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

14 November 2019

Who: Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and
              North Africa
              Juliette Touma, UNICEF Regional Chief of Communications,
              Middle East and North Africa
When17 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.
To confirm your attendance
Lina Elkurd, +962791096644
Hasan Nabulsi, +962 791 368 405
The press conference will be live-streamed at

Media Contacts

Juliette Touma
Regional Chief of Communications
UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office
Tel: 00962798674628
Tamara Kummer
Communications Specialist
UNICEF Middle East and North Africa
Tel: 00962 797 588 550


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