JESC supports Unicef

by René Romkes 91 views

The profits from sms and phonecalls for this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest will go to the international children's fund Unicef. A substantial part from the benefits from both Dutch semifinal and final already went to Unicef, and now it has been revealed that the complete earnings out of the international final will go to the United Nations Children's Fund as well.

For the first time in history the incomes out of the Eurovision televoting will go to charity. Unicef was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

The male Dutch host of The Junior Eurovision Songcontest, Sipke-Jan Bousema, is special representative of UNICEF for The Netherlands. He and this year's Dutch participants, the 3 sisters Lisa, Amyand Shelley, recently visited Brazil on behalf of UNICEF. They witnessed UNICEF's special project to provide daycentres for children from shantytowns.

As reported earlier already, the theme will be 'water' this year. The Netherlands are known to be experts in water management andwater isconsidered to become one of the biggest problemsin terms of global warming. On the other hand, watergoes along withpower, energy and happiness. These 3 key-words willbe reflectedin the song One World, a song especially written for The Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It will be performed by all international finalists together on December 8.

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