UNICEF and Save the Children in Nepal have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding in Kathmandu Tuesday committing to work more closely together on programs, projects and advocacy of mutual interest.
"We have been encouraged with the positive developments in Nepal with regard to child rights and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child CRC," said David Wright, Country Director, Save the Children.
"The positive political development in the constitution drafting process is very encouraging too, and we can and should do more to complement each other’s efforts and those of the government to achieve real and lasting impact for children in the country” he said.
Save the Children and UNICEF have been working in Nepal to advance children's rights to survival, protection, development and participation, and are guided by the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (CRC). The memorandum of understanding between the two agencies is expected to further support and promote the realisation of children’s rights in Nepal.
“The reality of the many issues facing Nepali children requires real cooperation between multiple partners,” said Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative to Nepal. “This partnership is part of a necessary Grand Alliance between international agencies, government, local institutions and communities and children themselves. It is through these partnerships that we will create spaces and opportunities to strengthen children’s rights to participation in an appropriate manner.”