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(02/9/27) 가뭄피해지역 어린이에게 유니믹스 공급

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(02/6/21) 2002 FIFA 월드컵™ 스타들 어린이를 위해

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(02/6/12) Femi Kuti Special Representative

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(02/6/10) The World Cup and UNICEF Kids

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(02/5/10) Children’s Forum Message

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(02/5/10) More than 94 million Say Yes for Children

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(02/5/3) 유엔아동특별총회 개막

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(02/4/25) AFRICA MALARIA DAY

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(02/4/11) The Global Child

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(02/4/11) CHILDREN’S ROLE IN PEACE AND SECURITY

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(02/9/27) 가뭄피해지역 어린이에게 유니믹스 공급

■ 유니세프, 가뭄 피해 지역 어린이에게 유니믹스 공급 ; 2002년 9월 10일, Harare 유니믹스 360톤을 나눠 실은 12대의 트럭행렬이 지난 일요일 국경을 넘어 9월9일 짐바브웨의 하레레(Harere)에 도착하였다. 짐바브웨 어린이 구호를 위해 남아프리카에서 출발한 유니세프의 트럭들이다. 유니세프는 모두 1,200톤(미화 70만 불 상당)의 유니믹스를 이 지역에 공급할 예정이다. 360톤 외에 240톤이 곧 도착할 것이며, 현재 제조중인 나머지 유니믹스 600톤도 제조가 끝나는 대로 도착하게 될 것이다. 유니믹스는 스프와 같은 유동식 형태로 먹는 영양보조식품으로서 단백질이 아주 풍부하다. 5세 미만 어린이와 임산모들에게 제공되며, 유니믹스 600톤이면 부헤라, 무드지, 마운트 다르윈, 치루만주, 고퀘 북부 등 5개 지역의 어린이와 어머니 9만5천 명이 3개월동안 먹을 수 있는 양이다. 현재 보건아동복지부는 지방보건소 요원과 자원봉사자들을 지역사회 차원에서 훈련시키고 있다. 훈련내용은 유니믹스 스프 만드는 방법과 배부방법, 위생과 보건상의 유의점 등 다양하다. 특히 깨끗하고 안전한 식수 사용, 접시의 위생, 손씻기 등은 아주 강조되는 내용이다. 유니세프의 보충식 프로그램의 혜택을 받는 어린이와 여성의 건강상태를 기록하고 관찰하는 일 또한 훈련과정의 주요 과정이다. 유니세프는 또한 영양프로그램의 추세를 관찰하기 위해 체중계와 키 재는 기기를 제공한다. 지역사회에서는 유니믹스 스프를 만드는데 필요한 땔감과 조리할 장소를 제공한다. 유니세프는 오는 9월16일부터 보충식 공급을 시작할 예정이다. 유니세프는 다른 유엔 기구, 후원자, 정부 협력기관, 비정부기구 등과 함께 영양식 보급 프로그램을 면밀히 관찰하고 평가해 나갈 것이다. 유니세프 짐바브웨 사무소 대표인 훼스토 카비쉬 박사는 말한다. "유니세프의 이번 보충식 공급프로그램은 지난 8월 짐바브웨 국가재해평가위원회, 세계식량계획, 유니세프가 공동 실시한 영양실태 조사결과에 따른 것입니다. 이번 조사는 지난 5월 보건·아동복지부와 유니세프가 실시한 영양실태조사의 후속조치로 이루어졌는데 조사 결과 5월과 8월 사이에 5세 미만 어린이의 영양상태는 더 악화되어 체력저하율은 6.4%에서 7.1%로, 저체중비율은 20.4%에서 24.4%로, 발육지체 비율은 33%에서 43.2%로 오히려 증가하였습니다." [English] UNICEF Imports 360 ... UNICEF Imports 360 MT of UNIMIX for Supplementary Feeding of Children Under Five in Drought Affected Districts Harare, 10 September 2002 ? Twelve trucks, each carrying 30 metric tonnes (MT) of UNIMIX, arrived in Harare yesterday, after having crossed the border at Beitbridge last Sunday. UNICEF hired the trucks to bring 360 MT of UNIMIX into Zimbabwe. These are part of an overall 600 MT consignment sourced from South Africa. The remaining 240 MT are expected to arrive in the country later this week. UNICEF is procuring another 600 MT of UNIMIX locally, bringing the total to 1200 MT, worth up to 700,000 USD. The UNIMIX will be prepared as porridge. It is meant to provide supplementary feeding to children under five and to pregnant/lactating women. The first 600 MT of UNIMIX will enable UNICEF to feed 95,000 children and women for 3 months in 5 selected districts in Zimbabwe: Buhera, Mudzi, Mount Darwin, Chirumanzu and Gokwe North. Community health workers and volunteers are currently being trained at district level through the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MoHCW). The training focuses on the preparation of porridge, as well as on health, hygiene and sanitation aspects related to porridge preparation and distribution. Notably the importance of ensuring use of clean and safe water, as well as dish and handwashing facilities is being stressed. Registration and monitoring of the children and women participating in UNICEF’s supplementary feeding programme constitutes another key component of the training. UNICEF provides weighing scales and height boards to monthly assess the impact on the nutritional status of children and women participating in the supplementary feeding scheme. Communities will provide firewood and cooking points to prepare the UNIMIX porridge. UNICEF will start its supplementary food distribution on Monday 16 September. UNICEF will closely monitor and evaluate its feeding programme together with other UN agencies, donors, Government counterparts and NGOs. “The UNICEF incentive to provide supplementary feeding derives from nutrition surveys conducted in August by the Zimbabwe National Vulnerability Assessment Committee (VAC), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF”, said Dr. Festo Kavishe, UNICEF Representative in Harare. These surveys were done as a follow-up to the MOHCW-UNICEF conducted nutritional assessment of last May. “The outcomes are alarming”, Kavishe added. “In the period between May-August, the nutritional status of children under five years has further deteriorated”. Wasting rates have increased from 6.4% to 7.1%, underweight from 20.4% to 24.4%, while stunting rose from 33% to 43.2%.

