UNICEF Turkmenistan congratulates all children on International Child Protection Day

01 June 2020
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On the occasion of the International Child Protection Day celebrated widely in Turkmenistan, UNICEF’s Representative Christine Weigand addressed all children of the country with a congratulatory statement aired in the prime time Watan news and in print and online media.

“The first of June is observed in many countries around the world to honour children. This Day means not only the first day of the summer and the first day of the long school holidays but something more meaningful for children’s future,” said Christine Weigand.

On this special day, UNICEF partnered with the national television to feature two TV talk shows with UNICEF’s participation – one on the partnership of UNICEF and the Government in the area of child rights, and another - on early childhood development, as June marks the global celebration of the parenting month and the national celebration of the fourth year of the national campaign “First 1000 days of a child’s life is the foundation of the happy future”.

Moreover, today UNICEF and the Ministry of Education have launched a drawing activity among children of all 1,075 pre-school establishments on the theme “My happy family”. And later in the month, UNICEF will partner with Turkmen Owazy TV channel to produce a talk show on early childhood development with renowned Turkmen performers.    

Both in his TV show for children and in UNICEF social media channels the famous anchor Ashir Dade will congratulate children on this special day. UNICEF and the Office of Ombudsperson will issue a joint article for national media this week.

“Children are our future. Let’s keep working together to make sure that all children can enjoy their rights, be healthy, explore opportunities, learn something new every day and stay connected with their friends and families! Let’s unite to ensure that our children enjoy their childhood,” said Christine Weigand, UNICEF Representative in Turkmenistan.

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Gulyalek Soltanova
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UNICEF in Turkmenistan
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