On 11 – 14 June, 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York the Belarusian delegation led by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Irina Velichko takes part at the annual session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
In her speech on the first day of the session Irina Velichko positively assessed the results of UNICEF activities in 2017, particularly noting a previous year's increase in total resources by 27% compared to 2016, as well as increase in regular resources by 8% up to $1.5 million.
The Deputy Head of the Belarusian Mission supported the Fund's efforts to find new partners, both to improve fiscal resilience of the organization and to introduce new technologies to protect children's rights and interests.
I. Velichko outlined full support of Belarus for the UNICEF activities to protect rights and interests of children with disabilities. The Belarusian diplomat informed that in order to attract additional attention to this issue, the first international conference. The Deputy Permanent Representative expressed gratitude to UNICEF and to the Russian Federation for their assistance in organizing this event.