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Opening of the Photo Exhibition “MAMAS – Our Moms do not Need Humanitarian Aid” at the United Nations

Opening of the Photo Exhibition “MAMAS – Our Moms do not Need Humanitarian Aid” at the United Nations

13.11.2017 | Aktivity veľvyslancov

Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations, Ambassador Michal Mlynár opened on 13 November 2017 within the United Nations premises a photo exhibition entitled “MAMAS – Our Moms do not Need Humanitarian Aid”. The exhibition presents a development cooperation project implemented by a Slovak NGO Two-Colour World in Kenya and is aimed at increasing employment and improving education and vocational training especially for Kenyan single mothers. Emotionally strong photos made by Slovak photographer Mária Mühl capture the life moments of mothers bringing up children on their own in the Kenyan City of Eldoret, Langas slum. “Photos do not show hopelessness, on the contrary, they emanate optimism, strength and faith in the future”, stated the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN. 


On the occasion of the opening of the photo exhibition the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the UN, Ambassador Macharia Kamau took the opportunity to appreciate the long-term development assistance provided by Slovakia to Kenya. UN Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Tegegnework Gettu highlighted long-term successful cooperation between UNDP and Slovakia and appraised the presented project as a good example to be followed. 


The project “MAMAS” is one of the projects supported within the Slovak Official Development Assistance Programme (SlovakAid), which positively changes lives of many people in developing countries. It has also been a part of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through development cooperation, whereby the said project is a tangible contribution to the implementation of more than half of 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).