Belgrade, 17 November 2017 – Dr Suzana Paunovic, Acting Director of the Office for Human and Minority Rights, and Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, today signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding.
The aim of the cooperation is to support the work of the Council for Monitoring the Implementation of the Recommendations of the UN Human Rights Mechanism through greater involvement of civil society organisations in this process.
A special emphasis of this cooperation will be placed on the implementation of the Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Paunovic emphasised the importance of UNICEF's support to the Office for Human and Minority Rights in its efforts to fully implement existing laws, which define the rights of children, and in the development of new models of support for children, as well as families with children.
Michel Saint-Lot stressed that the common goal of UNICEF and the Government of the Republic of Serbia is to ensure that every child in Serbia realises his or her rights and that UNICEF will continue to support the Government's activities which should contribute to the achievement of this goal.
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