Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4 /Trend/
UNICEF discussed the country program document in its annual session on June 3, Azerbaijan's permanent representation to the UN reported.
UNICEF regional director Steven Allen introduced the program. The paper deals with the cooperation between UNICEF and Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus and Serbia, UNICEF programs and projects carried out in these countries, problems and work to be done for elimination of these problems.
Azerbaijani permanent representative to UN, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev informed the participants about the government's activity for the protection of health, education and social condition of children in the country, achievements and future plans. He also informed the participants about the main problem of Azerbaijan - Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He focused attention on the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia and more than one million Azerbaijani people, including hundreds of thousands of children, who became refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of this occupation.
Then Armenian permanent representative to UN tried to mislead the participants. In response, the Azerbaijani side denounced lies of Armenian representative.
The session was continued with the discussion of UNICEF cooperation with other countries. The country program document is expected to be adopted in September, 2010.