“Children are crucial constituents for country’s development” – UNICEF

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – UNICEF hosted parliamentarians from the South Asian region during the South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from May 2 to 3.

The programme was carried out in an effort to increase investments in children and young adults, to bring about change for millions of underprivileged individuals and to improve prospects for a healthy economic growth within the region.

The programme also aimed to strengthen opportunities for children during the first two decades of their lives.

Lawmakers from all eight countries in South Asia, met to prioritise, promote and safeguard children’s rights and discussed prospects for further investment in early childhood and adolescent years.

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