National Summit for Children
Tajikistan has re-affirmed its commitment for every child.
November 19th, Dushanbe. The National Summit for Children was held in the capital of Tajikistan in commemoration of the 30 years anniversary on the Convention on the Child Rights. The summit was led by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Azim Ibrohim and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Republic of Tajikistan. Mr. Azim Ibrohim is Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights in Tajikistan.
The Summit was attended by representatives of ministries and governmental agencies, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations, development partners, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and children.
Thirty years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment by adopting the Convention. It has become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the history. The Republic of Tajikistan ratified the Convention in 1993 and committed itself to protect and fulfill the child rights in the country.
During the Summit, UNICEF Tajikistan introduced the new National Program for Children for 2020–2030, which was designed jointly with the government of Tajikistan as part of recommendations given to country after the submission of the latest report on the state of child rights in the country. The Program outlines the main priorities of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in the framework of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to children.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. UNICEF operates in Tajikistan since 1993.
To receive more information about UNICEF and our work in Tajikistan, please visit https://www.unicef.org/tajikistan/