the education sector in earthquake-devastated parts of Pakistan.

UNICEF Netherlands Jubilee celebration
THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, 20 June, 2005—The Dutch National Committee for UNICEF celebrated its 50th year helping children with a gala tribute to the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the Hague. To help mark the occasion an array of dignitaries and celebrities shared thoughts on the protection of child rights with an audience of hundreds.




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