“After six years of war and human carnage in Syria ... six years of heartbreak for so many Syrian families... there comes a new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one. More than 60 children reportedly killed in an attack on a bus convoy yesterday outside Aleppo. A convoy of families who for so long had already known so much suffering. Now the survivors must bear such a new and terrible loss.
“The images of children choking and dying in the streets of Idlib, Syria, following alleged chemical weapons attacks, are as horrific as they are heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
“I leave Iraq at a time when the country is facing significant challenges and opportunities.
Attack in Yemen: UNICEF appeals to those involved to respect international humanitarian law
NEW YORK, 27 October 2015 – “The health facility reportedly attacked today in Saada, Yemen, is the 39th health centre hit since the violence escalated in March. Critical shortages of fuel, medications, electricity, petrol and water threaten to stop many more from operating
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
NEW YORK, 10 October 2015 – "Everyone who has the best interests of the Palestinian and Israeli peoples at heart must be increasingly alarmed at the escalating violence in the area.
50 years after UNICEF received Nobel Peace Prize, children still face 'conflict and crisis, deprivation and disadvantage' -- UNICEF Chief
NEW YORK, 6 October 2015 – “In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of UNICEF in 1965, UNICEF’s second Executive Director, Henry Labouisse, said that “the welfare of today’s children is inseparably linked with the peace of tomorrow’s world.” Today, in a world of growing turmoil, his words still ring true. And they speak to us all.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Deaths of aid workers and hospital patients in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, 3 October 2015 - “All of us at UNICEF are shocked and saddened by the death of aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres and their patients, after an airstrike on a hospital in northern Afghanistan today
Joint statement on Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
NEW YORK, 2 October 2015 – “Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a significant and very welcome step toward realizing the rights of the country's 6.5 million children.
UNICEF: Sustainable Development Goals beginning of the 'drive to turn commitments into action’
NEW YORK, 25 September 2015 - “Today’s welcome decision marks the end of a process – and a beginning. The drive to turn commitments into action.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the child migrant and refugee crisis in Europe
NEW YORK, 3 September 2015 – “Heart-breaking images of children’s bodies washing up on the shores of Europe … lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders … being passed over barbed wire fences by desperate parents.
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on attack on teachers’ office
NEW YORK, 19 August 2015 - Last night, 13 educators and four of their children paid a most terrible price in the continuing conflict in Yemen – killed in an airstrike on a teachers’ office in Amran, just north of Sana’a.
Statement on situation in Yemen by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
NEW YORK, 24 May 2015 – “The toll seems to grow higher by the day. Reports that two more children have been killed and six more children injured in the escalating conflict in Yemen underscore the urgent need for action to protect children -- and to bring an end to the hostilities that are devastating their lives and futures.
Attack in Garowe, Somalia: Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director
ROME/NEW YORK, 20 April 2015 - “The horrific attack on our UNICEF colleagues today in northern Somalia is an assault not only on them but on the people they served.
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on escalating violence against children in northern Nigeria
NEW YORK, 11 January 2015 - “These images from Northern Nigeria should be searing the conscience of the world.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on killing of children in Peshawar, Pakistan
NEW YORK, 16 December 2014. The horrific, callous killing of more than one hundred children today in Peshawar, Pakistan must do more than shock the conscience of the world – as it will.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on announcement of support for Ebola prevention and treatment by the US Government
NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 - “This is great news for the millions of people in West Africa, particularly Liberia, threatened by Ebola. A rapidly escalating emergency like this requires a massive, urgent and global response.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the life of Goodwill Ambassador Lord Richard Attenborough
NEW YORK, 25 August 2014 - "With the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, the world has lost not only a great voice, but a great soul. Lord Attenborough touched the lives of millions of people through his remarkable films, and through his travels and work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, he changed the lives of countless children. We join his many admirers in honouring his life and mourning his loss.”
Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
NEW YORK, 19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous. Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises.
A letter from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2014
"Giving all children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding – one of the simplest, smartest, and most cost-effective ways we have of supporting healthier children, stronger families, and sustainable growth
UNICEF on Gaza, Israel: “Outrage has become commonplace”
NEW YORK, 30 July 2014 - “Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel
NEW YORK, 13 July 2014 - Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel with at least 33 children killed in Gaza in recent days, and hundreds more injured.
