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Podcast #63: Artist Sue Austin's Creating the Spectacle challenges audiences to think differently about disability and wheelchairs
NEW YORK, United States of America, 11 September 2012 – Images of Sue Austin, gliding through the deep on her wheelchair, past schools of fish and lush coral reefs, are taking the world by storm. A multimedia, performance and installation artist, Ms. Austin is the architect of Creating the Spectacle, a groundbreaking series of performances of an underwater wheelchair user that challenges the perception of wheelchairs and disabilities.

Ambitious UK aid plan delivers strong, measurable results for the world's poorest
NEW YORK, USA, 20 July 2012 – More than 12 million children have been vaccinated against preventable diseases, 6 million people have received emergency food assistance, and 5.3 million children have secured schooling. These are among more than a dozen achievements made by UNICEF’s long-time partner, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), over the last two years.

Zambian youth chosen to be torchbearer in the 2012 London Olympic Games
LUSAKA, Zambia, 29 June 2012 – A Zambian child, through the UNICEF-supported International Inspiration programme, has been selected as one of the 8,000 torchbearers at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Celebrities face off in Soccer Aid match, raising millions for children
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, 29 May 2012 – It looked like a script from Hollywood: the small lad face-to-face with the six-foot-plus enforcer. American actor Mike Myers was set against the former national football captain and brick wall of England’s defence for the Premier League for Arsenal, Martin Keown.

In London, celebrating the global release of 'Children's Rights and Business Principles'
LONDON, England, 12 March 2012 – Approximately 200 leaders from business, the UN, governments, academia and civil society gathered in London today to celebrate the global release of the ‘Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ , the first comprehensive set of principles to guide companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support children’s rights.

In Copenhagen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark visit UNICEF's Supply Centre
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 2 November 2011 – This afternoon the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to the UNICEF Global Supply Centre in Copenhagen to help maintain the world’s attention on the humanitarian crisis in East Africa, which has left more than 320,000 children so severely malnourished that they are at imminent risk of death unless they get urgent help.

UK Government boosts support for a more effective response to humanitarian crises
NEW YORK, USA, 16 June 2011 – Following a comprehensive review of its humanitarian response to natural disasters and armed conflicts, the Government of the United Kingdom has announced a series of steps to strengthen emergency-aid efforts worldwide.

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson visits at-risk adolescents in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 12 April 2011 – Manchester United football legend Bryan Robson stressed the importance of safe recreational spaces for vulnerable and at-risk adolescents during his recent visit to the ‘KL Krash Pad’ – a teen and youth centre located in the inner-city Chow Kit neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur.

Prince Harry's UNICEF visit reflects commitment to humanitarian aid
NEW YORK, USA, 29 June 2010 – As part of his official visit to New York this past weekend, Prince Harry of the United Kingdom visited the Emergency Operations Centre at UNICEF headquarters to see how the organization operates strategically during global crises.

Barclays invests in the future of Rwandan children through child-friendly schools
KIGALI, Rwanda, 21 April 2010 – In November 2008, more than 3,500 employees of Barclays, the global financial services provider, voted to make UNICEF’s ‘child-friendly schools’ project in Rwanda the focus of their 2009 fundraising efforts.

Charlie's ride: London boy, 7, gets on his bike to raise £150,000-plus for Haiti appeal
LONDON, United Kingdom, 26 January 2010 – In a stirring example of the generosity seen worldwide in the aftermath of the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, Charlie Simpson, 7, has raised tens of thousands of British pounds for children in Haiti by completing a five-mile sponsored cycle around his local park.

Young people awarded the chance to join world renowned photographers on a trip to Ethiopia
LONDON, United Kingdom, 11 January 2010 – To mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November 2009, the World Photography Organisation, Sony Corporation and UNICEF are giving six young photographers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Ethiopia for a photography workshop complete with mentoring from acclaimed photographer and humanitarian activist Reza.

UNICEF UK launches Child Friendly Communities initiative
NEW YORK, USA, 08 January 2010 – UNICEF UK’s new Child Friendly Communities initiative aims to realise and embed child rights at the local level throughout the UK, improving the well-being of children and young people.

Putting children first in the policy response to the global economic downturn
LONDON, United Kingdom, 10 November 2009 – The global economic downturn has disproportionately affected millions of children and women who were already straining under the burden of extreme poverty. 

Bringing children’s rights to life in UK schools
LONDON, United Kingdom, 20 August 2009 – Every child has the right to an education which should develop his or her personality and talents to the full. Every child has the right to have his or her voice heard. These are just two of the 42 articles which make up the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Music video by The Killers raises awareness about trafficking and sexual exploitation
LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 July 2009 — Starting today, MTV audiences around the world will see a new music video that aims to raise awareness about sex trafficking. Featuring the rock band The Killers, the video is an exclusive collaboration between UNICEF, MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) and the US Agency for International Development.

UNICEF Children's Rights Award inaugurated at 'Beyond Sport' summit in London
LONDON, United Kingdom, 10 July 2009 – As the inaugural 'Beyond Sport' summit took place in London this week, UNICEF presented a special award for an inspirational project that uses sport to ensure children's rights.

Manchester United and FC Barcelona: Football rivals unite against AIDS
ROME, Italy, 27 May 2009 – The eyes of the world will be on Rome as our two clubs, Manchester United and FC Barcelona meet in the UEFA Champions League Final for the first time in our histories.

‘Beyond Sport’ teams up with UNICEF for Children’s Rights Award nominations
NEW YORK, USA, 17 February 2009 – The search is on to find the world’s most inspirational sport programmes.

