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2020-02-12 10:24:24 BdST

Early childhood dev, education of girlchild UNICEF’s priorities: Envoy

Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the President of the UNICEF’s Executive Board for 2020, Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said early childhood development and empowerment and education of girlchild are among the priorities of UNICEF for the current year.

Ambassador Fatima revealed this on Tuesday in New York while presiding over the first regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board, the highest policy-making and oversight body of the global fund that works for the rights, humanitarian and development relate issues of world’s children.

UNICEF is one of the largest UN agencies, with operations in 190 countries.

This first regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board will continue until Thursday.

Ambassador Rabab Fatima mentioned that apart from protecting the rights of children, UNICEF needs to take upon the responsibility to prepare our children to become better human beings-imbued with the values of a culture of peace, non-violence and empathy to others.

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