UNICEF statement on Report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic
NEW YORK, 5 February 2014 – The first report of the UN Secretary General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic provides a chilling account of the brutality and abuses that children have suffered for nearly three years, and a clear reminder of why this horrific conflict must end.
Executive Director message on World Humanitarian Day 2013
Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we pause to honour the enormous courage and dedication of those who serve humanity in some of the most dangerous and difficult environments in the world.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the life-threatening situation of women and children in Homs
NEW YORK, 2 August 2013 – “The situation of women and children in the Syrian city of Homs is rapidly deteriorating, with some 400,000 civilians now displaced in the district of Al Waer, living in partially constructed buildings, schools and other public buildings.
Malala Day inspires youth around the world to demand their right to education
NEW YORK, 11 July 2013 – Hundreds of young people will take over the seats at the United Nations tomorrow to add to their voices to courageous advocate Malala Yousafzai’s call to see all children in school and learning.
Remarks by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake at Addressing Inequalities Side Event Hosted by the Government of Denmark in New York
NEW YORK, 8 July 2013 – “For reasons both principled and practical, addressing inequalities should be at the heart of the post-2015 agenda. Thanks to many of the people in this room, and especially the government of Denmark, the Copenhagen meeting in February was an important milestone in making that a reality. Indeed, last month, the High Level Panel’s report on that agenda called for a transformative shift ― to address inequalities ― to ‘leave no one behind.’
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake's remarks at an Inequalities Debate
NEW YORK, 8 July 2013 – “In February, to mark World Justice Day, the Secretary-General remarked that ‘we see far too many places where there are increasing opportunities for a few and only rising inequality for the many.’
A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father's Dream
Co-authored by Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
London conference delivers new hope for children in the battle against stunting and other forms of undernutrition – UNICEF
LONDON, 8 June 2013 – The Nutrition for Growth event held in London today delivered a new opportunity to further reduce the crippling impact of stunting and other forms of undernutrition for millions of children, says UNICEF.
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, in Norway on Education
OSLO, 8 May 2013 – “I come today with a message to Norway on behalf of UNICEF, as well as the millions of children around the world who benefit from Norway’s support ― Tusen-takk.
Joint Statement: Appeal by heads of leading UN humanitarian agencies for the people of Syria
We, leaders of UN agencies charged with dealing with the human costs of this tragedy, appeal to political leaders involved to meet their responsibility to the people of Syria and to the future of the region.
Speed up progress for Guatemala’s children or risk a generation, says UNICEF
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, 22 March 2013 - Children belong in loving families and communities and not in institutions, no matter how well run, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, on his visit to Guatemala.
Keep children out of harm’s way, UNICEF Executive Director urges Zimbabweans
Harare, 8 March, 2013 –UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has urged Zimbabweans to protect children as the country heads towards a constitutional referendum and elections expected this year.
Joint statement on ending violence against women and girls
We, the undersigned Heads of United Nations organisations, are deeply concerned that violence against women and girls continues to be one of the most pervasive manifestations of discrimination against women and violations of human rights.
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, to the High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post-2015 Agenda
GABARONE, Botswana, 4 March 2013 – “Who said that: ‘Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have’?
UNAIDS and UNICEF welcome news of a baby born with HIV who now as a toddler appears “functionally cured” through treatment
GENEVA, 4 March 2013 – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UNICEF welcomes a new case study, which found that a baby treated with antiretroviral drugs in the first 30 hours of life and who continued on treatment for 18 months appeared to be functionally cured.
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, to the Global Consultation on Addressing Inequalities in thePost-2015 Development Agenda
COPENHAGEN, 19 February 2013 – “Addressing inequalities is not a choice - it’s a moral and practical necessity.
Fewer girls threatened by Female Genital Mutilation
NEW YORK, 6 February 2013 – Fewer girls are subjected to the life-threatening practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) according to new data from the United Nations, released on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.
