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Press Centre (5/2008)

2008/05/29 - State Minister Nimet Çubukçu thanks UNICEF

Turkish State Ministry
Dear Reza Hossaini,

It was a great pleasure to receive your letter wherein you wished for our continued cooperation in building a better world for our children ? as we have done in the past and which we will continue to do in the future.


2008/05/16 - Child Protection

Children First: a fond farewell to phase one

The closing ceremony of the first phase of the EU?backed project was marked by frank personal statements from project beneficiaries.


2008/05/13 - School collapses as major earthquake hits China

Beijing ? UNICEF China is deeply concerned that large numbers of children could be affected by a major earthquake in Sichuan Province. China Central Television reports that in one middle school in the city of Du Jiangyan, near Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, a three story school building collapsed and 900 students are trapped in the rubble.

2008/05/08 - The Great Debate

The closing ceremony of the first phase of Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey, the Government's multi?sectoral project, which is funded by the EU and implemented with the technical support of UNICEF will take place from 14:00 to 16:00 on the 14th of May at the Dedeman Hotel, Ankara. The occasion will provide a platform to inform representatives of the European Union, Government ministries and institutions, children and their families ? the main beneficiaries of the project ? as well as the media about key results and achievements of Children First as the project is known by it's shorter title.

2008/05/08 - UNICEF on the ground in Myanmar delivering critical supplies

New York ? Some 130 UNICEF technical and operations staff continued to travel to the areas affected by Cyclone Nargis today, identifying the greatest threats to children and women and delivering much?needed supplies.

2008/05/08 - We're Adding Lots of Pre?schools!

The nation?wide telethon broadcast on the 23rd of April raised more than one million new Turkish lira to fund the construction of more pre?school classrooms in the most needy areas of Turkey. Running under the We're Adding Pre?schools! slogan, the telethon campaign is another remarkable result of the successful partnership between the Turkish National Committee for UNICEF and the national broadcaster NTV. Thanks to the support of NTV, the sixteen?hour telethon managed to promote UNICEF's message about the importance of early childhood education for all children into millions of Turkish homes on the most appropriate day of the year ? National Children's Day. The telethon was heavily promoted in advance with extensive advertising support provided by NTV affiliate channels and radio stations including CNBC?E, E2 and NTV Sport.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org