(02/6/21) 2002 FIFA 월드컵™ 스타들 어린이를 위해

2002 FIFA 월드컵™ 스타 ... 2002-06-21 2143 FIFA는 이번 2002 월드컵 대회™를 세계 어린이들에게 헌정했다. 이는 운동 경기가 인도주의적 대의를 위해 사용되는 역사상 최초의 기록이 된다. 2002 FIFA 한일 월드컵™대회 기간중 6월 19-20일을 "세계 어린이를 위한 축구의 날"로 선포하자 세계 최고의 스타 플레이어들도 어린이를 위한 이번 행사를 지원하기 위해 FIFA-UNICEF가 공동 주관하는 이번 행사에 동참하기로 했다. 잉글랜드 팀의 데이비드 베컴, 미국 팀의 랜던 도노번, 세네갈의 축구 스타 하지 디오프 등을 비롯한 세계 유명 축구 스타들이 UNICEF의 홍보광고 촬영에 출연했다. 벨기에, 브라질, 터키, 우루과이 등 그외 여러 국가대표 선수들은 2002 FIFA 월드컵™에서 입었던 축구복에 친필로 사인한 셔츠를 fifaworldcup.com의 인터넷 경매에 내놓아 그 수익금을 UNICEF에 기부하기로 했다. 수 많은 축구 스타들이 이번 월드컵 기간 중 시간을 내어 전세계 어린이 문제에 관심을 표했고 2002 FIFA 월드컵™이 온 세계 어린이들에게 헌정된 것을 축하해 주었다. 어린이 행사를 지원할 선수들 브라질 팀의 주장인 카푸 선수는 일본 고베에서 FIFA-UNICEF가 이번 월드컵 대회를 어린이에게 헌정한 사실을 축하했다. 그는 "어린이들이 어린이다워야 하며 어른들로부터 학대나 착취되어서는 안된다"고 강조했다. 멕시코 대표팀의 라파엘 마르케스 선수는 "월드컵 대회를 어린이들에게 헌정한다는 결정은 정말 멋진 생각입니다. 왜냐하면 축구를 통해서 비극적인 상황에 처해 있는 전세계 소년 소녀에게 관심을 갖게 할 수 있으니까요"라고 소감을 피력했다. 이러한 분위기에 동조하는 벨기에의 재키 페터스 선수도 다음과 같이 말했다. "FIFA와 같이 대형 기관이 이같이 중요한 이슈를 제기하는 것은 올바른 일이며 우리 모두로 하여금 뭔가 실천하도록 자극합니다. 각 나라의 대표팀은 이제 자신의 나라 어린이를 위해 자신의 역할을 수행할 책임을 갖게 되었다고 봅니다." 미국 팀의 랜던 도노번 선수는 "저는 축구라는 스포츠를 통해서 전 세계 모든 국가의 사람들을 만났기 때문에 축구에 있어서만큼은 국가간 경계가 없다고 단언할 수 있습니다. 전 세계 어린이들이 축구와 인생에서 불가능할 것이 없다는 걸 아는 것은 중요합니다."라고 말했다. 은퇴한 우루과이의 축구 영웅 엔조 프란체스콜리는 "UNICEF 대사로서 저는 축구가 자연 재해나 전쟁으로 인해 상처 받은 어린이들을 치유해 줄 수 있는 가장 좋은 약이 될 수 있다는 사실을 제 자신이 직접 체험했습니다. 그들이 다시 뛰놀 수 있고 웃을 수 있게 된다는 사실 하나만으로도 이들이 받은 어린 시절의 상처를 아물게 하고 어린이로서의 권리를 되찾게 하는데 큰 도움이 될 겁니다"라며 역설했다. 프란체스콜리는 어린이를 위한 활동에 몸바치고 있는 유명한 축구 선수 중 한 명이다. 이러한 인물로는 예전 FIFA 월드컵 최우수 선수로 선정된 바 있는 리베리아의 죠지 웨아를 비롯해 UNICEF 대사로 새로 임명된 이탈리아의 파울로 말디니와 포르투갈의 루이스 피구 등이 있다. 자세한 내용은 웹 사이트 www.unicef.org/football을 방문하거나 일본 UNICEF의 Samantha Henry 에게 연락하면 된다(전화번호: 090-5340-6480). 전 세계 유수의 축구 선수들이 이번 어린이 행사를 위해 참가하기로 했다. 이번 행사에 지원을 약속한 선수는 다음과 같다. 루이스 피구(포르투갈), 데이비드 베컴(잉글랜드), 하지 디오프(세네갈), 후안 베론(아르헨티나), 파울로 말디니(이탈리아), 판 즈이(중국) 등의 선수가 UNICEF의 홍보광고 촬영에 출연했다. 이들은 서로 치열한 라이벌이지만 이번 행사에서는 어린이들을 위한 더 나은 세상을 만들어 주기 위해 적극적인 지원을 아끼지 않을 것이다. 다음과 같은 국제적인 스타들도 이러한 노력에 동참하기 했다. · 아르헨티나 - 후안 베론 · 벨기에 - 재키 페터스 외 벨기에 국가대표팀 선수들 · 중국 - 판 즈이 · 코스타리카 - 윌메르 로페스, 롤란도 폰세카, 윈스톤 파르크스 , 스테벤 브리세, 아롤드 왈라세, 루이스 마린, 후안 호세 로드리게스, 알바로 메센, 에릭 론니스, 윌리암 순싱, 마우리시오 라이트 · 크로아티아 - 다보르 수케르 · 에콰도르 - 클레베르 찰라, 에드빈 테노리오, 까를로스 테노리오, 루이스 고메스, 호세 체발로스, 이반 카비에데스 · 잉글랜드 - 웨스 브라운, 데이비드 베컴, 알렉스 퍼거슨 경, 바비 챨튼 경 · 프랑스 - 알랑 보고시앙, 미카엘 실베스트르, 요한 미쿠, 필립 크리스탕발, 울릭 람, 윌리 사뇰, 드자이, 티에리 알리, 거이 스테판(코치), 그레고리 쿠페, 캉델라, 지브릴 씨스, 에마뉴엘 프띠, 릴리앙 튀랑, 실방 윌토르, 미카엘 실베스트르, 버나르 라마 · 독일 - 올리버 비어호프 · 아일랜드 - 미크 맥카시 · 이탈리아 - 프란체스코 토티, 파울로 말디니 · 포르투갈 - 루이스 피구 · 세네갈 - 엘 하지 디오프, 토니 실바, 카릴루 파디가 · 슬로베니아 - 즐라트코 자호비치, 마르코 시메우노비치 · 남아공 - 킨톤 포춘 · 스페인 - 라울 곤잘레스 블랑코, 알베다, 이에로, 산티아고 카니자레스 · 터키 - 오군 테미즈카노글루 외 터키 국가대표팀 선수들 · 우루과이 - 파비안 카리니, 파올로 몬테로 · 미국 - 브라이언 맥브라이드, 랜던 도노번, 코비 존스 UNICEF 대사: · Enzo Francescoli: 우루과이(1996년 임명) · George Weah: 라이베리아(1997년 임명) · Ivan Zamorano: 칠레(1998년 임명) · Le Huynh Duc: 베트남(2000년 임명) · Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer: 노르웨이(2001년 임명) · Luis Figo: 포르투갈(2002년 임명) · Paolo Maldini: 이탈리아(2002년 임명) · Bernard Lama: 프랑스(2002년 임명) · Marko Simeunovic: 슬로베니아(2002년 임명) · Zlatko Zahovic: 슬로베니아(2002년 임명) · "UNICEF 연합"이라고 하는 UNICEF와 제휴 관계에 있는 멘체스터 연합(2000년 임명) [source : FIFA Communications Department]