Remarks of UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake to the 2013 First Regular Session of the Executive Board
NEW YORK, 5 February 2013 – “Good morning. I look forward to listening and learning this week. And a very warm welcome to our new Bureau…our new President, Ambassador Viinanen, who has shown such deep interest and leadership already...
Speech by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake to Joint Board session on South-South and Triangular Co-operation
NEW YORK, 4 February 2013 - “We could use this opportunity to make a plea for more south-south and triangular co-operation. But there is no need to do so.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Russia allowing U.S. adoptions in final stages to go through
NEW YORK, 18 January 2013 – “The announcement by Commissioner Astakhov that those parents in the final stages of adopting children...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the proposed Russian adoption ban
NEW YORK, 26 December 2012 – “While welcoming Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev’s call for the improvement of the child welfare system...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on World Polio Day
NEW YORK, 24 October 2012 – “World Polio Day is a stirring reminder of all that we have achieved together in the fight against polio...
UNICEF to reach more Syrian children and families
AMMAN, 9 October 2012 – UNICEF is expanding its operation within Syria and in the countries affected by the Syrian crisis to cope with the growing...
EU contributes € 10 million to UNICEF education programmes for children of Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan
AMMAN, 7 October, 2012 - The European Union (EU) donated a further €4.6 million to UNICEF for emergency education programmes in Jordan...
Barcelona Football Club President and UNICEF Executive Director Power up the Promise
NEW YORK, 26 September 2012 – Barcelona Football Club (FCB) President Sandro Rosell and Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, met today...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
NEW YORK, 19 September 2012 - More than ever, under the leadership of this Council, the Secretary General, you, Mr. President, and so many others...
Children bearing the brunt of the Syrian conflict, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 3 August 2012 – As violence engulfs many parts of Syria, UNICEF is alarmed that children continue to bear the greatest brunt of the tragedy...
Remarks by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
WASHINGTON, DC. 22 July 2012 - Thank you, Steve, for that warm welcome and for hosting us once again at the Center for Strategic and International Studies...
Remarks by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on Sustainable Development in an Unequal World at Rio+20
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 20, 2012 - Let me begin by applauding the Club de Madrid…the government of Costa Rica…and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for...
Report finds millions of children never vaccinated, UNICEF calls for action to reach them
NEW YORK, 20 June 2012 – “The Independent Monitoring Board on progress with global polio eradication reports the significant finding that 2.7 million children...
Remarks by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at Call to Action Child Survival Forum
WASHINGTON, DC. 14 June 2012 - "This has been a remarkable day – and an encouraging one. For the commitments we renew today – and the action those...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on the latest killings of children in Syria
NEW YORK, 9 June 2012 - “How many more children need to die? Repeated calls for the protection of children by all parties in Syria have not yielded positive action...
UNICEF to save $22 million through transparency in buying bed nets
NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN, 6 June 2012 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said today that a more transparent and competitive market will lead to...
Investing in nutrition security is key to sustainable development
This article, by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, is reprinted from G8: The Camp David Summit – Route 2012: The Road to Recovery, courtesy of...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on reported rapes, child recruitment in northern Mali
NEW YORK, 1 May 2012 – “Yesterday Human Rights Watch issued a compelling report that details testimony about abductions and rapes of...
Charles Taylor verdict serves as warning to war-time leaders, says UNICEF
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 26 April 2012 – The verdict against former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone is a...
Donors, countries to reach millions more people with water and sanitation
WASHINGTON DC, 20 April, 2012 – At a meeting today called by UNICEF and The World Bank, donors announced new plans to greatly expand access to...
High level meeting sets course towards Water and Sanitation for All
WASHINGTON DC, April 19, 2012 –- Ahead of the World Bank’s Spring Meetings here this week, government ministers from almost 40 developing countries...
Break the cycle of disasters for the children of the Sahel and act now, says UNICEF
N’DJAMENA, Chad, 4 April 2012 – As malnutrition reaches emergency levels across the Sahel with at least one million children at risk...
UNICEF: Ending child under-nutrition critical to achieving virtually all MDGs by 2015
KAMPALA, 2 April, 2012 – UNICEF today appealed for the inclusion of nutrition security as an essential element of every national development plan...
