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Belarus, UNICEF to hold conference on protection of children’s rights

MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) – Presentation of the global report, The State of the World Children 2013: Children with Disabilities, was held by the UNICEF Office in Belarus as part of the roundtable on the protection of the rights of children with disabilities in Minsk on 25 October, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

Head of the Department for Multilateral Diplomacy of the Foreign Ministry Yuri Ambrazevich stressed that Belarus’ achievements in the protection of children’s rights deserved high assessment of the international community.

Yuri Ambrazevich also underlined Belarus’ intention to hold an international regional conference together with the UNICEF to discuss strengthening of the national capacity in encouraging and protecting children’s rights.

The Belarusian diplomat presented the information on the efforts of the Foreign Ministry to involve additional donor resources in projects of international cooperation aimed at the prevention of disability and enhancement of living standards of all Belarusian children.

The participants of the roundtable exchanged opinions on the state of children with disabilities in Belarus, priority areas of work in the protection of children’s rights in Belarus.

Partaking in the event organized by the UNICEF in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry of Belarus were MPs, representatives of the ministries of education, healthcare, labor and social security, and civil organizations of Belarus.