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State Committee: Social projects realized to ensure proper education of children

18 November 2016 [17:48] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Amina Nazarli

Early marriage, evasion of children from school, child labor and violence - all these are grave violation of children's rights, said Hijran Huseynova.

The Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women, and Children's Affairs made the remark during the "Children's rights: equal rights and opportunities" event in Baku on November 18.

Huseynova, mentioning that today the number of children in the country hits 2.6 million, stressed that the country has implemented important social projects to ensure proper education of children and prevention of evasion of children from the school.

"Everything is done to ensure that children live in a healthy family atmosphere," she said, adding that for the implementation of child policy, first of all it’s necessary to create a reliable legal framework.

Huseynov said that solution of children's problems should be brought to the attention of society, NGOs, private sector and international organizations.

"A healthy and happy life of children is an issue concerning not only a state, but all mankind," she said.

Huseynova emphasized that Azerbaijan submitted to the relevant committee of the UN reports of three periods.

"It is encouraging that year by year the work done by the Azerbaijani government is evaluated positively," she said, noting that preparation of the next report is under way.

Police Colonel of the Interior Minister, Adigozal Adigozalov, in turn, said that since it's easy to attract children to bad habits, enlightening is very important.

The official said that the Ministry carried out relevant work to fight again this.

Protecting children's rights is a top priority of Azerbaijan, with a population of over 9.6 million.  The country ratified over 30 international conventions, adopted several relevant laws, and cooperates closely with international organizations to tackle problems in this sphere.

UNICEF, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child around the world, which came to Azerbaijan in 1993, also backing the country in this issue. 

The UNICEF Country Programme for 2016-2020 will support Azerbaijan in its efforts to accelerate the realization of children’s rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to contribute to the results related to child and adolescent rights stipulated in the “Azerbaijan 2020: Look in the Future” Concept of Development, as well as other sectoral policies and strategies.


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