Queen Letizia of Spain, The Honorary President of UNICEF Spanish Committee, presided over the event commemorating the 75th anniversary of UNICEF at the CaixaForum in Madrid. The event was focused on the challenges for children in the post-COVID-19 era.
UNICEF will be marking its 75th anniversary on December 11. Since its creation 75 years ago, shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has worked tirelessly for the rights of children and adolescents, and for the well-being of every child. No matter who they are or where they live.
The experience on the ground has contributed to saving, protecting, and promoting the lives of millions of children and their families in more than 191 countries and territories affected by humanitarian crises, armed conflicts, and natural disasters, through committed alliances and passion for innovation. . Today’s event aims to reverse the devastating effects of COVID-19 on children and youth, as well as respond, recover and reimagine the future of each child.
COVID-19 has affected children on an unprecedented scale, making it the worst childhood crisis in UNICEF’s 75-year history. This is reflected in UNICEF’s latest report ‘Let’s Avoid a Lost Decade’. The report concludes that we must act now to reverse the effects of COVID-19 on children and youth, and highlights how the coronavirus is jeopardizing decades of progress on issues such as poverty, health, access to education, nutrition, child protection, and mental well-being. The document also reveals that almost two years after the start of the pandemic, its effects continue to worsen, while poverty increases, inequality takes root and the rights of children are jeopardized at unprecedented levels.
The event began with a projection of a video under the title: “Audrey Hepburn, UNICEF ambassador”. Speaking at the event, Queen Letizia said,“ Inequality does not only have to do with an economic issue, it also has to do with the will of all. The will of societies like ours that have the resources to be able to change this reality. And it has to do with a very simple question: in what kind of society do we want to live? And this is the question that UNICEF has been asking since 75 years ago. Thank you for contributing to that virtuous ‘chain of events’ that Audrey Hepburn spoke of. Thank you, therefore, also for being part of the solution. “
At the end of the turns of interventions, the video “UNICEF 75th anniversary” was shown, which was followed by a debate table: “The essential alliances to defend and promote the Rights of the Child in the post-COVID-19 era”. Queen Letizia concluded the event with an informal meeting with the participants at the discussion table and attendees.
A video of the day.
For the day, Queen Letizia was looking winter chic in a white and red combo.
Letizia debuted a new white pullover sweater – Hugo Boss Farrella Sweater. Thanks to Ufonomore for the id.
The white turtleneck sweater features a slim-fit silhouette with buttoned cuffs.
Queen paired the sweater with her red Carolina Herrera printed skirt that she first wore in December 2017 at the AECC meeting. The skirt features white, red, and black abstract print on a red base and carefully placed pleats and button detailing on one side.
Letizia was wearing her red Magrit Francesca Boot.
The Queen paired the outfit with Massimo Dutti Gold Plated Howlite Hoop Earrings
And her Karen Hallam ring.