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President Kaljulaid: for 20 years, Estonia has supported activities that promote the rights of women and children

01.11.2018

“I am proud that soon after regaining its independence, Estonia became a country that could help others. Since then and for the past 20 years, we have supported several organisations that assist women and children, such as UN WOMAN and UNICEF,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid in New York at her meeting with the Deputy Director of UN WOMEN, Åsa Regnér.

According to the Head of State, when promoting both the rights of women and working with the health of children and young people, it is important to measure the impact and scope of various activities. “In many countries, there is barely any proper statistical information on the real situation of women and children. As the co-chair of Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC), one of my aims is to find better methods for measuring current activities to demonstrate results, while also focusing on more effective efforts,” added the President of the Republic.

The Head of State also met with the CEO of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, to discuss the opportunities for making use of digital solutions for the purpose of improving children’s health care, education and security at global level.

President Kaljulaid is currently on a work visit to the Unites States of America. She will meet with UN Secretary General António Guterres, the ambassadors of Francophonie countries and the African Union. President Kaljulaid will also give a presentation at Columbia University and visit the New York Estonian School.