(02/6/12) Femi Kuti Special Representative

■ Femi Kuti is UNICEF’s Newest Special Representative Renowned Musician Will Broaden Outreach to Young People, Especially on HIV/AIDS New York/Banff, 12 June 2002 -- Calling him one of the most vital figures in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund today officially introduced internationally renowned musician Femi Anikulapo-Kuti as its newest Special Representative, at the 2002 BANFF Television Festival in Canada. "It is a natural partnership between one of the world’s most prominent activist entertainers and the most influential organization working on behalf of the world’s children," said Carol Bellamy, UNICEF Executive Director. "Femi Kuti is more than a talented and inspiring musician, he is a model for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world today. UNICEF is honoured that he is joining us and together we will not only make a difference for children, we will be able to save lives." The appointment of Mr. Kuti promises to further broaden UNICEF’s outreach to young people world-wide. The Nigerian musician has used his popularity as one of the stars of Afro-beat music, founded by his late father Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, to send clear and strong messages on preventing HIV/AIDS to young people in Nigeria and around the world. It is a message shared by UNICEF, which has made HIV/AIDS one of its core organizational priorities. "Ever since I wrote an essay called ’My Song Against AIDS’ in a UNICEF publication two years ago, I have seen how powerful my cooperation with UNICEF could be. We have the same goals and they give me the opportunity for even more ways to help young people, especially regarding the HIV/AIDS emergency," said Mr. Kuti who resides in Lagos. "One of the most important actions for people in influential positions is to raise the alarm around AIDS loudly and clearly. Information is a powerful tool in the struggle to tame the pandemic’s rampant spread." The announcement came at the 2002 Banff Television Festival. UNICEF recently struck a partnership with the Festival to bring a strong child rights dimension to the annual gathering of international broadcasters. This year it is showcasing a special series of programs called "Focus on Africa," which examine some of the major issues affecting the continent. In his first official role as UNICEF Special Representative, Mr. Kuti will present a special award to "STEPS for the Future," an innovative international TV series on HIV/AIDS produced entirely by Africans. An Advocate Borne out of Tragedy Mr. Kuti has been a vocal advocate on HIV/AIDS prevention since 1997, when his world famous father died at age 58. The next day, Mr. Kuti and other family members announced AIDS was the cause. In revealing this, they helped to break the silence that existed around the devastating disease -- a silence which still remains in many places today. "My father denied the existence of AIDS until the very end. Why? He was not provided the right information, neither before he was infected with HIV, nor after he contracted AIDS," said Mr. Kuti. "And he was an educated man, famous artist and humanist. Imagine how difficult it remains to get this life-saving message on prevention out to people who don’t have the education and opportunities he did." Mr. Kuti continued, "I am devoting even more time to HIV/AIDS because, despite our efforts in recent years, the epidemic is getting worse -- a sure sign of our failure to break the silence. We need to get this information out to everyone. Failing to educated people about this disease is like signing their death sentence. This conspiracy of silence is criminal, and only encourages ignorance, stokes denial and perpetuates misinformation during the monumental catastrophe." A Rich Tradition of Working with Celebrities UNICEF has a long tradition of working with internationally known personalities, starting with American entertainer Danny Kaye in the 1950s. They have raised awareness of the many pressing issues concerning children through their media interviews, personal connections and participation in high-profile campaigns. UNICEF works with 17 international and more than 100 national and regional ambassadors. Mr. Kuti intends to be active on many levels, from spreading his messages to young people through his concerts to lobbying his fellow artists to join him. Even before the official announcement, Mr. Kuti has already done important work with UNICEF, including publishing "My Song About AIDS" in the 2000 edition of a publication called Progress of Nations and recording a series of television spots broadcast in Nigeria about preventing HIV/AIDS. Femi Anikulapo-Kuti was born in London in 1962 and spent most of his childhood in Lagos, Nigeria. He started playing with his father’s 40 piece orchestra, Egypt ’80, when he was 16. Both a saxophonist and singer, he quickly became a star of Afro-beat music, which combines African rhythms with jazz, hip-hop and funk. In 1987 he formed his own band, Positive Force, and has toured with them around the world. His latest album is "Fight to Win," released last year. He is married to Funke Kuti and has one child, Made. * * *

