2012 Award winners announced!

11 December, 2012

In 2012, UN Cares introduced the first round of UN Cares awards, to recognize excellence in the work of UN Cares teams at country level. Today, we are excited to announce the winners and honourees in the following categories.

1) Reaching staff in a duty station with UN Cares learning sessions
  Winner: Mozambique
  Honourees: India
    Sudan (Darfur)
2) Reaching children and adolescents
  Winner: Costa Rica
  Honourees: Fiji
3) Addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination
  Winner: Mongolia
  Honouree: China
4) Promotion of HIV testing and the importance of knowing one's results
  Winner: Ethiopia
  Honouree: Belarus
5) Innovative partnerships with UN Plus
  Winner: Kenya

From an integrated partnership with UN Plus that guides all local workplace programming to innovative theatre by the adolescent children of UN personnel, who then present it to their parents, the submissions show creativity, collaboration and ongoing commitment to HIV as workplace issue. All of these programmes provide strong examples of what UN Cares can achieve with the commitment of UN leadership and a strong UN Cares team. Short case studies will be developed to help other UN Cares teams learn from these examples.

UN Cares thanks all of the 26 country teams that submitted an application, as well as the panel of esteemed judges who reviewed the many submissions, and we look forward to honouring the achievements of more teams in the future.

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