Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Monday, November 18, 2013

Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, talks about her travels around the world and the powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons she’s learned about life. I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World’s Children reflects her—and UNICEF's—mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five from 19,000 each day to zero. From Bangladesh, Mozambique, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Brazilian Amazon, she weaves together history, an account of the humanitarian crises at issue, and depictions of the people she meets on the ground.


Caryl Stern

Comments [5]

Someone just posted on Facebook about charities- of every dollar donated to UNICEF, less than 5 cents goes to help the children. It says Carol Stern's salary is $1,200,000 per year, plus all expenses paid. True?

Nov. 18 2013 07:02 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Is UNICEF able to be active in Indian reservations? If not, is that because they don't have a national gov't., or what?

Nov. 18 2013 01:58 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Instead of worrying about "Palestinians" in Gaza, go see much worse on many "Indian" reservations in the wealthiest country on earth!

Nov. 18 2013 01:57 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Shortly after Hallowe'en, someone I know asked what ever happened to the "pennies for UNICEF" boxes that children used to bring around when trick-or-treating. I thought I remembered their being brought back a few years ago, but I haven't seen them since. Has this program been discontinued?

I'm glad to hear about the great work UNICEF continues to do, with or without the pennies!

Nov. 18 2013 01:51 PM

What is the best way for me to work with an organization like UNICEF as a filmmaker? I would rather use my talents for a group helping humanity than the commercial work I do.

Nov. 18 2013 01:43 PM

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