UNICEF and Mobicom partners on child-focused corporate social responsibilities
- By Dulguun Bayarsaikhan -
- Jun 27,2016
UNICEF Mongolia and Mobicom Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on June 22 to strengthen partnerships with the private sector in advancing child focused corporate social responsibility in Mongolia. “We are delighted to join forces with MobiCom today around such critical child priorities. We are certain that this partnership will help us tackle challenges and maximize opportunities for children in the areas of great relevance both to MobiCom and UNICEF using innovation as a key strategy to deliver results,” said UNICEF Mongolia Representative Roberto Benes. “MobiCom is delighted to sign a cooperation MoU with UNICEF to extend our corporate social responsibility efforts focused on children of Mongolia. Together with our partners MobiCom has made a notable impact towards child protection and improving basic hygiene condition for children in rural areas. We are confident that through our collaboration with UNICEF, we will make even greater impact for the wellbeing of children, which isthe main focus our corporate social responsibility initiatives” said David Holliday, the CEO of MobiCom. The agreement is aimed to leverage corporate leadership, resources and expertise for the support of children in Mongolia.It also advocates making Mongolia’s policy and legislative environment more conducive for the protection and realization of children’s rights. Within the scope of the MoU, UNICEF and MobiCom Corporation agreed to cooperate on child online protection services, a critical area in the IT sector, by focusing on awareness raising and on-going action-oriented assessments of opportunities and risks for children in the online world, in accordance with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNICEF Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection. UNICEF Mongolia and Mobicom Corporation will jointly introduce innovative technological platforms to foster the participation of children and young adults, and promote awareness and respect for children’s rights as well as the child rights and business principles among the public and business community Mongolia, the MoU states.
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