UNICEF signed its first 5-year programme with the Government of Guyana in 1994 and we remain fully committed to ensuring the realisation the rights of children as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. All children must have the opportunity to survive, develop, and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism.
UNICEF also works in close collaboration with a number of other partners to further the realization of the rights of children.
For the period 2012-2016, strong interagency collaboration will continue with United Nations agencies within the framework of the UNDAF. UNICEF will also continue and strengthen, existing partnerships with the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM), the United Nations Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank, Programme of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) the President’s Emergency Fund for AID Relief (PEPFAR), and other development organizations at the regional and sub regional levels.
Major partners also include NGOs, civil society, faith-based organizations, adolescent groups, academic institutions, the media, and the private sector.
We recognise also, the power of individual action in promoting and realising these rights and we strongly encourage all to unite for children.