Development Agenda: UN ambassador stresses on child rights

UNICEF’s annual meeting was being held at a time of great opportunity and great challenge


APP June 28, 2015

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, has called for children to be “front and centre” of the post-2015 development agenda while opening the annual session of UNICEF’s Executive Board. “No real progress can be made for children unless all children, particularly the most disadvantaged and marginalised, are reached throughout the world,” Ambassador Lodhi, who heads the 36-member board, said in her presidential address. She further added that UNICEF’s annual meeting was being held at a time of great opportunity and great challenge. The opportunity, she said, was presented by the endorsement of the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2015.

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