Vivienne Parry, Author at UNICEF Ireland

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson headlines week-long commemoration of global vaccination efforts and calls for greater investment

PRESS RELEASE World Immunization Week: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson headlines week-long commemoration of global vaccination efforts and calls for greater investment Global partners pledge $1 for every like, share, or comment on social media posts mentioning ‘UNICEF’ using the hashtag #longlifeforall until May 10  Videos available to download here NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 24 April 2022 … Continued

Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine – Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, and WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 

PRESS RELEASE Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine  Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, and WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials   NEW YORK/GENEVA/DUBLIN, 13 March 2022 – “Today, we call for an immediate cessation … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on reported attack against maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine

STATEMENT   Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on reported attack against maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials     NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 9 March 2022 – “I am horrified by the reported attack today on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine – … Continued

Blue Dot Reception Centres Open on Ukrainian Border

PRESS RELEASE  UNICEF establishes first Blue Dot reception centres on Ukrainian border to help women and children fleeing the conflict  Irish corporate sector strongly supporting UNICEF reception centres for children and their families fleeing Ukraine UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview  Videos and photographs of the blue dot reception centres are available here … Continued

Briefing to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell

REMARKS   Briefing to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine   by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials   NEW YORK/DUBLIN,  7 March 2022 “Excellencies and colleagues, I would like to express my appreciation to Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador … Continued

Unaccompanied and separated children fleeing escalating conflict in Ukraine must be protected

JOINT STATEMENT Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials     DUBLIN/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 7 March 2022 – “In the past week, more than one million refugees have been forced to flee Ukraine … Continued

First shipment of UNICEF humanitarian aid arrives in Ukraine as conflict escalates

PRESS RELEASE First shipment of UNICEF humanitarian aid arrives in Ukraine as conflict escalates More lifesaving supplies to follow.  UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview   Download multimedia: Materials   DUBLIN/LVIV, Ukraine, 6 March 2022 – The first batch of UNICEF humanitarian supplies has arrived in Lviv, western Ukraine, from UNICEF’s Global Supply and … Continued

Donegal teen stages #KidsTakeOver of Taoiseach’s office

Donegal teen stages #KidsTakeOver of Taoiseach’s office Third annual UNICEF takeover held in celebration of World Children’s Day An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with UNICEF Ireland’s #KidsTakeOver winner Charles John Gallager at Farmleigh House, Dublin, November 15   DUBLIN 15 November 2019 – A Donegal teenager with political ambitions is set to ‘take over’ the Taoiseach’s office … Continued