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UNICEF has worked in Bolivia since 1950. It implements five-year cooperation programmes, aimed at achieving sustainable human development for children, adolescents, women, and the indigenous peoples.
UNICEF works with a clear objective: "Safeguard the lives of children by promoting their development, ensuring their legal protection and their participation in society". The same objectives exist in favor of women and the indigenous peoples. Therefore, UNICEF supports plans to fight against poverty and promote a culture of rights of the child, adolescent, women, and the indigenous peoples.
The work of UNICEF in Bolivia is implemented by means of five-year cooperation programmes, within the framework of priorities for children throughout the world, established by UNICEF, together with national, departmental and municipal priorities.
The country has reached a series of achievements with the support of UNICEF:
- Outline and promulgation of the Child and Adolescent Code.
- Regulation and implementation of the Law Against Domestic Violence.
- Drawing up and implementation of the Basic Health Insurance.
- Erradication of diseases caused by iodine deficiency.
- Food fortification with Vitamin A, control of micronutrient deficiencies.
- Drawing up and implementing of the Education Reform.
- Promotion and execution of adult education programmes and literacy.
- Drawing up of the Plan for the Progressive Elimination of Child Labour.
- Creation and strengthening of the Municipal Defenders of Children and Adolescents.
- Creation of Integrated Legal Services y and Family Assistance Brigades.
- Municipal and community strengthening.
- Creation and implementation of child development centres.
- Provision of systems for safe water, letrines, and sanitation modules.