The overarching goal of the UNICEF 2016 - 2020 Country Programme is to support Georgia in accelerating the universal realization of child rights, by fostering greater social inclusion of the most deprived children and by reducing disparities and inequities affecting children and their families.
The priorities of UNICEF’s Country Programme for 2016 - 2020 are: Young Child Survival and Development, Social Protection and Inclusion, Justice for Children and Child Rights Monitoring.
- Support children, especially the most disadvantaged, during their early years (from conception to 6 years of age) and their families to ensure a conducive, nurturing environment for children.
- Build a proactive and child-sensitive social protection system focusing on strengthening national legislation and policies, promoting effective social services to ensure that most disadvantaged families with children can enjoy a safe, caring and supportive environment.
- Enhance quality of, and access to, pre-school and primary education for all children.
- Ensure vulnerable families can access child-friendly social services and social inclusion of children with disabilities and those victims of violence;
- Establish a child-friendly justice system that protects the rights of every child in contact with the law and strengthen existing child rights monitoring mechanisms.
- Support children and women in Abkhazia to access quality health, education and social services.