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YEREVAN, 13 October, 2008 Newly-appointed UNICEF Representative in Armenia, Ms. Laylee Moshiri-Gilani, today has  handed over her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Mr. Edward Nalbandyan.

During the meeting with the Minister, Ms. Moshiri-Gilani thanked the Government of Armenia for a very productive cooperation with UNICEF that has resulted in improvement of lives of children in Armenia.

UNICEF Representative and Armenia’s Foreign Minister also discussed the present situation of children in Armenia as well as the country’s commitments in relation to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Millennium Development Goals.

Ms. Moshiri-Gilani, a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been working with UNICEF in various senior positions and duty stations, including Algeria, Afghanistan and Iran, for 15 years. 

Before her carreer with UNICEF, Ms. Moshiri-Gilani worked in the field of research and public health in Switzerland and the United States. 

Ms. Moshiri holds Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health and is the author and co-author of 14 scientific publications.

  UNICEF established its presence in Armenia in 1994. UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to meet their full potential.

For more information, please, contact:

Emil Sahakyan, Communication Officer, UNICEF Armenia

Tel.: (374 10) 52 35 46, 56 64 97

Fax.: (374 10) 58 05 16




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