To promote children's well-being: UNICEF and Tejarat Bank extend partnership for three more years

24 August 2023
UNICEF Iran/Hemmaty/2023

Towards enhancing children’s health, nutrition, education, protection and overall welfare, UNICEF Iran and Tejarat Bank renewed their Memorandum of Understanding for three years. The partnership between the two entities was initially established for the period 2018-2021.

In the signing ceremony held on August 22, Dr. Robin Nandy, the UNICEF representative in Iran, and Dr. Hamid Reza Sharifian, Tejarat Bank Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, came together to ink the agreement. The partnership aims to foster the exchange of valuable knowledge and experience and address various issues concerning children.

Dr. Nandy conveyed his appreciation with Tejarat Bank's social responsibility priorities concerning children in need and highlighted their alignment with UNICEF's objectives. Dr. Nandy further added “This partnership will contribute to improving the lives of all children in Iran. Now, drawing from our previous collaborations, we are at the stage to strengthen and expand our partnership.”

“Collaborating with UNICEF goes beyond our organisational duty,” stated Dr. Sharifian. He added that “Tejarat Bank pays due attention to delivering education, ensuring healthcare, and promoting environmental well-being for communities in Iran. The construction and modernization of schools, establishment of rural health and sanitation facilities in various provinces, alongside environmental initiatives such as campaigns to reduce paper consumption, are among our activities in the realm of our social responsibilities.”

The Signing Ceremony was attended by Mr. Reza Bozorg, Deputy Managing Director of Corporate and Commercial Clients, Mr. Hossein Parsatabar, Head of Northeast of Tehran Branches and Mr. Seyyed Emad Marashi, Head of the Commercial Banking Department.

Procurement of quality light-weight nebulisers for children suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) disease, a genetic disease that leads to difficulties in breathing, and provision of essential equipment to ensure water quality for the flood-affected populations in Golestan and Khouzestan provinces are some examples of collaboration between UNICEF and Tejarat Bank in the previous partnership. 

For over half a century, UNICEF has consistently recognized the pivotal role of the private sector in effecting lasting, positive change for children. By closely partnering with the private sector, UNICEF identifies, designs, and implements collaborative ventures that harness the strengths of the private sector to benefit the world's children, with a special emphasis on the most vulnerable ones.

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