Steven M. Hilton and Anthony Lake: Water And Our World
Published in the Huffington Post on 22 March 2012
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at the launch of State of the World’s Children event
MEXICO CITY, 28 February 2012 - Mr. President, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here – and grateful to you, Mr. President...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Syria following the report of the independent international commission of inquiry
NEW YORK, 23 February 2012 – “UNICEF is appalled by the impact on children of the escalating violence in Syria...
UNICEF statement on children caught in the bloodshed in Syria
NEW YORK, 7 February 2012 – Nearly eleven months of violence in Syria have led to the deaths and injuries of hundreds of children...
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake visits Nepal
KATHMANDU, 10 January 2012 - UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake will arrive in Kathmandu to begin a two-day mission to Nepal from...
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake visits Bangladesh
DHAKA, 7 January 2012 - UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake starts a three-day mission to Bangladesh today to highlight the challenges...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the unfolding crisis for children in the Sahel
NEW YORK, 22 December 2011 – “An estimated one million young children in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa are in danger...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at the Harvard Conference on Adolescent Rights
BOSTON, 8 December 2011 - Thank you, Jacqueline. Thank you to the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for bringing us all together...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake in Bangkok on the Human Rights Council Resolution on the human rights situation in Syria
GENEVA, 2 December 2011 – “UNICEF is greatly disturbed by the confirmed reports of violent attacks on children in Syria. We share the deep concerns...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on international Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 15th Anniversary of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women
NEW YORK, 23 Novmber 2011 - First of all, I would like to congratulate the UN’s newest agency: UN Women…and my good friend, Michelle Bachelet...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, DC, 17 October - Thank you, Dr. Boufford, for that kind introduction, and, all of you for inviting me to join you this morning...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at Third Committee of the 66th Session of the General Assembly
NEW YORK, 12 October 2011 - Mr. President, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you, Ambassador Hussein, for that kind introduction...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the High-Level Round-Table event on violence against children
NEW YORK, 11 October 2011 - Thank you, Marta. It is a pleasure to be here. I hope this is the first of many meetings among regional...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the worsening situation in Yemen
NEW YORK, 5 October 2011 – “UNICEF deplores children being caught in the crossfire in Yemen and urges all parties to the conflict to...
Remarks by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the Italian National Committee
Rome, 28 September 2011 - Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here with you in Rome. I was not only honoured to be invited...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, at the High Level Meeting on Nutrition
New York, 20 September 2011 - The emergency in the Horn of Africa has become a catastrophe, where more than 300,000 children are...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Bombing of UN HQ in Abuja, Nigeria
NEW YORK, 26 August 2011 – “Exactly one week ago, on World Humanitarian Day, we commemorated the bravery of our colleagues who...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the crisis in the Horn of Africa
NEW YORK, 19 August - The focus here is on the crisis in the Horn of Africa. This is a human disaster becoming a human catastrophe...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Third World Humanitarian Day
NEW YORK, 19 August - I am moved to be part of this event celebrating our brave colleagues who gave their lives for others; and our...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
NEW YORK, 9 August 2011 – “Today, UNICEF joins the international community in celebrating the 2011 International Day of the World’s...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa
ROME, 25 July 2011 - This is a children’s famine. The magnitude of suffering and loss is tremendous. The haunting images we have seen...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at United Nations Security Council in Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
NEW YORK, 12 July 2011 – Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: On behalf of UNICEF and the children all of us here serve...
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the independence of the Republic of South Sudan
NEW YORK, 8 July 2011 – “Tomorrow is a historic day for the children and people of South Sudan. After years of conflict, a new country is...
Special Olympics 2011: Including the Most Excluded
25 June 2011 - OP ED by Anthony Lake, published in The Huffington Post
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at launch of Safe and Friendly Cities for All
NEW YORK, 22 June 2011 - Excellencies, colleagues and guests: We’re very excited to launch this partnership with UN Women and...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at launch of the Sustainable Sanitation Five-year Drive to 2015
NEW YORK, 21 June 2011 - Thank you, Your Highness, for that introduction -- and for drawing attention to this critical – but...
