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Media advisory - Child Protection Forum for Central Asia on children with disabilities

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Governments in Central Asia discuss the road ahead to include children with disabilities into society - Child Protection Forum for Central Asia to be held on 1-3 August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

A press briefing with top level government delegations and UNICEF at the start of the Fourth Child Protection Forum for Central Asia. It will highlight progress and commitments to make societies more inclusive for children with disabilities, one of the most vulnerable, excluded and invisible groups of children.

Thursday, 1 August 2013 at 1600 (local time) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

  • Ms. Dilorom Mirsaidova, Head of Department on Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Executive Office of the President of Tajikistan, and Deputy Chairperson, Commission on the Child Rights under the Government of Tajikistan
  • Ms. Maira Aisina, MP, Social and Cultural Development Committee of Majilis, (Parliament) of Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Kudaibergen Bazarbaev, Minister of Social Development, Government of Kyrgyzstan
  • Ms. Maral Paltayeva, MP, Committee on Social and Economic Policy of Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan
  • Mr. Hikmatulla Daminov Head of the Department of Spiritual and Moral Education, Ministry of Public Education, Government of Uzbekistan
  • Ms. Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States 
As the five Central Asian countries are in their process of signing, ratifying or implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the three-day Child Protection Forum will discuss obligations of countries for ensuring the realization of the rights of children with disabilities. Governments have vowed to define the road maps ahead for further implementing new policies and legislation in child protection, education, health and social protection that would ensure such rights.

Parveena Muhammedkhajaeva 
UNICEF Communication Officer
Office phone: (+992-44) 6000190, 6000191
Mob: (+992-918) 310071

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