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UNICEF Statement Following Visits to Residential Child Care Institutions in Uzbekistan

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19 September 2017

Between 14th and 18th September 2017, UNICEF, jointly with Prosecutor’s General Office, visited residential child care institutions in Uzbekistan, including baby homes, Mehribonlik homes and Children’s town, to explore possibilities for future cooperation with the Uzbek Government in the area of child care reform.  

UNICEF appreciates the efforts that are being made by the Government of Uzbekistan and the staff of these institutions to provide children who are deprived of parental care with good conditions for their growth and development.

At the same time, UNICEF welcomes that Resolution 263 of 12 August 2016 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan acknowledges the importance of providing a family environment for every child and considers placing children in these institutions only as a measure of last resort in line with the respective stipulations of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

“For their optimal development, children depend on a secure attachment to a primary care-giver that only a family environment can provide,” said Sascha Graumann, UNICEF Representative to Uzbekistan. “The expansion of family and daycare-type services, including for children with disabilities, and subsequent further deinstitutionalization of children would contribute to realizing the rights of all children to a family environment.”

UNICEF remains committed to supporting the Government's reform of the child care system in line with the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child of 2013, noting also the directions outlined in Resolution 263 of 12 August 2016 of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Author: UNICEF

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