Kabul, Afghanistan 7 July 2019 – Today, the new UNICEF Afghanistan Representative, Dr. Aboubacar Kampo presented his credentials to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“I am honored to present my credentials to His Excellency Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Idrees Zaman, for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,” says Dr. Kampo. “We value our strong partnership with the government, marking seven decades of support to the most vulnerable children in Afghanistan, which we will continue to strengthen to realise the rights of every girl and boy in Afghanistan.”
Dr. Kampo is a medical doctor and a public health specialist by profession. He comes with over 20 years of experience in both humanitarian and development contexts, having held senior positions within United Nations’ agencies and international non-governmental organisations. He worked in various complex environments continuously upholding the rights of children and is passionate about using innovative approaches in driving and achieving results for children.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children in Afghanistan, visit www.unicef.org/afghanistan.