United Nations Children’s Fund

Roberto De Bernardi Representative UNICEF Albania
Roberto De Bernardi
UNICEF Albania

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights and enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.

We are aiming at supporting the Government of ALBANIA in aligning its legal framework, policies and practices for children with international standards and best practices to achieve realization of child rights. The focus of the new five-year programme cycle is promoting child rights to survive, develop, to be protected and participate. Together as a team, we will sustain existing and build new strategic partnerships to strengthen accountability mechanisms, raise awareness about child rights, and improve data collection and analysis, leading to better national planning and budgeting for children. We hope that with UNICEF’s strong advocacy the Government of Albania will continue to increase its investments in programmes benefiting children and we are ready to assist with identifying the most urgent priorities in reducing equity gaps for children.

Focus Areas:

Strengthened governance for equity and social inclusion. By 2021, children in situations of particular vulnerability enjoy equitable access to quality health, education and social protection services supported by effective governance mechanisms.
Protection and Justice for Children. By 2021, children’s rights to justice and protection from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect are effectively supported by a comprehensive system of multisectoral prevention and response mechanisms.
The Government of Albania-UNICEF programme of cooperation is effectively designed, coordinated, managed and supported to meet quality standards in achieving results for children.

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