Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein receives a UNICEF delegation and representatives of the municipality of Ruggell. Ruggell is the first community in Liechtenstein to receive the UNICEF label “Child-friendly community”. Before the label is awarded, the UNICEF Delegates Assembly, which also meets in Ruggell, decides to set up the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
This morning, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein received a UNICEF delegation and representatives of the municipality of Ruggell. There are two reasons for this special occasion: the starting signal of the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and Ruggell is the first municipality in Liechtenstein to receive the UNCIEF label “Child-friendly municipality”. With the “Child-friendly community” initiative, UNICEF promotes the implementation of children’s rights at the community level and provides decision-makers in communities with an instrument for reviewing their programs and projects with regard to their impact on children and for increasing child-friendliness. Ruggell is the first community in Liechtenstein to receive the UNICEF process label. Hans Künzle, President of UNICEF Switzerland, presented Mrs Maria Kaiser-Eberle, the head of Ruggell’s municipality, with the award for “Child-friendly municipality” in a festive ceremony in the presence of Liechtenstein’s political VIPs and numerous other guests. Hans Künzle congratulated the community on its responsibility towards the children and young people: “I would like to express my appreciation and respect for what they have achieved in recent years for the quality of life of the children and young people, and in particular for what they will achieve in the future”.