UNICEF: Belarus protects children's rights at global level

UNICEF: Belarus protects children's rights at global level

Belarus and UNICEF intend to expand cooperation. This was discussed on September 22 in the upper house of the Belarusian parliament at a meeting with the representative of UNICEF in Belarus.

The parties agreed to engage more actively businessmen in this matter.

Particular attention is paid to projects designed to support the most vulnerable children, as well as to those aimed at combating drugs.

At the meeting, an idea was also voiced about the need for to establish the children's ombudsman in Belarus.

Rashed Sarwar, representative of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus:
This year Belarus is the vice-president of our executive committee in New York. This is a tremendous achievement of Belarus at the international level and in UNICEF. This shows that Belarus not only protects the rights of children in Belarus, but also at the global level. We really appreciate it.

Belarus and UNICEF have been cooperating for more than 60 years. Now the fund is implementing a second program in our country with a budget of $8 million. The money goes to social projects and improvement of legislation in the field of children's rights protection.