Djibouti(Mogadishu24)-The Government of Djibouti and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed an agreement on Wednesday to promote and protect children’s rights.

The agreement was signed by the Speaker of the Djibouti Parliament, Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita, and the UNICEF representative in Djibouti, Ms. Beate Dastel.

The Speaker of the Djibouti Parliament underlined the importance of cooperation between Djibouti and UNICEF, reiterating the Djibouti government’s commitment to participating in international efforts to protect children’s rights.

“The Republic of Djibouti and the United Nations Children’s Fund have reached an agreement that will also involve other organizations and agencies aimed at enhancing the promotion of children’s rights and improving their well-being,” said Mr. Dileita, the Speaker of Djibouti’s Parliament.

He added, “The government of Djibouti and the Parliament are strongly committed to preserving, improving, and promoting children’s rights and working with UNICEF through the effective implementation of this agreement.”

He further commended the vital role played by the organization in assisting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in the community.

For her part, Beate Dastel, the representative of UNICEF, praised the efforts of the Djibouti government to promote children’s rights and pointed out that this agreement will enhance cooperation between Djibouti and the agency to achieve the goals set by the United Nations to protect children’s rights.

“Honoured to sign a partnership agreement between Djibouti National Assembly and UNICEF in Djibouti, strengthening our commitment for children. Together, we invest in the wellbeing of every child,” Ms. Baete Dastel said.

This agreement comes just one day after Children’s Day on November 20, celebrated worldwide every year since 1990.

Djibouti has achieved important financial and institutional developments in sectors such as education, health, maritime affairs, and sports, as part of its 2035 vision.

Within this week, the government of Djibouti has signed key cooperation agreements with the Republic of Ivory Coast and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, involving crucial areas including human rights and economic growth.

Its strategic location in Africa, along with its unique natural resources, has positioned it as a key trade hub on the continent, attracting investments and strengthening bilateral relations with countries including France, the United States, Russia, Italy, China, and several Arab nations.

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