Unicef will accompany the initiatives of the Government of Ecuador in matters of childhood, with responses in the humanitarian, social development and rights protection dimensions, assured today in Quito María Cristina Perceval, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean of that Fund.
Perceval, which was received today by the Ecuadorian President, Lenin Moreno, reiterated UNICEF's support for several programs promoted by Ecuador with the aim of guaranteeing rights and care for children and adolescents.
"Unicef accompanies the Government of Ecuador with a response in three dimensions: humanitarian, social development and protection of rights," said high-ranking international official after the meeting with Moreno at the Government Palace in Quito.
At the meeting, which also included the head of the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES), Berenice Cordero, the cooperation and technical assistance provided by the Children's Fund to various social policies in Ecuador was discussed.
Perceval acknowledged that "childhood and adolescence are a priority in Ecuador and this is reflected in the will to reform the Childhood Code, to preserve the rights that have been recognized" by Ecuadorian society.
Ecuador "is working with a vision of the ethical commitment of the rule of law and public policies, putting human beings at the center – in their life cycle – and childhood and adolescence as a priority," said the regional director of Unicef in statements disseminated by MIES on its web portal.
"Congratulations on the progress that the Government of Ecuador is making to, among all the institutions of the State, have a protocol of attention for migrant children," said Perceval and highlighted the attitude of solidarity of the Ecuadorian people.
Minister Cordero, for her part, stressed that at the meeting the issue of violence was addressed as a drama that affects the region, as well as the "vulnerability of children and adolescents who are in a situation of human mobility ".