(02/6/10) The World Cup and UNICEF Kids

■ The World Cup and UNICEF Kids SEOUL, 1-6-2002 (UNICEF) By Marc Vergara The 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan went off to a thunderous start for newcomers Senegal: playing in their first ever World Cup, they beat defending champions France 1-0 at the World Cup stadium in Seoul. Not as dramatic, but equally encouraging, was the joint UNICEF-FIFA campaign to "Say Yes for children" during the tournament, the first World Cup dedicated to a humanitarian cause. After months of negotiations and meetings, thousands of phone calls and emails, as well as a few press releases and some photo opportunities, it was indeed a joy to see children escorting French and Senegalese players on the pitch, wearing yellow t-shirts with the message "Say Yes to Children" written in red. The scene will be repeated for all the games in the competition. Giant screens/small screens Photo credit: UNICEF / Marc Vergara / May 2002 The giant screens in the stadium showed several UNICEF/FIFA PSAs. As the teams lined up with the children in front of them, the screens showed "UNICEF kids" for about 30-45 seconds - enormous time in today’s sponsorship world. Will this be picked up by the all important television networks? It is one thing to have PSAs showing on the giant screens in the stadium - an audience of 65,000 - quite another to have the message relayed to viewers abroad. But as Samuel Koo, Head of the UNICEF office in Tokyo, rightly indicates, if anyone in the stadium was not aware of UNICEF’s presence during the World Cup, they must have seen or heard the announcements. And "anyone" includes government officials (so many foreign delegations!), top executives among the sponsors, and of course the press. As journalists hate not knowing "who is doing what, when, where and why", they just have to mention the campaign otherwise the pictures on the screen become meaningless. Ambassador Weah Coverage and ensuing UNICEF visibility can also be down to sheer luck. A few days before the opening game, the UNICEF media team in Seoul finally found out where our Goodwill Ambassador George Weah was staying. He kindly returned a call introducing himself as "Ambassador Weah". We had a couple of interviews set up for him at the very efficient International Press Centre. So efficient, in fact, that when Ambassador Weah realized he had left his pass in another jacket (about 3 changes of clothes a day, he says), we were not allowed in. This turned out to be a stroke of luck. George Weah, tall and athletic, cut an imposing figure in his sharp suit and terrific sunglasses. He was quickly mobbed by journalists who recognized him, and greeted by a couple of former players acting as consultants for various TV outlets. Our man did about a dozen interviews in several languages, always starting with his role as UNICEF Ambassador and how he hoped his presence in Korea could help promote the cause of children worldwide. "The name is Moore" If anyone wonders about the cost of the exercise, spare a thought for another Goodwill Ambassador. "I guess I could say that the name is Moore, Roger Moore", he said as an introduction. At a press conference on 30 May, he was asked what advice he would give to a child hesitating between becoming an actor or trying his luck at football. "In today’s market", Sir Roger said, "I would definitely take football. Footballers earn certainly more that UNICEF ambassadors!". His trip to Korea and now Japan is providing excellent Value for Visibility. Former agent 007 was everywhere, shaking hands with presidents and prime ministers, making speeches (planned and improvised), answering questions from the press about UNICEF and about football ("Did you play football when you were a child? - I was used as a goalpost, that is why I took up swimming"), dancing the twist - oh yeah, being the guest of honour at the Andre Kim fashion show organised by and for the Korean Committee for UNICEF - with hundreds of paying guests, being the guest of honour again at the World Cup Eve Festival - including a river trip with 250 children coming from 48 countries, signing hundreds of autographs, posing for dozens of photos, but always managing to get back to UNICEF and the plight of children, always reminding his audience that this World Cup was dedicated to children. Despite the long hours, the delays, the tight schedules, the constant attention, he was always charming, patient, witty and polite - qualities appreciated everywhere, but especially in Asia - a real gentleman. We were left stirred, not shaken. The World Cup is now in full flow. Teams - players and coaches - are "300% focused" on the games (apparently it means more than 100% in the language of sports). And the Senegal-France result makes our promoting work with the teams more difficult, as coaches find it easier now to warn their players that all games will be difficult, and that they should avoid outside sollicitations. The next big event, as far as UNICEF is concerned, will be the World Cup Football Days for Children, on 19 and 20 June. If it goes the same way as the opening game, we’re in for more unadulterated joy.

