Azerbaijan prepares fourth report to UN
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 12 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Azerbaijani government prepares the fourth report about the children's rights to the UN.
The report is prepared for submission to the UN Committee on Children's Rights. It will be discussed next year, deputy chairman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Aynur Sofiyeva told Trend.
She said that the fourth report of the Azerbaijani government will be the first similar document, which is prepared from the beginning of the State Committee's activity.
The report will reflect the current challenges in the field of children's rights and actions to resolve them.She said that full provision of child rights is a priority of state policy.
"At present, the state implements more than 20 programs to protect children's rights," she added. "There is the need to implement additional measures to ensure children's rights in some areas."
She said that the main problems include street children, the difficulties faced by people leaving the orphanage, domestic violence against children and others.
She added that the state takes necessary measures to solve these problems."The main cause of the children's problems is irresponsible parents," she added. "The early marriages, domestic violence occur because of the irresponsibility of parents."
She said that the State Committee has developed the proposals for legislation to strengthen the parental responsibility. The NGOs were also involved.She said that the issue of parental responsibility must be regulated on a legal plane
Azerbaijan joined the UN Convention on the Children's Rights in 1992.One of the commitments is to present the reports on the situation with children's rights to the UN.