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Address by Dr. Suleiman Braimoh, Representative UNICEF Guyana and Suriname

at The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security Symposium to Mark the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour

 

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) defines Child labour as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and work that is harmful to physical and mental development of children.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Remarks by Dr. Suleiman Braimoh, Representative UNICEF Guyana and Suriname

 On the 7 December 1999, the General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. However, women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981.

As we observe the 2010 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNICEF draws your attention to the Secretary General call to action for the business community to join other organizations working towards eliminating violence against our women.

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child – 20th Anniversary - Remarks by Dr. Suleiman Braimoh, Representative UNICEF Guyana and Suriname

The CRC established a set of normative standards to guide government and at the same time serve as the basis of judging governments' treatment of children. In this regard, 5 of the Convention’s 41 substantive articles are generally given special emphasis because they are basic to the implementation of all rights

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