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UNICEF's information technology systems recognized as significantly benefiting society.

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The 2002 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate medals lay ready for presentation at the formal ceremonies in San Francisco's City Hall.

NEW YORK, 14 April 2002- The United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) enterprise management system become part of the Computerworld Honors Archive on Information Technology (IT) on 7 April 2002.

Over the course of each year, members of the Chairman's Committee identify those organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision, and the significance of its benefit to society.

These organizations are recognized as Computerworld Honors Program Laureates in formal ceremonies marking the donation of their case-studies and other historic materials to the world's libraries. André Spatz, Chief Information Officer and Director of UNICEF's Information Technology Division, received the award at the Laureate ceremonies in San Francisco in April.

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André Spatz, Chief Information Officer and Director of UNICEF's Information Technology Division, receives the award on behalf of UNICEF from Joe Levy, Chief Executive Officer, President and Publisher of Computerworld.

UNICEF was nominated in the Government & Non-Profit Organizations category by Deborah Nelson, Vice President of Marketing at Hewlett-Packard. UNICEF was noted for its enterprise management technology implementation, and processes that unify the global information technology infrastructure and provide proactive IT services.

"The Class of 2002 continues an outstanding tradition of IT innovation in which service to real people doing important work in the real world takes precedence over anything else," said Dan Morrow, Computerworld Honors Executive Director. "The 2002 Laureates are a source of pride and inspiration."

UNICEF's work is now part of a collection that includes over 300 of the year's most innovative applications of technology and will be housed at more than 150 libraries, museums and universities worldwide.

Case studies from the 2002 Computerworld Honors Collection are also available at http://www.cwheroes.org(external link), the official internet site of the Computerworld Honors Program, where the entire Collection is available to scholars, researchers and the general public.

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