A night of celebrity Karaoke to benefit UNICEF's Child-Friendly Schools in Malawi hosted by Bill Bellamy with live performances by Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band
In March, Delta took another step forward as a leader in helping the world's children: it became the first major airline in the world to enter the fight against the sexual exploitation of children by signing the "Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism."
We're pleased to announce that UNICEF Ambassador Sarah Jessica Parker will introduce the UNICEF HIV/AIDS Innovation Fund at the Global Business Coalition's 10th Anniversary Conference on June 2 2011.
The Fund brings together top HIV experts with diverse business and philanthropic leaders to invest in high-impact, low cost interventions and technologies that have the potential to change the face of the AIDS pandemic.
I am a veteran classroom teacher who has found a new home at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. While I love my new job duties of designing and promoting resources and trainings for teachers, nothing will ever compare to teaching a great lesson to young, eager minds.
Going into its third year, UNICEF's Next Generation is growing strong. Three projects have now been completed -Next Gen has truly made a difference in the lives of children and families in Guatemala, Ethiopia and Haiti.
Each year brings us a step closer to the elimination of polio. To help hasten the day that Zero children are afflicted with polio, please take a minute to sign our petition in support of global child survival and maternal health. U.S. Government appropriations for the fight to end polio are part of this overall funding.
This Mother's Day you have the opportunity to help mothers and mothers-to-be take the first step to protect their own health and the health of their babies. By purchasing a UNICEF HIV Test Kit Inspired Gift you will empower 65 mothers to get tested for their status and receive the lifesaving medication and support to stop the transmission of the HIV virus to their baby. We will send an eCard to your loved announcing your gift in their honor and 65 mothers in need will get the gift of health. To learn more about the UNICEF Inspired Gift HIV Test kit visit inspiredgifts.org.
UNICEF Inspired Gifts are actual lifesaving UNICEF products that are delivered to mothers and children. With your purchase of a UNICEF HIV Test Kit Inspired Gift you will be helping mothers like Ntsiuoa and Mathato in 150 countries around the world.
Last Thursday, I had the honor of serving as the master of ceremonies for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Corporate Partners Summit themed Powering Up Your Partnership, which convened over 30 of our corporate partners as well as UNICEF and U.S. Fund for UNICEF staff for an afternoon of exploring how we can all work together in new and interesting ways to save and improve children's lives, especially those most difficult to reach. U.S. Fund for UNICEF's marketing, PR and social media teams were on hand to lead a conversation around how we can all ensure that the good works of the partnerships are visible to the right audiences.
As we look forward, I am encouraged by the dialogue begun at our corporate session and look forward to richer partnerships in the coming year.
Charlie Consoli is Chicago-based international flight attendant and Champion for Children for UNICEF's Change for Good Program on American Airlines.
Last month I had the honor of going to Chile on a UNICEF field visit with Champions for Children Aimee Doe, Silvia SepÃºlveda, and Claudia Berra. It was truly an eye-opening and emotional experience.
Another Annual Meeting of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is behind us, leaving us with a great reminder of why we believe in zero. Hundreds of valued donors, partner, supporters and friends gathered to hear great stories, successes and, of course, exhortations to find innovative "New Roads to Zero".