Lemi talks to UNICEF about making the hand-washing emoji a reality

March 9, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand—Lemi’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Mayer met with the regional office of UNICEF in Bangkok to discuss the company’s timely campaign for the creation of a universal hand-washing emoji.

With the continuous spread of COVID-19 across the globe, the need to communicate good hand hygiene is now even more crucial.

Upon noticing the lack of hand hygiene-related emojis, Lemi recently launched its Lemi Wash My Hands campaign, with the aim to submit a formal proposal for a hand washing emoji to the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee.

Mr Mayer met with UNICEF Regional Chief of Communication Caroline den Dulk and Regional Communications Specialist Simon Nazer today in Bangkok, and discussed how emoji could be best used to encourage good health practices.

“The meeting went very well,” says Mayer. “We are looking to facilitate a conversation between all interested parties, including NGOs, tech vendors and medical professionals to prepare a proposal together that will have the greatest impact on combating disease and aiding in global communication.”

To join and follow developments of our campaign, log on to https://lemiwashmyhands.org/

Lemi is a free app- and web-based platform now available online, on iOS, and on Android. Designed to save, map, and share lists of inspired travel recommendations, Lemi currently boasts thousands of user-generated content covering 76 countries and 367 cities from its global community of users.

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elaine@lemi.travel / +852 8198 2428


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