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UNICEF, Futbol Club Barcelona, Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona in global alliance

"More than a Club" A New Hope for Children Goes Global

Who:   Ms. Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director
           Mr. Joan Laporta, President of Futbol Club Barcelona
           Other distinguished guests
What:  Press conference announcing Global Alliance for Children

Where:  United Nations Secretariat
             One UN Plaza, NY NY 10017
             Conference room 1

When:  Thursday, 7 September 2006, 4:45 p.m.

Why:  UNICEF, FCB and Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona (FFCB) will join forces to work together on behalf of orphans and vulnerable children, in particular those affected by HIV/AIDS.  The legendary sports club has long been known as “more than a club,” active in numerous social causes through its philanthropic foundation. The new global alliance with UNICEF, the world’s leading agency working on behalf of children, will mark a five-year commitment to extending the club and its foundation’s work on behalf of children.

Editors note:

Please apply for a day pass at the UN press credentials and liaison office at:  http://www.un.org/media/accreditation/index.htm


For further information, please contact:

Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, tel: + 1 212 326 7452  kdonovan@unicef.org

Mr. Jordi Badia, FCB, tel: + 34 902 18 99 00 Director of Communications jordi.badia@fcbarcelona.cat





7 September 2006:
UNICEF correspondent Kun Li reports on the global alliance between the legendary football club FC Barcelona and UNICEF.
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