(02/5/10) Children’s Forum Message

■ Children’s Forum Message A WORLD FIT FOR US We are the world’s children. We are the victims of exploitation and abuse. We are street children. We are the children of war. We are the victims and orphans of HIV/AIDS. We are denied good-quality education and health care. We are victims of political, economic, cultural, religious and environmental discrimination. We are children whose voices are not being heard: it is time we are taken into account. We want a world fit for children, because a world fit for us is a world fit for everyone. In this world, We see respect for the rights of the child: ? governments and adults having a real and effective commitment to the principle of children’s rights and applying the Convention on the Rights of the Child to all children, ? safe, secure and healthy environments for children in families, communities, and nations. We see an end to exploitation, abuse and violence: ? laws that protect children from exploitation and abuse being implemented and respected by all, ? centres and programmes that help to rebuild the lives of victimized children. We see an end to war: ? world leaders resolving conflict through peaceful dialogue instead of by using force, ? child refugees and child victims of war protected in every way and having the same opportunities as all other children, ? disarmament, elimination of the arms trade and an end to the use of child soldiers. We see the provision of health care: ? affordable and accessible life-saving drugs and treatment for all children, ? strong and accountable partnerships established among all to promote better health for children. We see the eradication of HIV/AIDS: ? educational systems that include HIV prevention programmes, ? free testing and counselling centres, ? information about HIV/AIDS freely available to the public, ? orphans of AIDS and children living with HIV/AIDS cared for and enjoying the same opportunities as all other children. We see the protection of the environment: ? conservation and rescue of natural resources, ? awareness of the need to live in environments that are healthy and favourable to our development, ? accessible surroundings for children with special needs. We see an end to the vicious cycle of poverty: ? anti-poverty committees that bring about transparency in expenditure and give attention to the needs of all children, ? cancellation of the debt that impedes progress for children. We see the provision of education: ? equal opportunities and access to quality education that is free and compulsory, ? school environments in which children feel happy about learning, ? education for life that goes beyond the academic and includes lessons in understanding, human rights, peace, acceptance and active citizenship. We see the active participation of children: ? raised awareness and respect among people of all ages about every child’s right to full and meaningful participation, in the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ? children actively involved in decision-making at all levels and in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all matters affecting the rights of the child. We pledge an equal partnership in this fight for children’s rights. And while we promise to support the actions you take on behalf of children, we also ask for your commitment and support in the actions we are taking ? because the children of the world are misunderstood. We are not the sources of problems; we are the resources that are needed to solve them. We are not expenses; we are investments. We are not just young people; we are people and citizens of this world. Until others accept their responsibility to us, we will fight for our rights. We have the will, the knowledge, the sensitivity and the dedication. We promise that as adults we will defend children’s rights with the same passion that we have now as children. We promise to treat each other with dignity and respect. We promise to be open and sensitive to our differences. We are the children of the world, and despite our different backgrounds, we share a common reality. We are united by our struggle to make the world a better place for all. You call us the future, but we are also the present. Meeting of Under-18 Delegates to the United Nations Special Session on Children New York 5-7 May 2002future, but we are also the present. -------------------------- ■ Children Issue Statement To World Leaders at the UN ‘We Are Not An Expense, We Are An Investment ? We Are Citizens of This World’ NEW YORK, 10 May 2002 ? Declaring that “we want a world fit for children, because a world fit for us is fit for everyone,” young people from more than 100 nations sent a powerful message to world leaders gathered at the United Nations Special Session on Children this week. After three days of discussion and debate that ended Tuesday evening, nearly 400 young people taking part in the offical Children’s Forum unanimously agreed to a 700-word message to world leaders. The statement was delivered at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday morning, in the first hour of the GA’s Special Session on Children. It was the first time children had ever addressed the UN General Assembly on a substantive issue. Two young delegates to the Children’s Forum were chosen by their peers to deliver the statement: Gabriela Azurduy Arrieta, 13, from Bolivia, and Audrey Cheynut, 17, from Monaco. UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy was visibly moved by the work the young delegates put into their statement, and their resolve and dignity in presenting it to world leaders. “I believe that for the first time in the history of the United Nations, children are not just being seen ? they are being heard,” Bellamy said. “The young people have not only been eloquent, they have taken responsibility and shown incredible commitment. I hope it serves to inspire the leaders attending this conference.” Some 60 summit-level leaders are in attendance at the Special Session, part of more than 180 high-level government delegations. More than 3,000 non-government delegates are also taking part, all of them concerned about children and nearly half of them from the developing world, where children face the greatest challenges to survival, health, education and well-being. “We are not the sources of problems; we are the resources that are needed to solve them,” the children said in their statement. “We are not expenses; we are investments. We are not just young people; we are people and citizens of this world. You call us the future. But we are also the present.” Government delegations at the Special Session are reviewing progress made toward global goals for children that were set in 1990. They are also expected to agree to a new set of goals for the next decade. * * * Read the full statement issued by children at www.unicef.org Photos of the children are also available.

