Signing of the agreement on cooperation and donation between the City of Zagreb, Zagreb Holding, Zagreb Fair and UNICEF
This valuable agreement is a continuation of the cooperation established in 2020
Zagreb, March 24. 2023 – An agreement on cooperation and donation was signed today between the City of Zagreb, Zagreb Holding, Zagreb Fair and the UNICEF Office for Croatia with the aim of promoting and protecting children's rights in 2023. The agreement was signed by Tomislav Tomašević, Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Ivan Novaković, Board Director of Zagreb Holding, Renata Suša, Director of the Zagreb Fair Company and Regina M. Castillo, Representative of the UNICEF Office for Croatia.
This valuable agreement is a continuation of the support by the City of Zagreb and in line with UNICEF’s programs in Croatia for the realization of children’s rights. Thus, Zagreb Holding will send a dedicated UNICEF letter to encourage business users of services to support UNICEF's current program activities with their donations. Furthermore, the cooperation includes support from the City Office for Culture and International cooperation and Civil society for the presentation of UNICEF at the events held by the Zagreb Fair and support of the Zagreb Fair through the magazine #ZAGREB. The City Office for Education, Sports and Youth will support the implementation of UNICEF's educational and humanitarian program “Schools for Africa”, which aims to create an atmosphere of tolerance and solidarity in Zagreb's schools and kindergartens by inviting kindergartens and schools founded by the City of Zagreb to participate in the program. In addition, Zagreb Holding will send letters of recommendation to city companies and institutions founded by the City of Zagreb and branches of Zagreb Holding for cooperation with UNICEF, and the City of Zagreb and Zagreb Holding will help in the realization of UNICEF's humanitarian activities such as “Milky Way” humanitarian race and the program of regular monthly donations “Childhood Guardians”.
With gratitude to UNICEF representatives for their excellent cooperation, Mayor Tomislav Tomašević pointed out that this agreement is the result of very good relationship on joint projects and goals. "UNICEF and the City of Zagreb share the same stands on children's rights, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable groups of children such as those who live in poverty or those who witness or are victims of violence. We support the activities of UNICEF, which aim is to improve the lives of children in Zagreb and in Croatia", said the Mayor.
Mayor Tomašević pointed out that Zagreb holding participates in the collection of donations for the work of UNICEF, in such a way that, in the invoices delivered, business users also receive materials in which they are invited to donate part of the income for activities that promote children's rights. He also noted that the Zagreb Fair will provide space for UNICEF employees to present their activities at numerous fairs and other activities so they can reach as many potential donors as possible.
“UNICEF and the City of Zagreb nurture a long-standing successful cooperation in which we work together for the benefit of all children, especially the most vulnerable children who do not have access to quality health, social or educational services. We look forward to strengthening our cooperation with this agreement to improve the life of boys and girls in the city of Zagreb and across the country, ” , said Regina M. Castillo, Representative of the UNICEF Office for Croatia, at the signing of the agreement.
The City of Zagreb, alongside the Mayor, recognizes the importance of projects for the youngest citizens, so it has thus far provided support to UNICEF in many ways. The City of Zagreb has been a sponsor of the “Milky Way” humanitarian race. The City Office for Social Protection, Health, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities closely cooperates with the UNICEF Program Department on a series of projects of importance for children and young people, and Zagreb Holding, a company owned by the City, has been supporting UNICEF's program activities by sending a joint appeal to the users of its services and by sponsoring the “Milky Way” race.
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.