Media Advisory -- UNICEF Flagship Publication: Empower Women and Children

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Launch in New York Monday, 11 December.

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UNICEF today announced the launch of its flagship publication State of the World's Children, 2007 - Women and Children: The Double Dividend of Equality

Who: Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director

Doly Akter, young woman, Bangladesh

Valerie Nyirahabineza, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Rwanda

Moderator: Raghida Dergham, Al Hayat correspondent

What: Launch of State of the World's Children, 2007 - Women and Children: The Double Dividend of Equality." Report contains complete index of childhood indicators for 192 countries.

Where: UNICEF House,

Danny Kaye Visitor's Centre,

Three UN Plaza, 44th Street,

between First and Second Avenues

When: 10:00 a.m. Monday, 11 December

Why: The State of the World's Children 2007 argues that gender equality produces the "double dividend" of benefiting both women and children and is pivotal to the health and development of families, communities and nations. The report also includes essential facts and figures on children in 192 countries.

For further information, and to RSVP, please contact:

Jehane Sedky-Lavandero, UNICEF Media NY, 1-212-326-7261

Karen Dukess, UNICEF Media NY, 1-212-303-7910

Angela Hawke, UNICEF Media NY, 1 212-326-7269

Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, NY 1 212 326 7452

Multi-media, data tools, complete SOWC report in pdf and the executive summary, media release, key arguments, key facts, and key stats from SOWC available online on a password protected site at:

To obtain the password, please contact one of the press officers above.


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