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UNICEF Pacific newest Ambassador: Krishneer Sen

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Krishneer Sen at the Fiji celebrations commemorating 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

SUVA, 25 November 2014 – UNICEF Pacific today announced their newest Pacific Ambassador, Mr. Krishneer Sen, an advocate for children, with a focus on children with disabilities.

In making the announcement, UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr Karen Allen, said, “It is a privilege to have Krishneer helping us to help children.  Krishneer Sen is a shining example of using his many abilities to achieve his college degree, and using his time to help others, despite his personal challenge of being deaf.”

“We are delighted that he will be interacting with children to learn about their needs and dreams, and to convey these to a wide audience. He is an inspiring role model for all children, and particularly for those with special needs,” she said. 

As a UNICEF Pacific Ambassador, Krishneer will focus especially on children who are most vulnerable, including those who are deaf and hard of hearing, living in severe poverty, affected by violence, abuse, and neglect, and in emergency and conflict situations.  

“I believe young people have the power to change their own lives, with our help,” said Krishneer.  “I am honoured to join UNICEF as an Ambassador, and committed to doing everything I can to help children and young people especially from the deaf and disability community.” 

The 27 year old from Sigatoka, Fiji joins Mere Nailatikau, former Ms South Pacific and our first Pacific Ambassador. Krishneer recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Gallaudet University in Washington DC, USA. His first public appearance for UNICEF was at the Fiji celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rights of the Child. He enjoys advocating for human rights and disability inclusion development, interacting through social media, participating in community work for people with disabilities, playing sports and traveling.

Ambassadors are individuals who have expressed their desire to contribute to UNICEF efforts to raise awareness of the aims, objectives and priorities of UNICEF, to convey messages about its activities and to extend its public outreach. An Ambassador will demonstrate an active commitment to promote the rights of children and to further UNICEF’s mission to Unite for Children

About UNICEF 

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 Pacific and our work visit: www.unicefpacific.org

For more information, please contact:

Donna Hoerder, UNICEF Pacific, Tel + (679) 3236 100, dhoerder@unicef.org

 

 
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