UNICEF IN SERBIA TODAY
UNICEF’s work in Serbia focuses on social inclusion. We concentrate on the most marginalized children and adolescents – those who are being left behind by Serbia’s strong overall progress on child well-being. We work to ensure that these children are no longer overlooked in terms of policies, resources and public attention.
We drive thinking, gather the knowledge and support the advocacy and practice that are needed to bring these children and adolescents into society. Our work spans early childhood development, a healthy childhood, inclusive education, child care system reform, justice for children, addressing violence and giving adolescents who are veering off track a second chance to reach their full potential. How? By strengthening systems so that they can fulfil their obligations towards the most vulnerable, while creating demand for rights and entitlements
In each case, we aim to strengthen systems – the supply side – so that all of those working with and for children have the standards, guidelines, skills and support to meet their obligations. We work to create social accountability – the demand side – so that parents and children are aware of their entitlements and are empowered to claim them. We build the evidence that informs policies and programmes, and we work in partnership, to ensure that our work has maximum impact.