© UNICEF Philippines/2005/Garcia
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo confers the Order of Sikatuna recognition on former UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy in April 2005.
Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC)
The CWC is the focal coordinating agency of the Philippine government for children's concerns. It is officially under the auspices of the Office of the President of the Philippines. It is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of all laws, programs and services for children.
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
The NEDA and its regional offices are major partners of the Country Programme for Children (CPC). NEDA chairs the National Steering Committee. It monitors the program implementation of CPC. It also assists in monitoring the progress of the country in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Other attached agencies of NEDA are the National Statistical Coordination Board and the National Statistics Office.
Department of Education (DepEd)
The DepEd is the major implementing partner of the Education component of CPC. It has supported the Child-Friendly School initiative since 1999.
Department of Health (DOH)
The DOH coordinates and implements various projects of the Health and Nutrition component of CPC. It provides assistance in the conduct of maternal death reviews, establishment of basic emergency obstetric care clinics, and setting up of water supply and sanitation systems. It also formulates plans of actions to fight child deaths, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Other attached agencies working with CPC are the Bureau of Food and Drugs and the National Nutrition Council.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
The DSWD implements major activities of the Children in Need of Special Protection component of CPC. It is also the focal agency for the early childhood development project.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The DOLE supports the campaign against child labor.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
The DILG helps promote child-friendly governance. It also advocates for the localization of the Millennium Development Goals.
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Attached agencies of DOST work with research and development projects of CPC. These include the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development.
Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
The PIA provides technical assistance in promoting the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) through its various projects.