Executive Board looks to greater results for children despite challenges
NEW YORK, USA, 20 June 2011 – The UNICEF Executive Board kicked off its 2011 Annual Session at UN headquarters in New York...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at GAVI Replenishing Event
LONDON, 13 June 2011 - Thank you very much, Secretary Mitchell, for all your leadership in this conference and with this cause...
UNICEF Executive Director and other leaders focus on children in the fight against HIV/AIDS
NEW YORK, USA, 10 June 2011 – Children and mothers must be at the centre of the global HIV/AIDS response, UNICEF Executive
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at High Level Meeting on AIDS Side Event
NEW YORK, 9 June 2011 - Thank you, Ambassador Proctor, and thank you Princess, for what you do, who you are, and for reminding...
Speech by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake at MDGs Follow Up Ministerial Meeting
TOKYO, 3 June 2011 - Excellencies, colleagues and distinguished guests, Minasan ohayo gozaimas. On behalf of UNICEF...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director at LDC IV Conference: Interactive Thematic Debate on Resource Mobilization for LDCs
ISTANBUL, 10 May 2011 - Excellencies and distinguished colleagues, I am very glad to join this discussion about how we can mobilize more...
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake: Investing in nutrition in the Least Developed Countries
ISTANBUL, 10 May 2011 - "Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues, good morning and thank you all for joining us today...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the situation in Cote D'Ivoire
NEW YORK, 4 April 2011 - "UNICEF continues to be gravely concerned by the ongoing violence in Cote d'Ivoire and its alarming impact on children...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Japanese earthquake and tsunami
NEW YORK, 14 March 2011 – As the world unites in support for the people of Japan, we at UNICEF express our heartfelt sympathy for the tragic loss...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on OHCHR Report on Remedies and Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence in DRC
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 3 March 2011 – “I am in Goma, DRC, where I am meeting survivors of sexual violence. The physical and...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the death of Bill Sergeant
NEW YORK, 26 February 2011 - "It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Bill Sergeant, a great friend of UNICEF and children everywhere...
Remarks of Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director to the 2011 First Regular Session of UNICEF’s Executive Board
NEW YORK, 8 February 2011- Good morning and thank you all for being here. This is our first regular session for 2011, and we have a full agenda...
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director and UNICEF Executive Director on International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C
NEW YORK, 6 February 2011 - All girls deserve to grow up free from harmful practices that endanger their health and well-being. But every...
UNICEF, WHO and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applaud Angolan Government for renewed commitment to polio eradication, pledge support, and urge continued action
LUANDA, 25 January 2011 - As their visit to Angola came to a close today, Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, Dr. Tachi Yamada, president...
Op Ed by UNICEF Executive Director on Haiti's recovery
Tons of uncleared debris. Tent cities filled to overflowing. Tens of thousands of children in need of protection. Such harsh images of Haiti...
UNICEF Executive Director visits cholera-impacted residents at Haiti Treatment Centre
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 16 December 2010 – During a visit to the Haitian capital yesterday, Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, spoke with...
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
NEW YORK, 3 December 2010 - "Today UNICEF commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an occasion to recommit...
Secretary-General appoints new Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 October 2010 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Martin Mogwanja as one of UNICEF’s three...
Opening statement: Anthony Lake PFC/Advocacy report press conference
Today, I’m excited to announce results of a new UNICEF study. They will make a big difference in what UNICEF will do – and a much bigger...
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, to visit flood affected areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 29 August 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrives in Pakistan Monday 30 August to tour flood-hit areas and...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
NEW YORK, 24 August 2010 – The reported gang-rape of at least 179 women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must serve...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the flooding in Pakistan
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 20 August 2010 – “Mothers fleeing flooded homes with nothing but their babies clinging to their backs; people waving...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
NEW YORK, 9 August 2010 – Today UNICEF joins in celebrating the vibrant diversity, rich culture and remarkable contributions of the world’s indigenous...
Statement by UNICEF’s Executive Director on ongoing situation in southern Kyrgyzstan
NEW YORK, 26 July 2010 - The political situation in southern Kyrgyzstan has calmed down. But life for Kyrgyzstan’s children has not. As their stories...
