Statement by President Barack Obama on the Appointment of Anthony Lake as Executive Director of UNICEF

President Barack Obama
Washington, DC
March 16, 2010


I’m pleased that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has named Tony Lake as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  Tony has a deep commitment to UNICEF and to improving the welfare of children. The United States strongly supports UNICEF, and we look forward to working with Tony to advance its vital mission.


PRN: 2010/044