Posted on 16 July 2009.
©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”
Posted on 14 July 2009.
© 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.
Posted on 01 July 2009.
© 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.
Posted on 17 July 2009.
© 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.”
Posted on 09 July 2009.
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.