We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

Press centre

Media advisory

Sendai World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: UNICEF experts available for interviews

WHAT:  UNICEF senior experts will be attending the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

WHO:  Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Director of Programmes
           Antony Spalton, Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist
           Carmen van Heese, Regional Emergency Advisor, East Asia and Pacific
           Other regional experts from Africa, Central Europe, Latin America and elsewhere.

When: 14-18 March 20115

Where: Sendai, Japan

Why: The last 10 years have seen some of the largest disasters on record, from tsunamis, floods and cyclones, to famines, earthquakes and hurricanes. Children have been disproportionately affected, as their lives have been threatened and their access to basic services disrupted.

In Sendai, UNICEF will call for increased investments in safer and more protective environments for children, both in humanitarian and development contexts, and for the involvement of children and young people in national and global dialogues.

For further information and interview requests, please contact:

Christopher de Bono, UNICEF Bangkok, on mission to Sendai, cdebono@unicef.org, +66 84 427 7431

Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, nmekki@unicef.org, +1917 209 1804




New enhanced search