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UNICEF flagship report highlights Progress For Children

All information in report, discussed on call embargoed until 00:01 GMT, Monday 10 December 2007

Embargoed media briefing to discuss essential data (7 December)
New York report launch to include several experts (10 December)


Alan Court, UNICEF Chief of Programmes
Tessa Wardlaw, UNICEF Chief of Strategic Information
Catherine Langevin-Falcon, Editor of report

Media briefing teleconference on issues discussed in Progress For Children: A World Fit For Children Statistical Review, to be released Monday, 10 December 2007.

Media briefing teleconference scheduled for Friday, 7 December at 9:00 a.m.

Progress for Children includes comprehensive data on the Millennium Development Goals, including measures that contribute to improvements in child health, including steps that could lead to further reductions in under-five mortality over coming years.


The New York launch of the report will take place on Monday, 10  December at UNICEF House (44th Street between First and Second Avenues) at a Town Hall style discussion moderated by Daljit Dhaliwal and featuring UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, UNAIDS chief Peter Piot and other guests. 
The report is being launched the day before a major UN meeting called The World Fit for Children +5 (11-13 December), to discuss the progress made for children since the 2002 UN Special Session on Children. Participants will include children elected by their peers at a preparatory meeting in New York on 9 and 10 December.

When: 10th December 2007 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Labouisse Hall, UNICEF, 3 UN Plaza, New York

Ms. Ann M. Veneman – Executive Director, UNICEF
Dr. Peter Piot – Executive Director, UNAIDS
Dr. Yanhee Lee – Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Dr. Deepali Khanna – Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Plan International
Prof. Ernesto Schiefelbein – Fellow, Education Research and Development Centre, Chile

For further information on the embargoed media call
, the New York report launch, the World Fit for Children meeting or the Youth Forum and to participate on call, please contact: 

Angela Hawke, UNICEF New York, tel:  +212 326 7269, e-mail: ahawke@unicef.org
Jessie Malter, UNICEF New York, tel:  + 212 326 7412, e-mail: jmalter@unicef.org
Kate Donovan, UNICEF New York, tel:  +212 326 7452, e-mail: kdonovan@unicef.org
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, tel:  +212 326 7162, e-mail: nmekki@unicef.org




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