CRM Organizes Consultation On UPR Recommendations

CRM organizes consultation on UPR recommendations

The Child Rights Movement (CRM) organized a consultation on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations here at a hotel on Tuesday.

HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :The Child Rights Movement (CRM) organized a consultation on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations here at a hotel on Tuesday.

The representatives of civil society, media and government departments attended the event. During the consultation, Iqbal Detho explained the purpose and process of the review and also highlighted the role of local civil society to ensure the implementation of the recommendations.

The Executive Director ED SPARC Sajjad Cheema also shared that out of 269 recommendations 52 are directly on the issues of Child Rights. He said that 10 recommendations on child rights are noted while rest 42 are accepted by the state. By accepting the recommendations the state has confirmed its commitment to take actions for the implementation of the recommendations, he added.

He said most of the child rights related recommendations are round prevention of Child Marriages and Child Labour.

The state is recommended to take immediate measures to ensure access to free and compulsory education without gender discrimination, he said and added, investment in children by allocating resources to implement child rights related laws and to build infrastructure to provide child protection services is also one of the major recommendations.

Kashif Bajeer briefed the media that consultation is arranged to aware the civil society and media on the state of child rights. CRM wanted to consult the local civil society on the international commitments by the state.

The participants appreciated the initiative of CRM and emphasis on development of a strategy to follow the UPR recommendations. The representatives of civil society offered their support for the state to build an action plan to implement the recommendations; they can extend technical support for the legislative development.

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