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

An additional 52 million children

Were enrolled in primary school globally from 1999 to 2008.

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