Taking a page from former unicef executive director jim grants. The result jim grant unicef visionary sold modestly for a few years, helping to keep alive the memory of the man and his achievements. Publications home page search publications database. Jim grant unicef visionary jolly unicef all proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the james p. Jim grant, the father of the child survival revolution and legendary executive director of unicef. Nominated by president jimmy carter to head unicef, grant ran the. This week marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of james p. The benefits of widespread vaccination are mostly explained in terms of the lives vaccines save, and based on that measure alone, vaccines are the best investment to improve the human condition.
You may not know the name jim grant, but you know his work. The practical result was that by 1995, 25 million children were alive who would otherwise have died. Jim grant was a visionary leader on a global scale. As executive director of unicef, the united nations childrens fund, from 1980 to 1995, he launched a world wide child survival and development revolution. Jim grant may 12, 1922 january 28, 1995 was an american statesman and childrens advocate. Unicef is one of the best known organizations of the united nations system and the oldest of the uns development funds. Ten commandments of jim grants leadership for development. Taking a page from jim grants revolutionary playbook unicef usa. Peter adamson was the author of the report for 15 years.
Chapter 1 the vision of two early giants, 194660, chapter 2 planning for children and the role of economists, 196070, chapter 3 basic services and health for all, 197080, chapter 4 the jim grant years, 198095, chapter 5 nutrition, wash, education, and children in difficult circumstances, chapter 6 the human rightsbased approach, 19952010, chapter 7 unicef today, chapter 8. Jim had taped radio and television public service announcements for the organization in washington in june. Thanks for your patience please keep coming back to see the improvements. As executive director of unicef, he created and pushed through the impossible dream of immunizing all the worlds children in the 1980s and 1990s, saving many millions of lives. By the publisher of the prestigious grants interest rate observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 192021 that proposes, with respect to federal intervention, less is more. While careful not to lay claim to the jim grant mantle, lake spoke frankly about what he himself had gained in inspiration and lessons of grants leadership. Jim grants achievement is the greatest miracle of saving childrens lives ever. Kermit and jim posed with the familiar unicef trickortreating boxes and james p. The first report was published in 1980, having been introduced by james p. Ravi alley, the revolutionary from new zealand, jim grant, satish prabasi, professor karl taylor of john hopkins university, and senior revolutionaries who participated in the long march with mao. Organic farming, genetics, and the future of food, by pamela ronald and raoul adamchak the. The state of the worlds children is an annual report published by the united nations childrens fund unicef. The eight pieces in this volume, all by jim grants close colleagues, celebrate this achievement. Jim grant saw an opportunity hidden in plain sight to solve a tremendous problem.
Nominated by president jimmy carter to head unicef, grant ran the united. But until i read jim grantunicef visionary an outofprint book available for free download, i didnt appreciate what a remarkable visionary and results driven. But until i read jim grantunicef visionary an outofprint book available for free download, i didnt appreciate what a remarkable visionary and resultsdriven leader he was. Joe raposos bein green was used as background music, and the psas were taped. Nominated by president jimmy carter to head unicef, grant ran the united nations agency from 1980 to 1995 and became the most powerful advocate for children the world has ever seen. According to a memo several months later from henson pr head, michael frank, unicef reports happily that the 1980 halloween campaign, with kermit as chairfrog, was the most successful in history. I have never encountered a man, or a woman, whose faith in human capacity for doing good was so profound, and whose capacity for seeing a silver lining in every dark cloud was so total. Grant, former executive director of unicef, was a visionary with a missionary zeal. Each chapter is written by one of his close colleagues one of those who was privileged to share in the excitement of the. Grant, the american foreign aid expert who in 1980 became executive director of unicef and made it into a major force for helping.
As executive director of unicef from 1980 to 1995, he launched a worldwide child survival and development revolution. A mighty purpose tells the extraordinary, highstakes story of how the iconoclastic unicef leader jim grant saved tens of millions of children. Grant, unicef chief and aid expert, is dead at 72 the. Taking a page from former unicef executive director jim. This book has been written by former colleagues and friends of jim grant, with help and contributions from many others. Within a few months, he had focused on equity as unicefs.
