Dhaka, Bangladesh
UNICEF lauds BD's achievements in child edn, health

UNICEF lauds BD's achievements in child edn, health

Praising Bangladesh's remarkable achievements in the field of child education and health, new UNICEF country representative Tomoo Hozumi has assured that UNICEF would continue to work with the government for the overall development of the children. "UNICEF will continue to work with the Bangladesh government for the overall development of the children from grassroots to national level," said Tomoo Hozumi while presenting his credentials to the Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen Tuesday, said a media release, reports BSS. 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 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 Conventions committed to ensure the rights of all children in its endeavor to achieve inclusive development. The 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.

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