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UNICEF VIP Pre-Event for ZEROawards

HCMC – November 27th, 2013 – An exclusive preview of live auction items was shown at the UNICEF ZEROawards “VIP Pre-event” on Wednesday, hosted by Ly Club and Moet. ZEROawards, which will be at InterContinental Asiana HCMC on December 5th, will be the first annual fundraiser of its kind in Vietnam, designed to honor humanitarian work for children and to raise funds for UNICEF Vietnam.  Top sponsors of the event were also in attendance including Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Mai Thanh of REE Corporation and Chairman Le Phuoc Vu of Toa Hoa Sen Group.

Modeled after the black tie gala events held each year in New York, Los Angeles, and London, ZEROawards strives to bring individuals with similar levels of investment and commitment for children. The event is where the auction will take place, as well as live sketching by acclaimed artist, Pham Luc, and never seen before performances, all with the purpose of joining together Vietnam’s most successful individuals and companies in an annual fundraising event.

Items previewed for the auction included fine art by Ha Huynh My and Bui Huu Hung, the most exclusive bottle of single malt whisky created to date by Glenmorangie; a one-of-a-kind, signed jersey from Manchester United; NYC runway show and Justin Timberlake concert tickets package, among other items. 100% of the proceeds from ZEROawards in 2013 will benefit children of UNICEF’s Kon Tum project. Through the VIP Pre-event, UNICEF hopes to further attract supporters for ZEROawards 2013, and to raise awareness of UNICEF’s campaign: “Believe in ZERO”. The VIP Pre-event for ZEROawards was held at Ly Club, 143B Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Tickets are still available for one more week before the event at

Click here to download the detailed Live Auction document

About ZEROawards
UNICEF ZEROawards is an initiative of Believe in ZERO, a global UNICEF campaign launched in Viet Nam, that aims to reduce the number of preventable child deaths to ZERO, the number of exploited or abused children to ZERO, the number of children deprived of clean water or denied access to school to ZERO. As UNICEF’s first annual fundraiser at the InterContinental Asiana hotel, in Ho Chi Minh City, ZEROawards is a VIP gala event that will bring together the most respected and influential individuals of Viet Nam, helping to catalyze further investments in finding and delivering solutions for children that can going forward be sustained and taken to scale.

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UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Mr. Nguyen Thanh Viet, UNICEF Viet Nam, Tel: 08 3281 9413. Email: 
  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, UNICEF Viet Nam, Tel: 04 3942 5706 ext 401. Email:



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