(02/5/10) More than 94 million Say Yes for Children

■ More than 94 million ’Say Yes for Children’ NEW YORK, 7 May 2002 - Young delegates at the closing ceremony of the Children’s Forum today praised the huge number of pledges raised by the ’Say Yes for Children’ campaign. More than 94 million people, most of them children and young people, have promised to support key actions to improve the world for children. In a ceremony that followed the official closing of the Children’s Forum, Barron Hanson, a 12-year-old delegate from Australia, presented the tally to Mr. Nelson Mandela and Mrs. Graca Machel, inspirational leaders of the Global Movement for Children, which has given impetus to the ’Say Yes’ campaign. "We want you to know that ’Say Yes for Children’ has turned out better than you could ever have expected," Barron told the audience. "It’s about so much more than just numbers, and this is what we hope you tell the leaders of the General Assembly. In fact, we hope you tell our story to everyone you meet. Tell the leaders that the lessons of ’Say Yes’ are that millions of people are expecting leadership, looking for leadership and ready to support leaders who are committed to children. Tell them, please, that this is the first step of a long journey that we are ready to make with them." The ’Say Yes for Children’ campaign supports 10 priority actions to change the world so that children everywhere will enjoy their right to health, peace and dignity. It was kicked off in April 2001, when Mr. Mandela and Mrs. Machel said ’Yes’ over the Internet. The number of pledges is still growing. There are amazing stories behind the numbers. In Kazakhstan, 3.5 million students, parents, and teachers pledged on one day. One in every four people in Turkey and one in every five people in Jordan have made pledges. In Guinea, a village chief moved his pledge drive to an indoor market when children insisted that he keep going even though it had begun to rain. In war-affected countries such as Afghanistan, UNICEF staff were able to collect pledges despite often dangerous and tense circumstances. In Italy, firemen promoted ’Say Yes’ in pizza parlors across the country. And in Peru, 800,000 children turned out for a special ’Say Yes’ voting day in schools. Ms. Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, accepted Barron’s challenge to those present to help muster the leadership necessary to change the world. "You’re really inspirational," said Ms. Annan. "We adults speak those words that our hearts would have us shout: We cannot waste our children, not another one, not another day." The ceremony ended with a performance by a group of rap artists. "In a world that’s out of tune, we can hear a melody," they sang. "It’s the children of the world that we’re here to represent. All over the world, peace to every girl and every boy."

(02/5/3) 유엔아동특별총회 개막

■ 제목 : 유엔아동특별총회 뉴욕에서 개막 - 세계 70여개국 정상, 어린이를 위해 유엔본부로 집결! - 1990년 ‘세계아동정상회담’ 이후 12년 만에 어린이가 전세계의 초점이 되다 - 아동특별총회를 빛내줄 기념비적행사 : 故 오드리 헵번의 조각상 제막식 □ 5월 8일부터 10일까지 150여개국 정부, NGO 대표 참가 지난 10여년 간의 성과를 평가하고 어린이를 위한 새로운 목표 수립 5월8일~10일까지 3일 동안 뉴욕 유엔본부에서 어린이를 의제로 한 유엔아동특별총회(UN General Assembly Special Session on Children)가 개최된다. 본 총회에는 세계 70여 개 국가의 정상을 포함한 150여개국의 정부 및 NGO 대표들이 참가하여, 1990년 유엔 세계아동정상회담(World Summit for Children)에서 채택했던 2000년을 위한 목표 27개항의 추진상황을 평가하고, 2015년까지 해결해야 할 과제를 토의함으로써, 어린이를 위한 새로운 목표와 행동계획을 수립하게 될 것이다. 주요 안건은 어린이사망률(child mortality) 감소, AIDS 퇴치, 착취(exploitation)와 빈곤(poverty) 퇴치 등이 될 것이다. 유엔아동특별총회는 지난해 9월에 열릴 예정이었으나 9.11 사태로 올 5월로 일정을 변경하여 열리는 것이며, 유니세프는 본 아동특별총회를 주관하는 사무국 역할을 맡고 있다. 총회에 앞서 세 번의 준비위원회의(Preparatory Committee)가 열려, 지난 10년간의 성과에 대한 검토와 앞으로의 목표에 대한 논의가 이루어졌다. 본 총회에 맞춰 유엔사무총장이 펴낸 보고서 ‘We the Children’은 1990년 세계 아동정상회담 이래 전 세계적 차원에서 이루어진 어린이 권리보호와 복지향상의 성과를 평가하고 있으며, 그 동안의 어려움과 교훈을 소개하는 한편 미래를 위한 제언을 하였다. 또한, 이번 총회의 결과보고서 ‘A World Fit for Children’는 앞으로 10년간의 어린이 복지 증진을 위한 세계선언과 행동계획(Declaration and Plan of Action)을 제시하게 될 것이다. 각국 정부는 유엔아동특별총회의 결과보고서가 제시하는 목표들을 이루기 위해 2002년 말까지 국가별 행동계획을 작성해야 하며, 추진상황에 대해 정기적인 보고서를 작성해야 한다. 이번 아동특별총회에 한국에서는 대통령 영부인 이희호 여사를 수석대표로 하고, 2명의 어린이대표를 포함한 정부대표단과 유니세프한국위원회를 비롯한 NGO 대표(어린이대표 포함) 등이 참가할 예정이다. □ 각 나라 어린이의 의견을 대변할 세계아동포럼 아동특별총회가 열리기에 앞서 5월 5일부터 7일까지 3일 동안 전세계 어린이 370여명이 모여 세계아동포럼 (Children’s Forum)을 개최한다. 어린이 대표들은 유엔아동특별총회 결과보고서의 주요 논점과 목표 달성을 위한 구체적 행동계획, 어린이가 행복한 세상을 만들기 위해 어린이들이 참여해야 할 일 등을 토론하게 된다. 또한 포럼에서 토의한 결과를 유엔 역사상 최초로 어린이 대표 2명이 유엔총회의 본회의장에 나가 발표하게 된다. ■ 어린이를 사랑한 故 오드리 헵번의 정신을 영원히 기리기 위하여 조각상 ‘오드리 헵번의 영혼’제막 아동특별총회 개막 전날인 (현지시각)5월7일 오후6시30분, 유니세프 본부 인근 광장에서 로저 무어와 헤리 밸라폰테 유니세프 친선대사, 유엔사무총장 부인 난 아난 여사 등 세계 유명 인사들이 모인 가운데, 오드리헵번의 정신을 기리기 위해 제작된 청동 조각상 ‘오드리 헵번의 영혼(The Spirit of Audrey)’의 제막식이 열린다. 오드리 헵번은 1988년 유니세프 친선대사가 되어 1993년 암으로 세상을 떠날 때까지 수많은 개발도상국을 방문하여 고통받는 어린이들을 위로하는 한편 전세계인들에게 어린이를 도울 것을 호소한 바 있다. 조각은 유명한 예술가이자 조각가인 존 케네디(John Kennedy)의 작품이며 오드리 헵번의 오랜 동반자였던 로버트 월더스(Robert Wolders)의 의뢰로 제작하여 유니세프에 기증한 것이다. 조각상의 높이는 7피트(2m 13cm)이다.<끝>

