Times24.net, Dhaka: New UNICEF Country Representative lauded Bangladesh’s remarkable achievements in the field of child education and health. He also assured that UNICEF will continue to work with the Government of Bangladesh for the overall development of the children of Bangladesh from grassroots to national level.
The newly appointed Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Bangladesh Tomoo Hozumi, presented his credentials to the Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P today. Welcoming the new country representative, the Foreign Minister expressed deep appreciation for the long-standing cooperation between Government of Bangladesh and UNICEF in the field of education, health and overall development of children which dates back to 1972.
Minister Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s stellar performances in achieving all children related Millennium Development Goals including primary enrolment and reducing child and maternal mortality. He reiterated Government’s maximum priority to replicate this performance in achieving SDGs. He further stated that Bangladesh being a signatory of Child Right Conventionis committed to ensurethe rights of all childrenin its endeavor to achieve inclusive development.
Foreign Minister thanked UNICEF for partnering with the Government for ensuring education for all, gender parity in education, reducing the drop-out from school, scaling up the social protection, access to safe drinking water and enhancing opportunities for the marginalized children.