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Leyla Aliyeva meets UNICEF’s regional director

22 November 2017 [13:07] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of IDEA Public Association Leyla Aliyeva met UNICEF’s regional director for Europe and Central Asia Afshan Khan.

Leyla Aliyeva, highly appreciating the activities of UNICEF towards improving conditions of children throughout the world, emphasized that ensuring children’s well-being, health and education is the most valuable investment into our future.

She noted that Azerbaijan has recently reached great progress in this sphere, expressing confidence that the works associated with this issue will be continued and extended further.

Touching upon the significance of children’s being educated and enlightened on protection of the environment, Leyla Aliyeva gave comprehensive information about the numerous projects implemented for the last six years by IDEA Public Union towards extending children’s environmental awareness, including Eco laboratories, camps, courses, and publications.

Afshan Khan, in turn, thanked Leyla Aliyeva for her active endeavours aiming to enlighten children on the environment and sustainable development. She said that UNICEF was interested in including such subjects as climate change, sustainability and other ecological subjects into the education programme, highly appreciating IDEA’s activity in this direction.

The sides also discussed perspectives of possible cooperation in children’s ecological education, and exchanged views on integration of children with restricted health condition, social protection and rehabilitation thereof, and issues concerning education.


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