Fifteen cities of Amazonas receive 'Seal of Approved Municipality of UNICEF’ by advances in social indicators

The news was announced on the morning of Thursday (2), during a meeting between the governor Jose Melo and the head of the Amazon platform of international body, Unai Sacona.
02/02/2017 15h34 - Updated 3/02/2017 15h50
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The Amazon has taken an important step in the advancement of public policies for children and adolescents. The State had 15 cities certified by the "Seal City of UNICEF Approved" granted by the United Nations Children's Fund. The news was announced on the morning of Thursday (2), during a meeting between the governor Jose Melo and the head of the Amazon platform of international body, Unai Sacona.

"The guarantee of children's rights is a priority of our government. These excellent results are proof of that. The attention given to this sector, by our management is seen daily, especially in our dear the state, What else needs help ", said Jose Melo.

To further strengthen social services and assistance offered by the state, Melo recalled that, in April, will launch the protection program "All for Life", which will have initial investment of R $ 30 millions. "We will create an assistance umbrella involving several areas, as Citizenship, Health, Education, ultimately, ensure that even the most distant community can be benefited ", said the governor.

Requirements for obtaining the Seal
For UNICEF certification, who had started the process 2013, in addition to join the initiative, Amazonian municipalities should advance in three specific axes: Social impact, Management of Public Policy and Social Participation. to hold two community forums for dialogue with society and the formation of a municipal intersectoral committee also was mandatory.

"These municipalities had to organize and show progress in indicators such as health and education. Besides that, They had to implement a number of proposals in at least three areas of social rights and work to fight the mosquito Aedes aegypti. These advances were recorded in these 15 cities", said the head of UNICEF Amazon Platform, Unai Sacona.

According to him, 52 State municipalities participated in the certification and all showed progress. "The fact that some have not yet received the seal, It does not mean that the indicators have not improved. Quite the opposite. They may not yet have received the title of UNICEF, but they are now moving forward and developing strategies for the next edition, that even is already underway ", Unai completed.

Certification
The Seal is a strategy developed by UNICEF to ensure the right to health, education, protection and social participation of children and adolescents excluded and vulnerable hundreds of cities in Brazil. In 2013, 1.502 municipalities of the Brazilian semi-arid and 806 Amazon, of which 611 They accepted the challenge of reducing inequality, They were invited to participate in the certification.

Meet the Amazonian municipalities with UNICEF Seal:
Itacoatiara
Manacapuru
Humaita
Presidente Figueiredo
Nam
Benjamin Constant
Borba
Lowland Careiro
Itapiranga
Manipur
Maués
Nova Olinda do Norte
Fonte Boa
Ipixuna
Coari


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