OECS, UNICEF partner on child welfare

GIS:-The Organizations Aim to Safeguard the Future of the Region’s Youth Through Empowerment Programs.

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have deepened their partnership to advance the interest of the region’s children.

The two entities signed a five-year agreement on Monday, June 26, that will jointly promote child-centered programs across all OECS member states.

Areas covered by the agreement span several sectors including education, justice, child protection and social policies. Data collection on child-specific issues is also part of the agreement.

OECS Director General, Dr Didicus Jules, and UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective agencies.

Dr. Jules said the agreement embodies the ongoing commitment of both organizations to safeguard the future of the region’s youth through empowerment programs and data collection for development.

Ms Lwin, noting that this is the second multi-year agreement being signed by the agencies, said UNICEF views the OECS Commission as a very important partner and key player in influencing the child rights agenda.