EU and UNICEF to hold regional conference on justice for children in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia
What: A press opportunity to interview EU and UNICEF representatives on progress made and remaining challenges on justice for children in the region.
When: Friday, 28 June 2013 at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Where: The Square (Arc Foyer, 3rd floor) – Brussels Meeting Centre, Rue Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels
Please confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A high-level conference on 27 – 28 June 2013 will be held in Brussels to take stock of progress made and challenges faced in this region. Debates will take place to discuss how these reforms have impacted children`s lives as well as priority issues remaining. An important topic on improving children`s equitable access to justice will also be highlighted. National delegations will share their knowledge and reiterate their commitments for child-sensitive justice system reforms. A new EU - UNICEF report Juvenile justice in the CEE/CIS region will be launched at the conference.
Background: In 2011-2013, the European Commission and UNICEF have joined forces to step up juvenile justice reforms in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine. The project includes support to legislative reforms, capacity building, the setting up of alternatives and research on torture and ill-treatment.
For more information, please go to the conference web page and the European Commission support to democracy and human rights webpage
For press wishing to attend any of the conference sessions or interview the experts on Friday please contact:
Spokesperson of Commissioner Füle
Tel: +32 2 295 7484
UNICEF Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Tel: +41 792 044482
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