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EU and UNICEF widen partnership to better protect child rights in South-East Europe


More partners join forces to end violence against children and to promote social inclusion of children with disabilities into society
GENEVA/ BRUSSELS, 4 August 2016 – The European Union (EU) and UNICEF have broadened an important regional partnership that aims to protect children from violence and better include children with disabilities into society.
Since 2011, UNICEF and the EU have been working together with countries currently in the process of joining the EU, such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey. This partnership is now expanding to include Kosovo*, Montenegro, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the situation of children in Aleppo, Syria

NEW YORK, 19 August 2016 – “What human being can see the stunned suffering of Omran Dagneesh, the small boy rescued from a destroyed building in Aleppo, Syria, and not feel an overwhelming sense of empathy? 

“Can we not extend the same empathy to the more than 100,000 children also trapped in the horror that is Aleppo? They are all suffering things no child should suffer – or even see.

Click here to read in full the statement.

Researches and studies

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Based on different areas of studies, UNICEF aims to bring a clear picture on the situation of children in Albania. The studies, research and reports made are published here for those interested.

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In February 2015, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Interior have approved a Protocol on Child Protection (in Albanian).

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