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First Global Summit on Innovation for Children, Helsinki, 9-10 November

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Yoka Brandt (@yokabrandt), UNICEF Deputy Executive Director 
Lenita Toivakka (@toivakka), Finnish Minister of Trade and Development 
His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud (@yolofahad), NA3M Founder & CEO
Kate Courteau (@ycombinator)), Director of Nonprofits, Y Combinator
Pal Brekke (@pbrekke), Senior Adviser, Norwegian Space Center
Ben Ramalingam (@benramalingam), Chair of Humanitarian Investment Fund
Kamran Elahian (@KamranElahian), Chairman, Global Catalysts Partners
Tayo Akinyemi (@Tayo_Akinyemi), Executive Director, AfriLabs
Rui Ma (@ruima), Partner, 500 Startupsk
Christopher Fabian (@hichrisfabian), Co-lead, Innovation Unit, UNICEF
Caspar Aarlit Jensen (calvins2A), Programmes and Partnerships Manager, LEGO Foundation
Peter Vesterbacka (@pvesterbacka), Chief Marketing Officer, Rovio Entertainment

¬UNICEF spokespersons from New York Lebanon, Malaysia, Brazil and others are available for interviews. 

WHAT:   Start up to Scale up, Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit.
              The summit will precede SLUSH, a 15,000+ person annual startup and technology conference.

WHEN:  9-10 November 2015, prior to SLUSH

WHERE:  Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland
               Plenary sessions will be livestreamed at: http://summit.unicef.fi/

WHY:    Although the world is now closer than ever to meeting its promises for children, the work for, with and on behalf of children is far from finished. Fresh ideas are needed to close the gaps that prevent all children, especially the most excluded, from enjoying all of their rights. The summit seeks to look at ways to secure tangible innovations for children around the world – and thus accelerate progress for the world’s most disadvantaged among them.   

To attend, please register on the Media section of the Summit website http://summit.unicef.fi/

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org

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For further information and interview requests, please contact: 
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1917 209 1804, nmekki@unicef.org




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