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Media advisory

UNICEF to call for aid to Iraqi children

Press conferences in New York and Geneva

Who:     
Daniel Toole, Acting Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Director of Emergency Programmes
Roger Wright, UNICEF Special Representative for Iraq

What:    
Press Conferences in UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva to discuss critical aid needs for the children of Iraq

Where:  
Daniel Toole will speak to the press following the noon briefing at the UN Secretariat in the Press Briefing Room 226 and Roger Wright address the Geneva press corps in Salle de Presse 1 at the Palais de Nations, Geneva

When: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2007 –  3:00 p.m. in Geneva and 12:30 p.m. EST following the SG’s Noon Briefing in New York

Why: 
The war is having a tremendous effect on millions of children in Iraq and those forced to flee their homes, their cities and their country.  UNICEF is seeking to ensure that the millions of children directly affected by the conflict receive essential services including clean water and sanitation, immunization against potentially deadly diseases and the possibility of continuing their education.


Attention broadcasters: 

The New York press briefing will be broadcast on UN TV and streamed live on www.un.org/webcast .  A VNS will be broadcast on UNIFEED via APTN.  Visit www.un.org/unifeed .
The Geneva briefing will be available on the UN radio website.  Visit : http://www.unog.ch  and click into “news and media”.
B-roll of UNICEF’s work in Iraq will be available on www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef


For further information, please contact:

Patrick McCormick, UNICEF New York, Tel: 917 582 7546 pmccormick@unicef.org
Rafael Hermoso, UNICEF New York, Tel:  212 326 7516   rhermoso@unicef.org
Veronique Taveau, UNICEF Geneva, Tel: 41 22 909 5716 vtaveau@unicef.org


 

 

 

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