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UNICEF, Futbol Club Barcelona, Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona in Global Alliance


“More than a Club” – A New Hope for Children Goes Global

Ms. Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director
UN officials, to be confirmed
Mr. Joan Laporta, President of Futbol Club Barcelona
Team of Barcelona Futbol Club

What: Press conference announcing Global Alliance for Children

United Nations Secretariat
One UN Plaza, NY, NY 10017
Exact location to be announced

When: Friday, 11 August 2006, 11:00 a.m.

Why: UNICEF, FCB and Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona (FFCB) will join forces to work together on behalf of orphans and vulnerable children, in particular those affected by HIV/AIDS. The legendary sports club has long been known as “more than a club,” active in numerous social causes through its philanthropic foundation. The new global alliance with UNICEF, the world’s leading agency working on behalf of children, will mark a five-year commitment to extending the club and its foundation’s work on behalf of children.

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