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Leaders from UNICEF USA toured humanitarian sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, January 12, 2023. UNICEF and the Church are celebrating a decade of collaboration to help children in need around the world.

The delegation was hosted by senior Church leaders and the Church’s Welfare and Self-Reliance Services Department at Church headquarters. They attended a dinner on Temple Square on Wednesday night with Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and Blaine R. Maxfield, managing director of Welfare and Self-Reliance Services.

“We’re excited for this opportunity to work with UNICEF USA to help provide better nutrition and health for children,” said President Johnson. “Their global efforts are aligned with the mission of the Church to help care for those in need.”

“I’m literally blown away by everything we’ve seen,” said Michael Nyenhuis, president and CEO of UNICEF USA, during his first-ever visit to Salt Lake City. Nyenhuis is based in New York City.

“You’re not just do-gooders. You’re actually called to this, and I think that calling that faith-based people have to this work makes them more committed,” Nyenhuis said.

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