The 2011-2015 Country Programme’s over goal is to promote progressive and equitable realization of the rights of children and women, with a focus on their survival, development, protection and participation in the society. The programme is designed to respond to the graduation of the country to middle-income status in 2011 and the necessary shift in UNICEF engagement towards more upstream policy support, development of strategic partnerships for children. The programme also facilitates the acceleration of efforts towards achievement of unmet Millennium Development Goals targets.
Our current priorities are in line with strategic directions of the National Strategic Action Plan and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2011-2015.
The target programme component results to be achieved in the 2011-2015 programme include:
- Children enjoying the benefits of improved child rights legislation, policies, regulations and plans and contribute to legislative processes;
- Disaggregated data and information that contribute to the realization of child rights are accessible, analysed and used;
- Families enjoy quality health care, and practise improved nutrition and hygiene behaviours and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to prevent drug abuse and HIV/AIDS;
- Children enjoy learning in an inclusive child-friendly environment and are aware of sustainable environmental practices;
- Women and children benefit from a preventive and responsive protection system, and children benefit from a specialized juvenile justice system
- Child rights awareness is enhanced through active monitoring and reporting by civil society groups and media