Telenor, UNICEF announce deal

Telenor today announced a five-year agreement with UNICEF offering financial support and access to mobile solutions to advance children’s rights.

The parties will focus on UNICEF programs to advance child survival, development and protection, using mobile technology.

The new agreement includes an annual contribution from Telenor Group to UNICEF of NOK 3.6 million (approximately $580,000) for the next five years. This partnership will support UNICEF’s work for children, with a focus on countries in Asia where Telenor is present.

Telenor Group President and CEO, Jon Fredrik Baksaas

“Telenor has a large presence in Asia and we are looking forward to be working together with UNICEF in support of children’s rights and development in the region. The mobile industry has proven to have positive effects on economic and social welfare, it is our ambition to extend the benefits of telecommunications into all markets where we operate,” said Telenor Group President and CEO, Jon Fredrik Baksaas.

Prior to signing the new global agreement,  Telenor Group and UNICEF collaborated locally for several years, with a focus on education against child labour in Bangladesh, the provision of health services for Roma people in Serbia, and health information services in Thailand.

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