NAIROBI, 20 January 2018 – UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore is on a visit to Kenya to learn more about the situation of children and young people and to meet with her staff.
Fore, who became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on January 1, met with President Kenyatta and asked him to champion the rights of children during the second decade in life.
To garner commitment and resources to youth issues, Fore said it was important to bring together champions from the public and private sector who would advocate for adolescents’ right to education, health, protection and lifeskills.
Fore will also be asking key public and private sector leaders to champion youth issues.
Fore arrived to Kenya after a two-day visit to South Sudan where she met with women and children affected by the conflict and visited UNICEF programmes in Juba, Ganyiel and Bentiu.
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