UNICEF’s Top Priority is Protecting Children as Typhoon Hagupit Predicted to Hit the Philippines

NEW YORK (December 5, 2014) – UNICEF is fully prepared to assist children and families as Super Typhoon Hagupit moves toward the northern part of Eastern Visayas, the Philippines. Gaining strength and predicted to make landfall in the next few days, Super Typhoon Hagupit (local name Ruby) comes just 13 months after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged Tacloban and other coastal communities in Eastern Visayas.

Botswana Field Visit

In May 2014, Emily Brouwer from the Northwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, along with Northwest Regional Board Member Marimo Berk, traveled to Botswana with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for a week-long field visit. Traveling with a group of 12 total visitors, Emily and Marimo were also accompanied by several UNICEF Botswana staff members. Their immersive activities spanned five days, in which the team participated in various programs focusing on a range of pressing issues such as HIV/AIDS awareness, health promotion, and child development.

More than $3.4 Million Raised at Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball

NEW YORK (December 4, 2014) – The 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, held on Tuesday, December 2 at Cipriani Wall Street, honored U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board member Hilary Gumbel and philanthropist Tom Freston for their commitments to saving and improving the lives of children around the world, while celebrating UNICEF’s work to put children first. Presented by Baccarat, the tenth annual gala raised more than $3.4 million for UNICEF’s programs, contributing to a grand total of $23 million over the last decade.

Partnering to achieve an HIV-free generation in Rwanda

*This is a guest blog post written by Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard, Zonta International/Zonta International Foundation President, 2014-2016

Today, on World AIDS Day, Zonta International joins UNICEF in recognizing the achievements that have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, in supporting people living with HIV/AIDS, and in uniting globally to bring greater awareness to the challenges that remain in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Human Trafficking and Sport: Shut Out Trafficking at Brown University

Shut Out Trafficking at Brown University was hosted in collaboration with the Royce Fellowship for Sport and Society at Brown and the Brown UNICEF Campus Initiative. Shut Out Trafficking engaged 200 students, faculty, coaches, and staff in raising awareness about the issue of human trafficking on a local, national, and international level, and exploring how sport can be used as a tool to combat issues such as human trafficking. Shut Out Trafficking week at Brown University included a keynote speech given by Dr.