The eight pieces in this volume, all by jim grant s close colleagues, celebrate this achievement. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in. The inspiring story of how the iconoclastic humanitarian jim grant succeeded in saving the lives of tens of millions of children through his extraordinary ability to win over world leaders nicholas kristof hailed jim grant as a man who probably saved more lives than were destroyed by hitler, mao, and stalin combined. Grant served for 15 years from january 1980 to january 1995 as the thirdexecutive director of the united nations childrens emergency fund unicef, with the rank of under secretarygeneral. Unicef united nations childrens fund book depository. Jim grant unicef a new book, a mighty purpose, profiles grant and his tenure at unicef. Former unicef executive director jim grant excelled at building.
Nicholas kristof hailed jim grant as a man who probably saved more lives than were destroyed by hitler, mao, and stalin combined. Satish prabasi with colleagues from unicef and partner organizations in india. Search for library items search for lists search for. I talk more about the impact of jim grants contributions in the foundations annual letter. This book provides an indepth analysis of unicefs development and operations, whilst exploring the significance of unicefs achievements and the reasons behind them. Jim grant and the unfinished agenda for children unicef usa. Grant, the american foreign aid expert who in 1980 became executive director of unicef and made it into a major force for helping children, died on saturday in northern westchester. Nominated by president jimmy carter to head unicef, grant ran the united nations agency from 1980 to 1995 and became the most. Jim grant may 12, 1922 january 28, 1995 was an american statesman and. Unicef united nations childrens fund richard jolly. As executive director of unicef, the united nations childrens fund, from 1980 to 1995, he launched a worldwide child survival and development revolution. Jim grant, unicefs executive director over this period, mobilized a worldwide e. It is the flagship publication of the organization. Jim grant ran the united nations childrens fund unicef from january 1980 until stepping down in january 1995, just a few days before he passed away.
Five years after grants death, a few of his close colleagues responded to an invitation from richard jolly, the british development economist who had for many years served as grants deputy at unicef, to contribute essays to a commemorative book. The ultimate bill gates book recommendation list quartz. Jim grant is the hero of the real story behind the kennedy moment. It describes how grant attached himself to the idea that ensuring child survival was key and it could be achieved through the promotion of vaccines and oralrehydration salts. Jim grant was an internationally renowned educator, author, and keynote speaker, and is regarded by fellow educators as one of americas most passionate advocates for children. Grant, a littleknown american aid worker who headed unicef from 1980 to 1995 and launched the child survival revolution with vaccinations and diarrhea treatments, probably saved more lives than were destroyed by hitler, mao and stalin combined nicholas d. Through his career in international development, and especially as unicef s executive director from 1980 to 1995, james p. Jim grant excelled at mobilizing global support around problems that were paradoxically daunting and simple at the same time particularly child mortality and global vaccine coverage. Jim grant shares a book with a boy at a community center near abidjan, cote divoire. Grant served for 15 years from january 1980 to january 1995 as the third executive director of the united nations childrens emergency fund unicef, with the rank of under secretarygeneral grant was born in beijing as a canadian citizen. Books by james grant from grants interest rate observer. This is a freemarket rejoinder to the keynesian stimulus applied by bush and obama to the 200709 recession, in whose aftereffects, grant asserts. Abstract this book glimpses the leadership and achievements of jim grant during his period as executive director of unicef 19801995. They delivered school books to some kids and land rovers to.
Jim grant shares a book with a boy at a community center near abidjan, cote d ivoire. A teaching principal for almost twenty years, he founded staff development for educators sde, inc. Jim grant unicef visionary unicef publications unicef. Jim grant and the unfinished agenda for children april 2, 2010 the late james p. Unicef gave grant the platform he needed to act on this bold vision but it. A few years later, grant organized a unicef book that proposed a childrens revolution and explained the 4 inexpensive interventions contained in. The result jim grant unicef visionary sold modestly for a few years, helping to. But until i read jim grantunicef visionary an outofprint book available for free download, i didnt appreciate what a remarkable visionary and resultsdriven. A visionary with a missionary zeal, jim grant is the man who during his time as executive director of unicef was able to revolutionize the international development sector. Jim approved a letter from kermit encouraging school groups to raise money for unicef, ending with kermits heartfelt, thank you for caring. Through his career in international development, and especially as unicefs executive director from 1980 to 1995, james p.759 1147 326 1040 1290 650 1296 425 400 310 1291 1327 113 1416 418 1538 1474 1372 1474 547 625 288 602 678 218 1432 479 1490 878 1524 1266 1436 1135 777 90 485 516 482 679