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Conference Held on Children’s Rights
The Ministry of Justice on May 4th hosted a one-day conference marking the official launching of the follow-up on the implementation of recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Children. The event was co-sponsored by the Directorate of Human Rights and Women's International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, and UNDP; it was supported by the embassies of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, the UK, and the Swiss Development Cooperation.
Afghanistan ratified the Convention on the Rights (CRC) in 1994 and on February 4, 2011 the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Children adopted its concluding observations to Afghanistan.
The Human Rights Support Unit of the Ministry of Justice made a presentation on the immediate actions to be undertaken by the Government towards further moves to support children. The unit will later draft a Plan of Action to fulfill a number of initiatives.