Malaysia has made much progress in ensuring the well-being of its people but there are still areas for concern.
Policies have a critical impact on a child’s well-being and in order for it to take into account their needs; we need to make the system as child-friendly as possible.
To do this, UNICEF focuses on policy that impact children the most. In Malaysia, we focus on well-being, social inclusion and disparity reduction, and enhanced engagement and partnerships for child rights. We support social policy work in the country through:
- Research: includes activities such as studies, data collection, data analysis, and preparation of papers, reports, booklets, and books.
- Dissemination: such as: organizing talks, conferences, seminars, and publication of the papers, reports, booklets, and books.
- Building alliances involves engaging in building partnership with different institutions, academics, policy analysts, social scientists, policy makers, leaders, diplomats, and social figures both at the national and international level.
All these initiatives work to bring stakeholders together; ask critical questions; and spur collaboration to push for positive change for children in Malaysia.