Administrator Samantha Power to Co-Host UN High-Level Event: “The Child Malnutrition Crisis: Pledging to Save Lives”

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 19, 2022

On September 21, Administrator Samantha Power will join UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Founder Sir Chris Hohn, to co-host a high-level event with member states, philanthropies, and civil society focused on combating child malnutrition, on the sidelines of the 77th annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week in New York City. 

During Administrator Power’s address on the global food security crisis in July, the United States committed to a $200 million investment to scale up access to treatment, including Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Food (RUTF) – the largest commitment that has ever been made to treat severely malnourished children. In her July remarks, Administrator Power also committed to working with co-hosts to raise significant additional financial resources to address child wasting by September. This event will provide an opportunity for the Administrator and other participants to deliver updates on these fundraising efforts. 

WHEN: Wednesday September 21st; 15:30 – 17:00 EST

WHERE: Danny Kaye, UNICEF House, 3 UN Plaza, New York, 10017

RSVP: ** UN MEDIA ACCREDITATION REQUIRED** APPLY HERE: https://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/accreditation. RSVP REQUIRED by 4.00pm EST Tuesday 20th September to hwylie@unicef.org / +1 917 244 2215

LIVESTREAM: USAID at UNGA 2022 | U.S. Agency for International Development

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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