All parties to the MOU – Ms. Marianne Flach, UNICEF Representative, Guyana and Suriname, Mr. Ronald Burch-Smith, President of the Guyana Bar Association, and Ms. Simone Morris-Ramlall, President of the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers, expressed commitment, gratitude and support for this joint MOU which will serve to promote the interests of children in Guyana.
In her remarks, Ms. Morris- Ramlall noted the historical focus of the GAWL on children's issues, while Mr. Burch-Smith observed that although the Bar Association has not specifically targeted the issue of children's rights (as part of the broad human rights agenda), this MOU will serve to fuse policy and practice and create change for children.
The UNICEF Representative also noted that it was significant that this MOU should be signed on UN Day, the anniversary of the day the United Nations Charter came into force, and the UN was officially established. Ms. Flach reiterated her commitment to working with all partners, including civil society, for the advancement of children's rights.
Source: INEWS Guyana