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UNICEF and Government sign new country programme for 2005-2009

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UNICEF Representative Hanaa Singer and Deputy Prime Minister Elchin Efendiyev sign the CPAP

BAKU, December 29, 2005 – Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Elchin Efendiyev and UNICEF Azerbaijan Representative Hanaa Singer signed the joint five year Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP 2005-09) in Baku on December 29, 2005.

In his speech Mr. Efendiyev stressed the successful cooperation between UNICEF and the government of Azerbaijan within the previous Country Programme cycle (2000-2004).  According to him, the new country programme is the outcome of long deliberations and discussions with a number of partners. “The signing of a new progamme is a truly historical moment…I would really like to thank UNICEF for all the commitment and great work to help the children of Azerbaijan,” he said.

Mrs. Singer in her turn thanked all the national counterparts for their support to UNICEF and contribution to CPAP. “We are very proud of our cooperation with a number of ministries that demonstrate government’s commitment to the cause of the children of Azerbaijan,” UNICEF Representative said.

 “We hope that in the future we can get more funding for programs related to children…We trust that in the next few years Azerbaijan with all its potential and resources, can itself become a model country for development in the region", she said.

The main focus for the new Country Programme is cooperation with government and civil society partners in such areas as maternal and child health, nutrition, education, child protection, young people’s health and HIV/AIDS.

For further information please contact:
Ayna Mollazade, Communication Officer

Tel:  99412 492 3013
Fax: 99412 492 2468



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