MEDIA ADVISORY : Invitation to a Press Conference
Children’s rights progress in the Middle East and North Africa despite lasting inequality, violence and conflict - Marking 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Who: Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and
Juliette Touma, UNICEF Regional Chief of Communications,
Middle East and North Africa
When: 17 November 2019, 11:00AM
Where: UNICEF Regional Office, Tla’a Al Ali, Amman, Jordan (Location map)
Why: Since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted on 20 November 1989, the Middle East and North Africa has seen tremendous progress in children’s rights, including access to healthcare, education and safe water.
Every country in the region has ratified the Convention – the most widely ratified treaty in the world. But since its adoption, progress for children in the region has been uneven. Disparities between and within countries continue, with children from poorer families or rural areas seeing the least progress.
Ted Chaiban, UNICEF’s new Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, will highlight major progress in children’s rights in the region and explain how governance, violence, poverty, and inequality have upended opportunities for children to realize their rights.
For every child, every right.
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The press conference will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/UNICEFmena/
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