Women’s Parliamentary Caucus and UNICEF Mongolia sign new partnership agreement for children and women in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, 7 March 2013 – The Women’s Parliamentary Caucus and UNICEF Mongolia have formed a new partnership and will work together to benefit the nation’s children and women.
United by a common vision and shared commitment to the well-being of Mongolia’s children and women, the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus and UNICEF signed the new partnership agreement today.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) commits the two partners to collaborate in the areas of early childhood development, maternal and child health, child protection, social budgeting, advocacy, legislation and budget implementation, at both the national and local levels.
Under the MoU, the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus will support the approval, implementation and monitoring of policies, laws and strategies in these areas, and will advocate for relevant issues among the public and policy makers. UNICEF will advise the Caucus on global good practices to advance women’s and children’s rights.
“We are delighted to have strong support by the Women’s Caucus and believe that our collaboration will place children’s issues high on Mongolia’s political agenda and yield many positive results, especially the most disadvantaged children and women,” said Mr Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Representative in Mongolia. “We see this partnership as an opportunity for mobilizing Mongolian society towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and as a step towards helping more children survive and thrive in Mongolia under the A Promise Renewed initiative.”
Mr Fall took the opportunity, on behalf of UNICEF, to wish all women and girls in Mongolia a happy International Women’s Day. He assured them that UNICEF Mongolia will continue its efforts contributing to the well-being of Mongolian women and children.
For further information, please contact:
Enkhnasan N., Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Mongolia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Odgerel M., Communication for Development Officer, UNICEF Mongolia email@example.com
Tel: +976-11-312-183; +976-11-312-185