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UNICEF head to discuss her work, Feb. 12

Carol Bellamy, executive director of UNICEF , will present a lecture titled "Out of the Mouths of Babes: Why the Voices of Children Matter" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The head of the United Nations Children's Fund since 1995, Bellamy has focused the world's leading children's organization on five major priorities: immunizing every child; getting all girls and boys into school, and getting all schools to offer quality basic education; reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and its impact on young people; fighting for the protection of children from violence and exploitation; and introducing early childhood programs in every country.

Prior to joining UNICEF, Bellamy was director of the U.S. Peace Corps. A Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 1963 to 1965, she was the first former volunteer to run the organization. Bellamy also has pursued a career in corporate law and finance, spent five years in the New York State Senate and, in 1978, was the first woman elected president of the New York City Council.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Thomas Bartus(609) 258-3601

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