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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on Child care reform.

More children in safe, supported families thanks to the reform of child care system in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, 6 October 2011 - Considerable efforts are now underway to enhance foster care services throughout the country. A large targeted outreach and recruitment campaign to inform and attract potential foster carers has been conducted.

New Family Counselling Center opened in Shumen
SHUMEN, Bulgaria, 20 September 2011 - The first Family Counselling Center for Infants and Parents was opened in the city of Shumen today owing to funds raised by Magnificent Six 2 charity show.

OHCHR, UNICEF Launch Campaign to Protect Children, Prevent Harmful and Unnecessary Institutionalization
BRUSSELS, 28 June 2011 - Two UN organisations have called on governments in Europe and Central Asia to put an immediate end to the practice of placing young children into State-run infant homes.

Reform of the child care system takes place - A family for every child
TBILISI, Georgia, 11 May 2011 - The progress in reforming the child care system in Georgia was reviewed at a press-conference organized at the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina opens a new complex for social services for children and families in Vidin
SOFIA, Bulgaria, 11 May 2011 – Today UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (Denmark) opened a Complex for Social Services for Children and Families in Vidin.

A child's place is within the family
BELGRADE, Serbia, 14 April 2011 - A two-day conference on the finalisation of the three-year project “Transforming Residential Institutions for Children and Developing Sustainable Alternatives” began its work today in Belgrade.

EU support to boost social inclusion in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 23 February 2011 – The Ministry of Labour & Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education & Sport, the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro, UNICEF & UNDP launched “The Social Welfare & Child Care System Reform – Enhancing Social Inclusion" project.

Number of people willing to become foster parents skyrockets after documentary series "Life as it is: Foster families"
SOFIA, 7 March 2011 – Supernova Media, bTV and UNICEF documentary series Life as It Is: The number of people in the country who are set to take care of a foster child has been growing ever bigger after the show’s start in December of last year.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Maestro Vengerov announces start of the "Every child needs a family" campaign in Armenia
YEREVAN, 21 February 2011 – World’s renowned violinist and conductor, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Maxim Vengerov announced today the start of the campaign “Every Child Needs a Family”

UNICEF working to transform the delivery of social services for children
February 8, 2011 - The initiative is part of the ongoing reform of the social protection system designed to improve the efficiency of the system and improve the quality of social services for vulnerable groups, including children.



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