New UNICEF Country Representative Tomoo Hozumi has lauded Bangladesh’s remarkable achievements in the field of child education and health. He also assured that UNICEF will continue to work with the Government of Bangladesh for the overall development of the children of Bangladesh from grassroots to national level.
The newly appointed country representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Bangladesh presented his credentials to the Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen on Tuesday, said a foreign ministry press release. The release said the foreign minister welcomed the new UNICEF country representative and expressed deep appreciation for the long-standing cooperation between the Bangladesh government and UNICEF in the field of education, health and overall development of children which dates back to 1972.
Minister Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s stellar performances in achieving all children related Millennium Development Goals including primary enrolment and reducing child and maternal mortality. He reiterated Government’s maximum priority to replicate this performance in achieving SDGs. He further stated that Bangladesh being a signatory of Child Right Convention is committed to ensure the rights of all children in its endeavor to achieve inclusive development.
Foreign Minister thanked UNICEF for partnering with the Government for ensuring education for all, gender parity in education, reducing the drop-out from school, scaling up the social protection, access to safe drinking water and enhancing opportunities for the marginalized children.