Consultation on Child Injury Prevention in CEE/CIS Regional Office


Consultation on child injury prevention organized by UNICEF in Geneva.

A consultation on child injury was organized in UNICEF Geneva on the 27/28 April 2006. Child injury and violence have been unrecognized as a major problem in several countries of the CEE/CIS region. Tackling violence and injury is vital to achieving the Millennium Declarations (MDG 1, 2 and 4), the WFFC Goals and is crucial to the achievement of all the rights of the Child (CRC). This is especially an issue in the CEE/CIS region as the IRC reported a threefold increase in the number of children with disabilities. Learning from the experience from other countries, where the prevention of injuries was addressed in a multi-sectoral approach and with partnerships, the Regional Office decided to bring together Colleagues from UNICEF Regional Offices of EAPRO and CEE/CIS, UNICEF HQ and country offices from Turkey, Armenia and Moldova and key potential partners - WHO-EURO and the European Child Safety Alliance.

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