UNICEF USA Must Reads
A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues.
Best of the FieldNotes blog
- A tribute to Nelson Mandela and his work as a champion for children.
UNICEF on the front lines in Central African Republic
- As the country faces its worst civil breakdown in decades, UNICEF steps up its response.
Video: Mia Farrow in CAR
- A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador raises awareness of the crisis.
World AIDS Day
- Marking progress towards an AIDS-free generation, with significant progress in Africa.
UNICEF Issues in the News
How Rwanda became a model in the fight against HIV
- A Partners in Health doctor writes in The Atlantic, “Success is achieved when people living with HIV can earn a living, support their family, raise their children, and care for their community no differently than their peers.”
Fresh funding for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
- The New York Times asks, Is $12 billion enough?
Polio in Pakistan
- Pressure from the Taliban and others is slowing progress in eradicating the disease. The World Health Organization reports an increase in cases from 58 last year to 72 this year.
- With threats increasing, low-profile vaccination may be more effective.
The curious case of Dr. Gustav Rau
- From the New York Times, the story of the German art collector and philanthropist and an unusual challenge to his generous gift to UNICEF.
Social media: 16 days
- A visual display of the UN’s campaign to end violence against women, from the Global Post.
Highlights from the Snowflake Ball
- UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
- While UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador, Katy Perry, treated the audience to “Unconditionally,” inspired by her recent trip to Madagascar. The Mirror calls the UNICEF video “even more emotional than the original.”
And one more…
Communicating across borders
- Whether she wins “Arabs Got Talent” tomorrow or not, we love Jennifer Grout’s dedication to the language we all share—music.
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