Qatar Fund for Development and UNICEF sign agreements to support global child rights and development
United Nations Plaza, New York
31st of January 2024
As part of the High-Level Strategic Dialogue, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today signed a 5-year Strategic Framework Agreement and a Core Funding Contribution Agreement in support of child rights and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This partnership will contribute to the well-being of children worldwide by fostering economic, developmental, and humanitarian initiatives, effectively advancing the SDGs. Education will be of special focus along with programming that supports the most vulnerable communities, especially children, adolescents and women.
QFFD and UNICEF, through their commitment to this partnership, will engage in collaborative efforts and offer tailored support through both humanitarian response and development initiatives thereby underscoring their dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.
During the opening remarks of the Dialogue, H.E. Mr. Khalifa Al Kuwari, Director General of QFFD, stated: Over the years, this partnership has yielded tangible outcomes, touching the lives of countless children across various spheres, including their access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Yemen or securing the livelihoods of drought-affected children and their families in Somalia, or our core contributions supporting UNICEF’s regular resources to ensure our impact extends to regions where vulnerable children face the harshest of circumstances.
UNICEF and QFFD will continue the important collaboration and cooperation on both humanitarian and development initiatives to save and improve the lives of children.
“UNICEF appreciates the partnership with the Qatar Fund For Development and their commitment to provide support for some of the most vulnerable children around the world, including education,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. “Together, we can help save and improve the lives of children who need our support the most.”
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