UNICEF Ambassador Sarah Jessica Parker announces ...

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.

Back in the (teaching) saddle

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.

"My name is:" On Mother's Day two mothers share their stories

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.

Powering up your Partnership

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.

Annual Meeting in quotes

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".