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UN child rights experts issue findings on 8 countries

UN child rights experts issue findings on Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Panama, Seychelles, Spain, Solomon Islands, Palau, and Marshall Islands

GENEVA (8 February 2018) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 15 January to 2 February in Geneva: Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Panama, Seychelles, Spain, Solomon Islands, Palau and Marshall Islands.

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to children’s rights, detailing positive developments, main areas of concern, and recommendations for action. The findings, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is composed of 18 international independent experts, who monitor implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified to date by 196 States. They also monitor implementation of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC), ratified by 174 States and 167 States respectively.

The Committee will next meet from 14 May to 01 June 2018 to review Angola, Argentina, Lesotho, Montenegro, and Norway. It will additionally review Angola and Russian Federation with regards to theOptional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC), and Algeria and Angola with regards to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC).

More information can be found here.


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