UNICEF and SUHAKAM renew commitment to work together for children
A delegation from UNICEF Malaysia led by Dr Rashed Sarwar, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia and Special Representative to Brunei made a courtesy call to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). They were met by the Chairman, Tan Sri Othman bin Hashim and Children’s Commissioner, Professor Dato’ Noor Aziah.
Discussions covered various topics on SUHAKAM’s efforts in strengthening child friendly practices, including child participation in SUHAKAM and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.
“SUHAKAM and UNICEF share the same vision of seeing every child in Malaysia attain their rights, and reach their full potential. The meeting today renewed our commitment to work together to uphold the rights and wellbeing of every child in the recovery process from the COVID-19 crisis. This year, on UNICEF’s 75th anniversary, we want to work together with our partners at SUHAKAM to reimagine a future where no child is left behind,” said Dr Rashed Sarwar, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia and Special Representative to Brunei.
Also present at the meeting were the Child Protection team at UNICEF Malaysia, Sarah Norton-Staal, Chief of Child Protection, Selvi Supramaniam, Child Protection Specialist, and Lee Lyn-Ni, Child Protection Specialist.