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South Africa and UNICEF agreement

[Guinea] Returnees from the cocoa area of Cote d'Ivoire close to the Liberian border, who have returned to the region forestier destitute.
Returnees from the cocoa area of Cote d'Ivoire close to the Liberian border, who have returned to the region forestier destitute (IRIN)

South Africa Foreign Minister Alfred Nzo has handed over to UNICEF the Instrument of Ratification which would see the Basic Cooperation Agreement between the two parties formally come into effect.

A statement by the Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday quoted Nzo as saying: “We should not underestimate the importance of UNICEF’s contribution to the advancement of the interests of children in our country.”

The agreement outlines the terms under which UNICEF may operate in South Africa. UNICEF has been active in South Africa since 1992 in programmes which are aimed at maternal and child welfare and health. It has also provided technical assistance on projects such as immunisation.

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