The 52nd Annual Meeting of the National Committees for the
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
launched in Hong Kong Monday, with over 120 representatives joining
This is the first time for the UNICEF to hold its annual
committees meeting in Hong Kong. The meeting lasts from May 6 to
Speaking at the launching ceremony on Monday, Hong Kong Chief
Executive Donald Tsang said that UNICEF has done loads of work in
assisting children who are suffering, like those who lost their
parents in wars and lack basic health care.
Tsang said, in Hong Kong, all walks of life strive their best to
provide the city's children with a safe, healthy and happy growing
environment. The government and voluntary units work closely
together to offer different aids to help unprivileged children.
Advocacy of building a harmonious family is also elementary for
children to gain favorable care, he added.
Some 120 attendees of the meetings will discuss current issues
confronting children all over the world and to share their
experience in their work to improve the well-being of children
The meeting covers key issues engaging UNICEF related to how
UNICEF interacts externally in a coherent way to achieve the
greatest possible impact for children, and also how it best
organizes internally to sharpen the focus and best manage to
deliver quality results for children.
Participants of the meeting include UNICEF Executive Director
Ann Veneman, senior officials from UNICEF New York and Ceneva
Headquarters as well as the chairmen and executive directors of the
37 national committees and representatives from the UNICEF field
(Xinhua News Agency May 8, 2007)