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Release of the Children's Rights and Business Principles in Azerbaijan

A round table on children's rights was held in the Azerbaijani parliament on 22 May with the support of UNICEF. The event was attended by Vice-Speaker Bahar Muradova, Head of UNICEF Baku Office Mark Hereward, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Antonius Broek, as well as MPs Hadi Rahabli, Ziyad Samedzade and Vahid Ahmadov. A detailed discussion ensued, underscoring Azerbaijan's cooperation with UNICEF to improve the country's legislation, the persistence of child labour in the country, the obligation of entrepreneurs to support efforts of government and society to protect children's rights particularly in emergency situations, and the examples of advertising to children in the responsibility of business to respect and support children's rights.

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