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Concluding Observations for Tajikistan’s Second Periodic Report on the Convention of the Rights of the Child

DUSHANBE, 7 November 2012 – The Commission on the Rights of the Child under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan with support from UNICEF, presents today the Concluding Observations for Tajikistan’s Second Periodic Report on the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) issued in 2010 to an audience consisting of representatives of key ministries, state committees, parliamentarians, international organisations and civil society.

The Republic of Tajikistan being a State party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, is obliged to submit regular reports to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on how children’s rights in the country are being implemented. The “Concluding Observations” are a reflection of the Committee’s concerns and recommendations as a result of examination of the report of Tajikistan. 

UNICEF translated the Concluding Observations into Tajik and supported its printing in both Tajik and Russian for distribution by the Government throughout the country. The wider distribution of the Concluding Observations for action by relevant duty bearers is one of the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

During the event, the participants will be familiarised with the Concluding Observations, will identify the steps already taken in terms of addressing the concluding observations,  and will agree on the necessary actions to ensure progress by 2015 in time for the next due report.

The Concluding Observations issued in 2010 by the Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes the developments in Tajikistan in the area of child rights such as the establishment of the Commission on the Rights of the Child at the national level and the Child Rights Departments at the district level, ratification of two Optional Protocols to the CRC and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 182 on the Worst forms of Child Labour. 

The Committee also draws attention of the Government to the need to:

  • Increase budgetary allocation related to health, education and social protection of children;
  • Collect desegregated data on children, and use it for analyses and policy making;
  • Prevent institutionalization of children,  and support development of community based social services for vulnerable families;
  • Take measures to prevent violence against children;
  • Improve health services;
  • Promote and implement inclusive education, while addressing fight against discrimination against children with disabilities, and having early identification and rehabilitation services in place;
  • Continue and strengthen efforts to eradicate child labour and 
  • Ensure the establishment of juvenile justice system in full compliance with juvenile justice standards.

More information about the Convention of the Rights of the Child in Tajikistan:

About the National Commission on the Rights of the Child

The Commission on the Rights of the Child of the Republic of Tajikistan is mandated to regulate and coordinate governmental and non-governmental efforts to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child and is a main partner of UNICEF in bringing national legislation into compliance with the Convention.

About UNICEF

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF is working in Tajikistan since 1993. For more information about UNICEF work in Tajikistan visit www.unicef.tj and join us on facebook.com/uniceftajikistan

For further information, please contact:

UNICEF Tajikistan
Ms. Parveena Muhammedkhajaeva
Communication Officer
Tel.: +992 (918) 31 00 71
Email: pmuhammedkhajaeva@unicef.org 

 

 
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