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Keynote speeches and remarks by UNICEF staff.

OAS Statement by Nils Kastberg, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
I would like to begin by extending a heartfelt congratulation on behalf of UNICEF and its sisters UN agencies to the Organization of American States and to...

Remarks by Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director: Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
Mr. President, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, good morning.  I am very pleased to join you today as the Security Council turns its...

Kul C. Gautam, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director: Sustainable Elimination of Iodine Deficiency: A Public Health Triumph in the Making
It is a great privilege for me to be here among so many of the world’s leading thyroid specialists to exchange views and share our common interest in...

Towards ‘A World Fit for Children’ – UNICEF launches five-year progress report
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2007 – Five years after world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children, UNICEF today launches ‘Progress for Children: A World Fit for Children Statistical Review’.

Nelson Mandela and UNICEF 'Unite for Children'
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 October 2007 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman met with Nelson Mandela today to discuss the importance of partnerships to address children's issues, particularly HIV and AIDS.

UNICEF and Special Olympics partner in China to raise disability awareness
SHANGHAI, China, 3 October 2007 – Competitors from over 160 countries converged on Shanghai this week as the city offered up a glowing welcome for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director: Address to the Ministerial Meeting on October 1st 2007 on Children and Armed Conflict;
Your Excellency, Distinguished Delegates and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Minister Rama Yade, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children...

Leaders at Clinton Global Initiative renew commitment to maternal and child health goals
NEW YORK, USA, 26 September 2007  A $30 million pledge to help educate children affected by conflict, especially in Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and a pledge of $1 billion to help improve maternal and child health worldwide were announced at the Clinton Global Initiative today.

Joint statement on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty
We applaud the progress made in the struggle against the scourge of landmines since the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty was adopted 10 years ago.

Joint statement on the International Day of Peace
As the world commemorates the International Day of Peace on 21 September; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) and...

Statement issued by UNICEF “Keeping our Promises on Education”
At the onset of this key event let us first remind ourselves of the progress that developing countries have made towards achieving Millennium Development Goals on education and...

Speech by Dr. Omar Abdi UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
As we reunite here today on this momentous occasion, we should all feel proud of the significant achievements in a relatively short period of time.  We should all celebrate...

Statement by Daniel Toole, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, a.i and Director of Emergency Programmes
On behalf of UNICEF, I am pleased to participate in this crucial meeting and would like to acknowledge the excellent initiative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres.

UNICEF Executive Director joins Starbucks and Ethos ‘Walk for Water’
NEW YORK, USA, 22 March 2007 – Marking international World Water Day, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today joined more than 250 schoolchildren and hundreds of other New Yorkers in a ‘Walk for Water’ to highlight the global water crisis.

UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman inaugurates Ethiopia’s first Plumpy’nut factory
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 21 February 2007 - UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman inaugurated Ethiopia’s first Plumpy’nut therapeutic food factory in Addis Ababa yesterday.

Republic of San Marino honours UNICEF and Belizean children’s group
NEW YORK, USA, 2 February 2007 – The Republic of San Marino last night honoured UNICEF for being a leading advocate for children over the past 60 years.

UNICEF Executive Board opens its first regular session of 2007
NEW YORK, USA, 16 January 2007 – UNICEF’s Executive Board opened today its first regular session of 2007 at United Nations headquarters in New York.




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