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Aug 19, 2013, 10:00 ET

Disney Channel Star Laura Marano Named 2013 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Ambassador

Marano to help promote the first nationwide "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF School Challenge"  Laura Marano, actress and star of the Disney...

Jun 24, 2013, 12:49 ET

UNICEF Holiday Gifts Can Mean a Lifetime of Change for Children

 The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is asking shoppers searching for unique gifts to support vulnerable children this holiday season by purchasing from a...

Jun 06, 2013, 08:00 ET
Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee Children.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Sarah Hunter)

Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee Children

UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu traveled to Lebanon with UNICEF to see first-hand the dire situation for Syrian children and their families who have...

Jun 03, 2013, 08:00 ET
Janet Jackson Lifts Her Voice to Help Kids in West and Central Africa.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

Janet Jackson Lifts Her Voice to Help Kids in West and Central Africa

 Janet Jackson, GRAMMY® Award-winning and Oscar® nominated artist, entertainer and actor is lending her talent and powerful voice to...

May 30, 2013, 07:00 ET

With Release of Flagship Report, UNICEF Says Children with Disabilities Ignored, Abused, and Face Discrimination

 Children with disabilities are the least likely to receive health care or go to school, according to UNICEF's 2013 State of the World's...

May 20, 2013, 09:00 ET

63rd Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Campaign Kicks Off with School Challenge

 The U.S. fund for UNICEF is launching its first-ever nationwide "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF School Challenge" for teachers of grades K-6. The...

May 15, 2013, 10:19 ET

UNICEF announces dramatic milestone in newborn survival

 Tetanus, one of the most deadly diseases a mother and her newborn can face, has been eliminated in more than half of affected...

May 06, 2013, 08:00 ET

Lenny Kravitz Films UNICEF PSA to End Preventable Child Deaths

Lenny Kravitz—GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor—has recorded a public service announcement urging...

Apr 22, 2013, 11:29 ET

Mother's Day gifts help children across the globe

 The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced a line of Mother's Day gifts that help provide children in developing countries with a healthier...

Apr 18, 2013, 07:30 ET

UNICEF Staffers Make TIME 100 List "World's Most Influential People"

Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi recognized for "changing the world" through innovation  UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake...

Mar 12, 2013, 09:00 ET

UNICEF Tasks New York City Students with Solving Pressing Challenges to Child Survival

The City University of New York (CUNY) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 "Design for...

Mar 06, 2013, 09:13 ET

The UNICEF Tap Project Transforms World's Largest Social Network into a Water Network to Save Kids

UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon, Alyssa Milano and Marcus Samuelsson, UNICEF Supporters Heidi Klum and Nas, along with Judd Apatow, Kristen Bell,...

Jan 23, 2013, 15:29 ET

U.S. Fund for UNICEF issues urgent appeal for Syrian children affected by armed conflict and severe weather

With only $32.10, UNICEF can provide warm clothing for a child The U.S. Fund for UNICEF released a PSA yesterday appealing for immediate...

Jan 02, 2013, 09:00 ET

Angie Harmon Appointed Newest UNICEF Ambassador

Actress lends star power for fight against child trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today...

Dec 18, 2012, 10:00 ET

Selena Gomez Announces Exclusive Concert Benefiting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on January 19th in New York City

Actress, multiplatinum recording artist, and fashion designer Selena Gomez will host an exclusive one-night-only concert benefiting the U.S. Fund...

Oct 16, 2012, 12:55 ET

IKEA and Gucci Products Top 2012 List of Gifts That Give Back to Support UNICEF

From exclusive product offerings to life-saving items, a UNICEF purchase means supporting programs that improve and protect the lives of children...

Sep 17, 2012, 08:00 ET
U.S. Fund for UNICEF Names Lisa Benenson SVP for Marketing and Communications.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

U.S. Fund for UNICEF Names Lisa Benenson SVP for Marketing and Communications

 The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the appointment of Lisa Benenson as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. ...

Sep 13, 2012, 08:00 ET

UNICEF Reports Dramatic Progress in Child Survival

UNICEF USA launches new advertising campaign appealing for public involvement to ensure ZERO children die unnecessarily The number of...

Sep 10, 2012, 09:00 ET

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz lends her support for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Chloe Grace Moretz takes time to encourage others to give back this Halloween Critically acclaimed actress Chloe Grace Moretz, of films...

Sep 06, 2012, 08:00 ET
Global Poverty Project Hosts Sweepstakes to Meet UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Michael Simon/ Startraks)

Global Poverty Project Hosts Sweepstakes to Meet UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez

One lucky winner to be chosen from among attendees of Global Festival 2012 in Central Park on September 29 NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2012...