Sommaire: 18 October 2010, Brussels - On the occasion of the International Day for the eradication of poverty, the European Commission and UNICEF launched a joint portal featuring their partnership and examples of their joint work.
The European Union and UNICEF strive to ensure that all children have access to and enjoy the right to education, adequate nutrition, safe water and sanitation and health, and that they are protected from discrimination, exploitation, violence and abuse.
In 2009, the European Union adopted the Lisbon Treaty, which puts eradication of poverty and human rights including children rights at the core of the European agenda. As 2015 draws closer, the European Union and UNICEF will strengthen their partnership, working with governments, civil societies, national parliaments and other stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals with a particular focus on equity by reaching the most vulnerable children.
The EU and UNICEF will continue to support the work of national governments in promoting human and children's rights and will communicate widely on how the partnership is contributing to the well being, development and protection of children, including adolescents. Achieving greater results for the most vulnerable children will be the focus of the partnership in the years to come.
Learn more: http://www.unicef.org/ec/index.html