Singapore and UNICEF : working for children / editors, Peggy Kek, Penny Whitworth.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Jersey : World Scientific, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description
xxxviii, 148 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.

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Series
World Scientific series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building [More in this series]
Summary note
"Singapore's well-documented economic progress since independence owes a big debt to the initial investment that the nation made in raising the nutrition, hygiene, health and education standards of its children. In the early days the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) provided some assistance. The relationship has evolved as Singapore's socioeconomic circumstances improved. Educated and qualified Singaporeans themselves were recruited into the ranks of UNICEF international staff, and left their home country to work on programmes for vulnerable children in developing countries throughout the world. As Singapore celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2015 and UNICEF looks forward to its 70th anniversary in 2016, Singapore and UNICEF: Working for Children takes a timely look at their past collaborative efforts to advance the rights of the child and help children realise their full potential. Although UNICEF has collaborated with many partner institutions and individuals in Singapore over the past few decades, little has been documented and not all in one publication. The lively essays, candid interviews and first-hand accounts in this volume provide meaningful reflections on the history of the relationship and insights into UNICEF's work and its involvement with diverse parts of Singapore society"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148).
ISBN
  • 9789814730808 ((hardcover))
  • 9814730807 ((hardcover))
  • 9789814730815 ((pbk.))
  • 9814730815 ((pbk.))
LCCN
2015035150
OCLC
941915224
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