Montenegro regained independence on June 3, 2006 and on June 28, 2006 Montenegro was admitted to membership in the UN (United Nations). Following independence and membership in UN, the country started to plot a course towards European accession. The EU (European Union) is providing guidance to the Montenegrin authorities on reform priorities in order for the country to meet certain political and economic criteria for EU membership.
UNICEF Montenegro supports the government to put children at the heart of the accession process. This is of crucial importance, because Montenegro's children today are Europe's citizens tomorrow.