24 May 2012

Tunisia: Conference in Tunis in Favour of Listing Children's Rights in Constitution

Tunis — A conference in favour of listing children's rights in the constitution was held Wednesday in Tunis, with attendance of delegates of ministerial departments, the civil society and national and international specialised organisations.

The conference provided the occasion to review the situation of children in Tunisia and specific children's laws, in light of international conventions on children's rights.

Minister of Family and Women's Affairs Sihem Badi insisted on the need to join the efforts of all parties to list children's rights in the new constitution.

UNICEF delegate in Tunisia Maria-Luisa Fornara affirmed, for her part, that the civil society plays a major role in disseminating the culture of children's rights and supporting government efforts in this field.

Participants called for listing children's rights in the future constitution and setting up an independent authority for children's rights to see to the implementation of the relevant international and regional conventions.

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