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Keynote speeches and remarks by UNICEF staff.

Joint statement on maternal and newborn health
25 September 2008 - As world leaders gather for the High-Level Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we jointly pledge to intensify...

UNICEF Executive Director’s Togo visit focuses on education
LOME, Togo, 2 September 2008 – Ann M. Veneman, on the first-ever visit by a UNICEF Executive Director to Togo, promoted the importance of education to advance development.

UNICEF offers condolences to the families and colleagues of four aid workers killed in Afghanistan
14 August 2008 - UNICEF expresses its deep sorrow at the killing of 4 International Rescue Committee (IRC) aid workers yesterday outside Kabul, Afghanistan.

UNICEF Executive Director concludes visit to Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 30 July 2008 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman concluded her visit to Madagascar by launching a tetanus campaign in the rural town of Andilamena with the Minister of Health, Dr. Ralainirina Paul Richard, and local officials.

UNICEF statement on Toyako Framework on Global Health
NEW YORK, 15 July 2008- UNICEF welcomes the comprehensive approach to the health-related MDGs outlined by the G8 at the Toyako G8 summit.

Religious leaders meet in Hiroshima to reaffirm their commitments to children
HIROSHIMA, Japan, 6 June 2008  Over 1,300 religious leaders and UN officials from around the world recently participated in the Third Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) in Hiroshima, Japan. The forum focused on the role that religious and spiritual traditions can play in improving the lives of children.

Statement by Executive Director Ann M. Veneman concerning UNICEF support for China’s disaster relief efforts
NEW YORK, 15 May 2008 - "UNICEF is working closely with the Government and the people of China to assist suffering children in the aftermath...

Statement by Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on food price increases
New York, 24 April 2008 - UNICEF joins the World Food Programme and other UN agencies in expressing concern that food price increases are having...

POINT OF VIEW / Ann M. Veneman: Child survival in Africa – seven signs of hope

TOKYO, Japan, 28 May 2008 – The following op-ed by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman was published today by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in Japan. Ms. Veneman is attending an African development summit in Yokohama.

Statement on findings about the German National Committee for UNICEF
NEW YORK, 19 February 2008 - Following allegations about the German National Committee for UNICEF, the audit firm KPMG conducted a special...

UNICEF statement on the resignation of Dietrich Garlichs and the ongoing debate about the German National Committee
NEW YORK, 8 February 2008 - Mr. Dietrich Garlichs has resigned his post as Executive Director of the German National Committee. UNICEF would like...

Statement by UNICEF concerning the case of Omar Khadr
NEW YORK, 2 February 2008 - On 4 February 2008, a military commission at Guantanamo Bay will review the case of Omar Khadr and decide whether...

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...

Executive Director visits UNICEF-supported projects on first official visit to Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 7 January 2008 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman has just completed her first trip to Haiti, the country with the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Western Hemisphere.




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