UNICEF Urges Governments to Continue Supporting Children Amid Economic Woes

    UNICEF is calling on governments to maintain their support to women and children despite a possible decline in tax revenues due to the global economic slowdown, according to

    . "The economic crisis has major implications for countries' economic and social resilience, and for children given their added vulnerabilities. We must not compromise their future, even as we deal with the current economic challenges," Singapore's Minister for Youth Vivian Balakrishnan said during a meeting of East Asian and Pacific leaders in Singapore to discuss how social spending can be increased or maintained to continue protecting children amid shrinking budgets.

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