CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND UNICEF'S MISSION TO DEFEND CHILDREN!
In May 2005 Ms. Ann Veneman, former US Secretary of Agriculture, will take office as the Executive Director of UNICEF. Her nomination, negotiated secretly by the UN Secretary General with the US Government and rapidly approved by UNICEF's Executive Committee, has alarmed public health advocates around the world. Ms. Veneman has no background in public health, children's welfare, or the rights of disadvantaged people. Her history as an advocate for agribusiness, both as a private lawyer and in government, is characterized by privileging private profit above the public good. Applied at UNICEF, this will be a disaster for the world's children.
PLEASE SIGN ON to the People's Health Movement's Letter of Concern detailing our reservations about the appointment of Ms. Veneman and the appointment process. To read the letter and sign on, go to www.saveunicef.org. Thank you for defending UNICEF's mission.