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of December is celebrated as “Day of the children‘s Rights “all overthe world. We talked about UNICEF in our class and with the help of theteacher miss Zoe, we decided to help the children .We have also learnedto sing the songs “Imagine” of John Lennon and “We are the world” ofQuincy Jones .We also watched with Mr. Elias and Miss Zoe the originalvideo clip of “We are the world “and the “Imagine” through the net and sangalong .We liked it very much.
United Nations Children's Fund
) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946,to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953,UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original
UnitedNations International Children's Emergency Fund
but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based onthis old name. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian assistance to children andmothers in developing countries. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Awardof Concord in 2006. UNICEF headquarters is in New York. UNICEF is present in 190 countries and territories around theworld. UNICEF in 1979 was designated as the "Year of the Child", and many celebrities gave a performance celebratingthe
Year of the Child Concert
in December 1979.On 7 September 2006, an agreement between UNICEF and the Spanish association football club FC Barcelona wasreached whereby the club would donate 1.5 million euro's per year to the organization for five years. As part of theagreement, FC Barcelona will wear the UNICEF logo on the front of their shirts, which will be the first time a footballclub sponsored an organization rather than the other way around.
Are the World
" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super group USA for Africa in 1985. It waswritten by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael O Martian for the album
We Are the World
. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold10 million copies worldwide. The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide com-mercial success, it topped musiccharts through-out the world andbecame the fast-est-selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum.Awarded nu-meroushonors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award and a People's ChoiceAward. We are the World is a song recorded by the most famous artists in the music industry at thetime. More than 45 of America's top musicians participated in the recording. Harry Belafonte an American entertainerand social activist, planned to have the proceeds donated to a new organization called United Support of Artists for Af-rica (USA for Africa). The non-profit foundation would then feed and relieve starving people in Africa, specificallyEthiopia, where around one million people died during the country's 1984–1985 famine.Extract from Wikipedia