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World Water Day, commemorated each year on 22 March, focuses attention on the importance of freshwater to sustainable development. World Water Day 2012 emphasizes the importance of water to global food security.
Cameroon, 2010: A girl carries water in Maroua City in the Far North Region, where a major cholera outbreak infected thousands and killed hundreds in mid-2010. Only five per cent of people in the region have access to latrines and fewer than 30 per cent have access to safe water. UNICEF and other partners are supporting Government initiatives to prevent future cholera outbreaks, but only the provision of safe water and adequate sanitation for all will eliminate this threat.
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For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org
 

unicef:

World Water Day, commemorated each year on 22 March, focuses attention on the importance of freshwater to sustainable development. World Water Day 2012 emphasizes the importance of water to global food security.

Cameroon, 2010: A girl carries water in Maroua City in the Far North Region, where a major cholera outbreak infected thousands and killed hundreds in mid-2010. Only five per cent of people in the region have access to latrines and fewer than 30 per cent have access to safe water. UNICEF and other partners are supporting Government initiatives to prevent future cholera outbreaks, but only the provision of safe water and adequate sanitation for all will eliminate this threat.

©UNICEF/Bouvet

For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org


 

WORLD WATER WEEK IS HERE! 
What Is the UNICEF Tap Project?

In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.
Since its inception in 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project has raised nearly $3 million in the U.S. and has helped provide clean water for millions of children globally. Now in its sixth year, the award-winning UNICEF Tap Project, a nationwide campaign sponsored by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will return during World Water Week, March 19–25. The first program of its kind, the UNICEF Tap Project has become a dynamic movement that affords everyone the opportunity to help provide the world’s children with safe, clean water.
Through numerous fundraising and volunteer activities, the UNICEF Tap Project celebrates the clean water we enjoy on a daily basis by encouraging celebrity, restaurant, volunteer, corporate, and government supporters to give this vital resource to children in developing countries. The concept is basic and compelling: “When You Take Water, Give Water.”
2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon.
UNICEF’s Role
UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, and UNICEF is committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the goal of reaching the day when ZERO children die of preventable causes. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices.
Millennium Development Goal target of clean drinking water met
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, more than two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “Today we recognize a great achievement for the people of the world. This is one of the first MDG targets to be met. The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking water are a testament to all who see the MDGs not as a dream, but as a vital tool for improving the lives of millions of the poorest people.”
“For children this is especially good news,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “Every day more than 3,000 children die from diarrheal diseases. Achieving this goal will go a long way to saving children’s lives.” Lake warned that victory could not yet be declared as at least 11%  of the world’s population—783 million people—are still without access to safe drinking water, and billions without sanitation facilities.
“The numbers are still staggering,” he said, “But the progress announced today is proof that MDG targets can be met with the will, the effort and the funds.”
The report highlights, however, that the world is still far from meeting the MDG target for sanitation, and is unlikely to do so by 2015. Only 63%  of the world now have improved sanitation access, a figure projected to increase to only 67% by 2015, well below the 75% aim in the MDGs. Currently 2.5 billion people still lack improved sanitation.
more information here: http://www.tapproject.org/?gclid=CJu5-Y2u-a4CFSQaQgodFEfsyA

WORLD WATER WEEK IS HERE! 

What Is the UNICEF Tap Project?

In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

Since its inception in 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project has raised nearly $3 million in the U.S. and has helped provide clean water for millions of children globally. Now in its sixth year, the award-winning UNICEF Tap Project, a nationwide campaign sponsored by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will return during World Water Week, March 19–25. The first program of its kind, the UNICEF Tap Project has become a dynamic movement that affords everyone the opportunity to help provide the world’s children with safe, clean water.

Through numerous fundraising and volunteer activities, the UNICEF Tap Project celebrates the clean water we enjoy on a daily basis by encouraging celebrity, restaurant, volunteer, corporate, and government supporters to give this vital resource to children in developing countries. The concept is basic and compelling: “When You Take Water, Give Water.”

2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon.

UNICEF’s Role

UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, and UNICEF is committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the goal of reaching the day when ZERO children die of preventable causes. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices.

