Iraq-UNICEF sign accord to improve children lives

The government of Iraq and UNICEF signed on Monday a four-year treaty to enhance the life of Iraqi Children, the UN humanitarian organization announced. 

“In the context of continuing violence across the country, it is all the more critical that we work hand in hand with our government counterparts to reach the most disadvantaged children, women and families,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq. 

“The Country Programme Action Plan will improve UNICEF’s work to reach Iraqi children in need across the country,” he added. The 2016-2019 Country Programme Action Plan is the eighth of its kind since 1983 when UNICEF first started working in Iraq. 

Salman Ali Al-Jameeli, the Minister of Planning in Iraq and Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq attended the signing ceremony held today at the offices of the Ministry of Planning. 

The agreement focused on mutual cooperation to reach the most disadvantaged children throughout the country, the UNICEF statement explained.

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