PV Desk :  UNICEF executive board president and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Rabab Fatima has said safely reopening schools with scaling up digital solutions and connectivity as well as maintaining routine immunizations for children amid COVID-19 pandemic are currently among priorities of UNICEF.

Fatima said; “UNICEF must be supported in its effort to assist our Governments to build back better for a more equitable, inclusive and greener society with a focus on innovation, efficiency and value for money.”

UNICEF priorities also include providing clean water and sanitation, better mental health support and psychosocial programming for children, Ambassador Fatima, who was unanimously elected as the President of the UNICEF’s EB, made the remark while addressing the closing segment of the four-day Annual Session of the Board in New York on Thursday which ended with unanimous adoption of six decisions providing UNICEF with important strategic guidance and support for carrying forward its critical work across the world.

Underscoring the importance of supporting the countries in their SDGs implementation endeavours, Ambassador Fatima reflected that continued financial support is critical for the UNICEF to carry out its mandate of saving children globally.

Edited By-Shekhar Tripaty