Quote of the month

Quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labour exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.

Audrey Hepburn, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1988–1993

Fast facts

50-100% higher

Mortality of children under five in families in the poorest wealth quintile, compared to the richest.

Parliament

The Oliy Majlis

The Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the highest state representative body in the state, with a prerogative to enact laws and lead the whole system of the representative government. The Oliy Majlis cooperates with UNICEF in advancing child rights implementation and monitoring through advocacy and child-centred legislative action.

Website: http://www.parliament.gov.uz