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Millions of the world’s poorest children left behind, says UNICEF MDG report

2015-06-19

UNICEF Executive Director telephone briefing and Q&A: 8:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, June 22, 2015

UNICEF Executive Director telephone briefing and Q&A:
8:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, June 22, 2015

Report and data embargoed until 00:01 GMT on 23 June 2015

WHAT:             
UNICEF issues its final assessment of the impact of the child-related Millennium Development Goals, Progress for Children 2015: Beyond Averages           

WHO:              
Anthony Lake – Executive Director, UNICEF
Jeffrey O’Malley – Director, Division of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF

WHEN:            
8:30 am EDT; Monday, 22 June 2015

DIAL IN:          
If you would like to join this call, please advise Tiffany Baggetta at tbaggetta@unicef.ca and she will provide the call-in details and put you on the list of attendees.

WHY:
With millions of boys and girls from the poorest families more likely to live in poverty, die before their fifth birthday, be out of school and suffer chronic malnutrition, UNICEF concludes that the Millennium Development Goals have left millions of children behind.

In its final report on progress towards the child-related MDGs, UNICEF warns that without a laser focus on the most disadvantaged, millions more children will be failed by Sustainable Development Goals that the international community is poised to adopt in September to set the global development agenda for the next 15 years.      

     

A copy of the report, photos, b-roll, charts and selected graphs (in .pdf vector and .png formats) and the audio recording from the June 22 press briefing will be available at:  http://uni.cf/1IZy0VV

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For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230, scarmichael@unicef.ca.
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806, tbaggetta@unicef.ca.