Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / The opening of the Child Parliament was held in the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijan Parliament) on 1 June. MP Bahar Muradova opened the session.
1 June is International Children's Day, this year's theme is Child Protection. In many countries children take up posts on this day. Azerbaijan joined the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of the Child in 1989.
Over forty countries worldwide have established Child Parliaments. The Child Parliament in Azerbaijan was formed on the basis of a memorandum, signed 1 April 2006, by the Parliament, the Education Ministry, UNICEF and the Public Union of Women Leaders.
The ruling structures of the Child Parliament and its eight commissions were formed on 30-31 May.
The Child Parliament will discuss issues surrounding children and the challenges they face.
Taleh Aliyev was elected as speaker and Farid Aliyev as vice speaker of the Child Parliament.
MPs, ministers, representatives of international organizations and foreign diplomats to Azerbaijan participated in the session.