Luanda, Angola (PANA) - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday in Luanda, commended the role of the Angolan Parliament in respecting children’s rights.
The executive director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake, made the commendation at the end of a meeting with the first deputy speaker of the Angolan National Assembly, João Lourenço, as part of his visit to Angola, which he commenced Sunday.
Lake said the role played by the parliament was visible in the approval of laws in favour of children, adding that he was happy about the budget approved for the implementation of tasks aimed at the improvement of children’s social conditions.
He reiterated the support of his institution to the eradication of poliomyelitis in Angola, so that children may grow healthy and contribute to the development of this country.
Lake's delegation also includes the chairman of the health global programme of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tadataka Yamada, and the regional assistant of WHO in Africa, Matshidisso Moeti.
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