Unicef had supported the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) in the improvement of the National Childhood Strategy 2015-25 to respond to priorities to safeguard children’s rights, and to adhere to international conventions and treaties and the Oman Child Law. The National Action Plan, which runs by means of 2020, outlines the programmes to be implemented in the sultanate with a concentrate on the integrated improvement of early childhood, protection of youngsters from violence and the integration of youngsters with disabilities.
H E Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs and Lana al Wreikat, Unicef representative in Muscat, signed the action program.
The national program was developed in consultation with the Omani government, represented by the youngster protection and welfare agencies, as nicely as the ministries of Social Development and Health. It is in line with national policies and methods associated to youngster care and supports the sultanate’s commitment to implement the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Lana stated, “This programme aims to support Unicef’s efforts to promote broader child services and help achieve sustainable development goals, particularly those related to children’s health, nutrition, education and protection.” The program aims to fill crucial gaps like a coordinated cross-sectoral method to youngster protection.
(With inputs from ONA)
Information Source: Muscat Daily