Quote of the month

The more children in conflict with the law are shut out of society, the harder it is for them to heal. Progress has been made but justice is often blind to children’s needs. Justice systems must adjust to meet the rights of all children.

Yoka Brandt, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

Fast facts

3.8% of national income

Was spent by low-income countries on education in 2011, compared to 2.9 per cent in 1999.

Parliament

The Oliy Majlis

The Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the highest state representative body in the state, with a prerogative to enact laws and lead the whole system of the representative government. The Oliy Majlis cooperates with UNICEF in advancing child rights implementation and monitoring through advocacy and child-centred legislative action.

Website: http://www.parliament.gov.uz