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Children from across the East Africa Community join Rwanda in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of CRC combined with the 10th Annual Children’s Summit
November 2014 - On 20th November 2014, the 10th National Children’s Summit took place in the Rwandan capital Kigali and was combined with the 25th anniversary celebrations for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

‘We are Dreamers and We are Do-ers’ - Celebrating 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
20 November 2014 - When UNICEF began its work in Rwanda in 1986, and in the immediate years after the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, the focus of UNICEF’s interventions revolved around emergency programming, projects and recovery.

IKEA Foundation contributes US$31.5 million to UNICEF in five countries to help advance children’s rights; Rwanda receives US$5.5 million
18 November 2014 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF, amounting to US$31.5 million.

Rwanda celebrates 7th Global Hand washing Day with the theme “Choose Hand washing, choose Health”
15 October 2014 – Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world for the Hand washing day. Rwanda, too joins in the celebrations for the 7th Global Hand washing Day.

Press release: Rwanda hosts the Annual Review Meeting for WASH programs in Eastern & Southern Africa region
4 February 2014 – Delegates from Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, UNICEF and the Government of the Netherlands are meeting in Kigali from 4 to 5 February 2014 to review progress on the regional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project.



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