Tuesday, 18 November 2014 03:00

UNICEF and the E.U. Work Together for Child Rights

Erbil, 18 November, 2014 – UNICEF, with the assistance and funding of the E.U., has developed a ‘Child Rights Toolkit’ that seeks to integrate a child rights approach within all aspects of development and humanitarian response. The toolkit, which is comprised of eight modules and associated tools, offers a holistic approach to child rights and demonstrates how policy, investment cooperation and participation can help all children enjoy their full rights. 

 

Following on the global launch of the toolkit UNICEF and the EU will collaborate on a series of regional workshops and the development of Iraq specific programming in order to more fully address the complex situation facing children and to promote their well-being.

“Education cannot wait,” emphasized Ambassador Jana Hybaskova, head of the E.U. Delegation to Iraq. “Particularly in the current context of continuing violence, the international community must work to emphasize and enable education for all children in Iraq, as they constitute the leaders of the future.”

The Child Rights Toolkit reinforces the on-going 15-year partnership between the European Commission and UNICEF, aimed at ensuring the rights of the most vulnerable children in areas such as nutrition, health, education and access to water and sanitation. Currently, EU support has enabled UNICEF Iraq to implement a project designed to improve access to quality education in Iraq, particularly for girls. 

“The children of Iraq will determine their country’s future,” said Dr. Marzio Babille, UNICEF Iraq Representative. “International support, such as the generous contributions from the E.U., help to ensure that long term programming remains in place to prevent losing a generation of children exposed to prolonged violence and multiple deprivations.

 

For more information please contact:

Jeffrey Bates, Chief of Communications, UNICEF Iraq, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +964 780 196 4524 

Karim Elkorany, External Relations Officer, UNICEF Iraq, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +964 780 925 8542

 

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