Egypt lightens up Foreign Ministry’s Headquarters on 75th anniversary of UNICEF- press photo
CAIRO - 23 December 2021: Awareness campaigns carried out by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) through its digital platforms reached 33 million citizens, according to the Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat.
This came during her participation in the celebration organized by UNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the organization, which is one of the international organizations of the United Nations specialized in the fields of childhood and adolescence.
Al-Mashat explained, in a statement Wednesday, that about 1.3 million citizens benefited from disinfection and eradication services, as well as support and support for 250,000 women and children with social care services, as well as strengthening health services for about 3 million mothers and children, and supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Population in spreading Coronavirus vaccine.
It also indicated the distribution of about 13 million units of personal protection tools, in addition to supporting 3 million children to enjoy the right to basic education.
The Minister of International Cooperation stressed the close cooperation between Egypt and the United Nations Children's Fund, and the development partnerships that were implemented over the years of the Foundation's work in Egypt, which contributed to improving children's lives and building people through health services, integrated nutrition, solidarity and social protection.
She explained that the United Nations Children's Fund has strengthened the government's efforts to confront the repercussions of the Corona pandemic and redirect development cooperation to the targeted communities to the relevant sectors in order to enable those communities to deal with the repercussions of the pandemic.
She referred to the continuous communication and the role played by the Ministry of International Cooperation to coordinate with UNICEF, where the Ministry, in partnership with the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt, chairs the strategic framework for partnership with the United Nations, which includes national bodies and UN agencies.
Al-Mashat said that the close cooperation relations with UNICEF included the implementation of several joint cooperation programs with the government, which was an example of cooperation between the relevant parties, from the private and governmental sectors and civil society, in line with national priorities, especially the social protection program of solidarity and dignity and the initiative of a decent life.
The Minister of International Cooperation stated that the celebration is an impetus to open new horizons of development cooperation, which is currently taking place within the framework of the partnership with the United Nations for sustainable development cooperation, which is currently being formulated, and which will serve as a guide for the work of the United Nations in Egypt during the coming period (2023-2027).
Al-Mashat added that the cooperation also tackled the country program document with UNICEF for the same period, through a participatory process between more than 30 national ministries and agencies, in addition to all United Nations agencies, programs and funds resident and non-resident in Egypt.
"Together, we were able to reach the list of national priorities that laid the foundation for that partnership,” she added.
She stated that one of the important programs that are currently being prepared with UNICEF is the launch of the Egyptian version of the "Youth Balad" program in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, within the framework of the UNICEF global initiative "Generation Launching", which aims to support the country's development vision 2030 by focusing on the youth component and leadership Business.
The minister noted that it aims to be a partnership platform between relevant parties, to promote the concept of learning between youth and society and to provide young people with the skills and tools required to be qualified for the labor market, to improve competitiveness in the Egyptian market.