New York, NY (Vocus) December 4, 2006
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: http://www.unicef.org/sowc07/press
To obtain the password, please contact one of the press officers above.