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1 UNICEF Turkey Country Programme 2016-2020
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2 What is the CP? A proposal describes UNICEF’s engagement in Turkey.
UNICEF country office, through the Regional Director, requests the UNICEF Executive Board to design plan for support to Turkey’s children. The Executive Board (member states) considers whether the proposal is in accordance with the UNICEF strategic plan and Board-approved policies, and other criteria.

3 UNICEF Turkey has developed a set of ideas concerning the new Country Programme. These ideas are;
In line with the United Nations Development Cooperation Strategy (UNDCS) preparation process, The requirements of UNICEF’s global Strategic Plan for , and UNICEF’s analysis of the country situation and national capacity for upholding child rights.

4 UNDCS 1. Sustainable, Inclusive Growth and Development Result 1: By 2020, increased/strengthened capacity of private sector/ workers, government institutions for a more competitive, inclusive, innovative and sustainable growth and development that creates productive and decent work and better livelihoods for all.  Result 2: By 2020, increased and more equitable and equal access to and utilization of integrated, gender-sensitive and sustainable services (e.g. health, education, decent employment, social protection systems) by all (with focus on the poor, women, girls, and vulnerable) for improved human development and reduced disparities. 2. Democracy and Human Rights Result 4: Central and local administrations and other actors more effectively protect and promote human rights, and adopt transparent, accountable, pluralistic and gender sensitive governance systems, with the full participation of civil society, including the most vulnerable. 3. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Result 5: Women and girls have equal, effective and increased political and economic participation and representation in decision- making, implementation, and monitoring at central and local levels in both public and private institutions. Result 6: Government’s and CSOs’ including women’s movements and organizations, develop and implement policies and legislation (on prevention, prosecution, protection) and promote gender equality to reduce all forms of GBV (including child and forced marriages, sexual violence, honor killings) including during and after conflict and natural disasters 4. Migration and International Protection Engage men and boys

5 Current Country Programme Components
I- Disparity Reduction, Social Inclusion and Protection II- Youth Empowerment and Protection Project management = budget management = focus on spending Works well in WB – because specialists are not responsible for grant or loan management In Practice – a malnourished child seen by a doctor should be referred to social assistance. Not ask for cross0sectir collaboration but explain what each sector has to do….

6 Country Programme Component I
Social protection policy and budgeting for children Institutionalization of pediatric care & development Pre school (formal and community based) Completion of Primary Education and transition to Secondary Education Implementation of primary school standards Prevention, intervention and monitoring non-attendance and drop-outs Transition to secondary education Effective child protection system Child rights monitoring and ombudsman system

7 Country Programme Component II
Youth Empowerment Supporting National Youth Policy development Supporting youth employment policy development Investment in secondary education Building life and livelihood skills for young people out of school Justice for Children Strengthening child-specific judicial procedures, reducing pre-trial detention periods, increasing use of alternative measures Setting and monitoring institutional care standards for children deprived of liberty


9 Why Partnership? Achieving results for children, stronger advocacy for children’s rights Innovation for children Greater aid effectiveness Strengthened knowledge base Changing landscape – evolving partnerships Need for a systematic approach Untapped potential Reduced Resources

10 Who do we partner with? Government - programme and policies
Other UN Agencies – joint response Civil Society – capacity building & advocacy Corporate Sector – mobilize resources and child rights’ principles Knowledge Partners – evidence based work, learning from others, technical capacity Media – raising awareness, engaging individuals National Committee for UNICEF

11 Joint efforts for children’s right: Synergies through each others efforts Building on each other strengths Some examples: Advocacy: focus on strengthening child protection systems in relation to violence Child Rights monitoring: shadow report Technical assistance Knowledge generation: joint research Resource mobilization: National Committee Awareness raising: social media Service delivery: CFS/emergencies UNICEF

12 What is expectations todays’ discussions?
Feedback from you regarding focus for the Country Programme for (validating our assessment); Guidance and ideas towards UNICEF on the way forward: comparative advantage, added value; Outside-the-box discussions and ideas, and any other matters, related to cooperation UNICEF and civil Society; UNICEF

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