State Committee Says Azerbaijani NGOs Spread False and Exaggerated Information among International Organizations
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. S. Ilhamgizi/ Hijran Husseynova, the Chairwoman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children's Issues, has said today that there have been significant discrepancies and controversies in reports submitted to the UN Committee for Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
During the round table discussion, held by the UN Committee for Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, which was dedicated to the consideration of recommendations which had been submitted to the Azerbaijani Government, Mrs Husseynova said that during the 37th session of the organization held in New York, the Azerbaijani delegation had prepared its own report. Then, discussions were held on this issue. Local NGOs also submitted their alternative reports to the UN Committee.
"To make sensations, some representatives of Azerbaijani NGOs have submitted false and exaggerated pieces of information. Due to such false and exaggerated pieces of information, unbiased and non-objective moments have emerged, and warnings have been issued. Even an expert representing the Council of Europe, getting familiar with and positively evaluating the Azerbaijani Bill - "On Gender Equality of Rights", expressed his opinions towards this document during the meeting of the UN Committee," noted Mrs Husseynova.
According to her, some UN recommendations could not be accepted due to them going against the mentality and national traditions of Azerbaijan.
Giving their speeches, representatives of the Azerbaijani Education Ministry, Interior Ministry and Apparatus of Azerbaijan's Ombudswoman, told of action taken in this direction.