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UNICEF and OECS Strengthen Partnership to improve lives of Children in Eastern Caribbean

UNICEF and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) signed a renewed Partnership Agreement, which will directly impact the lives of children and young people across the OECS Member States.

The agreement supports the OECS Human and Social Development Strategy, focusing on key areas aligned with the missions of both UNICEF and the OECS. These areas are Child Protection, Social Protection, Inclusive Education, Youth Engagement, and Climate and Resilience.

OECS Commission Director General Dr. Didacus Jules signed on behalf of the Commission and revealed “that the new OECS-UNICEF partnership extends to include British Overseas Territories as Associate Member States.” He commended UNICEF’s continuous support in strengthening integration within the OECS.

UNICEF Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, Pieter Bult, underscored the importance of his organization’s close relationship with the OECS Commission.

Mr. Bult emphasized the unique challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the OECS as another area priority.

The OECS plans to increase the visibility of UNICEF-funded programmes, including beneficiary testimonials and a documentary highlighting key milestones and successes of the long-standing partnership.

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