June 08, 2007 09:00 ET

Media Alert: UNICEF Canada's Annual Meeting in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) -

Attention Assignment Desks:

What: UNICEF Canada's Annual Meeting

Who: Rozanne Chorlton, Liberia Representative, UNICEF
Nigel Fisher, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada

LGen. The Honourable Romeo A. Dallaire, Senator
Keynote Speaker

When: Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, 2007

Where: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Interview Opporunities:

- Rozanne Chorlton - available on Saturday, June 10 to speak about the impact of malaria and civil war on the children of Liberia

- Nigel Fisher - available Saturday and Sunday to speak about UNICEF's work in Canada and worldwide. Mr. Fisher has worked in the field for decades, with vast experience in Africa and in Afghanistan.

UNICEF is the world's leader for children, working in 156 countries and territories to save, protect and enhance the lives of girls and boys. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, promotes quality basic education, protects children from violence, exploitation and AIDS, and is the world's largest provider of vaccines for developing nations. A global leader in emergencies with six decades of on-the-ground experience, UNICEF saves and rebuilds children's lives in natural disasters and conflict. Celebrating 50 years in Canada in 2005, UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, schools, associations and governments.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to schedule an interview,
    please contact:
    Michael Bociurkiw
    (647) 203-7455
    Email: mbociurkiw@unicef.ca