by Marty Rendon, Vice President Public Policy and Advocacy
On January 28th the Southern California Regional Office welcomed Susan Bissell, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF, as keynote speaker at the latest Saving Children: A Speakers Series Luncheon. Supporters of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, as well as leaders in the academic, corporate and philanthropic communities, gathered at Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills for an enriching and intimate discussion, bringing to light the complexities involved in protecting children during times of crisis.
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Beth Callahan, a Dallas-based American Airlines Flight Attendant and “Champion for Children” volunteer, collects currency donations on international flights from American Airlines customers to support UNICEF’s Change for Good program.
As a Champion for Children for UNICEF’s Change for Good program on American Airlines, I was honored to be selected to participate in a UNICEF field visit to Bolivia. During the trip I was able to see first-hand how the money we collect from our generous passengers is put to use in the field.
NEW YORK (April 13, 2015) – Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups – according to a new report from UNICEF.
NEW YORK (April 10, 2015) – A first airlift of urgent medical and other supplies from UNICEF is being unloaded now on the tarmac at Sana’a International Airport, as the conflict in Yemen continues to exact a heavy toll on children and their families.
1. It’s no longer just 276 school girls; we’re talking about 800,000 affected children.
Through the month of March, Kid Power launched with students all over New York participating in raising funds to help solve the global malnutrition crisis. Through Kid Power Bands to track activity, steps turn into Kid Power Points and sponsors convert points to dollars. Below are stories from all over the city of school's getting active and helping out!
5,000 postcards. 100’s of emails. 63 constituent calls to Speaker Hastie’s office. 35 advocacy committee members. 12 meetings. 3 years of advocating. 1 piece of legislation.
The end result: finally witnessing the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA) get passed unanimously in the New York State Assembly.
by Latha Sundaram, Midwest Regional Board member
Pictured above - Ashish Prasad, Midwest Board Member, Casey Marsh, Midwest Regional Managing Director, Bill Dietz, Midwest Board Member, Latha Sundaram, Midwest Board Member visiting Senator Mark Kirk's office