UNICEF Montenegro Representative



Montenegro regained independence on June 3, 2006 and on June 28, 2006 Montenegro was admitted to membership in the UN (United Nations). Following independence and membership in UN, the country started to plot a course towards European accession. The EU (European Union) is providing guidance to the Montenegrin authorities on reform priorities in order for the country to meet certain political and economic criteria for EU membership.

UNICEF Montenegro supports the government to put children at the heart of the accession process. This is of crucial importance, because Montenegro's children today are Europe's citizens tomorrow.

In Montenegro, UNICEF’s focus is on addressing root causes of inequality in achieving child rights, especially with regards to children affected by poverty, adversity and exclusion. UNICEF’s programme interventions and innovations support ongoing reforms to ensure that they are in line with the global knowledge and science on child development.

In particular, UNICEF’s agenda for children in Montenegro is focused on early childhood development to ensure the best start in life to every child; social and child protection and quality education to provide every child with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to grow up into a happy, productive and responsible citizen of the 21st century.



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