Government of Kazakhstan, UNICEF sign cooperation plan for the next 5 years
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan hosted a ceremony of signing the Basic Operational Plan of the Government of Kazakhstan and UNICEF for 2016-2020.
During the ceremony Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev noted that Kazakhstan attaches great importance to further cooperation with UNICEF. Deputy Minister expressed confidence that implementing a Basic Operational Plan for the next 5 years will be another step towards effective and comprehensive promoting children`s rights and protecting their interests at the national level.
UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan Yuri Oksamitniy noted effective collaboration with the Government of Kazakhstan and experience of their cooperation as a model for the Central Asian region.
UNICEF activities are aimed at implementing in Kazakhstan specific projects related to improving children`s conditions, including reducing child and maternal mortality, creating social environment that is friendly to children, developing inclusive society, reducing child and teen suicide, preventing violence against children, and developing juvenile justice.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan