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UNICEF media opportunities during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

New York, September 2017 - UNICEF announces report launches, high-level events and other media opportunities during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72)

Tuesday 12 September
• Launch of Harrowing Journeys, a joint report from UNICEF and IOM on the plight of migrant and refugee children and youth traveling the Central and Eastern Mediterranean routes. The analysis is based on the testimonials of some 11,000 adolescents and young people trying to reach safety in Europe.
Contacts: Christopher Tidey, UNICEF New York, +1 917 340 3017, ctidey@unicef.org; Simon Ingram, UNICEF Brussels, +32 491 90 5118, singram@unicef.org; Sarah Crowe, UNICEF Geneva, scrowe@unicef.org

Wednesday 13 September
• Release of a video on the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster, by renowned British photographer and director Rankin.
Contact: Christopher Tidey, UNICEF New York, +1 917 340 3017, ctidey@unicef.org

Friday 15 September
• In Rome, UNICEF, WHO and Rome-based agencies, WFP, FAO and IFAD will publish the first ever consolidated UN report on progress towards eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030. This new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updated estimates of the number and proportion of inadequately fed and nourished people on the planet and includes data for the global, regional, and national levels. UNICEF spokespersons available in New York, Geneva, and Rome.
Where: FAO Headquarters, Rome.
When: 12:30 p.m. CEST
Contact: Ms Gbolayemi (Yemi) Lufadeju, UNICEF New York, +1-917-213-4034, glufadeju@unicef.org

Monday 18 September
• Launch of Education Uprooted advocacy brief.
The brief presents the situation of education for refugee and migrant children, who are at a heightened risk of missing out on learning due to barriers including access, accreditation, language and legal issues.
Contact: Kurtis Cooper, UNICEF New York, +1 917 476 1435, kacooper@unicef.org

• Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Child Marriage in Africa by 2030
Heads of State from Africa, Development Partners, the African Union Commission, and UN agencies will join in a High-Level Event for Heads of State and Governments to dialogue and renew continental efforts to end child, early and forced marriage.
Where: Labouisse Hall, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza
When: 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Contact: Rita Ann Wallace, +1 212 824 6611; rwallace@unicef.org  

Tuesday 19 September
• Announcement of Global Goals Awards winners
UNICEF, as partners of the Global Goals Awards, will announce the five winners, who have demonstrated a positive impact in people’s lives and inspire others to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Justin Forsyth and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Muzoon Almellehan and Priyanka Chopra will participate. This event is part of Goalkeepers in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
When: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: For media accreditation and venue details please contact Helen Wylie.
A press release photo package will be available. 
Contact: Helen Wylie, + 1 917 244 2215, hwylie@unicef.org

Wednesday 20 September
•  No Lost Generation: Standing Strong with the Children of Syria and Iraq
UNICEF and Save the Children will co-host a No Lost Generation event on safeguarding the future of children affected by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Muzoon Almellehan and Priyanka Chopra will participate.
When: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: UNICEF House, Labouisse Hall
Contact: Georgina Thompson, UNICEF New York, + 1 917 238 1559, gthompson@unicef.org 

• PHOTO CALL: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Muzoon Almellehan and Priyanka Chopra visit 'a bombed-out school' to raise awareness of millions of children whose education has been disrupted by conflict.
Where: James P. Grant Plaza, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza
When: 10:10 -10:20 a.m.
Contact: Georgina Thompson, UNICEF New York, + 1 917 238 1559, gthompson@unicef.org   

Thursday 21 September
• UNICEF report launch and high-level event on early childhood development

• UNICEF’s global report Early Moments Matter for Every Child looks at the need for policies that help guarantee the time and resources parents need to support their young children’s healthy brain development. Launches at 00.01 a.m. GMT 21 September.

• The High Level Event will discuss how investing in young children’s development is one of the smartest investments governments can make to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty, and improve outcomes later in life. The event will also serve as the official launch of UNICEF’s new report Early Moments Matter for Every Child.
Where: The Every Woman Every Child Hub, North Lawn, United Nations, New York City
When: 11:00am-12:30pm ET, 21 September 2016.
Contact: Georgina Thompson, + 1 917 238 1559, gthompson@unicef.org 

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