(02/4/25) AFRICA MALARIA DAY

■ AFRICA MALARIA DAY 2002 ; FACTS AND FIGURES · Malaria kills over one million people each year, about 3,000 a day : the majority of victims are children under five years of age. · Malaria kills a child every 40 seconds. · Over 700,000 children under five will die needlessly from malaria this year. · At least 300 million people suffer from acute malaria each year. · Nine out of 10 cases occur in Africa South of the Sahara. · Malaria is continuing to spread in Africa. · The cheapest anti-malaria drug ? chloroquine ? is rapidly losing its effectiveness in almost all endemic countries. · Population movements, such as seasonal workers and refugees into malaria-endemic regions and countries, are causing major disease outbreaks and impacting on economies. · Malaria is a major killer of refugees and displaced persons in Africa. · Effective malaria control has already led to dramatic declines in malaria death rates in Asia. · Prompt and effective treatment of suspected malaria fever cases can significantly reduce malaria death-rates even more if the treatment can be administered in the home. · The wider use of insecticide-treated bednets may reduce episodes of illness by 50 per cent in areas of high transmission. · The cost of malaria control and treatment drains Africa’s economies. · Endemic countries have to use scarce hard currency on drugs, nets and insecticides. · Africa’s GDP today would be up to 31 per cent greater if malaria had been eliminated 35 years ago, according to estimates from a Harvard study. · Malaria-endemic countries are among the world’s most impoverished. · Malaria causes death, reduces the productivity of agriculture, affects tourism and external investment. · The spread of drug-resistant malaria is substantially raising the costs of treatment. Multi-national firms choosing the location of foreign investments shun regions with high malaria transmission rates. · With acute malaria a child may die within 24 hours without prompt and effective treatment. · In endemic countries, women are more likely to have malaria during pregnancy than at any other time. Pregnant women with malaria are more likely to develop anaemia, and with severe anaemia there is a higher risk of maternal death. · Infants born to mothers with malaria are more likely to have low birth weight ? the single greatest risk factor for death during the first month of life. - Attached - ■ COMMUNITIES ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES TO ROLL BACK MALARIA - Home Based Management Initiative Saving Thousands of Children’s Lives Each Year GENEVA/NEW YORK, April 25, 2002 - In celebrating Africa Malaria Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization and other Roll Back Malaria partners have commended a new government-led initiative that is providing rapid, appropriate, effective and affordable malaria treatment to poor populations in some African countries. The Home Based Management approach to the treatment of malaria is a simple and effective initiative that is revolutionizing the treatment of malaria, putting knowledge and essential drugs into the hands of those who need them most - mothers, caregivers and neighbours. "Getting the right drugs quickly to sick children would save many of the nearly one million lives lost each year to malaria," said Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF. "But for most African children ? who are the main victims of this devastating disease - the drugs are either not available, not affordable or not effective." Home Based Management has been tried in selected areas in several African countries with good results. In Ethiopia, the provision of basic training and simple antimalarial drugs to mothers to treat their sick children at home reduced under-five mortality by 40 per cent. In Nigeria, pre-packaging of anti-malarial drugs, with the correct dose for the age of the child, was shown to double the proportion of children who received proper treatment. Combining prompt treatment with preventive measures such as insecticide treated nets (ITNs) will result in an even greater number of lives saved. In many countries ITNs have been shown to reduce childhood mortality by up to 25 per cent, and reduce malaria cases by about 50 per cent. Uganda is leading the way with a Home Based Management programme that has been tested in three districts and is being launched as its official ’National Treatment Policy for Malaria’ on April 25, Africa Malaria Day. Uganda is one of the first countries to introduce a national policy for the home management of malaria. There are plans to expand Home Based Management in other malaria-endemic countries in Africa, starting in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia. But countries will need the political commitment and additional resources to take such strategies to a national scale.