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, welcoming the G8 Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and under-five child health
NEW YORK, 25 June 2010 – “UNICEF welcomes the commitment by G8 countries to accelerate efforts to improve maternal and child health by...
An open letter to the European Union from UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake
Tomorrow, European Union leaders gather in Brussels to discuss their position for the UN Secretary General’s much-anticipated September Summit on...
Executive Board concludes meeting with an eye on gender equality, resources and results
NEW YORK, USA, 7 June 2010 – On Friday, 4 June, the final day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s 2010 Annual Session, delegates were briefed on the...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the case of Guantanamo Bay detainee, Omar Khadr
NEW YORK, 26 May 2010 - “UNICEF is concerned about the impending trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee, Omar Khadr...
In Senegal, UNICEF Executive Director sees impact of community empowerment
THIES, Senegal, 20 May 2010 – “I came to vaccinate my baby,” said Anta Ndiou. “This way, she will grow up healthy.”...
In Senegal, UNICEF Executive Director cites the urgency of education for all
DAKAR, Senegal, 18 May 2010 – Surrounded by the concrete bricks and flood-stained walls of her school, Anta, 11, attends classes and dreams of becoming...
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, opens the UNGEI global conference on girls’ education
DAKAR, Senegal, 17 May 2010 - Opening Ceremony Remarks by Anthony Lake
UNICEF Executive Director speaks out on girls' education and empowerment
NEW YORK, USA, 17 May 2010 – Speaking at an international conference on education and gender equality, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today called for accelerated efforts on behalf of “forgotten children” in the run-up to the 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
In Japan, Anthony Lake cites 'moral imperative' of achieving development goals
TOKYO, Japan, 12 May 2010 – On the second day of his first visit to Japan as UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake met today with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada – as well as other government officials, representatives of the Parliamentary League for UNICEF, Japanese Goodwill Ambassadors and children.
Press release: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake travels to Japan
TOKYO, 11 May 2010 – UNICEF’s new Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrived in Japan today as part of his first mission on behalf of the UN children’s agency.
UNICEF Executive Director addresses milestone meeting of National Committees
SEOUL, Republic of Korea, 10 May 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today joined South Korea’s Prime Minister, Un-Chan Chung, the heads of UNICEF National Committees and other dignitaries to formally open the 55th Annual Meeting of UNICEF National Committees.
Press release: New UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, travels to South Korea
SEOUL, 8 May 2010 – One week after taking over the helm at the United Nations Children’s Fund, new Executive Director Anthony Lake is travelling to Seoul, Republic of Korea, for a series of meetings aimed at promoting a better world for every child, everywhere.
UNICEF Executive Director and UN Secretary-General's Special Representative statement on child soldiers in Somalia
NEW YORK, 4 May 2010 - "We are appalled to learn that the recruitment and use of children as soldiers by armed groups in Somalia is rising. All parties to the conflict are involved, and in some cases children as young as nine years old are being recruited."
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake brings a wealth of experience to his new role
NEW YORK, USA, 1 May 2010 – As Anthony Lake assumes his new role as UNICEF's sixth Executive Director today, he builds upon a solid foundation formed by the organization's 60-plus years of child-rights advocacy, as well as his own wealth of international experience.
Press release: Anthony Lake begins his tenure as UNICEF's Executive Director
NEW YORK, 1 May 2010 – Anthony Lake today begins his tenure as UNICEF's sixth Executive Director, bringing more than 45 years of public and international service to the position. "I am excited to be joining UNICEF. I look forward to working with our exceptional staff and our many partners to advance children's rights around the world," Mr. Lake remarked on his first day in office.
Anthony Lake – Executive Director
On 1 May 2010, Anthony Lake became the sixth Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, bringing to the position more than 45 years of public service.
Press release: UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
NEW YORK, USA, 16 March 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the UN Secretary-General's announcement that Anthony Lake will take over as Executive Director of UNICEF after Ann M. Veneman's term ends on 30 April.Please see updated Media calendar as of 24 September. Please let me know of any updates as soon as known.