Belgrade, 12 July 2018 - The Protocol on Strategic Cooperation between Airport Nikola Tesla Belgrade and UNICEF in Serbia, signed by UNICEF Representative, Mr. Michel Saint-Lot, and Executive Director of Nikola Tesla Airport Belgrade, Mr. Rasa Ristivojevic, will help children in Serbia get the best conditions for growth and development from early childhood.
All citizens travelling and staying at the airport, as well as numerous tourists visiting Belgrade, have the opportunity now to support the programmes implemented by UNICEF in Serbia with their donations.
The programmes aim to ensure optimal development of children in early childhood, quality education for every child, adequate social protection, and inclusion of marginalised children and adolescents.
"UNICEF has a rich tradition of cooperation with airline industry and airports around the world. I am very much pleased that we have started the cooperation with Nikola Tesla Airport in Serbia and that we will jointly, thanks to the solidarity of the passengers passing through this airport, contribute to ensuring that children in Serbia get adequate care and protection from the earliest age, are educated and raised in a family environment ", said Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF Representative in Serbia.
Rasa Ristivojevic, Executive Director of Nikola Tesla Airport, stated: " As a socially responsible company, Nikola Tesla Airport is always ready to respond to calls for assistance, especially when it comes to the youngest members of our society. We thank UNICEF for initiating this cooperation. We are glad that we, as one of the most successful companies in Serbia, have the capacity and can help. We believe that special attention should be paid to children and young people.
We have provided different contents for the youngest travellers to make their time at the Airport more pleasant, such as individual rooms for parents with children, comfort zones, playrooms, etc. Nikola Tesla Airport, apart from its everyday activities, also cares about a positive impact on environment through cooperation with local communities and the society as a whole."
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