21 November 2012

Angola: Unicef Stresses Need to Reinforce Implementation of Eleven Commitments

Luanda — The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) representative to Angola, Amélia Russo de Sã, Tuesday in Luanda stressed the need for reinforcement of actions to guarantee the implementation of the 11 Commitments for Children.

The official was speaking at a workshop on the implementation of children's rights.

According to Amélia Russo de Sã, it is necessary to strengthen the mechanisms to improve the indicators of commitment number 3, regarding birth registration.

The source noted that her institution is working in partnership with the Ministry of Justice to improve the technical conditions for birth registration and expand access to these services in rural areas, especially for children in vulnerable situations.

In addition to birth registration, the official spoke of the need for intensified actions under commitment No. 7, on Prevention, Treatment, Support and Reduction of the HIV / AIDS Impact on Children and Families.

Amélia Russo Sã reiterated UNICEF's commitment to work closely with the Government and the civil society to ensure better living conditions for children in the country.

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