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Eesti Alalise esinduse ÜRO juures, Kristel Lõuk'i sõnavõtt UNICEFí istungil

05.02.2015

Mr President,

 

United Nations Children’s Fund is an important multilateral partner for Estonia. We have been supporting UNICEF´s activities since 1998, when the Estonian government development cooperation plan was first drafted and initial projects implemented. Since then we have supported UNICEF via annual non-earmarked contributions, as well as supporting many development and humanitarian aid programmes and projects in various countries.

 

Estonia has full confidence in UNICEF’s work in advocating for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Mr. President,

In 2014 Estonia supported UNICEF´s activities with 605 000 euros (approximately 700 000 USD).  I am pleased to announce that this year Estonian government has decided to increase its core contribution to UNICEF by 66% and maintains its contribution to Girls’ Education Initiative. With the aim to assure predictability of funds, our 2015 core contribution of 150 000 euros (approximately 171 000 USD) and our contribution of 30 000 euros (approximately 34 000 USD) to UNGEI has already been transferred to UNICEF´s account.

Estonia will continue to support UNICEF activities also in the future and UNICEF remains a key partner for Estonia to channel its contributions to different crises and disasters.

Thank you!

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