UNICEF’s role in supporting the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Tajikistan

Child rights are at the heart of everything UNICEF does.

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UNICEF Tajikistan/ 2019/ M. Ruziev

UNICEF is the UN organization mandated to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, especially the most disadvantaged, and is the only organization specifically named in the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a source of expert assistance and advice.  

“UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.” 

By promoting the ratification and supporting the implementation of the Convention and its Optional Protocols, UNICEF supports the Government of Tajikistan to implement the Convention through laws and policies, including providing institutional and professional capacity development.

Since 1993, UNICEF has been helping to improve the wellbeing of children and families in Tajikistan. UNICEF and partners have invested over US$ 102 million to change the lives of children and families for better. 

UNICEF in Tajikistan closely co-operates with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ministry of Finance, Ombudsman’s Office, National Commission on Child Rights, Agency on Statistics, local governments, donor agencies, other UN organizations and NGOs.