By Sara Israfilbayova
Azerbaijan fulfills the obligations under the international conventions on the protection of children's rights, said Vice-Speaker of the Milli Majlis [Parliament] speaking at a roundtable on "My voice - my rights: discussion in parliament."
Recalling that June 1 is being celebrated as the International Children's Day,Bahar Muradova noted that Azerbaijan treats children's rights with the same attention and respect as it does with all human rights.
Muradova stressed that one of the main priorities of the Azerbaijani state is to ensure the health and education of children, creating equal opportunities for them.
The Vice-Speaker emphasized that one of the steps taken for the children's better living was the announcement of 2009 as the Year of the Children in Azerbaijan.
She noted that this year will be held the Children's Forum. Muradova added that the proposals to be voiced at this Forum and the raised issues will be taken into account in the further work of the Parliament.
The protection of children's rights is a priority for Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has joined numerous international conventions on children’s rights.
Particular attention is paid to cooperation with UNICEF. 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.
The Azerbaijani legislation has plenty of serious grounds for the realization of children's rights, formation of children as a healthy and educated people, protection of their all social rights, development of juvenile justice and implementation of the children’s economic policy.
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