Belgrade, 15 November 2017 - Sinisa Mali, the Mayor of Belgrade, and Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at the improvement of the position of children in Belgrade.
The Mayor said that the Memorandum stipulates the cooperation between the City of Belgrade and UNICEF in improving the position of children in the areas of health, social welfare, child protection and education.
“This is the result of the work that we started in 2014, when we first founded the Council for the Rights of the Child of the City of Belgrade. Since then, we have systematically, and in a coordinated manner, engaged in improving the position of children in our city. Everything we do is about the future of our children, we want them to have a safe and secure future in our city. The Council for the Rights of the Child, but also this Memorandum with UNICEF, will allow us to constantly improve these rights,” said Sinisa Mali. He further thanked UNICEF for its help and support regarding the adoption of protocols, methodologies and procedures related to the promotion of child rights.
Michel Saint-Lot expressed his satisfaction at the signing of this second Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Belgrade, which is a continuation of the cooperation that has been taking place over the last three years.
“We want Belgrade to become a child-friendly city as soon as possible, but also for children from vulnerable groups to be able to access all services available to them. We want to improve the capacities of the City so that every child can benefit. In this way, Belgrade can be an example to other cities,” emphasised Michel Saint-Lot.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/serbia