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Celebrating 'Day for children' UNICEF announces drawing competition “My Montenegro”

Celebration of the Day for Children within the UN Week in Montenegro 17 - 24 October, 2007


PODGORICA, 19 October 2007 - Deputy Minister of Education, Marko Jokic; UNICEF Representative, Noala Skinner and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Rambo Amadeus will hold a press conference in primary school “Stampar Makarije” in Podgorica on Friday 19 October at 2.00 pm in order to celebrate the Day dedicated to children within UN Week in Montenegro (17-24 October  2007).

Noala Skinner, UNICEF Representative, will use this opportunity to invite children to express through drawings what matters to them about their life in Montenegro. Art is a powerful means of communication and UNICEF wants to encourage children in Montenegro to send a message about what they are concerned with, and their rights. A number of pictures will then be chosen for inclusion in a calendar for 2008.

UNICEF will congratulate the Government of Montenegro on the signing of the Stabilization and Association Agreement and through the message that “Montenegro’s children today are Europe’s citizens tomorrow” will emphasize the importance of placing children at the heart of the accession process. The calendars, which will be distributed widely to policy makers, donors, NGOs, social workers, doctors, teachers, parents, and children themselves will serve as a daily reminder of the needs, rights, opinions and hopes of children in Montenegro.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Rambo Amadeus will use this opportunity to point out that spending on education and social protection of children is one of the most productive and effective long term investments in Montenegro’s economy and future.

Children from PS “Stampar Makarije” will celebrate the Day for Children by singing a song “School from dreams” that they had recorded earlier with the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Rambo Amadeus.


 

 

 
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