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UNICEF & Uzbek parliament to build protective environment for children
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 10 April 2012 — A roundtable discussion was organised jointly today by the Committee on Democratic Institutions, NGOs and
The goal of the justice for children is to ensure that all child victims and witnesses, children who require protection of the law and, alleged offenders, have access to child friendly justice systems and services in line with relevant international norms and standards. That there is an emphasis on creating a protective and supportive environment for children and ensuring that legislation and legal and judicial services are implemented in the best interests of the child. Furthermore, that the children in contact with the law are provided with the most appropriate social and other support mechanisms that address their vulnerabilities and risks and offer them the best opportunity for a safer life.
«The approach of UNICEF all over the world is to create a protective and caring environment, where girls and boys are free fr om violence, exploitation, and unnecessary separation from family; and wh ere laws, services, behaviours and practices minimize children’s vulnerability, address known risk factors, and strengthen children’s own resilience," stressed Mr.
The meeting aimed to review existing national legislation, mechanisms and practices concerning protection of the rights and interests of minors, especially with regard to ensuring their access to justice. It brought together key stakeholders involved in the implementation of children’s rights: Members of Parliament (MPs) from different standing committees of the Legislative Chamber, MPs from the Senate, representatives of the Ombudsman’s Office, Prosecutor General Office, Supreme Court, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Education, Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, National Human Rights Centre Republican Social Adaptation Centre, BAR Association, and Mahalla Fund.
Ms. Aliya Yunusova, Member of the Committee on Democratic Institutions, NGOs and
Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNICEF and the Legislative Chamber for the period 2009–2015, UNICEF collaborates with MPs to ensure that national legislation is fully harmonized with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other relevant international treaties and legal instruments and implemented in a manner that is in the best interest of the child. UNICEF assists in improving the normative framework for children through technical support to law and policy development, to monitoring, and
As the chairperson of Committee on Democratic Institutions, NGOs and
Across the world, parliamentarians play an instrumental role in safeguarding children’s rights by bringing national laws in line with the CRC and international frameworks, making them
As part of the continued collaboration between the Parliament and UNICEF, a photo exhibition entitled «All rights For All children» opened at the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis the same day. The exhibition depicts a selection of articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child through powerful photographs taken by a prominent UNICEF photographer Giacomo Pirozzi in different parts of the world, including in Uzbekistan. Each of the 15 exhibition panels show us child rights ‘in action’ with examples of children from Uzbekistan as part of a larger assortment of countries and contexts across the world. The exhibition will remind MPs and those who see it that child rights are universal, interrelated and are to be enjoyed by every single child without discrimination. The exhibition will be on display at the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis from today till the end of May 2012.
For more information please contact:
Nigina Baykabulova, UNICEF Communications Officer, + 998 71 233 9735 firstname.lastname@example.org