(02/4/11) The Global Child

■ Who Is The Global Child? (Updated April 2002) There are 2.1 billion children in the world, accounting for 36% of the world’s population. Some 132 million children are born each year. Globally, 1 in 4 children lives in abject poverty ? in families with income lower than $1 a day. In developing countries, 1 in 3 children live in abject poverty. One of every 12 children dies before they reach five, mostly from preventable causes. ■ Of every 100 children born in 2000: · 53 were born in Asia (19 in India, 15 in China) · 19 were born in sub-Saharan Africa · 9 were born in Latin America and the Caribbean · 7 were born in the Middle East and North Africa · 5 were born in the Eastern Europe, CIS and Baltic States · 7 were born in the industrialized nations of Western Europe, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. If social conditions remain unchanged, the following will most likely be their fate: ■ Birth registration The births of 40 out of every 100 will not be registered. These children will have no official existence or recognition of nationality. ■Immunization 26 of every 100 will not be immunized against any disease. ■ Nutrition 30 will suffer from malnutrition in their first five years of life. Only 46 will be exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life. ■ Water and Sanitation 19 will have no access to clean drinking water. 40 will live without adequate sanitation. ■ Schooling 17 of the children will never go to school. Of these, 9 will be girls. Of every 100 who do begin school, 25 will not reach the fifth grade. ■ Child labour 1 of every 5 children between the ages of 5 and 14 in the developing world will work. Half of those who work will do so full time. 9 of the 24 children born in Africa will work. 11 of the 53 children born in Asia will work. 1 of the 8 born in Latin America will work. ■ Life expectancy These children will live to an average of 63 years. In the industrialized world, they will live 78 years. In the 45 countries most affected by HIV/AIDS, their average life expectancy is 58 years. In Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe ? countries heavily affected by HIV/AIDS - life expectancy is less than 43 years. March 2002. Sources: ILO Child Labour Statistics; UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children, 2002; UN Population Division.

(02/4/11) CHILDREN’S ROLE IN PEACE AND SECURITY

■ CHILDREN’S ROLE IN PEACE AND SECURITY TO BE FOCUS OF GLOBAL CONFERENCE United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children, Postponed in September, Brings World Leaders Back to New York Eight Weeks from Today GENEVA / NEW YORK, 13 March 2002 ? Eight weeks from today world leaders will gather in New York City for a major conference focused on global progress for children and the key role that investment in children can play in building global peace and security, the United Nations announced today. Originally scheduled to take place in September 2001 but postponed following the attacks in New York City and Washington, the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children is expected to bring at least 60 Heads of State and Government to New York for three days 8-10 May. The Special Session, an end-of-decade follow-up to the 1990 World Summit for Children, will present world leaders with a detailed review of what has been achieved for children and what has not been achieved. The Special Session is expected to focus on how investment in children’s education, health, and protection contributes to global stability and peace. The Special Session on Children will conclude with the adoption of a new set of global goals focused on children and an action plan to reach them. □ Why Children In June 2001, in anticipation of the original meeting date, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan issued a progress report detailing what had been done toward the goals set in 1990 and what had been left undone. Entitled “We the Children,” the report contains information from 135 national-level reviews, comprising the most comprehensive picture ever assembled of the global child. It has since been updated to reflect even more recent data. “The world has fallen short of achieving most of the goals of the World Summit for Children,” wrote the Secretary-General, “not because they were too ambitious or were technically beyond reach. It has fallen short largely because of insufficient investment.” The issue of how and why to invest in children has taken on greater significance since last September. Among the many measures needed to improve global stability and security, a consensus has grown that any such efforts must begin with building a world fit for children. “I cannot imagine a truly better world that does not have at its foundation civilized treatment for up and coming generations,” said Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “Quality basic education for all children, decent health care, opportunities for positive participation in society, and protection from exploitation ? these are basics that in too many places, for too many children, remain distant dreams.” “When nations have committed themselves to real investment in children, and made those investments in ways that promote the rights of children, real progress in human development has been achieved,” Bellamy added. “Where children’s rights have been given only lip service and investments have been minimal, societies continue to struggle.” □ Challenges Facing Children Today There are 2.1 billion children in the world, accounting for 36% of the world’s population. Some 132 million children are born each year. Globally, 1 in 4 children lives in abject poverty ? in families with income lower than $1 a day. One of every 12 children dies before the age of five, mainly from preventable causes. According to statistics assembled for the Secretary-General’s report, “We The Children,” of every 100 children born today: · The births of 40 will not be registered at all. · 26 will not be immunized against any disease. · 19 will have no access to clean drinking water. · 30 will suffer from malnutrition in the first five years of life. · 17 will never go to school. Of these, 9 will be girls. · And of every 100 who begin 1st grade, only 25 will reach the 5th grade. “We have the resources and the knowledge to overcome these challenges,” Ms. Bellamy said. “Our aim at the Special Session is to convince world leaders that investing in children is their number one responsibility ? and that investing in children is the only lasting strategy for reducing poverty, stopping AIDS, and avoiding conflict.” Ms. Bellamy noted that the Special Session on Children falls between two major gatherings on global development ? the International Conference on Financing for Development, which takes place next week in Mexico, and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa later this summer. She said investment in children would be high on the agenda of both, “and appropriately so.” “We must never forget that we are our own keepers,” Bellamy said. “History will judge us harshly if we refuse to use our knowledge, our resources and our will to ensure that each new member of the human family arrives into a world that honours and protects the invaluable, irreplaceable years of childhood.”

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