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Famous Ukrainian performers will sing about child rights

Yukie Mokuo, Valentyn Koval, Alibi, Kishe and young performers at the launch of the music clip

Kyiv, Ukraine, 20 November 2009 - Today UNICEF together with leading Ukrainian TV Channel M1 and celebrities launches the Fire of the Hearts, song about children rights.

UNICEF partnership with M1 TV, performers Kishe and duet Alibi brings a beautiful inspiring song on the Anniversary day to millions of Ukrainian young people. ‘The song aims to remind society about importance of protection of children’s rights.  We hope that this music will inspire Ukrainians to change children’s lives for the better. It is time to take action to make a difference’, said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – the most widely ratified human rights agreement in the world. By ratifying the Convention, the state of Ukraine has committed itself before the international community to protecting and ensuring children's rights and agreed to hold itself accountable that all children in Ukraine are in a favorable and safe environment, have access to high quality education and health care and have all opportunities to reach their full potential.

Currently 9 million of children live in Ukraine. They have inspired famous Ukrainian singers Andrey Kishe and duet Alibi to create a song about child rights. Kishe, author and performer of the song said with the words from the Fire of Hearts:

‘They’re the same as you
And you know it’s true
That they always do what we would do…’

‘It is very important to not forget that we all were children and remember how much they need our care and support. Being a father, I call all Ukrainian parents to learn more about children’s rights and ensure their protection. Wish your children reach the fullest development’, added Andrey Kishe.

The Fire of Hearts song was developed by Kishe and performed together with duet Alibi. Singers committed to perform the song in their future concerts. Young musicians and artists from Kyiv art schools were participating in the filming of the music clip and song recording. The leading entertainment and music TV channel M1 supported the initiative by providing special TV presentation of the project and broadcasting the video clip.

 ‘It is important for us to celebrate such remarkable day with UNICEF. I wish all young people in Ukraine fully enjoy their rights. We support UNICEF in promotion and awareness raise about children’s issues in our country as this is what responsible media should do’, noted Valentyn Koval, General Producer M1 TV channel.  

‘We want to greet all children and young people with their holiday! And to remind that every child has the right, every child is unique and needs our attention. We call all Ukrainians to unite the efforts and make our country better place for children’, said Alina and Anna Zavalskaya, Alibi.

For more informtation please contact:

Anna Sukhodolska, UNICEF Ukraine, +38 044 230 25 14,

About UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 150 countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF opened its office in Kyiv in 1997. More information about UNICEF activities in Ukraine at 



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