Millennium Development Goal target of clean drinking water met

The world has met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, more than two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “Today we recognize a great achievement for the people of the world. This is one of the first MDG targets to be met. The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking water are a testament to all who see the MDGs not as a dream, but as a vital tool for improving the lives of millions of the poorest people.”

“For children this is especially good news,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “Every day more than 3,000 children die from diarrheal diseases. Achieving this goal will go a long way to saving children’s lives.” 
Lake warned that victory could not yet be declared as at least 11%  of the world’s population—783 million people—are still without access to safe drinking water, and billions without sanitation facilities.

“The numbers are still staggering,” he said, “But the progress announced today is proof that MDG targets can be met with the will, the effort and the funds.”

The report highlights, however, that the world is still far from meeting the MDG target for sanitation, and is unlikely to do so by 2015. Only 63%  of the world now have improved sanitation access, a figure projected to increase to only 67% by 2015, well below the 75% aim in the MDGs. Currently 2.5 billion people still lack improved sanitation.

more information here: http://www.tapproject.org/?gclid=CJu5-Y2u-a4CFSQaQgodFEfsyA

2nd general UNICEF meeting of the semester

- discussed World water Week

- Glam Water Give party

- UNICEF new member introduction 

American Football Game! Don’t miss this!

Dear UNICEF members,

We have another event coming up that all of you should definitely attend! On Saturday October 29th there will be a Homecoming game at 1 p.m. 

A $5 Free food coupon will be given to the first 300 students at the game and a buy one and get one chipotle coupon will be given to the first 75 students. National Anthem is going to be performed by Homecoming Idol and Parade with SMC Teams and Cheerleading squad. Halftime Kick Contest. First Prize $10,000 + drawing. 

Our own UNICEF President is also going to be performing!!! 
So this is definitely an event you wouldn’t want to miss! 
Join our club and get that school spirit going!!!

The UNICEF Board Members

"GET FIT BE FIT 5 & 10K" Volunteer

Dear UNICEF members,

Our officers have discovered yet another great volunteering opportunity. This time it is a kids marathon that Boys & Girls Club will participate in. They’re looking for volunteers for this event.

Volunteer shifts will start around 6:30am or 7am.
A brief orientation will be given. Things they need help with include:

Table/Chair Setup
Event Day Registration
T-shirt Volunteers
Race Day Money Handlers
Banner & Sign Hangers
Pre-race/Finish Water Tables
Raffle Table
Food & Drink Booths
Water Stations (Course)
Finish Line Volunteers
Course Direction Volunteers
Mile Timers
Awards Volunteers
Kid 1k Course Monitors
Table/Chair Break-Down & Clean-Up

Each volunteer will also receive a t-shirt (New Balance technical shirt!). 

Please register now at www.frontrunnersla.com . Also contact Kris and send him your NAME, PHONE#, and EMAIL as soon as possible if you want to volunteer so that he can put you on the list and give it the Boys and Girls Club!

Hope to see you all there!

The UNICEF Board Members

2ND General Meeting this Thursday

Dear UNICEF members,

The General Meeting has been moved to this Thursday October 13th from 11:15 till 12:30 at the Science Building class room 155. 

 Also come and sign up as our official members at the meeting and our UNICEF T-shirts and new hoodies for fall!! :) We will have lots of upcoming volunteering opportunities, Club-Row information, Guest Speakers from LATM, and many more.

Hope to see you all there!

sorry today’s 2nd GM meeting was sadly cancelled :(

sorry today’s 2nd GM meeting was sadly cancelled :(

Hey Unicefers!
Our 2nd GM is: 10/11 Tuesday 11:45-12:30! Location: TBA.
We will have lots of upcoming volunteering opportunities, Club-Row information, Guest Speakers from LATM, and many more.
Also come and sign up as our official members at the meeting and our UNICEF T-shirts and new hoodies for fall!! :)
Hope to see you all there!

Hey Unicefers!

Our 2nd GM is: 10/11 Tuesday 11:45-12:30! Location: TBA.

We will have lots of upcoming volunteering opportunities, Club-Row information, Guest Speakers from LATM, and many more.

Also come and sign up as our official members at the meeting and our UNICEF T-shirts and new hoodies for fall!! :)

Hope to see you all there!