TEHRAN, March 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- Actress Mahtab Keramati, Iranian UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador sent a message on the occasion of New Year emphasizing the necessity for united efforts in support of children's rights.
The Noruz letter runs as follows "Many events have taken place in the past year which marked a turning point both for the children of Iran and of the world. We celebrated World Children's Day with the motto of 'a world without violence'. This is a theme which is rooted in the five-year joint project undertaken by Iran and UNICEF which is assisting in the prevention of child abuse."
The message continues, "We pay our respects to all those who supported us from both the private and public sectors, artists, religious leaders and members of the general public and we hope this help will continue in the future."
The message continues that one of the greatest benefits of the past year has been the cooperation of religious leaders and Shia high-ranking ulema.
"Their viewpoints on how to bring up and educate children without violence have been published in a book," reads part of the letter.
"I hereby ask everyone to unite in the coming year and help remove obstacles in the way of securing children's rights. I am sure we can achieve everything, and with the assistance and the sacrifice of the people we can move more rapidly. Let's become united in the New Year," the letter ends.
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