Congratulations to UNICEF, who yesterday announced their decision to become the 29th signatory to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). They join four other UN agencies who are signatories of IATI: UNDP, UNOPS, UNHABITAT and UNCDF.
Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, announced in the opening remarks of the First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board that:
UNICEF also will be joining the World Bank, DFID, the African Development Bank,
the European Commission, and others, in the International Aid Transparency Initiative, or
IATI. By creating common standards for sharing information about aid flows, IATI should
make that information much more accessible to the public.
Guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF works:
for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
We welcome UNICEF to IATI and will provide updates on any further news of this signing here, in addition to any publications of IATI data from the organisation.