UN agency honours Cathay Pacific airlines for raising $5 million on behalf of children

20 June 2002

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has honoured Cathay Pacific airlines for raising nearly $5 million over the past decade by encouraging its passengers to donate their unused foreign currency to the UN agency.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has honoured Cathay Pacific airlines for raising nearly $5 million over the past decade by encouraging its passengers to donate their unused foreign currency to the UN agency.

At a ceremony yesterday afternoon in New York, UNICEF presented the Hong Kong-based airline with its “Leadership for Children” award, recognizing the company’s efforts since joining the agency’s “Change for Good” programme in 1991.

Representatives of the company were on hand to turn over the company’s latest donation of more than $673,000 collected from passengers’ leftover coins and bills.

The money helps UNICEF provide children throughout the world with basic social services, education and protection from violence and abuse.

 

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