Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1 August 2019 – Today the new UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan Ms. Christine Jaulmes presented her accreditation letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Chingiz Aidarbekov. Prior to this assignment, Mrs. Jaulmes was UNICEF Representative in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.
As the new UNICEF Representative, Ms. Christine Jaulmes will contribute to advancing children’s rights to protection, development and wellbeing as established by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She will provide leadership and vision to the UNICEF Kyrgyzstan and leverage resources for the achievement of results for children, heading UNICEF strong collaboration with the Kyrgyz government and other partners.
"I feel honoured and thrilled to contribute to UNICEF’s mandate in Kyrgyzstan, supporting the realization of children’s rights, especially for the most vulnerable and those at risk. Since my arrival, I have witnessed the solid and genuine collaboration that UNICEF enjoys with the Kyrgyz government and the civil society, and as part of my new role, I will certainly maintain this cordial relationship so that children’s issues can remain on top of the public agenda and that we can jointly continue to achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals", said Christine Jaulmes, UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan.
Ms. Christine Jaulmes has 18 years of experience in UNICEF, during which she also served in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Chad. Christine Jaulmes is a national of France and her professional background is in the field of communications. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences, of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Science-Po) in Paris.
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