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State Statistical Office, Head of Social Statistics, Ms. Violeta Krsteva and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative, Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins were in Tetovo today talking with local officials from nine municipalities in the regions Polo

Integrating Diversity in Early Childhood Development
Skopje, 20 December 2013 – Developing respect for cultural, ethnic and religious diversities in the early years of childhood development is the main goal of the two-year project launched today by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, British Embassy a

One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the wo

Governments and UNICEF call for inclusion of all children in quality learning
ISTANBUL, Turkey 10 December 2013 — A rallying call to get millions of children who are out of school back into quality learning was launched today at the opening ceremony of the Regional Ministerial Education Conference in Istanbul.

UNICEF and Foundation T–Mobile launch campaign “The first five are the most important”
Skopje , November 26 2013: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Foundation T-Mobile for Macedonia today launched the beginning of a campaign "The first five are the most important”.

Government and UNICEF renew commitment to address remaining disparities and equity gaps
SKOPJE, 22 October 2013: Today at a high level meeting to conclude a mid-term review process of the joint Country Programme of Cooperation (2010-2015), the Government and UNICEF agreed to build on the positive gains made by the partnership

Statement by UNICEF Representative, Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl 2013
SKOPJE 11 October 2013: “Today is the International Day of the Girl – a day established by the United Nations to recognise girl’s right and highlight the unique challenges and solutions to realising these rights.

MFA and UN encourage individuals, civil society organizations to make a positive impact through innovation
To mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s membership to the United Nations, Nikola Poposki, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins, UN Resident Coordinator a.i.,together with Dr. Dimitar Trajanov.

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices
NEW YORK, 31 July 2013 – Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and underreported, said UNICEF today, announcing an initiative that urges ordinary citizens, lawmakers and governments to speak out more forcefully to fight violence

United Nations Remembers
Speech by Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins, UNICEF Representative and UN Resident Coordinator a.i. at the commemoration “Skopje remembers” to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Skopje earthquake.

UNICEF Country Representative presented credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
SKOPJE, 17 July 2013: Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins, the incoming UNICEF Representative, today presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikola Poposki

EU and UNICEF: Fewer children behind bars, greater reforms needed
BRUSSELS, 27 June 2013 — Children in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have seen steady and positive reforms in children’s rights but still face huge barriers in accessing justice, according to a new European Union-UNICEF report launched today.

UNICEF study provides new insight to strengthen the social protection system for children
SKOPJE, 20 May 2013: UNICEF study draws attention to the need to examine the social protection system to improve targeting and address issues of inadequacy of cash transfers for children.

Latest Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey results show equity focus is paying off
SKOPJE, 26 April 2013: New data from the fourth round of UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) provide evidence that investment in equity interventions are accelerating the country’s progress in key health and education indicators

UN makes a promise for action to end violence against women
SKOPJE – 8 March 2013: All women and girls have a right to live in a world free of violence.

Foundation T-Mobile partners with UNICEF to Expand Early Childhood Development Opportunities
Skopje, 5 March 2013: Foundation T-Mobile for Macedonia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced a partnership to expand early childhood development services.

Transforming the lives of children with disabilities through inclusive education
UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Yoka Brandt, urged Governments to accelerate their reform of the education systems to increase support for children with disabilities

Inclusive approach to screening of children with special needs
Skopje 25 February 2013:Education practitioners and professors from teachers’ training faculties have come together today to participate in a four-day training of trainers on Inclusive Education, focusing on screening and identification of learning needs.

Inclusive education for children with disabilities can transform lives, says UNICEF (6 Feb 2013)
Progressive policies in inclusive education have made positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to UNICEF today.



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