31 January 2023

From the Representative's Desk

At the heart of UNICEF’s mandate is the call to support countries across the globe to improve the lives of children. However, this can be lost in the headlines, narratives and technical language of why we do what we do. In its simplest form, our call is to make sure children can realize their dreams and that all of society is mobilized to protect…, 1. UNICEF as a Knowledge broker, Officials pose for group photo UNICEF2023/Daniels Heads of Agencies sign the MOU commencing the MICS 7 rollout. Left to right: Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Economic Development; Alison Parker, UNICEF Representative in Belize and Diana Castillo-Trejo, Director General of the Statistical Institute of Belize. I’ve…, 2. UNICEF as a systems builder, Officials pose for group photo next to donated goods Nvision2023/Mendez With funding provided by the Government of Japan, UNICEF assisted the Ministry of Health & Wellness to strengthen the national cold chain system. Despite many valiant efforts, some challenges are systemic and continue to persist and deprive children of the life they…, 3. UNICEF as an agent of reform, Officials pose for group photo GOB Press Office Bringing connectivity to schools for the most vulnerable children in Belize! UNICEF and GIGA formalize partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology. It continues to be true that Education is the key. But there’s a caveat to this – the education must be relevant! Our…, 4. UNICEF as a convenor, UNICEF Representive addresses audience from podium Nvision2023/Mendez Collaboration for social protection for all! UNICEF and partners meet to discuss establishing a social protection floor at Social Policy Conference. Life is unpredictable and inevitably will present families with shocks that threaten to undermine their hopes and aspirations and…, 5. UNICEF as a leader on children and adolescent participation, Officials pose for group photo UNICEF2023/Daniels Bridging the Digital Divide through tech partnerships for Southern Youths. Representatives of SMART, DIGI Belize, UNFPA, US Embassy in Belize, and the Department of Youth Services partnered with UNICEF for the relaunching of U-Report and the Nex'Us Platform. Students of Independence attend to…