The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have renewed a Cooperation Agreement today.
The Agreement was signed by the Secretary General of SAARC, His Excellency Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, and Regional Director, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (UNICEF ROSA), Ms. Jean Gough, at a modest ceremony held at the SAARC Secretariat today.
The Cooperation Agreement focuses on the development, protection and participation of children, and raising the awareness, understanding and action for children, through formulating frameworks, policies and programmes, and various other initiatives.
SAARC and UNICEF ROSA enjoy excellent collaboration, and work together on issues related to children, specifically focusing on education, early childhood development, maternal and adolescent nutrition, as well as on issues relating to child marriage, development of children and youth, gender equality, violence against children and health issues in South Asia.
Kathmandu, 05 June 2018