President, Commemorating Adoption of Convention of the Rights of Children, Meets with UNICEF Delegation


President Salih received Hamida Lasico, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq, today at the Presidential Office in Baghdad. 
Commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention of the Rights of Children (CRC), President Salih noted achievements while stressing that all concerned parties must work diligently to improve the lives of children, first by protecting them across the globe. This should be a critical focus area for all nations, he added. 
Turning to Iraq's own youth and children, the President noted sustained and sincere governmental efforts towards providing them a dignified and healthy life. It is a crucial component of Iraq’s overall goals of improving the lives of all citizens, and national efforts are being directed towards this end, he said. 
On behalf of the nation of Iraq, the President expressed his deep appreciation for UNICEF's programming in Iraq that focused on ensuring children’s protection, care, and rights.
Hamida Lasico, in turn, hailed Iraq’s efforts in supporting children, noting that these efforts will continue to provide improved opportunities for education, health and protection. 

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