The issue of violence against children in European and Central Asian nations tops the agenda of consultations arranged by the Council of Europe, UNICEF and World Health Organization, in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, July 5.
The event, attended by scientists, experts, doctors and politicians, is one of the nine meetings scheduled in the framework of investigations on the subject of stopping violence against children by 2006, by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
The Azerbaijani delegation to the gathering includes representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Health, and Youth, Sports and Tourism, as well as members of parliament (MPs) and NGO activists.
According to UNICEF data, four children under the age of 14 got killed in Europe every day.
Meanwhile, the UNICEF statistics reveals the emergence of group violence in eastern European nations, while the recorded number of attacks on children and youth, aged 10 to 24, exceeded 150 per cent.
UNICEF is planning to hold a roundtable on the results of the above consultations, following the return of the Azerbaijani delegation to Baku.