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September 20, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The usual diplomatic reserve was tossed aside here Friday as the United Nations celebrated media titan Ted Turner's pledge to donate $1 billion to the organization over the next 10 years. In addition to hailing the injection of all that money into the financially squeezed organization, diplomats and U.N.
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WORLD
November 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A former child soldier in Sierra Leone's civil war was named an ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, vowing to be an advocate for children worldwide, not just in African war zones. Ishmael Beah lost his family in a rebel attack when he was about 12, was kidnapped by Sierra Leone's national army and forced, along with other captured children, to fight a war.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
In his new role as "good-will ambassador" for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, entertainer Harry Belafonte will testify Wednesday before the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations. The first good-will ambassador, Danny Kaye, who died this year, served in the role for 33 years. Belafonte's first UNICEF mission was to Dakar, Senegal, where he was chairman of a symposium last month on the health and well-being of African children.
NEWS
September 20, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The usual diplomatic reserve was tossed aside here Friday as the United Nations celebrated media titan Ted Turner's pledge to donate $1 billion to the organization over the next 10 years. In addition to hailing the injection of all that money into the financially squeezed organization, diplomats and U.N.
OPINION
December 28, 1986
The United Nations Children's Fund report "State of the World's Children 1987" was surely the most inspiring news in a long time, in that 1 1/2 million children's lives were saved in the past year by methods promoted by UNICEF. It was also the most horrifying news, because we learned that some 7 million more could easily be saved by the same low-cost health and prevention programs in the developing countries if we had the political will to make it happen. ANNE TAYLOR Venice
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988
Rotary International is making an extraordinary gift to the world's children: more than $120 million to fund polio vaccine and to support a global program of expanded vaccinations to protect against polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis.
WORLD
November 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A former child soldier in Sierra Leone's civil war was named an ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, vowing to be an advocate for children worldwide, not just in African war zones. Ishmael Beah lost his family in a rebel attack when he was about 12, was kidnapped by Sierra Leone's national army and forced, along with other captured children, to fight a war.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
End the Sanctions: Vanessa Redgrave, in Iraq to help raise money for the United Nations Children's Fund, called Thursday for an immediate lifting of sanctions against Iraq, saying children were dying because of them. "It's absolutely cruel to allow a situation to continue in which children are dying," she said. "How can this be considered anything but the most terrible crime against humanity?"
OPINION
December 21, 1986
The State of the World's Children remains precarious, dramatized by the 280,000 who die each week. The annual report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reminds us once again of those stark facts. Behind the facts is depressing evidence that the organization's supporters, including the United States, are not providing enough money for this urgent work.
WORLD
November 12, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - The United Nations on Tuesday denounced as “barbaric” a series of recent mortar attacks on schools in Damascus, Syria's capital, that have left at least four students dead and dozens others injured. “These barbaric acts must stop,” Maria Callvis , director for the Middle East and North Africa for the United Nations Children's Fund, said in a statement. “All those with influence in Syria have a mor al obligation to respect the sanctity of children's lives and ensure that schools remain a place of safe refuge.” No one has taken responsibility for the attacks, but rebel forces based on the outskirts of Damascus daily fire mortar shells at the capital, which is firmly under government control.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
End the Sanctions: Vanessa Redgrave, in Iraq to help raise money for the United Nations Children's Fund, called Thursday for an immediate lifting of sanctions against Iraq, saying children were dying because of them. "It's absolutely cruel to allow a situation to continue in which children are dying," she said. "How can this be considered anything but the most terrible crime against humanity?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988
Rotary International is making an extraordinary gift to the world's children: more than $120 million to fund polio vaccine and to support a global program of expanded vaccinations to protect against polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
In his new role as "good-will ambassador" for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, entertainer Harry Belafonte will testify Wednesday before the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations. The first good-will ambassador, Danny Kaye, who died this year, served in the role for 33 years. Belafonte's first UNICEF mission was to Dakar, Senegal, where he was chairman of a symposium last month on the health and well-being of African children.
OPINION
December 28, 1986
The United Nations Children's Fund report "State of the World's Children 1987" was surely the most inspiring news in a long time, in that 1 1/2 million children's lives were saved in the past year by methods promoted by UNICEF. It was also the most horrifying news, because we learned that some 7 million more could easily be saved by the same low-cost health and prevention programs in the developing countries if we had the political will to make it happen. ANNE TAYLOR Venice
OPINION
December 21, 1986
The State of the World's Children remains precarious, dramatized by the 280,000 who die each week. The annual report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reminds us once again of those stark facts. Behind the facts is depressing evidence that the organization's supporters, including the United States, are not providing enough money for this urgent work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1988 | LAWRENCE E. BRUCE JR., Lawrence E. Bruce Jr. is the president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.
Far from the spirit of Christmas and department store check-out lines, 900 million people, mainly women and children, are worse off today than in 1979, the United Nations-declared Year of the Child. Forty years of progress in the developing world is now threatened not by insurmountable medical challenges but by mounting debt payments that drain funds away from essential health and human services. And it is children who are the greatest victims.
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