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Ethiopia, UNICEF Strengthen Collaboration on Climate Change

Ethiopia, UNICEF Strengthen Collaboration on Climate Change
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May 16, 2024 ; Addis Ababa, (MoPD)
In a pivotal bilateral meeting, H.E. Ato Seyoum Mekonen, State Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Development, and Ms. Mariko Kagoshima, Deputy Representative of UNICEF Ethiopia, participated in extensive strategic  discussions with the aim of enhancing collaboration on climate actions that are responsive to children's needs. The discussions centered around joint efforts to mobilize resources, enhance institutional capacity, develop a climate data information management system, raise awareness and advocate for climate actions centered around children, formulate climate policies, and engage globally on climate issues.

Both parties underscored the critical importance of protecting children from the adverse effects of climate change. They also pledged to collaborate in readiness for the upcoming SB60 and COP29 climate conferences.

This meeting is crucial for reaffirming the dedication of the Ethiopian government and UNICEF to promoting climate actions that prioritize children's well-being.

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