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Statement on Harry Belafonte

NEW YORK, 9 January 2006 -- Comments over the weekend by Harry Belafonte in Venezuela were made as a private citizen, and not in his role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, nor in an official capacity on behalf of the organization.

UNICEF does not endorse these comments.

UNICEF has a vital mission of saving and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. That important work includes providing children with life-saving medicine, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education, and emergency relief in many of the neediest areas around the globe. The world has agreed to these priorities in the Millennium Development Goals, which must continue to be a central focus of the international agenda for children.




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