I think he is an entertainer. I would prefer if he were a performer.
There is no electricity. You can't travel by road in many parts of the country. In Congo, again, you have to go in by plane and there is war going on.
The worst is still happening. It's an absolute disaster and I don't think one can determine the real cost.
Girls' education is the single best investment that any society can make
[It is] a key development issue. Every year that a girl is in school is a progressive step towards ending poverty.
[We are] prepared to do what it takes in any country that has not yet realized the value of educating its girls. These girls simply cannot afford to wait any longer
Many of the schools are not usable anymore so the kids can't go back to school. Some children have been actually hurt by the fighting itself but probably more of them have been hurt by the psychological damage
In today's world, to be born female is to be born high risk. Every girl grows up under the threat of violence
Tens of thousands lost their mothers and fathers. Thousands were victims of horrific brutality and rape. Many were forced to commit atrocities. The impact of the tragedy simply cannot be overstated
We cannot assume that all the children who cannot find their parents have lost their entire families
I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war.
By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein.
For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer.
UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists.
I think tremendous change has taken place since the World Summit for Children in 1990.