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Nov 03, 2010, 11:36 ET
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo visits UNICEF programs in Haiti. Photo Credit: Fritz (Fito) Dambreville.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Fritz (Fito) Dambreville)

NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Visits UNICEF Programs in Haiti

Eight-time NBA All-Star and Global Ambassador for NBA Cares Dikembe Mutombo recently traveled to Port au Prince, Haiti where he played a few...

Oct 28, 2010, 19:31 ET
U.S. Fund for UNICEF: Mary Emma and her children.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

Statement by Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF on the Death of Mrs. Mary Emma Allison, co-founder, 'Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF'

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF mourns the passing of Mary Emma Allison, co-founder of "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF." Mrs. Allison, 93, died yesterday in...

Sep 23, 2010, 11:09 ET

Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF Celebrates 60 Years of Kids Helping Kids

Iconic collection boxes available exclusively at Toys"R"Us® and Babies"R"Us® Stores nationwide NEW YORK, Sept. 23...

Aug 24, 2010, 18:31 ET

UNICEF's Pakistan Disaster Relief Operations in Jeopardy Due to Funding Shortage

6 Million Children in Desperate Need - Deadly water-borne diseases threaten child survival UNICEF warned today that serious funding shortfalls...

Aug 06, 2010, 09:57 ET

UNICEF Appeals for $47.3 Million for Disaster Relief in Pakistan

1.4 Million Children Affected by Flooding UNICEF has appealed for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation for the millions hit by flooding in...

Jun 10, 2010, 12:00 ET

UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson Wins Season Two of Bravo's Top Chef Masters

Prize money to support clean water programs worldwide through the UNICEF Tap Project The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is delighted with last night's...

May 26, 2010, 09:00 ET

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Celebrates 60 Years of America's Youth Making a Difference Throughout the World

For the 60th consecutive year, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will launch its time-honored Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign this fall. UNICEF...

May 12, 2010, 09:00 ET

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Appoints Veronica Pollard as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is pleased to announce the appointment of Veronica Pollard as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing and...

May 03, 2010, 11:00 ET

U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Annual Meeting to Take Place in Chicago May 4 and 5

Session to include Keynote Address by Anderson Cooper, a Preview of CNN Documentary on Orphans in Haiti, and a Performance by Chicago Blues...

May 01, 2010, 00:01 ET

Anthony Lake Begins Tenure as UNICEF's Executive Director

Anthony Lake today begins his tenure as UNICEF's sixth Executive Director, bringing more than 45 years of public and international service to the...

Apr 22, 2010, 16:09 ET

Sanitation and Water Must No Longer Play Second Fiddle to Other Priorities

Countries with the greatest unmet sanitation and water needs most often receive little or no aid Between 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for...

Apr 22, 2010, 10:37 ET

World Malaria Day 2010 Commemorated by Progress Report and Social Media Initiative

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that in commemoration of World Malaria Day 2010 (April 25th), it will be partnering with a unique social...

Apr 22, 2010, 09:00 ET

American Airlines Employee Volunteers Travel to Belize to Witness UNICEF's Life-Saving Programs

Earlier this month, three American Airlines employee volunteers took part in a UNICEF field visit to Belize. Amy Cedarburg from Miami, Linda Feeney...

Apr 20, 2010, 09:28 ET

Not On Our Watch Awards Grant to U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates in Southern Sudan

Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and grant making organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt,...

Apr 05, 2010, 11:14 ET

Three Months After Earthquake, More Children Have Chance To Return To Learning In Haiti

Less than three months after a devastating earthquake shook their lives, many children in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, will begin their...

Mar 24, 2010, 15:35 ET

Statement From Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF on Appointment of Anthony Lake as Executive Director of UNICEF

On behalf of UNICEF's supporters in the United States, we at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF welcome UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's appointment of...

Mar 15, 2010, 11:49 ET

Progress In Access To Safe Drinking-Water; Sanitation Needs Greater Efforts

Open defecation – the riskiest sanitation practice – is on the decline worldwide With 87 percent of the world's population or...

Mar 11, 2010, 13:41 ET

UNICEF and the Boston Celtics Team Up for 'A Night for Haiti'

Boston Celtics to Receive UNICEF Honor The U.S. Fund for UNICEF will honor the Boston Celtics with its Children's Champion Award at A Night for...

Mar 11, 2010, 11:13 ET

2010 UNICEF Tap Project Launches to Help Provide Safe Water to Children Worldwide

Nationwide Initiative Calls on Supporters to Donate $1 for Tap Water at Participating Restaurants or Via Tapproject.org During World Water Week...

Mar 03, 2010, 09:00 ET

UNICEF's Change for Good(R) Program on American Airlines Collects a Record-Breaking $1.2 Million in 2009

Funds Will Help Provide Vulnerable Children with a Safe and Healthy Childhood The U.S. Fund for UNICEF proudly announced today that its alliance...