UNICEF Canada

UNICEF Canada

September 20, 2010 14:52 ET

MDG Summit-UNICEF Canada CEO and UNICEF Representatives at the UN Summit in NY Available to Media for Comment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2010) -

WHAT: UNICEF Canada's CEO, Kim Moran, can provide expert comment and is available for media interviews during the MDG Summit September 20 to 22, 2010. Though the Millennium Development Goals are for all humankind, they are primarily about children. Six of the eight goals relate directly to children and reducing poverty starts with children.

As a UN organization, UNICEF is the only inter-governmental agency devoted exclusively to children and is mandated by the world's governments to promote and protect children's rights and their wellbeing. Along with other UN agencies and global partners, UNICEF has taken the Goals as part of its mandate. From working with local policymakers toward health care and education reform to delivering vaccines, each UNICEF action is a step toward a Millennium Development Goal.

Kim Moran can speak to Canada's role in achieving MDGs, provide background information and comment specifically on UNICEF's new study showing that MDGs can be reached faster with focus on most disadvantaged, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Development Related Accountability; HIV/AIDS; Child Protection; and Education.

WHEN/WHERE: Kim Moran, UNICEF Canada, CEO, beginning Monday, September 20 to Wednesday, September 23, 2010 in Canada. In NY at the MDG Summit a UNICEF representative beginning Monday, September 20 to Wednesday, September 23, 2010.

Contact Information

  • For further information and to arrange an interview:
    UNICEF Canada
    Kathleen Powderley
    Communications Consultant
    416-803-5597
    kpowderley@unicef.ca