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Vietnam: UNICEF’s Big Strides in Education and Child Survival

Lotta in Vietnam with UNICEF Next Generation

— Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF’s Country Representative for Vietnam, visited UNICEF USA headquarters in New York on Friday and spoke about the successes her office has achieved on behalf of Vietnam’s children. Landmark breastfeeding legislation and a groundbreaking bilingual education program were highlights of a presentation by Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF’s Country Rep for Vietnam, at the U.S. […]

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Rallying Together at the Annual Meeting


— We recently had a whirlwind week here at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, as we hosted our biggest line-up of Annual Meeting activities ever. Almost 400 members of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF family—volunteers, donors, partners, celebrities, and media and government representatives—came together for a three-day summit to help create a better, safer world for children.

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Superheroes at UNICEF’s Masquerade Ball


— Mid-December may evoke thoughts of snowmen and sleigh bells, but for UNICEF’s Next Generation, it was all about Halloween. Though Hurricane Sandy caused us to postpone our Third Annual Masquerade Ball for six weeks, it didn’t stop people from dressing as their favorite superheroes—or from Believing in ZERO. Over 500 guests joined us at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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UNICEF’s Next Generation 3rd Annual Photo Benefit!

At the Next Generation Photo Benefit. Photo by Lauren Farmer.

— On May 31, a crowd of 300 young New York City professionals gathered in Tribeca’s R 20th Century Gallery for the 3rd Annual Photo Benefit hosted by UNICEF’s Next Generation. UNICEF’s Next Generation—a diverse group of young professionals, ages 21 to 40, who share a commitment to UNICEF’s future and a belief in zero—sold out the event, reaching its goal of raising both funds and awareness for the charity’s activities.

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From our classroom in NYC to 42 new classrooms around the world

© Purvi Padia | Preschoolers learning about School-in-a-Box

— Being the mother of an almost four-year-old boy, I thought it was important that he start understanding how fortunate he is and that it is his civic responsibility to give back to those who are less fortunate. Philanthropy and compassion are things I believe can be instilled at a very young age. I wanted to do this in a way he could relate to and thought what better way than giving him an outlet to help other children around the world. I thought the UNICEF School-in-a-Box was the perfect introduction to UNICEF for preschoolers.

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UNICEF’s Next Generation is working to save lives one water drop at a time

© U.S. Fund for UNICEF | John Kluge at a UNICEF-supported water point in Ethiopia, during the Next Gen trip to Ethiopia in 2011.

— We are all excited to announce that UNICEF’s Next Generation has chosen its next project to raise $100,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project… water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in Togo, Vietnam, Cameroon, and Mauritania. With supporters like you, we are making a difference. The world has met the United Nations Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water. Between 1990 and 2010, more than two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources. Yet 783 million people around the world do not have access to safe water and 2.5 billion—nearly HALF of humanity—live without proper sanitation. Help us promote and support the UNICEF Tap Project.

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