Baku, UNICEF seek to deepen ties

Deputy Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova has met UNICEF Baku office head Andro Shilakadze.

They exchanged views over the establishment of a resource centre on children`s rights at the Parliament, and discussed cooperation prospects, AzerTag state news agency reported.

Muradova highlighted Azerbaijan`s relations with international organizations, saying “UNICEF has a special place among these organizations”.

She praised cooperation with the UNICEF on the parliamentary level.

They discussed what has been done in Azerbaijan to strengthen the protection of human rights on the initiative of First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.

Shilakadze hailed Azerbaijan`s development, adding UNICEF was ready to contribute to this development.

The United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF – works for children’s rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF is mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

SOURCE: AZER NEWS

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