Friday, February 20, 2015

UNICEF calls on Parliamentarians to increase the budget for children

For the past two years, UNICEF has been discussing the opportunities for Myanmar to invest a greater part of its revenues into services for families and children, and in particular to the Social Protection Strategy. UNICEF wants to ensure that the most vulnerable families and children in Myanmar society are not by-passed by the current economic and social change.
In February 2015, UNICEF met with Parliamentarians to call for more investment in children now, for a brighter future for Myanmar. As Parliamentarians were discussing this year’s budget they had an important opportunity to take action and make the budget work for Myanmar’s children.
“It now all depends on policy makers, including the Parliamentarians, to make social protection a reality for millions of children and their families, from the 2015/2016 budget", said Bertrand Bainvel, UNICEF Representative to Myanmar.
"To build its future, Myanmar needs to invest right now in its people, starting with every child," concluded Bertrand Bainvel.

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