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MD LADOL, Amy, joins UNICEF Advisory Group

MD LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi

The Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi,
is one of the distinguished global leaders recently invited to join the
inaugural Advisory Group for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to
save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their
potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Its work covers a range of areas and initiatives
Working with partners around the world to promote
policies and expand access to services that protect all children
Helping to reduce child mortality all over the
world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere
·   Working around the world to support quality
learning for every girl and boy, especially those in the greatest danger of
being left behind
·   Being on the ground before, during and after
emergencies, working to reach children and families with life-saving aid and
long-term assistance
·      Working all over the world to empower girls and
women, and to ensure their full participation in political, social and economic
·  Working with partners in every sector to co-create
innovative solutions that accelerate progress for children and young people
·       Delivering sustainable access to life-saving
supplies where they are most needed, accelerating results for the most
vulnerable children
·   Carrying out rigorous research and thoughtful
analysis about the situation of children across the world
Dr. Jadesimi was selected by UNICEF to join its
Advisory Group as they recognised her as an important partner with unique
expertise, who could help to expand UNICEF’s vital work to address the enormous
challenges and rapidly changing environment faced by children across the world.
The Advisory Group will serve as an independent
sounding board and “think-tank” to explore lessons learned and exchange fresh
ideas and perspectives on top-line global issues and developments affecting
children and young people worldwide.
The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group was
held in New York at the United Nations Headquarters in the first week of May
Dr. Jadesimi remarked that: “It’s a great honour to be asked
to join the UNICEF Advisory Group. Coming from Nigeria, a country where 41 % of
the population is below the age of 15.
“I am particularly keen to focus on improving the
lives of young people. The innovations that UNICEF is already working on can
transform billions of lives and help us achieve the UN’s SDG. I’m happy to
assist in any way I can.”

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