SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
April 27, 2016
UZBEKISTAN, UNICEF SIGN COUNTRY PROGRAM ACTION PLAN
The Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have signed a new 2016-2020 Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) at the Receptions Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The document was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Adham Ikramov and UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan Robert Fuderich, with Health Minister Anvar Alimov and Public Education Minister Ulugbek Inoyatov in attendance.
The goal of the CPAP is to boost the wellbeing of children and women in Uzbekistan and to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to child health, education and protection. UNICEF has committed to invest USD 33 million in the implementation of the new Action Plan in Uzbekistan over the next five years. “Over the last two decades, UNICEF has worked in close coordination with the Government of Uzbekistan, and we have made significant progress in realizing the rights of the children and women in the country,” said Fuderich He added that “the signing of the CPAP for 2016-2020 will accelerate action towards delivering on the promises made to children.”
The Country Program Action Plan was designed through an intensive consultative process involving UNICEF and a number of ministries, other governmental and non-governmental organizations. It is aligned with key national policies and strategies concerning children’s welfare, and is in line with the UN Development Assistance Framework for 2016-2020 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by Uzbekistan in 1994.
During the next five years, UNICEF-supported programs will focus on shaping policies for children and capacity building for national partners to design and implement interventions, especially for vulnerable families. These efforts focus on health, education and child protection. Data collection and analysis for children’s rights monitoring will also be strengthened to support cross-sector linkages.
Fact: UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child. It works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children across the world.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)