For every child, results
UNICEF key results for children in Senegal - 2022
Dear colleagues and partners,
I am pleased to share our annual report for 2022, highlighting our achievements in supporting and protecting children's rights in Senegal. This report is currently in French but will soon be translated into English.
Throughout 2022, as the country recovered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we faced challenges like global economic slowdown, rising food prices, and climate change shocks. These factors greatly impacted the vulnerability of children, young people, and their families. Therefore, it is crucial for us to come together and work towards safeguarding progress and bringing positive change to the lives of the most vulnerable.
Despite these challenges, UNICEF remains committed to collaborating with the Government of Senegal and our partners to protect children's rights. Our focus areas include education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, and combating violence against children. We mobilize various stakeholders, including the private sector, to address these priorities. Our aim is to expand effective intervention models, reduce inequalities, and address the impact of climate change on children. We are also actively promoting gender equality and challenging gender norms.
None of our achievements would have been possible without the strong of the Government of Senegal, dedication of our staff and unwavering support and partnership with donors, partners, communities, and the children and young people we serve.
Looking ahead, we reaffirm our vision of a world where every girl and boy has the right to survive, thrive, and reach their full potential. We will continue working alongside our partners to support the government in realizing this vision, aligned with the national framework of the Plan Sénégal Emergent and the Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve this, we will employ innovative and evidence-based approaches that address the evolving needs and challenges faced by children in Senegal.
We express our gratitude to the Government of Senegal, our partners, and all stakeholders committed to children's rights. Your support has been vital to our accomplishments in the past year.
On behalf of the entire UNICEF team, we reaffirm our determination to build a better future for every girl and boy in Senegal.
UNICEF Representative in Senegal