Belgrade, Serbia, 11 July 2019 – The Mayor of Belgrade, Prof. Dr Zoran Radojicic, and UNICEF Representative in Serbia, Regina de Dominicis, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Belgrade and UNICEF.
“In previous years, we had a lot of joint projects, one of which, from the domain of neonatology, is still in progress. Together we have worked on preventing peer violence. It is very important that we have the support of international partners for these issues. I believe that we will work together in the future and that the Memorandum we signed today opens up new opportunities for cooperation”, said Zoran Radojicic, Mayor of Belgrade.
“Projects that support the healthy nutrition of children are of great importance, and solutions for this global problem positively impact child health. The abuse and use of psychoactive substances are ongoing problems, and I believe that we will work together to solve them. During our last few meetings, we also talked about increasing the number of playgrounds for children with disabilities. UNICEF plans to open an inclusive playground in Ada Ciganlija. This is a good example of our cooperation and the way in which we can create better conditions for children’s development”, said Radojicic.
Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, emphasized that the Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed today, shows that the City of Belgrade is committed to building a more equitable society that will work to realize the interests of every child.
“In our Action Plan, we have foreseen joint activities with the line ministries in the areas of inclusive education, the preschool education, early childhood development and the construction of an inclusive playground. Belgrade is committed to putting children at the heart of urban planning to extend and improve services for all,” stated Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF Representative in Serbia.
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.
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