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UNICEF 75th Anniversary Celebration with Storytellers for Peace

UNICEF , also known as the United Nations Children's Fund , is a United Nations agency accountable for give humanitarian and developmental assistance to children of the world. The agency is among the most popular and recognizable social welfare organizations on earth. UNICEF's activities regard providing immunizations and illness prevention, administering treatment for kids and moms with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting educational projects, and furnishing emergency alleviation in response to disasters. It is the successor of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund , created on December 11, 1946 , in New York, by the U.N. Relief Rehabilitation Administration to offer immediate comfort to children and mothers affected by World War II. Let's celebrate the 75th Anniversary of UNICEF with stories from Storytellers for Peace . Eleven narrators and other artists, musicians and actors from different countries

Joerg Baesecke

         Photo by Britta Strack

Joerg Baesecke, from Munich (Germany), started out as street performer in the early eighties - prompted by the anti-nuclear movement. He was introduced to the artform of storytelling and became inspired by the power of oral tradition. Since that time, he has sought innovative ways of telling traditional stories to contemporary audiences – by using simple tools such as sketches, silhouette puppets and artful paper cutting techniques to illustrate his stories. Together with his wife, Hedwig Rost, he established and runs ‘Die Kleinste Buehne der Welt’ (The Smallest Stage in the World), a theatre for storytelling and puppetry, touring in Germany, half of Europe and some African countries, performing for adults as for children.

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