Kathleen Hunt

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Kathleen Hunt "is the UN representative for CARE International, where she advocates for humanitarian and human rights principles in the decisions of the U.N. Security Council and other agencies, and reflects the work of some 12,000 CARE International employees in more than 65 countries. During the last year she has briefed council members on issues ranging from Afghanistan, Sudan, and Iraq, to the protection of children affected by armed conflict. She is a founder and co-chair of the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, an independent monitoring and advocacy network, and also serves on the advisory committee of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. During the last year, she has appeared in reports by CNN, BBC, ABC, Reuters, Associated Press, and Agence France Presse on topics including Afghanistan, Iraq, HIV/AIDS, and children and armed conflict. Prior to joining CARE International in 2000, Kate worked as a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, the New York Times Magazine, and the New Yorker on assignments in more than 25 countries. She also worked as a consultant on forced migration and human rights for the Open Society Institute, Human Rights Watch and UNICEF. Her work has formed the basis of two award-winning television segments, "Babies for Sale" (60 Minutes) and "Unwanted Children of Russia" (20/20)." [1]

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  1. Directors, Overseas Press Club, accessed June 20, 2008.