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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo visits Benin, her home country

Angélique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Kidjo will attend the launch of Benin’s 2007 girls’ education campaign with Government officials and other development partners. She will also visit schools and meet with women’s groups and child victims of trafficking.

10-13 September 2007


As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Kidjo will help raise decisions makers’ awareness of children’s rights, especially the rights to education and protection. Her visit will send a strong message that girls need to go to school and finish primary education. It will also highlight the need to rehabilitate exploited and trafficked children. 
For further information and interview requests, please contact: 

Gisèle Langue Menye, UNICEF Benin, +229-90-03-29-15, glangue@unicef.org

Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1-212-326-7162, nmekki@unicef.org




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