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United Nations Children’s Fund (Country Office)- UNICEF

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide to help children survive and bloom, from early childhood through adolescence. First global provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, access to clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for every boys and every girls and the protection of children against violence, exploitation in all its forms and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary individuals contributions, companies, foundations and governments.

Missions :

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to defend children’s rights, to help answering their basic needs and to support their full blossoming.
UNICEF is based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and ensure that children’s rights are part of a social ethics and part of an international code of conduct for children.

UNICEF point out that the survival, protection and blossoming of children are universal imperatives to development which compliance is essential to human progress.

UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, to give priority to children, and to strengthen their capacity to formulate appropriate policies and develop services for children and families.

UNICEF is committed to ensure special protection for the most vulnerable children, including victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty and all forms of violence or exploitation, and children with disabilities .

UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children. In coordination with United Nations agencies and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to serve its partners in order to relieve the suffering of children and those who are in charge.

UNICEF is a non-partisan organization and its cooperation is free of discrimination. In all its initiatives, priority is given to most disadvantaged children and poorest countries.

UNICEF strives, through its country programs, to ensure that women and girls have equal rights to men and to support their full participation in political, social and economic communities in which they live.

UNICEF works with the support of all its partners, to the achievement of sustainable human development goals that were settled by world community and the ideals of peace and social progress enshrined in the UN Charter.

Head of agency biography :
Laylee Ms. Moshiri , UNICEF Representative in Senegal has a degree in public health (epidemiology ) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States. Ms. Moshiri started his career at UNICEF in 1993. She was previously UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan and Armenia. Previously she served as director of programs and chief of field operations and to the UNICEF emergency programs in Kabul , Afghanistan.

United Nations Children’s Fund (Country Office)- UNICEF
Immeuble Madjiguène, Route des Almadies Derrière l’Hôtel King Fahd Palace BP 29720, Dakar, Sénégal Tél. : 33 831 02 00 Fax : 33 820 30 65
Mme Laylee MOSHIRI, Regional Office representative

Agency website :https://www.unicef.org/senegal/french/ Headquarters website: http://www.unicef.org/french/

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