Russia in the six years allocated for UNICEF projects more than $ 33 million


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Russia over the past six years allocated to projects UN Children’s Fund, more than 33 million dollars, have informed in the permanent representation to the UN in connection with the opening of the regular session of the UNICEF.

From 2010 to 2016, Russia has participated in financing projects in Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Vanuatu, Haiti, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Liberia, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan in the amount of USD 33.1 million.

As have informed in the permanent representation, the funds were directed to water supply and requirements of sanitation and hygiene in the Republic of Cuba affected by the hurricane in October 2012, help the people of Syria, ensure the participation of Russia in international efforts to combat the Ebola virus. The Russian Federation has also allocated funds for the immunization against diphtheria in the Republic of Tajikistan, the procurement of materials for teaching the Russian language in Kyrgyzstan on the UNICEF project “Prevention of children’s traumatism” in Belarus, and projects to support children in other countries.

Every year UNICEF distributes resources for about $ 5.2 billion.

Annual voluntary contribution of Russia to the core budget of UNICEF, since 2006, $ 1 million, have informed in the permanent representation of the Russian Federation.

Sources of funds (2/3 of the total) are annual voluntary contributions of governments and National committees for UNICEF support, donations of international NGOs and representatives of the private sector.