The Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN, together with the Permanent Missions of Bulgaria and Argentina to the United Nations and SOS Children’s Village, organized on Friday, April 12, an event entitled “Lessons learnt: 10 years after the adoption of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children”, moderated by the Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga.
The event was aimed at presenting good practices on alternative care of children from the perspective of several UN member states, representatives of civil society and beneficiaries of alternative care programs. The representative of the National Authority for the Protection of Children’s Rights and Adoption, Cristina Cuculas, the Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations, Georgi Panayotov and the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Martín García Moritán, presented national experiences regarding the introduction of alternative care measures for children.
Representatives of SOS Children’s Villages (Andro Dadiani) and Lumos (Georgette Mulheir) that implement alternative care programs for children and two young girls from Haiti and Rwanda who have been beneficiaries of alternative care, also took the floor during the event. Also, a UNICEF representative (Kerry Neal) presented the efforts undertaken by the organisation to draw attention to children in need of alternative care.
The event is part of the series of events organized by the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in New York during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.