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Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director
NEW YORK, 1 January 2018 – Henrietta Fore takes office today as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director.  Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience.

UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
NEW YORK, 22 December 2017 – UNICEF welcomed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ announcement today that Henrietta H. Fore will succeed Anthony Lake as UNICEF Executive Director when his term ends on 31 December 2017.

UNICEF chief praises and calls for more progress for disadvantaged children in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia, 2 May 2014 - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake travelled to Bolivia this week to meet with children, families and government officials, to advocate for further progress in overcoming Bolivia's historic inequities.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reappoints Anthony Lake Executive Director of UNICEF
UNITED NATIONS, 2 May 2014 – Following consultations with the UNICEF Executive Board, the Secretary-General is pleased to reappoint Mr. Anthony Lake as Executive Director of UNICEF.

Progress made for children in Peru, but equity gap remains visible, says UNICEF chief
LIMA, Peru, 28 April 2014 - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake travelled to Peru this week where he met with children, community members, government officials and civil society partners to see how education, health and social protection programmes are bridging the equity gap between indigenous and non-indigenous children.

EU and UNICEF boost their partnership to improve child and maternal health and to save more children
NEW YORK, 4 February 2014 – The European Union announced today that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Remarks of Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director to the 2011 First Regular Session of UNICEF’s Executive Board
Statement - 8 February 2011

UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
NEW YORK, 16 March 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the UN Secretary-General’s announcement that Anthony Lake will take over as Executive...

Remarks of Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director to the 2010 First Regular Session of UNICEF’s Executive Board
Statement - 12 January 2010

UNICEF Executive Board members visit child friendly school in northern Lao PDR
OUDOMXAY, NORTHERN LAO PDR, 13 February 2008 - Children at Nongboua primary school in Oudomxay’s La district laid on a warm welcome...

Executive Board visits the Kyrgyz Republic
KYRGYZSTAN, 28 April 2007, The Kyrgyz Republic welcomed four members of the UNICEF Executive Board, who visited the Central Asian country to learn more about UNICEF’s work there.

UNICEF Executive Board visits Latin America
PANAMA, 26 March 2007 - A high-level delegation of UNICEF’s Executive Board will officially visit two Latin American countries, Panama and Peru, through 31 March.  It will be an opportunity for...

Liberia: Visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and WFP
MONROVIA, 23 February 2007 - The Executive Boards of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population...

Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board
New York, 5 June 2006 – Thank you very much, Mr. President.  Good morning to all of you.  Thank you for being here today.  Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a pleasure to address the 2006 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board.

Executive Board proceedings - June 2003
Monday 2 June 2003 - Opening the UNICEF Executive Board’s Annual Session for 2003, Executive Director Carol Bellamy stressed that in the wide range of crises in the world today, civilians, and especially children and women, are most at risk, affected by poverty, conflict, food shortages and HIV/AIDS. UNICEF staff, she said, are “on the front lines of the battle for child rights” in countries like Indonesia, Iraq, Pakistan and Peru, all of which she had recently visited.

UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy addresses the Executive Board
NEW YORK, 7 June 2004 - Carol Bellamy address the annual UNICEF Executive  Board.

Carol Bellamy opens 2nd session of UNICEF's Executive Board
NEW YORK, 15 September 2003 - Opening statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Carol Bellamy.




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