Today, at a Government meeting, amendments were made to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the provision of one-time in-kind child support the "baby box" in 2020, which contains the following:
the purpose and objectives, in particular the realization of joint initiatives, rendering at childbirth of one-time in-kind support the "baby box";
responsibilities for the following:
Government of Ukraine - ensuring the implementation of the law, promotion of the implementation of the project, determining the approximate number of children to provide one-time in-kind assistance "baby box",
UNOPS - project implementation, the conclusion of a contract with the winner of the procurement process,
UNICEF - advisory support, conducting a study of the effectiveness of one-time support the "baby box".
As a reminder, on September 30, 2020, the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On State Assistance to Families with Children" was adopted to provide one-time in-kind assistance the "baby package" for newborns, which stipulates that temporarily until December 31, 2020, Procurement of goods for one-time in-kind assistance "baby box" is organized and conducted through the United Nations Office for Project Services and the United Nations Children's Fund responsible for social protection of families with children and support for responsible parenting.