Video News Package

3 March 2009: Executive Director starts Middle East tour visiting schools in Jordan

Tape#: 8198
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© UNICEF/2009

UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman (right) visits the library of the Al Ruwwad Centre, which serves disadvantaged children in Amman, Jordan; beside her are UNICEF Representative in Jordan Anne Skatvedt and Regional Director Sigrid Kaag.

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Production date: 3 March 2009

Duration: 1:14

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Jordan, madresa, refugees, Iraqi children, Palestinian children

Main shooting locations: Amman, Jordan

Main sequences: UNICEF Executive Director visits schools in Jordan, where 99 per cent of primary school-age children are attending school, and the country is well on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals on universal primary education and gender parity in schooling. The UNICEF-supported schools are working to increase parental participation in their children’s education and reduce violence in the classroom. 

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