UNICEF joins U.S. Embassy Kolonia in celebrating 2020 International Day of the Girl




Kolonia, POHNPEI – On Saturday, 11October 2020, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF North Pacific Office, Mr.Cromwell Bacareza joined Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor of the U.S. Embassy in the Federated States of Micronesia, and the First Lady of the Federated States of Micronesia Patricia E. Edwin to commemorate this year’s International Day of the Girl.

The event, which brought together over hundred people including students from Nett Elementary School was held at the Pohnpei Cinemas parking lot as part of the maiden Superhero fun run/walk hosted by the US Embassy, Kolonia. In their remarks, the dignitaries at the event unanimously expressed their total support in promoting the inclusion of girls in all aspects of social development of the Federated States of Micronesia.

The International Day of the Girl is an annual campaign with girls to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights. This year’s theme, “My voice, our equal future”, aims at seizing the opportunity to reimagine a better world inspired by adolescent girls.

At the same event, UNICEF took the opportunity to distribute a number of the recently launched NABU children’s storybook,The Virus-Stopping Champion: The Pacific Islands Edition to help children learn about how to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to help keep their community safe.

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