Norwegian has decided to partner with humanitarian organization UNICEF through a Signature Partnership.
- A Signature Partnership is initiated administered by a company's top management
- A Signature Partnership is the highest form of partnership UNICEF Norway offers corporate clients.
- Norwegian is dedicated to working with UNICEF because of its overall focus on children's rights.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their
basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress.
This is how Norwegian supports UNICEF
Norwegian's support to UNICEF consists of travel funding and fundraisers. In addition, all Norwegian employees donate their company Christmas presents to UNICEF.
Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos receives many requests to speak at events and give lectures. Neither Bjørn Kjos nor Norwegian charge for this, however, through our partnership with UNICEF, we ask organisations and businesses to transfer 20,000 NOK when Bjørn Kjos holds a lecture. We hope businesses see this as an opportunity to help support an international organisation that works for children's rights.
In October 2014, Norwegian filled an aircraft full of emergency aid together with UNICEF Norway and headed to the Central African Republic (CAR). Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos described it as “Norwegian’s most important flight during 2014” and his meeting with the children in Bangui made a strong impression: “The conditions are terrible here and more than two million children are in need,” he said about the situation in CAR. Watch a video from our visit to CAR here.
In 2013, Norwegian donated 1 NOK from each water bottle sold on board to UNICEF's important work. Our passengers bought 1.3 million water bottles throughout the year and therefore contributed 1.3 million NOK to the world's children.
Norwegian had its tenth anniversary on 1st September 2012 and marked the day with a grand jubilee concert at Fornebu. Concert proceeds of 1 million NOK were donated to UNICEF.
Read more about UNICEF here.