12, 2021

President Armen Sarkissian drew the attention of the UNICEF Representative in Armenia to the problems of children in border areas

Today, President Armen Sarkissian received the newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Armenia Christine Weigand.

President Sarkissian congratulated and wished success to Christine Weigand, expressing confidence that she would invest all her energy in implementing effective programs for children in our country.

Christine Weigand informed President Sarkissian about the ongoing programs and yet to be implemented by the UNICEF Armenia Office, noting that the office will continue to cooperate with government agencies, and interested parties so that children in Armenia can enjoy their rights to live, develop, receive education, and be protected.

The interlocutors discussed the programs aimed at children's health, healthy lifestyle, education, social protection, and stressed the importance of providing equal opportunities for all children. President Sarkissian also touched upon the problems of the children in border areas, proposing to pay greater attention to them.

They exchanged views on the implementation of joint programs with the Office of the President of the Republic.

Christine Weigand also praised the activities of President Sarkissian's wife Nouneh Sarkissian as UNICEF Special Advocate of Children.


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