Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman delivers closing remarks at the Executive Board's first regular meeting of 2009.
Tags:UNICEF Executive Board Meeting Closing of 2009,Ann M. Veneman,Executive Boards Meeting of UNICEF,unicef,united nations childrens fund
Grab video code:
UNICEF Executive Board Meeting Closing of 2009
Roshni Karwal: UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman thanked the executive board for their participation in the three-day session.
Ann M. Veneman: You have given us very good input. We appreciate you’re interest with -- I appreciate all of the contributions made at this meeting by the various board members. We also very much thank you for the pledges that were made. I think there was a strong recognition by so many of those who spoke during the pledging conference that this is a critical time for humanitarian and development agencies.
This is a time of financial downturn. It is a time when the most vulnerable are likely to be impacted the most by the financial situation. And so, it is critical that we together make sure that we do everything that we possibly can to ensure that resources are there that we’re working as efficiently and effectively as possible.
I am personally committed to advancing gender equality incorporating in our work more effectively what we can do for girls and women, looking at the importance of gender in breaking the cycle of poverty. I think we’ve had very good discussions in this board meeting on some of the things that UNICEF has trying to do to work more effectively and efficiently.
What we have tried to do in UNICEF is create a culture or continuous improvement. You’ve heard me say this before but I think it's worth repeating because we’re looking at how to continually improve what we do, how we do it and how can we be more effective and efficient in both our delivery of services and how we do it and how we work with others. So we have been working diligently to improve our business practices.
Roshni Karwal: That was UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, speaking to the executive board at their first regular session of 2009. This is Roshni Karwal for UNICEF Television. For more information, please visit unicef.org. Unite for Children.