Lauren Child

© UNESCO / Lauren Child, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Ms Lauren Child, the best-selling author of children’s books, was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in December 2008, in recognition of her efforts to empower childhood development through education and her support to UNESCO’s Programme for the Education of Children in Need.

Ms Child has been actively involved with UNESCO in Egypt, Mexico and Mongolia through the Programme for the Education of Children in Need. Created in 1992, the Programme aims to offer a future to vulnerable children through art, culture and education.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, she re-designed in 2008 and expanded one of her stories, That Pesky Rat, for a special UNESCO edition of the book, adding descriptions of the Organization projects and real stories from the field. In addition to promoting UNESCO’s cause, all profits from the book went to the Programme for the Education of Children in Need.

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