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Action hero ‘Spiderman’ supports work of UN Children’s Fund

Celebrating the United States holiday of Halloween – traditionally an occasion for supporters to collect money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – the action hero Spiderman today made an appearance at UN Headquarters in New York.

New UNICEF effort to vaccinate mothers against tetanus could save thousands of lives

A new pre-filled injection device will make it easier to immunize women against maternal and neonatal tetanus, an effort that could potentially save the lives of thousands of mothers and their newborn children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

Singer Angélique Kidjo of Africa named new UNICEF Special Representative

Calling her “one of the most creative and forward thinkers in the music world,” UNICEF today announced the appointment of celebrated West African singer Angélique Kidjo as the agency’s newest Special Representative.

UNICEF teams up with amusement parks to raise funds for child vaccines

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced a partnership with amusement parks from around the world to raise funds for child vaccines.

UNICEF teams with McDonald's to raise funds for children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced plans to team up with McDonald's to raise money for youngsters all over the world.

Canada helps UN Children's Fund jumpstart measles vaccination campaign in Angola

The Government of Canada has donated $5.5 million (Canadian) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for a major measles vaccination campaign in Angola, where a recent peace deal has led to the opening of regions not accessible to aid agencies for years.

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

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.

UNICEF names Nigerian musician Femi Kuti as new Special Representative

The United Nations Children's Fund today officially introduced internationally renowned musician Femi Anikulapo-Kuti as its newest Special Representative, lauding his critical support in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

UNICEF highlights plight of millions of babies lacking birth registration

In a major new study released today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that millions of babies go unregistered at birth, and as such they have no official identity, recognized name or nationality.

World Cup Stars turn out for children and UNICEF

On the eve of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Seoul, The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) today launched a series of television advertisements featuring renowned football stars calling for efforts to improve the lot of children across the globe.