Rescuing victims of child sex trafficking in the United Kingdom
LONDON, United Kingdom, 2 January 2009 – Margaret (not her real name) was brought to the UK by a trafficker who promised her a better life. She was told that there was a family in the UK that was interested in caring for her. But when she arrived in the country, she was sold as a prostitute to an older man.

British Airways ‘Change for Good’ partners mark funding milestone with Tanzania visit
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 17 September 2008 – ‘Change for Good’, the successful fundraising partnership between British Airways and UNICEF, recently celebrated a milestone of £25 million raised since the programme was launched with BA in 1994.

Manchester United stars and UNICEF team up against AIDS in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 26 June 2008 – Sierra Leone’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Dr. Minkailu Bah, has launched a Manchester United-supported HIV/AIDS awareness campaign at the National Stadium in Freetown, the capital.

David Beckham urges children to use Junior 8 Summit to make their voices heard
LONDON, United Kingdom, 20 March 2008 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has called on young people to take part in UNICEF’s Junior 8 Summit, a young person’s version of the annual G8 meeting of world leaders. Beckham called on 13- to 17-year-olds in G8 nations to enter the competition for a chance to represent their countries at the J8 Summit in Japan.

Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London
NEW YORK, USA, 23 November 2007 – Bernice Akuamoah, 21, lives in Accra, Ghana, where she has just started her third year at university. She was the first person to create a Digital Diary with UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth (UNICEF’s online community for young people), using recording equipment to tell her story of teenage life in Accra in a six-part radio series.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman host 'Long Way Down' benefit
LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 November 2007 – After spending three months travelling the 'Long Way Down' through Europe and Africa, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman concluded their 15,000 mile adventure in Cape Town, South Africa in August this year.

Sir Roger Moore receives Dag Hammarskjöld Inspiration Award for his work with UNICEF
NEW YORK, USA, 25 October 2007 – “I’ve been an exceedingly lucky actor, and the luck of it all was that I was able to come and work for UNICEF,” said Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore as he received the Dag Hammarskjöld Inspiration Award at a ceremony in New York today.

Sir Roger Moore to receive Hammarskjöld Award for his work with UNICEF
NEW YORK, USA, 23 October 2007 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore is to receive a prestigious humanitarian award later this week honouring his work to promote the rights of the world’s children.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman praise UNICEF’s work and talk about ‘Long Way Down’
LONDON, United Kingdom, 5 October 2007 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ewan McGregor and his friend and colleague Charley Boorman recently spoke about their pan-African motorbike adventure known as the ‘Long Way Down’.

England’s bowler Stuart Broad visits UNICEF project at Barbados primary school
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 13 April 2007 – Students participating in the Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary School Positive Lifestyle Cricket Fest were recently given a special treat. One of the English cricket team’s fast bowlers, Stuart Broad, took part in their inter-school cricket competition.

England cricketers inspire youths and support AIDS campaign in St. Lucia
ST. LUCIA, Eastern Caribbean, 20 March 2007 – England cricketers took time off from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 on Monday to meet local young people here and show their support for the global campaign on children and AIDS.

Global Task Force aims to provide all children with safe water and sanitation
NEW YORK, USA, 22 January 2007 – Cherie Blair met youth delegates from India and Nigeria at UNICEF headquarters today to help start a global initiative to ensure that children everywhere have access to safe water and sanitation.

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.

UNICEF-supported film voted BBC World ‘Best Documentary’
NEW YORK, USA, 12 December 2006 – A film about Biru Malik, a nine-year-old boy who spends his days preparing funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges in India, is the winner of the BBC World viewers’ poll for the Best Documentary of 2006.

On tour to raise AIDS awareness, Manchester United players meet Nelson Mandela
LONDON, England, 20 July 2006 – Manchester United team manager and UNICEF UK Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson and his squad met with former South African President Nelson Mandela at the offices of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg yesterday.

UK ‘Soccer Aid’ charity event raises more than £2 million for UNICEF
NEW YORK, USA, 5 June 2006 – A charity soccer match in England has raised more than £2 million ($3.7 million) for UNICEF after 72,000 soccer fans poured into Old Trafford stadium, home of Manchester United, to watch two celebrity teams in action.

Frontline Diary
GOMA, DR Congo, 27 April 2006 – Over the course of five days earlier this month, our small group travelled through eastern DR Congo, visiting Bunia, Beni and finally Goma, the largest town in the Ituri region. It was clear that UNICEF is providing truly lifesaving emergency interventions on the ground in these war-torn areas. But any hope of moving from humanitarian aid to long-term development will depend on achieving peace here.

Stars unite against AIDS in new UK public service announcement
NEW YORK, New York, 5 April 2006 – The UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign got a huge boost recently as eight stars of the stage, screen, soccer pitch and fashion world joined together to record a public service announcement about HIV/AIDS.

LONDON, England, 25 October 2005 – UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull officially launched UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS in the UK.  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jemima Khan spoke about her experiences visiting people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
Prior to the launch, leaders from government, media and the arts had been briefed privately about the Campaign at 11 Downing Street (home of the Chancellor of the Exchequer).

Manchester United stars call for tsunami support
NEW YORK, 13 January 2005 – Manchester United footballers have thrown their support behind UNICEF’s relief efforts for countries devastated by the December tsunami.

UK’s Queen Elizabeth II honours ‘Change for Good’ programme
LONDON, 7 May 2004–‘Change for Good,’ the successful fundraising partnership between British Airways and UNICEF,received royal support today when the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II visited Heathrow Airport tohonour the 10th anniversary of the programme.

British Airways and UNICEF celebrate 10 years of partnership through the ‘Change for Good’ programme
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan today (Tuesday, April 13) joined British Airways Chief Executive Rod Eddington and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy to celebrate 10 years of partnership between British Airways and UNICEF through the Change for Good programme.




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