UNICEF and MCLSW sign new agreement on child sensitive social welfare and reduction of the secondary impact of the COVID

18 March 2021
UNICEF Iran/Andishehrad/2020

On 17th March UNICEF Iran Representative, Ms. Mandeep O’Brien and Dr. Ahmad Meydari, Deputy Minister of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Labour, Cooperatives and Social Welfare (MCLSW) signed a new partnership agreement for 2021-22 to generate the required evidence and analyses on child multidimensional poverty for enhanced public financial management on children’s issues and advocate for more effective and equitable child sensitive social protection services.

Furthermore, this partnership will contribute to reduction of the secondary impact of the COVID pandemic on children and support the Government of Iran to build forward better in line with national priorities and the UN Socio-Economic Response Plan interventions such as rolling out cash plush initiatives targeting vulnerable children and their households in a number of COIVD impacted provinces in complementarity with the existing national social protection services.

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