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14.07.2007 13:05

A year with UNICEF

Berta Brau / Anna Segura

FC Barcelona are celebrating their one-year anniversary on Saturday of their agreement with UNICEF, that sees the club committed to help the United Nations agency for five years.

On July 14, 2006, Barça and UNICEF signed an agreement to work together and a year later the work continues to reach their goals. The aim is to help orphaned children in vulnerable situations around the globe, in particular those affected by the HIV virus and AIDS.

Joint projects

web_27.jpgAs well as the annual economic contribution to UNICEF, since July 2006 Barça has carried out several different projects through the clubs Foundation using the motto 'More Than A Club, A New Worldwide Hope For Vulnerable Children'.

Among the initiatives there is one in Swaziland , the country most affected by AIDS. There is also the effort to draw attention to the cause worldwide with the UNICEF logo being placed on the football team's shirts. A football game was also organised between children in Uganda and Barça’s cadete side.

Laureus award

Barça were awarded the Spirit of Sport award at the last Laureus Awards ceremony held in the Catalan capital in April. The agreement with UNICEF was the key factor in decision to give the club the honour.
A year with UNICEF
UNICEF foundation
UNICEF was founded in 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly to respond to the most urgent needs of children in European who found themselves in a dangerous situation after the end of the Second World War.

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