Archive | July, 2009

Bolivia – Life Story – Boarding School In Campsite

©UNICEF/2009/Evan Abramson March 26, 2008 Wilma Menchaca Sanchez, 16 years old eighth grader at the boarding school in Nucleo 38.

©UNICEF/2009/Evan Abramson - Wilma Menchaca Sanchez, 16 years old eighth grader at the boarding school in Nucleo 38.

My name is Wilma Menchaca Sanchez. I am 16 years old and I am in the eighth grade at the boarding school in Nucleo 38. 38 is a village in the San Julian district of Santa Cruz, where most of the people are Quechua-speaking migrants from the colder, arid highland regions of western Bolivia.
“I like to be in school, even if I have classes in tents”

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Dutch delegation commended for aiding education in crisis and post-crisis situations

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0954/Toutounji UNICEF Director of Programmes Nicholas Alipui speaks at a progress review meeting on education in emergencies, beside Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Education Adviser Joris van Bommel. Behind them are UNICEF Deputy Director of Programmes Dan Rohrmann and Public Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Senior Adviser Sally Burnheim.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0954/Toutounji UNICEF Director of Programmes Nicholas Alipui speaks at a progress review meeting on education in emergencies, beside Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Education Adviser Joris van Bommel. Behind them are UNICEF Deputy Director of Programmes Dan Rohrmann and Public Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Senior Adviser Sally Burnheim.

NEW YORK, USA 9 July 2009 – Representatives of UNICEF and the Dutch Government met at UNICEF House yesterday to review progress achieved under the Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme funded by the Netherlands.
This four-year, $201 million programme represents the largest single earmarked contribution to UNICEF from a government donor. The progress review concluded today.

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Am I safe? The role of children and education in disaster risk reduction – Podcast 16

© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-2132/Bito Each year, some 175 million children worldwide are likely to be affected by climate-related disasters.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-2132/Bito Each year, some 175 million children worldwide are likely to be affected by climate-related disasters.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 1 July 2009 – After participating in the Second Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction – held in Geneva in mid-June – UNICEF Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist Antony Spalton and Rhee, a 16-year-old boy from the Philippines, spoke with UNICEF Radio’s Amy Costello about the role of children in protecting their communities from natural disasters.

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A conversation with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri: Turning the tide on climate change

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0383/David Berkwitz<br>On 30 April 2009, (on large screens) Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr. Rajendra Pachauri of India addresses participants via video

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0383/David BerkwitzOn 30 April 2009, (on large screens) Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr. Rajendra Pachauri of India addresses participants via video

By Pi James

UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello is hosting a series of podcast discussions with Nobel Peace Prize winners. This is the second in the series of reports in those conversations.

NEW YORK, USA, 17 July 2009 – In 2007, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, along with former US Vice President Al Gore.

At the time, the Nobel Committee said it was “seeking to contribute to a sharper focus on the processes and decisions that appear to be necessary to protect the world’s future climate, and thereby to reduce the threat to the security of mankind.”

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Radio Workshop: Youth from Southern Soudan

Michael Lual

© UNICEF-NYHQ/2009/Kavanagh
Michael Lual, 17, is a student at Juba Day School in Southern Sudan. Despite a government promise that top students would receive help with their school fees, Michael and his family are still struggling to pay for his education.

In June, UNICEF Radio, in partnership with UNICEF’s Back on Track programme, UNICEF’s Southern Sudan country office, and Southern Sudan Radio, conducted a week-long workshop for ten young people from Juba, Southern Sudan. Five boys and five girls were chosen from local schools and learned how to record, edit, write and produce a radio piece of their own.

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