Giacomo Pirozzi wishes to dedicate this book to his parents, Nicola and Antonietta, who have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He also wishes to thank: Paolo Allori for believing in this project and for publishing this book; Ellen Tolmie and Nicole Toutounji for the amazing work done conceptualizing and editing the book’s images, and for their support over many years; Mia Farrow for her friendship and love of children; the many UNICEF Representatives and Communication Specialists with whom he has worked; and the wonderful children and young people he has met while travelling the world. Thanks also to friends and colleagues who have worked with and supported him, particularly: Ruth A. Ayisi, Rolly Luchavez, Michele Spenillo, Claudio Sagripanti, Michel Arseneault, Julia Spry-Leverton, Geri Chiancone and Gabriele Pennimpede.
UNICEF thanks Giacomo Pirozzi for his wonderful photographs and dedicated work for almost 20 years; and Massimiliano Scafoglieri for his beautiful graphic design. In addition to those credited above, UNICEF colleagues who supported the creation of this book include Internet, Broadcast and Image (IBIS) Chief Stephen Cassidy; Communication Specialist Malene Jensen; all members of IBIS’ Photography Unit; and the Italian Committee for UNICEF, particularly Communication Director Susanna Bucci and Publication Manager Patrizia Paternò.
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I strongly believe that there can be no concessions about our commitment to child rights.
May this book be a call to action, inspiring us to work with tireless energy to see it fully honoured and its sphere of influence expanded to embrace all children, everywhere.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow