The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) response to the launch of the UK Government's International Development Strategy

Statement attributable to Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy at The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK)

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“The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) welcomes the release of the new UK International Development Strategy. Ensuring every child has access to a good education, reliable healthcare and is protected from harm speaks to the core of British values. 

“UNICEF UK is pleased to see the strong focus on climate, girls’ education and the inclusion of commitments to health systems strengthening and ending preventable deaths reflected in the new strategy.  UNICEF UK wants to see child rights at the heart of the UK’s international development efforts and we look forward to working with the Department to make this a reality. 

“At a time when COVID-19, conflict and climate change have created an unprecedented child rights crisis globally, further action and investment are required from the UK to get progress on children’s health and education back on track.”


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